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

Best Websites for Finding STEM High School Internships

Student intern with coworker

Internships are not just for college students anymore. Today, it’s possible for students to get work experience in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields through high school internships.  For the curious and motivated student, an internship can provide valuable work experience and help a student build knowledge in specific subject matters, explore interests on

Guide to STEM High School Internships in Massachusetts

Student working at a technical internship

Internships are not just for college students anymore. High school internships allow students to explore their areas of interests, build skills, get prepared for college, and gain real-world work experience in a professional environment. If you are interested in pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) internship in high school, the next step is to

High School Students Use Game Design to Learn Java

Java logo

The summer before my daughter began high school, she decided to take her first programming class and chose to learn Java, one of the most popular, in-demand programming languages today. It is used to build server-side applications, games, and financial applications, and is the core foundation for developing Android apps. Java is also the programming language

Olin College Grad Offers Engineering Tips for High School Students


I recently had the opportunity to meet Adela Wee, a graduate of Olin College of Engineering, at a local STEM expo where she was demonstrating an autonomous robot she designed and built at college. Her robot, WALL-E, is impressive– it’s a fully integrated mobile robot system that greets you and follows you based on hand gestures.