Are you looking for local STEM opportunities for your kids close to home? Try your local technical high school's School of Continuing Education classes. Montachusett Regional Technical High School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts has two programs for kids.
Cool Circuits for 7th & 8th grade students will be taught by Sehba Hasan, an electronics and telecommunications engineer. Students will learn about LED's (light emitting diodes), switches and fans. This course will be held Tuesdays, Sept 12 - Oct 17 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and costs $149
Kidtronics for 5th & 6th grade students will teach the basics of electronic circuits. They will learn about electricity, electrons, voltage source, conductors and insulators. As a final project students will create a LED card. This course will be held Sept 11 - Oct 23 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and costs $149.
Register online at Montytechnites.com or call 978-345-9200 x5220
Mark your calendar, MIT Science on Saturday's 2017-2018 schedule has been released! All events are FREE and opened to students K-12, parents and teachers.
Science on Saturday events on the MIT campus are free and open to all K-12 students, as well as their parents and teachers. Each event features an hour of spectacular on-stage science demonstrations led by MIT presenters with volunteers from the audience, followed by an hour where kids can do their own experiments at 24 different hands-on activity tables. The events will be held 10:00 a.m.-noon on the following Saturdays in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139:
October 14, 2017 Biotechnology
December 2, 2017 Nuclear Science and Engineering
February 3, 2018 Materials with Magical Properties
March 10, 2018 Rockets and Flight
April 7, 2018 Optics
Events are produced by MIT alumnus Todd Rider and sponsored by the MIT Museum and the Akamai Foundation. Attendees receive half-price, same day admission to the MIT Museum.
Becker College, ranked number five worldwide by the Princeton Review for computer game design, is again holding their Video Game Summer Studio for high school students. My son attended this program last summer and said it was the best two weeks of his life! He was surrounded by peers with similar interests and the classes were taught by great teachers.
Becker's Video Game Summer Studio is a two-week residential program where students live, learn and play together. The program is an introduction to all aspects of game development including game design, game art and animation, motion capture, programming, sound, testing and production. Students will work in small groups, as part of a development team, and collaborate to build an original game. Students will have a chance to meet professional game developers at companies such as Petricore Games. At the culmination of the program, students will showcase their new game and discuss the programs and processes they used during game development.
The program will be held on the Worcester, Mass. campus for students grades 9-12. Registration deadline, June 10, 2017.
Students who attend the Summer Game Studio can qualify to receive a $5,000 annual scholarship if they go on to enroll full-time in Becker College's Bachelor of Arts Interactive Media Design Program. See Becker College's website for scholarship details.
This summer offers another opportunity for rising 7th graders to graduating seniors to take classes at MIT through HSSP. Students can choose from a variety of academic and non-academic courses. The program runs on Sundays from July 9, 2017 - August 13, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The cost of the program is $40, as always, generous financial aid is available. Space is limited. The course catalog is expected to be released on May 23rd and registration will open tentatively around May 28th. Registration closes on June 13th.
Join the 2017 BrickFair, celebrating its tenth year!
The show will include:
- Stay & Play area of endless LEGO bricks where visitors may demonstrate their creativity,
- Face-to-face discussion with popular LEGO artists, such as Daniel Siskind, creator of the world's largest LEGO aircraft carrier – see it for yourself!
- Bounce houses for the little ones to expend their extra energy,
- Self-serve photo booths and photo ops. Share your pics at www.BrickFair.com,
- Bingo with LEGO prizes,
- Midway games with LEGO prizes,
- LEGO Derby Racing,
- Guesstimate jars full of LEGO elements, all day every day,
- Endless inspiration, camaraderie, like-minded fans of LEGO, discovery, learning, encouragement, and more!
Debbi - Proud mom of two beautiful boys and an IT Professional.