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  • Friday, September 30, 2016 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interested in having your students compete in an easy and low cost STEM competition? Check us out at for more info, pictures and how-to videos to help you and your students succeed. STEM teachers in grades five through college can have their students compete to win recognition in any of 15 Divisions. Fifteen divisions to choose from including Architecture, 3D Printing, Robotics, Hydroponics, Sports, Clean Energy, Biomimicry and more. Also see eligibility guidelines for the 2017 Susan Sanford Memorial STEM Scholarship. Online Registration is simple and ends March 1, 2017.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your school could win $5,000! Are your students up to the Challenge?

    The AMP it up! Challenge invites students to research the inner workings of a manufacturing innovation and how it impacts the world. We’re challenging them to bring it all to life in a 3-minute video and submit it on the AMP it up! website. The video must capture three main ideas about a product, including:

    1. How it’s made
    2. Why it matters
    3. What it means to me

    Individual students, classes, groups or clubs can all participate. After careful review by a panel of judges, the public will get a chance to vote online. The top three videos selected will each earn $5,000 donated to their school.

    They took the Challenge—and won!

    It’s real. Your school really can win big. Look who won last year.

    • B.M.C Durfee High School in Fall River (video: Blount Fine Foods and H&S Tool)

    • Melrose High School (video: Avedis Zildjan Company)

    • Seven Hills Charter Public School (video: Warner Babcock Institute)

    To see these winning videos or learn more about this year’s AMP it up! Challenge, please visit:

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    All of our Science on Saturday events on the MIT campus are free and open to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their parents and teachers. They are sponsored by the MIT Museum and the Akamai Foundation. Parking and seating are limited, so we recommend that you arrive early. Attendees can park in either the West Garage (very close to the event) or Albany Garage (a ~10-15-minute walk from the event) provided they can pay the $7 flat fee with a credit card at either parking garage. Alternatively, attendees can take MBTA buses to the MIT Massachusetts Avenue stop (very close to the event) or the subway to either the Central or Kendall Square T stops (a ~20-minute walk from the event). For maps of the event and parking garage locations, please see the attached advertising flyer or our web page: Please plan to join us 10:00 a.m.-noon on the following Saturdays in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139:
    • October 15, 2016 Mad Science 
    • December 3, 2016 Physics 
    • February 4, 2017 Your Developing Brain 
    • March 4, 2017 Chemistry 
    • April 1, 2017 How the Internet Works 
    • October 14, 2017 Biotechnology 
    • December 2, 2017 (Stay tuned!) 

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Expands Girls' STEM Horizons & Closes the Gender Gap in STEM Workforce
    Registration is now open for Girls STEM Summit – Statewide 2017 hosted by Jr.Tech, Inc., taking place at Regis located in Weston, MA on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

    Jr.Tech, Inc., is a Massachusetts-based non-profit educational organization celebrating 11 years of supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Over the past six years, Jr.Tech has delivered eight Summits across Massachusetts and is once again inviting 250 high school girls to experience the premier Massachusetts STEM event for high school girls.

    Kicking off the day-long event will be an inspirational keynote speech from a female leader in a STEM field after which students will begin rotating through five different hands-on career path breakout sessions with leading female STEM professionals representing a range of STEM fields. Following lunch, students will visit the hands-on Exhibit Hall featuring many STEM-focused organizations and higher education institutions all demonstrating and discussing different areas of STEM careers and fields of study. Afternoon breakouts continue followed by a closing ceremony where attendees will be given a parting gift before heading home.

    Phyllis Russell, Jr.Tech's President and Executive Director, and the creator of the Girls STEM Summit shares, "At every Summit, the energy that radiates from our attendees, presenters and teachers is amazing! The feedback from the girls in attendance is positive and immediate and the adults involved love sharing their STEM experience and knowledge with such bright and enthusiastic attendees.

    The key goals of Girls STEM Summit – Statewide are to educate young women in grades 8-12 on various STEM career paths through hands-on breakouts, to encourage students to continue studying these disciplines throughout high school in order to prepare for college degree programs, to inspire through interaction with female professional role models working in STEM fields, to demonstrate that a STEM career is attainable, to impact decision-making at a critical period, and to close the gender gap in the STEM workforce.

    The Girls STEM Summit – Statewide 2017 serves girls in grade 8-12 and will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Regis, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA. The event runs from 7:45 am - 4:15 pm and has a fee of $60 per student (fee includes lunch and parting gift). Individual and group enrollment available.

    For additional information and to register students for the Summit, please visit Questions can be directed to either of the individuals noted below. Contacts: Phyllis Russell 774-994-2097 Rachel Arno 617-659-1570

  • Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NCSE is in the process of recruiting teachers for NCSEteach’s Scientists in the Classroom program. NCSE has over 30 years of experience supporting the teaching of science in public schools, with a particular focus on climate change and evolution. With this program, teachers and scientists collaborate as colleagues, peers, and partners in the scientific enterprise to further science education. So how exactly does it work? First off, teachers apply for the program here. Then, we'll work to find a scientist in the area who matches the interests and needs of the class. Once a match is made, we'll connect the teachers with a local scientist and provide guidance throughout the semester-long program to plan and carry out two in-class visits. For more information on Scientists in the Classroom, visit NCSE's website.

  • Friday, July 01, 2016 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Land Science is a virtual internship for middle and high school students funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by the University of Wisconsin and Mass Audubon. Students take on the role of interns in a virtual urban planning firm where they are presented with complex, real-world STEM problems with no optimal solutions. Teacher s have the opportunity to join the Land Science Educator Networ k (LSEN) - a unique group of formal and informal educator s implementing Land Science

    Formal and Informal Educators are both welcome to apply. Only five spots are available. To learn more about Land Science and the Land Science Educator Network, visit our website: 

    To apply, please fill out our online application:

  • Friday, July 01, 2016 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Friday, November 18, 2016
    Save the date for this year's FIRST Women in Science & Technology (WIST) Forum at UNH-Manchester, and FIRST Place on Friday, November 18, 2016! The FIRST WIST Forum, first held in 2000 and averaging 300+ attendees, has proven to be a very popular opportunity for young women and men in high school to learn more about careers in science and technology directly from accomplished women in these fields. The Forum runs from 8:45am to 2:00pm with a light breakfast, and lunch included. Speakers from a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and math fields will reflect on their education, careers, field, choices, work history, and other tidbits, anecdotes and stories to inspire young women and men.
    Questions? Please email Karen Sullivan,

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