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Call For Cardboard

​ Hi STEM Middle School! Ms. Roberts’ STEM Apps classes will need cardboard for an upcoming project. If you have some cardboard boxes lying around at home (or at the office) that you’re willing to donate, we’d really appreciate it! Feel free to drop off cardboard in room 187B before or after school. Thank you so much!   

8 Entrepreneurship Programs for Teens

​ It’s a myth that entrepreneurs are born, not made: entrepreneurial skills can be learned! And the teen years are a great time to learn them. In this article, I’ll summarize the benefits of entrepreneurship programs for high school students and recommend some great programs you can look into now. What does a teen entrepreneurship program … 8 Entrepreneurship Programs…

Should universities use differential treatment to admit students?

Should universities use differential treatment to admit students?

​ Should universities use differential treatment to admit students? Published: At first glance, a student’s exam scores might seem like an uncomplicated way to measure academic ability. However, Dr Emil Temnyalov, an economist at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia, highlights the effects of socio-economic influences on these scores. The idea that exam results should be assessed differently based…

U of M Math Circles Begins Wed, Oct 11

​ The University of Michigan Math Circle is coming back to STEM. It is run by math professors from U of M, Dearborn and Ms. Bissonette. Students may choose to participate in some or all of the sessions. This club will meet in room 189 on the following Wednesdays of 2023: Wednesday, October 11th Wednesday, October 18th Wednesday, October 25th…

Are there ‘rules’ for conveying emotion through art?

Are there ‘rules’ for conveying emotion through art?

​ Are there ‘rules’ for conveying emotion through art? Published: While art and science are often separated in academia, there is a lot to be learnt by considering them together. Dr Dirk Bernhardt-Walther and Dr Claudia Damiano, at the University of Toronto in Canada, and Dr Pinaki Gayen, at Visva Bharati University in India, are combining their expertise in cognitive…

Rompiendo los mitos STEM

Rompiendo los mitos STEM

​ ¿Sabías que, si bien las mujeres representan aproximadamente la mitad de la fuerza laboral en los Estados Unidos, solo representan alrededor del 27% de los trabajadores en campos relacionados con STEM? Parte de la razón de esta gran disparidad es que a menudo se desalienta a las niñas a dedicarse a campos relacionados con STEM. La idea de que…

Top Three Open Educational Resource (OER) Databases

Top Three Open Educational Resource (OER) Databases

​ Open educational resources (OERs) are those that are “freely available to the public, both technically and legally, to use and redistribute without limitation” (U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Educational Technology, 2017). OERs are: Public – available to all to no cost. Accessible – available in a machine-readable format that is non-exclusive and usable without restriction. Remixable – available…

LigerBots Open House, Sept. 28

​ The LigerBots, Newton’s dual-high-school FIRST Robotics Competition team, will host an open house for prospective team members on September 28, 6:30PM – 9PM in the engineering room at Newton South High School (Room 9170). All Newton North and Newton South students are invited. This event will include an introductory presentation about the team and hands-on challenges in many of the skill…

HMSC exhibition: Surveillance – From Vision to Data

​ Harvard Museums of Science and Culture has opened a new exhibition, Surveillance: From Vision to Data associated with its Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (1 Oxford Street, Cambridge). The exhibition extends beyond cameras and their watchers to explore the profound influence of data, highlighting historical instruments that have been used to transform individuals and landscapes into data. It explores…