Amazon Introduces Future Engineer Program

Amazon has introduced the Future Engineer program, a $50M initiative to increase access and affordability to computer science education for children from underserved and underrepresented communities. Amazon recognizes the significant need for computer science professionals and understands that if children are exposed to computer science early, they are more likely to pursue college degrees in

Hour of Code 2018 Activities for Kids

Hour of Code Logo

Get ready because it’s time for the Hour of CodeTM 2018 and there is a large number of new coding activities available! The ‘Hour of Code’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction

Boston STEM Fair 2018: For Parents and Kids

Students working on robot

I am delighted to announce that this year’s Boston STEM Fair will be held on Sunday, March 11 at the Embassy Suites in Waltham, MA. If you are looking for unique and relevant ways to engage your children in hands-on STEM-related programs and activities, you will want to attend this event with your family and

Hour of Code 2017 Activities for Kids

Star Wars Hour of Code

Hour of Code 2017TM will be taking place during Computer Science Education Week Dec. 4-10, 2017. I am a strong advocate of Hour of Code and have been pleased to watch interest and participation in this important movement grow over the past few years. Hour of Code is a wonderful way to introduce students to

High School Girls: Apply for NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing Award

NCWIT 2018 Awards West TN Affiliate

I want to make you aware of an awards program open to 9-12 grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests. The Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) offers both a national and regional competition to increase young women’s participation in computing nationwide. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for

Maker Faire Events in Massachusetts

Maker Faire

Attending a Maker Faire is a wonderful way to meet local inventors, crafters, tech enthusiasts, educators, artists, students, and organizations who are excited to show you their creations, hobbies, and projects and talk about what they have learned. A Maker Faire is like your school’s science fair but on a grand scale! Maker Faire was

Credible Health and Medical Research Tools for High School Students

Susan Halpin with Girls Inc. in Worcester, MA

We all know that starting a new project and searching on Google can be overwhelming. Google gives us access to a tremendous amount of information but it can be hard to comb through the search results and know whether a website is reputable and the information is accurate. I often experience this when I help

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Introduce Space Science Badges

Girl Scouts Space Science

I am excited to tell you about Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts, a new program announced by the Girl Scouts this week. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) are one of 11 councils nationwide chosen to pilot a new five-year program in partnership with NASA and SETI Institute. The new program,