Monday, February 28, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Science of Baseball - Summer Program - MIT (Rising 8th/9th Grade Boys)

We are currently accepting applications for the 2011 session of MSBP. Boys who will enter the eighth or ninth grade in the fall of 2011 and who live and attend public school in Boston or Cambridge, MA are invited to apply.

New applicants: please download the application via either link below, fill it out completely, and mail it back to our office with supporting materials. If you have any questions, please call Kate Youmans at 617-324-4340.

Boys who participated in the 2010 session of MSBP may re-apply for 2011. To receive a returning student application, please contact Kate Youmans at 617-324-4340.

Applications/additional information -

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

STEM Proram at MIT - Boston/Cambridge/Lawrence Public Schools
STEM Program at MIT! The Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Program is a year-round academic enrichment opportunity provided free of charge to talented middle school students who want to get ahead in math and science.

During the summer, STEM offers a five-week Summer Institute on MIT’s campus for students entering sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth grade. Taught by MIT undergraduates, the Summer Institute courses combine lectures, projects and experiments to support learning. Participants learn college-level material, get to play a racquet sport, take field trips to places like the Museum of Science and meet some very interesting people.

During the academic year, STEM offers a nine-month Mentoring Program, which matches each of our middle school participants with an MIT student mentor, who shares similar interests. One Saturday each month, the mentors and mentees gather on MIT’s campus for brunch and a series of structured and unstructured social and academic exchanges.

Applications -

Whitehead Spring Lecture Series for High School Students

Whitehead Spring Lecture Series for High School Students

The Whitehead Spring Lecture Series for High School Students offers students an opportunity to learn about cutting edge topics in biomedical research. The three-day program, held over spring vacation, features lectures from leading scientific experts, laboratory demonstrations, visits to local biotech companies, and opportunities to meet with young Whitehead scientists.

Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend. Registration for the series opens in March and is first-come, first-serve.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Submit a 1-2 minute video and you could win $25,000 and be named America's Top Young Scientist

Who Will Win $25,000 and Be Named America's 2011 Top Young Scientist?

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
is officially open for entries!

Students in grades 5-8 can enter today for a chance to win: $25,000, a trip to 3M's global headquarters to work alongside leading scientists, and the coveted title, America's Top Young Scientist.

Each of the ten finalists will have an exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M scientist during a summer mentorship program. Each pair will connect virtually and work through a fun, original project that the student will present at the final event in October.

Follow these three easy steps to enter:

1. Parents submit an online consent form at
2. Parents fill out a registration form and choose a username/password.
3. Students login to upload a quick 1-2 minute science video about a possible solution to an everyday problem.

For video topic guidelines, tips from previous winners and more, visit