Monday, November 4, 2013

“Hour of Code," a campaign to introduce 10 million students to one hour of Computer Science

“Hour of Code," a campaign to introduce 10 million 

students to one hour of Computer Science.

Want to start learning how to code?  Some great resources can be found at -

More Apps to Teach Kids

LightBot (iOS + Android)
Drag commands to move a robot. Age 4+
CargoBot (iPad)
Help a robot-arm solve puzzles. Age 8+
Move the Turtle (iOS)
Drag/drop code to move a turtle. Age 8+
Kodu (xBox, Windows)
Design a 3D game world. Age 8+
Learn to program using Ruby. Age 12+

More Online Tutorials

Hackety Hack
Free Ruby-based environment aiming to make programming easy for beginners.
Beginner level tutorials for Ruby, Python, and Javascript.
Learn core programming languages such as Java, C#, and HTML5. 
Free and fee-based video tutorials that walk through lessons. 

University Courses Online

Free university courses taught online by real professors. Start with CS 101
Free university courses plus discussions, quizzes, and other interactive learning. 
Free interactive college classes on computer science for all levels.
Free college lectures on computer science for advanced students. 

Learn to Make Webpages

Mozilla's Thimble
Use this app to easily create and share your own web pages.
Code Avengers
Fun and effective learning tools for the total beginner.

Make Your Own Mobile Apps

MIT App Inventor
Learn to build apps for Android phones and tablets within hours.
Codea (iPad)
Create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have.

Write Code for Robots

For anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Lego Mindstorms
Create small, customizable and programmable robots. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"How well prepared are the students in my state in science and mathematics? Am I doing enough to help my child as a parent? What are the career opportunities in science and engineering fields? How much do science and engineering workers earn?

This website allows you to explore the answers to those and other questions, by providing easy access to data on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and related careers."

Designed for parents, this site has direct links to numerous reports and publications re: STEM.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Delve AP registration open; Summer HSSP approaching

Announcement from MIT ESP

Greetings from MIT ESP! 

We're excited to announce that registration for our Delve AP program has recently opened.
In addition, registration for Summer HSSP will open on June 16, and our Junction summer program continues to accept applications for some of its courses.


Delve offers a chance to learn Advanced Placement subjects from enthusiastic teachers on Sundays during the school year, and prepares students to take an AP exam in the subject at the end of the course.
What: Offerings include Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, and more depending on teacher interest.
Who: Motivated students in grades 9-12.
Where: All classes are held on MIT's campus.
When: Classes run most Sundays from September to May (the full calendar can be found at <>), for approximately four hours in the morning and early afternoon.

The cost of the program is $250, but generous financial aid is available! For more information or to apply, see <>. Apply by the early-bird deadline of June 15th to have the best chance at your first-choice class! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at <>.

Summer HSSP meets on Sundays for 7 weeks during the summer, from July 7th to August 18th, and is open to students entering grades 7 through freshman year of college. Classes include “Dreams, Dreaming, and the Subconscious”, “A History of Mathematics”, “Thermal and Fluid Dynamics” and many more.

Registration will open at 4:00 PM on June 16th, and will remain open until July 1st on a first come, first served basis. Register early to get your pick of classes! HSSP costs $40, but generous financial aid is available. For more information, see <>.

Our Junction summer program continues to accept applications for intensive college-level courses including "Understanding Topology", "Biology of Reproduction", "Classical and Modern Physics", and "Moby-Dick and Modern America". Junction meets weeknight evenings, July 8 - August 15 and is a more selective program intended for advanced high school students. For more information, see <>


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FREE Samsung Mobile App Academy

New opportunity for high school students:

11th or 12th graders can apply for a chance to attend a FREE
Samsung Mobile App Academy
 in summer 2013. All attendees will 
receive a Samsung Galaxy Note™ 10.1 tablet and a chance to win
up to $20,000 in scholarships.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The New England Resource Directory

The New England Resource Directory provides information to students, advisors and administrators on outreach efforts, internships and science-related programs at New England educational institutions, and biomedical and biotechnology organizations. The directory describes non-degree programs sponsored by high schools, colleges, universities, professional and graduate schools, hospitals, private industry, foundations and government agencies.

The New England Resource Directory was developed in 1992 by the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) because of the need for a centralized resource describing New England non-degree, biomedical science related programs offered by the private and public sectors. This directory contains programs developed to serve minority and disadvantaged populations, as well as programs open to anyone.

Major program categories include:
Career/Academic Planning.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Educational Studies Program at MIT is now accepting applications for their Junction Program (see below):
We have recently opened student applications for Junction, one of ESP's two summer programs. Junction is a non-residential program for advanced high school students in the Boston area, typically 10th grade and up. Each year at Junction, 100-130 motivated students join us to learn unique advanced subjects, meet new friends, and enjoy an academic challenge in a fun environment. Junction meets weekday evenings, July 8 - August 15 on MIT's main campus.
This year, Junction is offering ten core courses in a variety of subjects. Take a literary whaling voyage 'round the world in Moby-Dick and Modern America, debate the philosophy of wealth and resources in Distributive Justice, learn about the fourth dimension in Understanding Topology, or see if we've got a course on your favorite subject at <>. Junction courses are college-level and expect students to spend significant time outside of class on readings, assignments, and projects.

For more information or to apply, visit <>. All applications will be considered equally before April 10; after this date, we will consider applications on a rolling basis to fill any remaining spots in classes. If you have any questions, e-mail us at <>.
Information about ESP's other summer program, Summer HSSP, will become available in May. Summer HSSP will meet once per week on weekends, and is open to students in grades 7-12.
We look forward to seeing you at our programs this summer!

The MIT Educational Studies Program

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

S.E.T. in the City

S.E.T. in the City is an exciting day of science, technology and engineering career exploration for high school girls!

Participants will begin their day at Boston University, meet women in STEM careers, participate in hands-on activities at Biogen, Simmons, Emmanuel, Northeastern, Wentworth, or Harvard! 

This event will take place Saturday, April 6th from 9 am - 5 pm. Please register online at!

Pre-registration is required, and the $10 fee covers breakfast, lunch, and bus transportation between venues.