Category Archives: Summer

Registration Open for BU’s Artemis Project: Summer Computer Science for Rising 9th-Grade Girls

Registration is open for Boston University’s Artemis Project, a five-week computer-science summer program for girls entering 9th grade next fall.  No prior computer experience is required.  Participants learn computer languages (Scratch, AppInventor, HTML, CSS, Python, etc.) and are introduced to robotics, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and circuits.  Guest speakers and field trips provide insight into how computer science is applied in the real world.  The Artemis Project is led by BU undergraduate women studying Computer Science and Engineering, guided by Cynthia Brossman, Director of BU’s Learning Resource Network.  It runs July 9-August 10.  Lunch is provided.  There is no tuition, but there is a nonrefundable registration fee of $100.  Applications, including an essay and two recommendations, are due May 1.  For more information, email artemis@bu.edu.

Girls Entering Grades 11-12: BU’s Summer Pathways in Science & Engineering, July 13-20

Summer Pathways is a 7-day residential program for girls in the greater Boston area entering Grades 11-12 who show promise and/or interest in STEM.  During July 13-20, participants live on the BU campus; explore opportunities in STEM fields; meet with students and faculty in all disciplines; visit laboratories, companies, and museums; listen to career panels; and spend one night on Boston Harbor’s Thompson Island.  See the brochure (PDF).  The fee of $675 includes all costs, and financial assistance up to $575 is available for demonstrated need.  Applications, including two recommendations from teachers, are due May 1.  For more information, contact Cynthia Brossman at cab@bu.edu or 617-353-7021.

Studio of Engaging Math: Summer STEAM Programs

The Studio of Engaging Math, an after-school program for Grades K-8 in Brighton, offers its STEAM summer program in July and August for children ages 7 – 13 to gain exposure to STEM+Art=STEAM with fun, hands-on activities. Sessions include Interactive Toys (July 16-20) and Model House (July 23-27), and both include math puzzle hunts. Register here.

Einstein’s Workshop Offers Summer Programs at Zervas

Einstein’s Workshop will offer the following summer-camp programs at Zervas Elementary School, in half-day, full-day, and/or extended-day sessions:

Grades K-1

  • Intro to Electronics: Fun with Circuits:  July 16, August 13
  • Treasure Hunters!:  July 30
  • Young Inventors Squad:  July 9, August 6

Grades 1-3

  • Being Newton: Fun with Physics:  July 23
  • Intro to Robotics with LEGO WeDO:  July 16, July 23
  • Coding for Kids:  July 9, August 6
  • Minecraft Math Adventure:  August 13
  • Scratch Programming:  July 30

Grades 2-4

  • Computer Art for Young Artists:  July 16, August 13
  • Jr First Lego League:  July 23
  • Minecraft Architecture July 30
  • Robotics and Programming, LEGO WeDo 2.0:  July 9, August 6

Grades 4-6

  • Advanced Scratch and App Inventor:  July 23
  • Code Kingdoms: My First Minecraft Mod:  July 30
  • Coding with Computercraft:  July 23
  • Minecraft Architecture:  July 9, August 6
  • Redstone Engineering with Minecraft:  July 16, August 13
  • Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms:  July 9, August 6
  • Scratch Programming for MBOT Robots:  July 30
  • Stop Motion Animation:  July 16, August 13

Register Now for Tufts CEEO Summer Programs, Grades K-8

Registration is open for summer Design and Engineering workshops at Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).  Register ASAP, using the links below, as space is limited and will be assigned as paid registrations are received. Grade levels are as of Fall 2018.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program: Info Session Feb. 12

The Newton Free Library will host an information session about the Girls Who Code free, 7-week Summer Immersion Program for girls currently in Grades 10-11 to learn computer science and get exposure to technology jobs. The session will be held in the Library’s Druker Auditorium on February 12, 7-8PM. No prior experience is necessary to apply for the summer program. Stipends are available based on need. The program will be held in 14 cities, including Boston (July 9 – August 24). The application has one question and does not require grades or recommendations. Apply by February 16 for early acceptance or by March 16 for the regular deadline.

Boston Leadership Institute: One-Week Summer Programs

Boston Leadership Institute offers one-week summer STEM programs: at Dana Hall in Wellesley, Gann Academy in Waltham, and Longwood Medical Center:  Intro to Biotech, Anatomy, Chemistry Edge, Forensics, Sport Statistics, Contagion, Clinical Psychology, Physics of Space, Intro to Surgery.  No application is necessary.  Make a deposit to reserve a spot. For more information, email info@bostonleadershipinstitute.com.

MIT Museum Seeks Summer Teachers-in-Residence

The MIT Museum is seeking middle- or high-school STEM educators as Teachers-in-Residence to teach established science and technology workshops in an informal education environment, in collaboration with the Museum’s work Education & Public Programs team. Teachers will also develop and implement an independent project that augments current workshops at the MIT Museum. They will also gain a behind-the-scene perspective of the Museum, explore current science and technology research at MIT, share their classroom expertise with Museum staff, and serve as a liaison between the Museum and their schools. These positions are temporary, full-time, July 2-August 10 (plus 1-2 days prior for orientation and training). To apply, send resume and cover letter to edsearch@mit.edu.

New England Aquarium Summer Camps

The New England Aquarium runs a series of one- and two-week summer day campsRegistration has started for members and will open to the general public on February 5.  Applications for scholarships will be accepted until March 2.

Grades 4-5

  • New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Maniacs (July 23-27)
  • Fishellaneous (July  30 – August 3)
  • Tidepool Trekker (August 20-24)

Grades 6-7

  • Harbor Island Hopper (July 9-13)
  • Mysterious Ocean (July 16-20)
  • Coastal Quest (August 6-10)
  • Vibrant Vertebrates (August 13-17)

Grades 8-9

  • Coastal Zone Studies (July 9-13)
  • Marine Mammal Mentors (July 30 – August 3)
  • Aquarist in Training (August 20-24)

Grades 8-10 (two-week camps)

  • Marine Science 101 (week 1:  July 16-20;  week 2:  July 23-27)
  • Field Expedition (week 1:  August 6-10;  week 2:  August 13-17)

NSHS Biomedical Research Club Seeks Hosts for Internships

The Newton South Biomedical Research Club seeks adults in local academic or commercial science research institutions to sponsor one or ore Newton South HS students in their labs for summer or school-year internships. Alternatively, the club welcomes such individuals to visit the school to speak about their research with students.  Interested individuals are invited to email name/title/contact info, area of research, specific interest in this program (research intern/lecture), and availability (summer intern/school year intern/other) to NSHS parent Rhoda Alani alani@bu.edu.