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

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

Join a Girls Who Code Club

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Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology by teaching computer science to girls in grades 3-5 and 6-12. Girls Who Code holds free coding clubs for girls throughout the U.S. during the school year.  Members receive instruction from volunteer instructors in computer science, including project-based activities

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

Technovation Challenge: Where Girls Become Tech Entrepreneurs

Technovation Challenge

According to the National Women’s Business Council, women-owned businesses account for 36% of all privately-held, non-farm companies in the U.S., up 27% from 2007. These statistics are positive and encouraging; however, it is commonly known that women lag behind men in the number of tech startups created and key technical roles held in companies. With technology being

How to Start a Girls Who Code Club

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Coding clubs for girls.  Great idea, right? For girls who like to code or for those who might be interested in learning to code, I want to introduce you to the Girls Who Code program, a non-profit organization that sponsors FREE coding Clubs around the country and teaches computer science to middle and high school girls.

The Inside Scoop on STEM High School Internships

STEM High School Internship

Do STEM internships for high school students really exist? The answer is “Yes, they do!” While you may think that internships are only intended for college students, it is possible for industrious, mature, and motivated high school students to secure internships in the fields of technology, engineering and science. While high school internships are not