Thursday, April 14, 2011

Free Events During the Cambridge Science Festival April 30-May 8

The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing Cambridge as an internationally recognized leader in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun!

Events take place all over Cambridge, at the Museum of Science, MIT, Harvard and more. Check their website for more information!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Summer Camps - PBHA Camps for children from Boston and Cambridge

PBHA’s Summer Urban Program is a set of 12 student-run summer camps for children in Boston and Cambridge. Each summer, approximately 150 college students work in these communities. Serving over 800 youth, the summer programs are structured into mornings of curricular, classroom-based enrichment and afternoons of field trips in and around Boston.

Each camp uses the city as a classroom without walls, and the summer culminates in final trips and a show. An essential element of the summer program is community partnership; teens who are often former campers are hired as junior or senior counselors and directors, and parents and community leaders play an important role in working with the program. Many camps have been operating in their neighborhoods for decades.

SUP Camps

Camper Applications -

Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment
Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program
Chinatown Adventure
Franklin I-O
Keylatch Summer Program
Mission Hill Summer Program
Native American Youth Enrichment Program
Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment
Roxbury Youth Initiative
South Boston Outreach Summer

Monday, April 11, 2011

The ARTEMIS Project -FREE computer science 5 week summer program at Boston University for rising 9th and 10th grade girls

The Artemis Project is a free, five-week computer science summer program for rising 9th and 10th grade girls. Artemis introduces participants to the creative thinking and problem-solving skills that are at the core of computer science. The program was founded in 1996 at Brown University and we are very excited about launching the first program in Boston this summer.

Artemis sparks the interest of girls by making fundamental topics in computer science fun and engaging, incorporating lessons with hands-on activities as well as real-world applications. In Providence, Artemis has taught the girls how to design their own websites in HTML/CSS, build and program robotics, and create games using programming languages such as Java, Python, Scheme and Visual Basics. Sample conceptual topics included introduction to search and sort algorithms, cryptography, artificial intelligence, circuits, and recursion through Towers of Hanoi. We hope that students will leave Artemis with both the practical skills and the conceptual background that will help them succeed.

The program will be held in Boston University's Photonics Center from June 27 through July 29, 2011 M-F from 9:00-4:00. For more information and to apply, please visit the program website at here.

New England Resource Directory

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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Submit a Video by Friday, April 15 for a Chance to Win $25,000

There are 12 days left to submit a video in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Upload your child's video by Friday, April 15 for their chance to win $25,000, the title of "America's Top Young Scientist," once-in-a-lifetime trips, and much more!

Need more info before you click submit? We're here to help! There's still time to put together a winning video entry: read through this year's video topics for all the guidelines, download a video checklist, or join a free webinar to get insider tips from the 2010 grand prize winner.

Encourage your child to finish their video... and enter today!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Microsoft STEM career event for female high school juniors and seniors

Microsoft New England would like to invite junior and senior high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in science, engineering and technology to an afternoon discussion this Thursday, April 7 from 3-4pm at Microsoft NERD Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge with Maria Klawe, Microsoft board member and president of Harvey Mudd College in California.

With Maria’s passion to increase the number of under-represented groups in STEM, she will be hosting a special talk for female undergrad and grad students in science and tech as well as mature HS juniors and seniors. She will discuss her career path, opportunities and challenges as a female in STEM and advice for success.

Registration details here.