Category Archives: Summer

Newton Community Ed Summer STEM Courses

Newton Community Education will offer the following STEM-related courses for kids this summer.  See the full summer kids schedule for dates, times, locations (NNHS and NSHS), costs, and links for details and registration:

3-D Printing & Design, 3-D Printing, Big Dig!, Biology, Camp Invention, Chemistry, Chess Intensive, Coding with Computercraft, Creative Computing, Domino Physics, Hands-on Electronics, Intro to Programming: Scratch, Lego Robotics WeDo 2.0, Mad Science Junior, Maker-Shaker Workshop, Marine Biology, Math Review, MathemAddicts, Power Programmers, Pre-Calculus, Rocket Science 2017, Science Lab, Smart Streets, Virtual Space Missions, Wicked Cool Vet School, Wicked Wacky Lab Week

Studio of Engaging Math: Open House and Summer STEAM, Mar. 26

The Studio of Engaging Math, an after-school program for Grades K-8 in Brighton, has two announcements:

  • Open House for prospective students and their parents on Sunday, March 26, 11AM-2PM at 320 Washington Street, Suite 301, in Brighton.  Play games, solve puzzles, win prizes, and learn about math classes and STEAM summer program.
  • STEAM is a summer program in July and August for children ages 6 – 12 to gain exposure to STEM+Art=STEAM with fun, hands-on activities. Classes include introduction to programming, building and modeling, arts and crafts, logic puzzles, and board games. 

Kids4Coding Summer Programs for Ages 7-15

Kids 4 Coding, based in Atlanta, is expanding its summer offerings in the Boston area in Brookline (Newberry College) and Cambridge (Sherrill Library). Courses for ages 7-15 span Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Game Design, Engineering, and Architecture.

Girls Entering Grades 7-8: Sign Up for Tech Savvy at BU, July 24-28

Tech Savvy is a one-week summer STEM program for girls entering Grades 7-8 next fall.  It’s run July 24-28, 9AM-4PM, by the Boston Girls STEM Collaborative.  Each day starts and ends at BU’s Photonics Center and includes activities at a different university:  Northeastern, Wentworth, BU, UMass Boston, or Harvard.  The cost ($250, or $50 for those with demonstrated financial need) covers all activities, transportation, and lunch.  Online registration is open.  Those who are accepted will be asked to submit signed waivers and payment.  For more information, email techsavvy@bostongirlsstem.org.

MassBay Summer Programs for Middle and High School

MassBay Community College in Wellesley will again offer summer programs for middle- and high-school students. For more information or to register, call 781-239-2582 or email stemsummer@post.massbay.edu.

  • STEM Middle School Summer Program is for students entering Grades 7 and 8.  It runs Monday-Friday, July 10-21, 9AM-3:30PM and includes classes and projects in math, biology, physics, and computers.
  • High School STEM Summer Bridge Program offers non-credit workshops for all high-school students, Mondays-Thursdays, July 10-20 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM:  Artbotics, Coding with Scratch, Wearables – Fashion & Technology, and Cool Coding with Raspberry Pi.
  • iCREAT – Introduction to Coding, Robotics, Electronics and Technology is a college-credit, interdisciplinary course for rising Juniors, Seniors, and graduating Seniors, June 26-July 20. Making a Robot with Pi will be offered Mondays-Thursdays, 9AM-noon.

BU’s Summer STEM Programs for Middle- and High-School Students: Open for Registration Now

Boston University hosts many STEM-related summer programs for middle- and high-school students.  Some have registration open now and processed on a rolling basis, while others have registration open now with a deadline.  Here are the ones open now:

Registration is open now, with decisions on a rolling basis, for these:

  • Academic Immersion:  Residential program for rising high-school juniors and seniors focusing this year on Introduction to Experimental Psychology (July 2-12) and Introduction to Medicine (July 23-August 11)
  • High School Honors:  Students who are rising high-school juniors or seniors may choose from 80+ summer-term courses (STEM courses include Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environment, Mathematics, Physics) on a residential (2 courses) or commuter (1 or 2 courses) basis, July 2-August 11
  • Summer Challenge:  Two-week residential program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to learn about college life and participate in two of 20 seminars (STEM choices include Chemistry of Medicine, Electrical Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Science, Infectious Diseases).  Three sessions (June 18-30, July 9-21, July 23-August 4)
  • Summer Institute for the Gifted:  Day program for academically gifted/talented children ages 5-12 to pursue a range of courses, July 10-28
  • Summer Preview:  A one-week residential or commuter program for rising freshmen and sophomores to learn about college life and participate in seminars (including Discovering Biology and Exploring Mathematics), July 23-28)
  • SummerLab Biotechnology Program:  Residential or commuter program for students entering Grades 10-12 or rising college freshmen. Students may apply for up to two one-week sessions:  DNA, Genes, and Drug Production (July 10-14 and July 24-28), Clinical Connections (July 17-21  and July 31-August 4)
  • U-Design:  Engineering workshops offered in two one-week sessions (July 10-14, July 17-21) for commuter students entering Grades 7-10

Registration is open now, with application deadlines of April 1, for these:

  • PROMYS:  Intensive study in mathematics for highly motivated students 15 years or older entering Grades 9-12, July 2-August 12.
  • Research Internship in Science & Engineering:  University-level research and mentorship for highly motivated rising high-school seniors, residential or commuter, July 2-August 11.

Registration is open now, with application deadline of May 1 for:

  • Artemis Project, a five-week computer-science summer program for Massachusetts girls entering Grade 9 (see activities and topics in the tentative schedule). No prior computer experience is required.  July 10– August 11.  Applications, including essay and references, are due May 1.

“e” Inc. Summer Science Discovery Program, Ages 6-12

Registration is open for a couple of week-long Summer Science Discovery Programs offered by the “e” Inc. Discovery and Action Center (114 16th Street in Charlestown) for ages 6-12, running daily 9AM-3:30PM (or 5:30PM).  The cost is $350 per week + $15 per extended day. See their site for registration forms and online payment.  For more information, contact 617-242-4700 or info@einc-action.org.

  • August 21-25: Monkeyin’ Around
  • August 28-September 1: BUGS!

Boston Tech Mom’s Discount for iD Tech Summer Computer Camps

Boston Tech Mom has arranged for a discount to iD Tech Summer Computer Camps this summer. iD Tech offers camps and courses in computer science for children ages 6-18.  See the Boston Tech Mom post for details about the discount…and for why Boston Tech Mom recommends iD Tech. Although the post says the discount is for readers of that blog, Boston Tech Mom is sharing it with NewtonSTEM, as well.

You GO Girl! MIT Summer Program for Girls Entering Grade 9, July 3-7

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 July 3, 5, 6 and 7.  A suggested donation of $50 for materials is requested. Applications may be mailed or scanned. For more information, contact Amy Fitzgerald at 617-253-7931 or amyfitz@mit.edu.

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 2017.