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  • 24 Mar 2022 5:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    McAuliffe Center is booking in-person and virtual programs for school groups and out-of-school time groups. 

    Information can be found here:

    Our vision is to foster a community of lifelong learners by providing innovative, integrated STEM pedagogies, practices, and programs that are accessible to all audiences. Our mission is to lead the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in K-16 integrated STEM learning through the sharing of resources, building of partnerships, and advancement of educational practices. The McAuliffe Center team is devoted to promoting and increasing diversity and equity in STEM education by sharing its resources and building collaborations with organizations that serve audiences historically underrepresented in STEM.

  • 22 Mar 2022 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Meet a Neuroscientist
    For high school & college students

    Wednesday, April 6th | 5:00 to 6:15pm EST

    The goal of this new virtual event series is for high school and college students across the nation to have a chance to chat with brain science researchers from the Harvard community. We offer one hour Zoom sessions where students have a chance to meet researchers from different subfields of neuroscience. These researchers may be graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, professors or staff members. Each speaker gives a short, informal talk about their research and educational background, and then opens up the conversation for Q&A. Please reach out to with any questions or suggestions.



    Olivia Rose
    Visiting Graduate Student
    Lab of Carlos Ponce
    Harvard Medical School

    Click here to learn more about her research



    Jeff Holt
    Professor of Otolaryngology & Neurology
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Harvard Medical School


    Spaces are limited to allow for discussion. This opportunity is meant for students who are not already enrolled at Harvard. Please also check out our March 29th event.


    Learn more and request a spot

  • 7 Mar 2022 2:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Empowering Young People to Lead - July 24 – 30, 2022

    Harvard Chan C-CHANGE and Putney Pre College are hosting their annual Youth Summit on Climate, Equity, and Health this July in Boston, MA. This week-long summit will train high school students to be leaders in their communities through workshops, field-based activities, and meetings with scientists, health and policy experts, academics, energy innovators, and more. Students will engage with the program themes through the lens of their chosen Action Focus group: Climate Communications, Press, & Media; Climate Science; Entrepreneurship, Industry, & Technology; Environmental Justice; Global Health, Epidemiology, & Infectious Disease; Medicine & Healthcare; and Policy & Advocacy; and develop a Climate Action Plan to transform their ideas into action.  

    The Youth Summit combines Putney’s extensive history in designing educational and innovative student programs with Harvard Chan C-CHANGE’s work to center health and equity within climate action.

    Full and partial scholarships are available and specifically designed to provide equitable access for students representing diverse voices, backgrounds, and perspectives. Learn more!

  • 24 Feb 2022 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the New England Revolution and WBZ Weather Team are hosting Weather Education Day at Gillette Stadium!

    We’re excited to provide a fun, educational day for your school! Price is $20/student and also includes a ticket to a future Revolution match!
    Reserve your school’s spot today with a $100 deposit, and by filling out the form on our website below. The sooner we can get you signed up, the better. Space is limited!
    For questions and additional info, please contact Josh Handler at (508) 298-0337, email, or reply directly to this email.
    We look forward to having your students at Gillette Stadium soon!




  • 27 Jan 2022 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2022 Marine Art Contest 

    for grades K-12  

    sponsored by 

    Massachusetts Marine Educators and 

    Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 

    Deadline: May 11, 2022 


    Elementary School (grades K-4) 

    Middle School (grades 5-8) 

    High School (grades 9-12) 

    Scientific Illustration (all grades) 

    Computer Graphics (all grades) 


    Exploring the Biological Diversity of  Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 

    In 2022, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary  celebrates its 30th anniversary. The sanctuary, located east of Boston and between Cape Ann and  Cape Cod, protects an area of the Gulf of Maine  renowned for its productivity and biological diversity, including a variety of whales, seabirds, fishes, and invertebrates. Students are challenged to explore the spectrum of species and depict one or more types of animals in their artwork. Participants in the Computer Graphics division can use the biodiversity theme to illustrate a 30th anniversary poster for sanctuary use during year-long festivities. 

    Additional Co-Sponsors 

    New England Aquarium, Center for Coastal Studies, Woods Hole Sea Grant,  Ocean Genome Legacy Ctr./Northeastern Univ., Whale and Dolphin Conservation


    Massachusetts Marine Educators, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and co sponsors invite students in grades K-12 to enter the free 2022 Marine Art Contest. The theme is  “Exploring the Marine Biodiversity of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.” Art can depict a representative species, show a predator-prey relationship, or illustrate diverse species  in a sanctuary habitat. SPECIAL IN 2022 FOR THE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DIVISION: As this year is the 30thanniversary of the sanctuary and 50th anniversary of the sanctuary system, CG entries can celebrate these milestone  years (along with the biodiversity theme). Winning entries in this division will be used during anniversary events. 


    All submitted works must be entirely original works created by the student. Make sure that all artwork depicts species that are found in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, which is located in the Gulf of Maine, just off the Massachusetts coast. 

    Entries should be submitted as high-resolution digital images – jpg or tiff formats preferred but high-resolution PDFs will also be accepted. 

    White, non-glossy paper is recommended — please be careful in scanning or photographing art to avoid glare. 

    Original photographs may be submitted in the computer graphics division. Include a scan of the entry form or type the entry information in the email text area: student’s name, grade, school, school address, school phone number, teacher’s name and teacher’s email address. Write the common and/or scientific name(s) of the animal(s) in the artwork. Attach the artwork file(s) to the email. 

    Please provide home address (for mailing awards, if selected), email of parent or guardian, and phone number for correspondence purposes. For all students under age 18, make sure that a parent or guardian approves submission of the entry. Students are limited to two entries. Submit each entry to 


    Elementary School — Grades K-4 

    Middle School — Grades 5-8 

    High School — Grades 9-12 

    Scientific Illustration — All Grades 

    Computer Graphics — All Grades 


    1ST Place: $50 cash award, certificate. 

    2nd Place: $30 cash award, certificate. 

    3rd Place: $15 cash award, certificate. 

    4th-6th Places: certificate. 

    Additional prizes may be available. MME is working with local museums and marine institutions to acquire  passes, posters, and other rewards. 


    May 11, 2022. Email entries – artwork and registration form – to


    Winning artwork will be shared on the NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and MMEwebsites and social media (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). MME and co sponsors will have unrestricted use of all submitted artwork. 

    Please note that by sending your artwork to the email address, you are giving thecontest sponsors permission to use the image for other purposes, such as websites and in publications ofthe sponsoring organizations. Credit to the artists will be applied whenever any of the art is used. 

    Credit for students will include first name, last initial, grade, and school. If students do not want names posted, please tell us in the entry email. 

    Be aware of copyright rules. Copyrighted images can be used for inspiration but should not be reproduced. All work should be original to the artist. 


    Email stellwagen@noaa.govor 

    Phone: 781-738-2242 or 781-546-6007 



    Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website (newly refreshed 

    with a variety of photo galleries -- 

    Center for Coastal Studies – 

    NOAA Fisheries -- 

    (use the New England-Mid-Atlantic region tab) 

    World Register of Marine Species -- 

    Encyclopedia of Life -- 

  • 25 Jan 2022 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OpenSciEd is seeking student feedback on a unit in development. Current and recent high-school physics students are invited to take this anonymous survey about their interest in the DART spacecraft launched by NASA.

    Here is a link to the survey:

    The survey will close on February 2nd , 2022. 

  • 29 Dec 2021 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Students working towards an eco-friendly future are encouraged to enter the Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition! An international sustainability research competition for 15-18 year olds, any project that solves a problem with a sustainable solution is eligible. Teams register for free online and submit a research paper for consideration, with the top 10 Teams then presenting their work at a virtual Finals for their chance at over $20,000 in awards! Registration is open now until April 22; check out their website for more information and contact the Administrator at or +1 (516) 764-0045 with any questions.

  • 5 Apr 2021 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My name is David Levering. I run the Sternberg Science Camps program out of Fort Hays State University. I am writing to let you know about our virtual summer camps for 1st-12th graders this summer, including topics such as paleontology, wildlife biology, volcanology, scientific illustration, and astrobiology. We will be using new interactive virtual environments to create more social, exploration-based learning opportunities, supplementing the camp kit boxes we send students in the mail, and short instructional lessons delivered by our teaching staff. Scholarships are also available on a need and merit basis.

    We are hosting an open house for our new virtual exploration learning worlds on April 17th from 11am-2pm CST. Individuals interested in attending should email me at this address to ensure they receive the access link. The event will take place online within GatherTown.

    Here is a link for more information.

  • 7 Mar 2021 8:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I was hoping you might be able to help us publicize a competition we run each year to try to encourage interest in students throughout the Commonwealth in biomedical research.

    Now in its 29th year, the MSMR Student Competition encourages students to create a website, poster or essay describing a recent biomedical research breakthrough. The entries are judged blindly by a group of biomedical professionals, with cash prizes and certificates of recognition awarded to the winners. We also award classroom grants to the teachers of the winning students.

    We were hoping you could spread the news about the competition to science teachers throughout Massachusetts so that they may encourage their students to enter the competition this year. As I know you are well aware, learning circumstances are anything but normal at the moment, but we are hoping that the competition might actually be able to help in classrooms by offering an additional learning opportunity that students can work on remotely, if need be.

    The competition rules and procedures can all be found on our website:  

    We’re able to accept entries up through April 30, so hopefully that will provide enough time for any interested students to be able to enter.

    I’m very happy to answer any questions you may have on the process or any other element of the competition.

    James O’Reilly


    The Massachusetts Society for Medical Research

    73 Princeton Street, Suite 311

    North Chelmsford, Mass. 01863

    T: 978-251-1556 E-mail:

  • 10 Sep 2020 5:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are writing on behalf of the BioScience Collective, an organization created to inculcate a passion for biology in students by allowing them to participate in research-based discussions and experiment analysis, and by helping them prepare for biology competitions.

    To assist students across the United States (and beyond) who are passionate about biology, we are offering a free live stream prep course for the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) from the first week of October to the first week of February. Once a week, we will do an hour-long live stream on different topics found on the USABO open exam. By the end of the course, students will have learned an extensive amount of information and be ready to take the USABO and other competitive exams. The live stream will be taught by students who are very experienced in Biology and have reached the rank of semifinalist (consisting of the top 10% of participants) on the USABO. 

    This is the form to sign up:

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