Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- April 2019 Roundup

April is my favorite month because there are so many wonderful STEM activities to choose from, including the popular Cambridge Science Festival and the Wellesley STEM Expo. Here’s an overview of these two events. Wellesley STEM Expo– Saturday, April 6 Wellesley Education Foundation’s Wellesley STEM Expo 2019 is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math

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 students in kindergarten through college. 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 computer

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- March 2019 Roundup

MassBay High School STEM Summer Sampler Workshops

Spring is around the corner and here are a few STEM opportunities I want to highlight. MassBay Community College– Summer STEM Sampler Workshops for High School Students The Summer STEM Sampler Workshops will be offered July 15-19, 2019 on MassBay’s Wellesley Hills campus. This one week, free program is designed to give underserved high school

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- February 2019 Roundup

National Math Club

The winter is a great time to explore new STEM activities. Here are some opportunities you might consider. Ward’s Science Offers Free Assistance with Grants Ward’s Science is happy to announce a free grants services program. Ward’s grant professionals work with teachers and others to find STEM grants and then help them develop a project

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- January 2019 Roundup

MATHCOUNTS Math Video Challenge

Happy New Year! As 2019 begins, here is a math opportunity for middle school students. MATHCOUNTS– Math Video Challenge The Math Video Challenge is a free MATHCOUNTS Foundation program that challenges 6-8th-grade students to develop their math, communication and technology skills in a collaborative video project. It’s a new way for students who love math

2018 Holiday STEM Gift List: What PLTW Educators Recommend

PLTW STEM Gift List 2018

Today, I am sharing Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) STEM gift list for 2018. I like PLTW’s gift guide because it is developed by an organization that develops STEM curriculum for students across the US. Here you will find a mix of educational toys, games, and kits that will pique your child’s interests and get

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 Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- November 2018 Roundup

Boston RedSox Wallys Math Academy

If you are new to my roundup article, I always share a few STEM opportunities at the top of the post and then include a list of upcoming STEM activities around the Boston area. WPI Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs– For Educators Middle School STEM Experience offers schools and organizations the opportunity to bring students in grades

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- October 2018 Roundup

Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri

Now that fall has arrived and the school year is back in full swing, there are many STEM activities in the months ahead. Here are a few upcoming activities I want to spotlight this month. National Chemistry Week Celebration– Sunday, October 21 at Museum of Science Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri will be giving a lecture in