The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations each month (except April), with new topics each month within one of three series: Family Night, Late Nite Skies, and Stellar Nursery. This month’s Family Night film, Destination Mars: The New Frontier, will be shown on January 17 at 5:30PM and 6:30PM for families with children 6 years or older. Register now at those links because space is limited, and for guaranteed seating you must pre-register and arrive 15 minutes before show time (directions and parking). A suggested donation of $5 per guest is requested. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empow Studios will offer free workshops at its Newton location to invite kids and their parents to get a sense of Empow’s STEM clubs and classes. Register with these links:
- Competitive Robots: January 13, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Grades 3-8
- Advanced Minecraft: January 15, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Grades 4-8
- 2D Video Game Design: January 16, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Grades 2-8
- Coding Expeditions: January 17, 4:30PM – 5:30PM, Grades 4-8
- Minecraft Arts Architecture and Animation: January 17, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Grades 2-8
BioBuilder Learning Lab will offer a new Kids Who Clone workshop, Golden Bread PCR, on January 21, 10AM-1PM, at LearningLab (700 Main Street, Cambridge) for students in ages 10-16. There is a $35 cost per student and no charge for chaperones attending with them. Register here. For more information, email Kelley Klor at email@example.com.
Celebrating its first 15 years, the Broad Institute in Cambridge is hosting Broad@15, a series of free, public lectures. On January 21, 6-7PM, Broad Institute Core Members David Liu and Feng Zhang will speak on The Extraordinary Evolution of Genome Editing. Register here. All Broad@15 talks will be live streamed. You can view the live stream and video of previous talks via links at broadinstitute.org/15.
The Mt. Ida Campus of the University of Massachusetts (777 Dedham Street in Newton) will host a Summer Pre-College Program Fair for students in Grades 9-12 on January 25, 1PM-3PM. In free workshops, students and parents can explore summer programs from 22 colleges and universities and talk with their representatives. Register here for the fair, for up to three workshops, and for a free shuttle to and from Newton Centre MBTA station. For more information, email Sarah Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Mathnasium franchise locations in in Newton Center, Needham, and Wellesley, Mathnasium of West Newton has just opened on 111 Elm Street, right around the corner from Blue Ribbon BBQ. It offers math enrichment for Grades 1-8 with individualized learning plans, assessments, and one-on-one instruction to help make math fun and make sense. Mathnasium offers free, initial one-hour math consultations for all students to assess strengths and weaknesses and develop personalized learning plans. Sign up for a free assessment here. For more information, contact Julie at email@example.com or 617-340-9111.
Applications are now available for PROMYS, a six-week (July 5-August 15) residential summer program at Boston University for strongly motivated high-school students (ages 14-19) to explore in-depth the creative world of mathematics. About 80 students are selected from a nationwide/worldwide pool based on online applications consisting of solutions to challenging problem sets, school transcripts, teacher recommendations, and short essays explaining their interest in the program. Financial aid is available as necessary to ensure all who are selected may attend. Applications are due March 15. For more information, see the FAQs and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code Ninjas (161 Linden Street in Wellesley) will host the following events in December:
The Forsyth Institute conducts multidisciplinary scientific research in the field of oral health and its connections with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, and other health challenges. Each summer, the Institute hosts high-school students in its Student Scholars Summer Internship Program to conduct hands-on research alongside world-renowned scientists. Boston-area students currently in Grades 9-11 are invited to apply by March 15 for paid, fulltime internships during July 1 – August 21. For more information contact StudentScholars@forsyth.org.
At CSRecititations (5 Michigan Drive in Natick), enrollment is now open for its spring computer-science programs, including Introduction to Web Design Using HTML (Grades 8+) on ten Thursdays starting February 27, 6:30PM-8:30PM.