Category Archives: Summer

Edge on Science: Super Science Sampler, June 24-28

Edge on Science will offer Super Science Sampler — an “all-you-can-eat buffet of applied science and engineering” for ages 8-10 — at Regis College in Waltham, June 24-28.  Each of the five days will focus on fun, educational activities in one of five areas: Chemistry & Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Engineering, and Science Fair & Beyond. Register by June 2 with promo code SUPER75 for a $75 discount.

Scholarships Available for Whitehead Institute’s Expedition:Bio Summer Program

Expedition: Bio is a summer science program offered at the Whitehead Institute (455 Main Street, Cambridge) for students entering Grades 7-8. In each of two two-week sessions (9AM-3PM daily), 24 students will explore methods used in ecology, genetics, chemistry, and bioengineering through hands-on activities, laboratory modules, and discussions with scientists. Sessions will be July 8-19 (already full for paid participants) and August 5-16. Tuition of $1000 includes snack, lunch, field-trip fees, and lab materials. A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are available for both sessions for students with financial need (family income less than $70,000). Register here. For more information see the FAQs page or contact Amy Tremblay at tremblay@wi.mit.edu.

Jr. Tech STEM Programs on Cape Cod This Summer

With support from National Grid and the Cape Cod Foundation, Jr.Tech will offer these STEM co-ed camps this summer at the Osterville Village Library (43 Wianno Ave, Osterville) on Cape Code:

Mathnasium Discount for Summer Programs Ends June 1

Mathnasium in Newton Center, Needham, and Wellesley is offering a $75 discount for those registering for summer courses by June 1. Programs are for students entering Grades 1-6 and Grades 7-9, and schedules are flexible.

Innovation Institute: A STEM Gem in Newtonville

The Innovation Institute (TI2) offers summer and school-year STEM programs that are engaging, challenging, and — yes — joyful for Grades K-12. Classes are small and led by scientists and engineers who are committed to TTI2‘s inquiry-based, hands-on, student-focused approach to teaching and learning. Its curriculum is focused on developing critical and creative thinking, drawing on research in STEM education and cognitive development while remaining complementary with curricula of schools in the greater Boston area. Limited needs-based financial assistance is available. TTI2 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and welcomes contributions to further its ability to offer this assistance and extend its reach in underserved communities.

  • The summer program has 18 courses of 1 or 2 weeks each, June 15 through August 28; new sections have been added, and some spaces remain available. Enroll here.
  • The 2019-2020 school-year program has 30 courses available in each of three trimesters, September 11 through June 13. Enroll here now to lock in current-year prices.

Business of Doing Good: Summer Workshops in Social Entrepreneurship for Middle School

The Business of Doing Good is a social entrepreneur program for ages 10 – 14 offering week-long day programs at innovative working spaces in the Boston area:

  • August 5-9 at We Work, by South Station, Boston
  • August 12-16 (girls only) at Cambridge Innovation Center
  • August 19-23 at Regis College, Weston
  • August 19-23 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Boston’s South End

Students meet entrepreneurs and executives who are combining innovative business ideas with social justice issues. They learn basic business skills and at the end of the week pitch a product or project that is meaningful to them, building courage and confidence and the desire to make the world a better place. For more information, contact Michelle Julet at 650-245-9218 or info@thebusinessofdoinggood.org.

Einstein’s Workshop: Free STEM K-6 Open House, May 25

Einstein’s Workshop will host free Open House of STEM activities for students going into Grades K-6 (and their parents) on May 25, 9:30AM-3PM, at Lasell College (1844 Commonwealth Avenue). The event will highlight their upcoming summer camps at Lasell College’s Science and Technology Center. Activities include coding challenges, programmable robots, air cannon rockets, and games. For more information, email info@einsteinsworkshop.com.

Project Oceanology: One-Week Summer Camps, Grades 6-12, Groton CT

Project Oceanology is offering two residential, one-week, summer camps for Grades 6-12:  Ocean Camp and Marine Science Research Experience.  Specific grade levels for each camp vary by week. Need-based financial assistance is available to offset the cost of tuition.

Tufts CEEO Summer Programs for Grades 6-12

Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) offers a range of summer programs, including these for middle/high school students:

You GO Girl! MIT Summer Program for Girls Entering Grade 9, Aug. 5-8

Registration is open for You GO Girl!, the MIT Edgerton Center’s summer introduction to science and engineering for girls entering Grade 9.  It’s a non-residential program for 24 girls in the greater Boston area and will be held 8:30AM-2:30PM on August 5-8.  A suggested donation of $50 for materials is requested. Applications may be mailed or scanned, and acceptance decisions will be made by May 15. For more information, contact Amy Fitzgerald at 617-253-7931 or amyfitz@mit.edu.