Engineering Summer Camps in Massachusetts

Edge on Science Summer Camp Trebuchet Challenge

Does your child love to tinker, design, and build things? Do they look at a problem and think, “How can I solve that?” Do they enjoy doing projects and working with their hands? Or, would you like your child to get some experience with engineering concepts and projects? If you answered “yes” to any of

MIT Spark 2020: Classes (STEM & More) for Middle School Students

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Whether you are new to my blog or a long-time reader, I always enjoy getting the word out to parents about MIT’s annual Spark event for 7th and 8th-grade students. I admire this program because it’s massive in scale and full of variety. During the course of a weekend, MIT students teach middle schoolers over

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 Spark 2019: Classes (STEM & More) for Middle School Students

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Registration is now open for MIT’s popular Spark program for middle school students and will be held March 16 and 17, 2019 on the university’s campus in Cambridge, MA. Spark is an annual event where 7th and 8th-grade students get to take a variety of really interesting classes, including science, technology, engineering, and math, taught

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

MIT Spark 2018: Classes (STEM & More) for Middle School Students

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Registration is now open for MIT’s popular Spark program for middle school students which will be held March 17 and 18, 2018 on the university’s campus in Cambridge, MA.  This is an annual event where 7th and 8th-grade students get to take a variety of really interesting classes, including science, technology, engineering, and math, taught

Technovation Challenge: Where Girls Become Tech Entrepreneurs

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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

MIT Spark 2017: Classes (STEM & More) for Middle School Students

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Registration is now open for MIT’s popular Spark program for middle school students. It will be held March 11 and 12, 2017 on the university’s campus in Cambridge, MA.  This is an annual event where 7th and 8th grade students get to take a variety of really interesting classes, including science, technology, engineering and math,

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.

MIT Spark 2016: Classes (STEM & More) for Middle School Students

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MIT will be running its popular MIT Spark program for middle school students the weekend of March 12th on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA.  This is an annual event where 7th and 8th-grade students get to take a variety of really interesting classes, including science, technology, engineering, and math, taught by MIT students and community