Thursday, May 8, 2014

2014 MA STEM Summit Call for Sessions is OPEN!

Are you interested in presenting at the 2014 Massachusetts State STEM Summit?  This year the organizers are pleased to announce the introduction of a Call for Sessions!  Session proposals that are selected for inclusion in the program will supplement those being developed by teams of volunteers currently planning each of the Summit's topical Strands (listed below).

For more information and to submit a proposal click on the following link:
MA Summit 2014 Session Proposal
Proposals received in response to the Call will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, which will submit its recommendations to the program planning teams.
Proposals may address any of the Summit’s topical Strands, or other relevant topics and issues.  The Summit's Strands are: Early Education; K-12 Education; 2 Year Higher Education; 4 Year+ Higher Education; Out-of-School Time; Digital Education; Innovation/Entrepreneurship; Career Awareness & Workforce Development; and Research and Practice.
Proposals should ideally address one or more of the Goals described in Massachusetts STEM Plan 2.0: Student Interest; Student Achievement; Skilled Educators; Post-Secondary Persistence; and Workforce Alignment.  In planning your session, please note that sessions will be 75 minutes long.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Citizen Schools Apprenticeship Guest Week!

Spend ONE Afternoon Inspiring Students to Discover and Achieve their Dreams... Volunteer as a Guest Citizen Teacher!

This April, Citizen Schools is excited to host its semi-annual Guest Week. Join our apprenticeship classrooms for one afternoon to share your personal story and professional journey while helping students gain the knowledge, skills, and passion they need to succeed.

As a Guest Citizen Teacher, you might join in on teambuilding activities, provide feedback on students' writing and presentation skills, work 1:1 or in small groups with students building lego robots or developing their new business marketing plans... The possibilities are endless! Your main role is to support our full time Citizen Teachers with their apprenticeships and inspire our students with your own love for learning.

Grab a colleague or two to join you, and spend the afternoon making a difference in the lives of our students.
Spaces are limited, and registration closes on Monday, March 31st.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Email Carolyn Roscoe, Senior Manager of Civic Engagement, at or call 617.695.2300 ext. 1174

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

USDA Forest Service internships

Internships for current students and recent graduates

Employer: USDA Forest Service
Summary: The USDA Forest Service is currently accepting applications for Pathways to Federal Employment Internships. Internships across the country have been posted to
Eligibility: Current college, technical, and vocational students and recent graduates (within the last two years).
Instructions: Search for positions and apply at For a partial list of occupations by college cajor:
Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Science and public engagement event

Science in the Streets: Public Engagement Then and Now

What: Two panel discussions exploring innovative ways of connecting citizens with science, and how the history of science can inform and enrich these efforts.
When: November 21, 3:00-6:00 P.M.
Location: Boston Exhibition & Convention Center, room 253C; 415 Summer Street, Boston
Details: Free and open to the public. For further information, updates, and panel details, visit: Co-sponsored by the History of Science Society and the Boston University Center for Philosophy and History of Science.

Job posting - Dearborn Middle School

Dearborn STEM partnership coordinator

Title: STEM partnership coordinator
Employer: Dearborn Middle School, Boston Public Schools
Summary: The STEM Partnership Coordinator will work closely with the Dearborn School leadership to create and sustain an integrated system of services, partnerships, programs and resources to support the school’s grade 6-12 STEM enrichment program.
Instructions: Apply on the City of Boston careers page, where there are further details listed. To find the job posting, run a search for "STEM."

General responsibilities:
Position is responsible for developing and implementing a plan of action to partner with community-based agencies (which may include but are not limited to local businesses, colleges and universities, health and hospital organizations, and faith-based organizations) to support school programming around STEM initiatives.

Job requirements:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in related field
2. Substantial prior experience working in STEM-related field
3. Project management skills; ability to manage time and complete assignments on-time accurately
4. City of Boston residency
5. Knowledge of public school setting
6. Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/Cape Verdean

Thursday, October 24, 2013

GEM GRAD Lab sponsored by MC-STEMP

Getting ready for advanced degrees laboratory - register now

What: GEM GRAD Lab sponsored by MC-STEMP, hosted at Northeastern University
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 (registration at 8:30 AM, program from 9:00AM–4:00PM)
Where: Northeastern University, John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute, Cabral Center, 40 Leon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Who: All STEM undergraduate students (especially juniors and seniors) and masters students considering pursuing a PhD
Information: See the National GEM Consortium's website for more information. To register, click here.

The GRAD Lab is a fun, engaging (and free!) symposium where participants will receive full information on the importance of graduate school and what is needed to successfully gain admittance with financial support. The event is designed to inform and motivate students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields to understand the importance of a graduate degree. Continental breakfast and lunch will be included. Speakers will range from current graduate students to University faculty and senior administrators. They are selected from diverse communities and disciplines to present on the following topics:

  • "Why Graduate School"
  • "How to Prepare for Graduate School"
  • "Understanding the GEM Fellowship", and
  • "Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences"

GRAD Lab encourages young people to consider graduate engineering or science education and applying for the GEM fellowship. Focusing on the global importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits, and real world role models the symposium will help each student envision his or her future as a technology leader, successfully apply for a GEM fellowship, and gain entry to a graduate program.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

STEM web application for families

STEM app for families of 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders

What: The Wheelock College Aspire Institute STEM Activity App
How: Sign up to start receiving a STEM activity three times a week for 10 weeks

The Wheelock College Aspire Institute welcomes anyone to sign up for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Activity App. All you have to do is click on the link here and sign up to start receiving your STEM Activity 3 times a week for 10 weeks, starting this week! Activities will come to you via email with a link to a web application on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. If you miss a day, don't worry -- you can see past activities in the “All Activities” section.

The STEM Activity App is a web application that provides accessible, engaging activities in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to families of third, fourth, and fifth graders. The activities are easy and meant to encourage family-student engagement. In addition to receiving the activity, here are some of the other features of the application:
  • Click on the “Who Studies This” tab to find out which STEM careers are interested in these types of activities
  • Click on the “Take Away” tab and find out how this activity could affects your daily life
  • Rate the activity – did you like it?
  • Submit a response – what result did you and your student get after doing the activity?