Fun and Easy-to-Access Online Learning Activities for Your Kids

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I have been heartened by how many companies, organizations, and people are stepping up and offering free resources to help parents keep their kids happy, engaged, and learning at home. There are so many wonderful ideas being shared each day. In this article, I have compiled a list of sites with great learning activities that

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- March 2020 Roundup

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion 2020

Springtime in Massachusetts means many outstanding STEM activities for your consideration. I hope you find something in today’s roundup that sparks your child’s interest. Summer Research Internship/Fellowship at Mass General Hospital– High School & College Students Colleagues and friends of Dr. David E. Fisher at the Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC), at Massachusetts General Hospital

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

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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

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

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