Coding Butterfly: $50 Discount for Summer Programs

Coding Butterfly (132 Charles Street, Auburndale) is offering summer programs in professional tools and languages, June through August. Use promo code SAVE50 for a $50 discount. For more information, call 617-420-2828.

Broad Institute’s Eric Lander Speaking at WBUR, June 10

Eric Lander, Founding Director of the Broad Institute and a principle leader of the Human Genome Project, will be speaking at WBUR’s CitySpace on June 10 at 6:30PM, in the station’s Boston Brilliance series. Tickets are $5. A limited number of free tickets for students may be available; email by noon on June 10 for details.

Register by June 26 for MIT’s HSSP — Sundays in Summer for Grades 7-12+

MIT’s Summer HSSP is a weekend academic program (July 7-August 18) for students entering Grades 7-12 (plus those who just graduated high school). Courses are run on the MIT campus by volunteers on Sundays at various times between 10:30AM and 3PM.  Registration is now open until June 26 on a lottery basis, with equal consideration given to all applicants registering by that deadline.  The cost is $40 regardless of the number of courses taken, and generous financial aid is available.  For more information, email  The course catalog contains these 36 STEM courses:

  • Python By Example
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
  • Hack all teh things
  • Introduction To Machine Learning
  • Trends in Software Engineering
  • Random topic(s) in Engineering
  • Inferential Statistics: How We Learn to Make Decisions
  • Probability
  • Elliptic Curves
  • How to factor sin x?
  • Linear Algebra
  • The Computational Complexity of Games and Puzzles
  • Advanced Topics in Combinatorics
  • Mycology: Biology, Behavior, and an Introduction to Fungi
  • Intro to Thermodynamics!
  • The Chemistry of Food
  • The Transition (Metals) of Life
  • A Deep Dive into Drugs, Diseases and Development (and more!)
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Intro to Synthetic Biology!
  • Photobiochemistry
  • The chemistry of colors and nuclear energy
  • From Earth to Mars: An Introduction to Rocketry
  • The Physics of Life
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Climate change, climate action
  • The Biological Basis of Neurological Disorders
  • Epidemiology: The Science of Disease
  • Pandemics, Epidemics and Genomics
  • Intro to Organic Chemistry
  • A Mirror Into the Mind: An Introduction to Neuroscience
  • The Wonderful Science of Baking
  • Sensational Neuroscience: How Your Brain Understands the World
  • Blast Off: Intro to Airplanes and Rocketry!
  • Rationality: How to model our world, seek truth, and strive for good decisions
  • Lithographic Patterning: Photons, Electrons and Ions

Edge on Science: Build a Catapult, July 22-26

Edge on Science will offer a one-week team engineering workshop in Catapult Engineering for ages 10-14, July 22-26 at Regis College in Waltham. Register with promo code CATAPULT50 by June 10 to save $50. (Note: The registration page shows the June 24-28 session is full with a wait list, so scroll down that page for the July 22-26 session.)

Roxbury Community College: Free Summer STEM Camp for High-Schoolers, July 8-Aug. 9

Roxbury Community College’s STEM Division will offer a free, month-long summer STEM camp, July 8 to August 9, to help students entering Grades 10-12 prepare for STEM in college.  Classes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Robotics, and Maker Space will run Mondays-Wednesdays, 9AM-4:30PM, with field trips on Thursdays. Free breakfast and lunch are provided. Fill out the application (PDF) and mail it to RCC STEM Division; Academic Building 3, Room 401; 1234 Columbus Ave.; Roxbury Crossing 02120. For more information, contact RCC’s Dean of STEM, Hillel Sims, at 857-701-1501 or

“e” Inc. One-Week Summer STEM Programs for Ages 6-12

“e” inc. — Boston’s environment science learning and action center — still has room in its two one-week summer programs for ages 6-12:

  • Unexplored Frontiers: The Deep Ocean (August 19-23)
  • The Solar System & Beyond (August 26-30)

To register, scroll down their program page to find the forms to print out and return (by USPS mail or email) and then pay online or by USPS mail.

Spaces Available in Tuft’s CEEO Summer Programs

Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has a few spaces still available in these summer programs running 9AM-3PM:

Studio of Engaging Math: Free Trial Classes for Incoming Kindergarteners

The Studio of Engaging Math (320 Washington Street, Brighton) is hosting one-time, free, fun and playful trial classes for those who will be kindergarteners next fall…and their parents. The Studio’s ongoing classes introduce kids to spatial reasoning, number sense, geometry, critical thinking via activities and games. Register online for any of these free trial classes:  June 12, 4-5PM (English) and June 13, 5-6PM (Russian).

Kids 4 Coding: Summer Programs in Waltham and Cambridge

‘Touch Tomorrow’ STEM Festival at WPI, June 8

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and WGBH will present Touch Tomorrow — a festival of science, technology, and robots — on Saturday, June 8, 10AM-4PM at WPI (directions). It’s family-friendly, fun, free, and open to all ages — with a particular focus on what’s interesting for middle- and high-school students. Programming includes hands-on activitiesexhibitspresentations, and the high-school FIRST robotics competition, BattleCry (in which the Newton LigerBots will compete). WPI faculty and students will open their labs and share their work and engage the public in hands-on activities and demonstrations.  Registration beforehand is appreciated.

WGBH will host the Design Squad Team Challenge competition for teams of 2-6 students in Grades 5-8 to design and build rubber-band cars for speed.