Summer STEM Programs Offered by Massachusetts Universities

UMass Amherst Dubois Library Campus Center

Massachusetts is well known for its large number of universities and colleges located throughout the state. What parents might not know is that many offer summer courses and pre-college programs for high school students, run by individual departments or schools within the university. While some programs may also be offered by outside organizations that lease

Massachusetts Makerspaces: Where Kids Invent, Tinker and Create

Makerspace

The maker culture or “do-it-yourself” (DIY) movement is widespread and thriving and it spans all ages, from adults and teens to young children. People who are part of the maker movement have a desire to use their imagination and ingenuity to design and make things. The maker community celebrates an inventive mindset and promotes self-learning,

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- January 2020 Roundup

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Cheers to a new year and a new decade!  Here’s what you can look forward to as we kick off 2020. International Math Challenge– Online for grades 3-8 The RSM Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, committed to inspiring a love of mathematics among students, is excited to announce the 5th annual International Math Contest (IMC). IMC

Math Activities: Enrichment, Tutoring, and – Yes! – Fun for Your Child

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Whatever their age or their school’s curriculum, all children get math instruction during the school year. But your child may want to go deeper into math and explore its relationship to other fields, including engineering, chemistry, physics, art, and even music. Or they may need some supplemental tutoring during the school year or over the

2020 Guide to STEM Programs in Massachusetts

Boston University Summer RISE for high school students

Would you like to get your child involved in after-school and summer STEM activities? Are you looking for a class, club, or summer camp in the greater Boston area?  I am delighted to share my editor’s picks of STEM programs for 2020, which is based on the outstanding organizations that participated at the 2019 Boston

MIT Splash 2019: Classes (STEM & More) for High School Students

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It’s time for high school students to register for MIT’s annual Splash program, a very special learning experience for students. This long-running program has become MIT’s largest annual teaching and learning extravaganza.  Register now! This year’s program runs November 23 and 24, 2019. I love to spread the word about MIT’s annual Splash program because

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- October 2019 Roundup

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Happy fall everyone! I am hosting the Boston STEM Fair on Sunday, October 27 at the Lexington High School. Spend a fun and lively afternoon exploring after-school and summer programs that will spark your child’s interest as they explore, experiment, and learn about STEM. Check out the growing list of organizations who are participating this