FSU Presentation: Space Hero or Nazi Villain? The Life of Wernher von Braun, Mar. 28

Framingham State University‘s Moon Landing in Context series will host a presentation at its McCarthy Center Forum on March 28, 7-8:30PM: Space Hero or Nazi Villain? The Life of Wernher von Braun. The speaker will be Dr. Michael Neufeld of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The events is free, and registration is required.

Museum of Science: Events in April

Boston’s Museum of Science has announced these events, which are included with museum admission:

Open Houses for Robotics Week, Apr. 7-13, Ages 18+

To celebrate National Robotics Week (April 7-13), MassRobotics has arranged a series of open houses at robotics companies across the state. Admission is free, space is limited, registration is required, and you must be 18 or older.

Expeditions to STEM, Grades 7-10, Apr. 27

Expeditions to STEM is a one-day event organized by ten high-school students (including five from Newton North HS) to help students in Grades 7-10 learn about different careers and opportunities in STEM fields. It features presentations and workshops led by STEM professionals, as well as a bazaar offering information about STEM-related extracurricular activities for high-school and college students. It will take place at the CIC Venture Cafe Cambridge (1 Broadway, Cambridge) on April 27, 8:30AM-6PM. You don’t have to be a “STEM person” to participate and learn from this event.Registration costs $12.24. For more information, email expeditions.to.stem.2019@gmail.com.

Tufts CEEO Workshop: Engineering of Sports, Grades 3-5, Apr. 16-19

Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) will offer Engineering of Sports, a workshop for Grades 3-5, April 16-19, 9AM-3PM, with before-care and after-care hours available.

CSRescitations: Fall Computer Classes in Natick

Enrollment is now open for fall computer-science classes at CSRecititations in Natick (4 Mechanic Street, Suite 102). Courses include Scratch, Python, JavaScript, HTML, and new for high-school students this fall: Data Science and Statistics Using SAS Studio. Also new are competition classes to help prepare for Math Kangaroo, Continental Mathematics League, and American Computer Science League competitions.

Studio of Engaging Math: Game Workshops for Ages 5-6

The Studio of Engaging Math is hosting a series of Math Game Workshops for ages 4.5 through 6. The cost is $20 per person.

  • April 16: in English 4:15-5:15PM, in Russian 5:30-6:30PM
  • April 18: in English 5:30-6:30PM, in Russian 4:15-5:15PM

NCE Tech: Newton Community Ed’s Week-long Summer STEM Classes

Newton Community Education has launched NCE Tech, a series of week-long summer STEM classes for high-school students. Click the links to learn more and register. Other STEM classes are described starting on pages 11-17 of NCE’s Summer Kids Catalog.

Girls Day at MIT Museum for Ages 10+, Mar. 23

The MIT Museum hosts Girls Day twice a year, in November and March. On March 23, 11AM-4PM, the theme will be architecture. Students ages 10 and older will have the opportunity to explore Amsterdam’s canals via augmented reality, take the Urban Futures Challenge, Stitch n’ Sketch, and more.  The price of museum admission includes all these activities. Here’s the schedule:

  • 11AM-12PM: Career talks by Hari Priya (Associate, Howeler + Yoon Archiecture) and Rania Ghosen (Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, MIT)
  • 12PM-4PM: Hands-on activities
  • 3-4PM Engineering challenge.

Girls in Grades 9-12: Register Now for ‘SET in the City’, Apr. 6

Registration is open for the 11th annual SET in the City, for girls in Grades 9-12 to spend a day exploring academic paths and careers in STEM.  It will be held 9AM-5PM on April 6, with an agenda starting at the Boston University Photonics Center, then traveling to Brandeis or Emmanuel or Harvard or Simmons, then visiting Biogen in Cambridge and Merck in Boston for the keynote address and college/grad student panel discussion. Girls will participate in hands-on activities and interact with STEM students and professionals.  The cost is $30 (or $10 for students meeting financial guidelines). Register and pay and submit waivers. The program is sponsored by Boston University, Emmanuel College, Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Vertex, and WGBH.