The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, partnering with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will hold its day-long STEM event, Geek is Glam, on October 12, for over 500 girls in Grades 4-8. They seek STEM companies and professionals to participate in workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, and exhibits — and/or to be sponsors of the event. Advertising and attendee registration will begin in August, so fill out and mail this participation form soon for maximum exposure. For more information, contact Tammy Breen at TBreen@gscwm.org.
Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) is a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — including her monthly posts about free or low-cost STEM Events for Kids in Boston. Here’s her Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in August list of STEM events.
The Noyce Legacy Fund will match your donations to the Science Club for Girls — up to a total of $100,000 — to expand SCFG’s free, fun, and authentic programming in Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville. SCFG says: “SCFG fosters excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors. Young women, especially low-income, first generation college-bound, and students of color, are persistently underrepresented in STEM. They need on-ramps, mentors, and enrichment programs to show that STEM needs them and is meaningful to their lives. SCFG addresses a critical need, offering a continuum of engaging activities in STEM for K-8 girls, leadership experiences for high school girls, and adult mentoring by committed women in STEM to create a broad pipeline of future STEM talent.” Donate here to have your donation matched.
Worcester’s EcoTarium will host or participate in the following events:
MassBay Community College in Wellesley runs a STEM Mentor Program in which STEM professionals meet with its students at least once a month during the school year. Activities during the year include periodic STEM Forums, a Robo-Sports competition, hands-on STEM activities, and tours of four-year colleges and local STEM companies. Learn more in this STEM Mentor Program brochure. For more information, contact Valerie Kapilow, STEM Starter Academy Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-239-3157.
Celebrating its first 15 years, the Broad Institute in Cambridge is hosting Broad@15, a series of free, public lectures. On August 1, 6-7PM, the institute’s president and founding director, will speak on “The Human Genomic Revolution: Past, Present, and Future.” Register here.
Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has a few spaces still available in its Game Design Engineering workshop for Grades 5-8 this week, July 15-19 — and is now including Grade 5.
The Microsoft store in the Natick Mall hosts a series of free summer camps, available in various schedules (two-hour, two hours daily over four days, etc.) and for various age groups (ages 6+, 8+, 13+, young professionals, etc.).
The TiE Young Entrepreneurs is an extracurricular program for students in Grades 9-12 to foster skills in building a startup. Along the way, it helps them identify and develop pathways to reach personal and professional goals. Participants meet in Kendall Square, Cambridge on alternate Saturdays, October through April, to learn from startup founders and tech industry experts, using a time-tested, rigorous curriculum. Student teams compete for up to $5000 in seed funding for ventures they create. About 90% of TYE’s 400+ participants say that the program influenced their decision to pursue studies and a career in STEM. The cost is $1650, and need-based scholarships are available. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now open, and decisions are made on a rolling basis and will be announced August 30. For more information, contact TYE Program Director Katie Quigley Mellor at email@example.com.