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.

Tufts CEEO February Break Workshop for Grades 3-5, Feb. 20-23

Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) still has room in its February break workshop for Grades 3-5, running February 20-23, 9AM-3PM. Students will explore game design and learn about the engineering design process through play-testing and iterative design using both craft materials and Scratch coding. The cost is $400. Register here.

Tufts CEEO’s ‘Exploring Engineering’ for Grades 5-8, Feb. 23

Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) will host Exploring Engineering for Grades 5-8 on February 23, 10AM-Noon in Tufts’s Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Lobby, and Remis Sculpture Court. Space is limited, so register now (for each child separately). This is not a drop-off event; adults must remain on campus. For more information, contact Laura Fradin at laura.fradin@tufts.edu.

Northeastern’s ‘Engineering for Everyone’ Expo, Feb. 23

Students of all ages are invited to the Engineering for Everyone Expo hosted by Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education on February 23, 10AM-1PM, at the university’s Curry Student Center Indoor Quad.  It’s part of Northeastern’s celebration of National Engineers Week.  Families, parents, and children are welcome to this free event full of activities, experiments, and demonstrations led by engineering students in organizations like NUTRONS, AIAA, BMES, GWISE, IEEE, IISE, Maker Club, and STEMOut. Pre-registration is suggested and will enter you in a raffle.

WGBH Design Squad Training for Out-of-School Educators, Feb. 27

WGBH is hosting a free workshop on February 27, 10AM-1PM, for out-of-school-time educators and home-schoolers interested in learning about PBSKids Design Squad Global engineering activities for ages 10-13. It will take place at WGBH’s studios (1 Guest Street, Boston). Register here. For more information, contact Saranya Sathananthan at saranya_sathananthan@wgbh.org.

NNHS Science Team Wins 1st Place at Harvard Invitational Tournament

Congratulations to Newton North HS’s Science Team for winning first place last Sunday in the first annual Harvard Science Olympiad Invitational, among 34 high-school teams competing. The NNHS team placed first in 6 of the tournament’s 23 events.

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.

Newton Community Education: Vacation STEM Programs

Newton Community Education will host the following STEM programs during the February school vacation:

Boston Tech Mom’s Boston STEM Fair, Watertown, Mar. 11, 1-4PM

Boston Tech Mom is sponsoring the second annual Boston STEM Fair open house on March 11, 1PM-4PM at the Embassy Suites hotel (550 Winter Street, Waltham). It’s free for parents and kids (Grades K-12) who want to learn about opportunities in STEM including summer camps, after-school programs, college planning, etc. Exhibitors will discuss robotics, engineering, coding, science, tech entrepreneurship, and more.  There will also be raffles for prizes.

MetroHacks Hackathon: Women in Code, Mar. 24

MetroHacks, run by high-school students to host high-school hackathons in the Boston area, will host MetroHacks: Women in Code, a 12-hour girls hackathon on March 24 at the Cambridge Innovation Center. It will feature speakers, workshops, collaborative projects, and prizes. The event is free, and meals will be provided. Girls in Grades 8-12, with or without computer experience, are invited to register. Read about their event last year.