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  • 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: https://msmr.org/event/annual-msmr-student-competition/  

    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: james.oreilly@msmr.org

  • 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: https://forms.gle/nRBjU9V1szJ9uN3m8

  • 17 Nov 2019 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bow Seat's annual Ocean Awareness Contest invites students ages 11-18 to create visual art, writing, film, and music that explores the impacts of climate change on the ocean. In addition to our general Contest awards, we have special scholarship opportunities for Massachusetts students:

    • $250 Hometown Awards for Boston residents
    • All Massachusetts participants will be eligible for $250 Bay State Awards

    We also have awards for educators who teach the Ocean Awareness Contest this year, including a Bay State Educator Award ($750 prize + $500 classroom grant).

    Finally, Bow Seat's Resource Studio provides curated resources for creative exploration and inquiry into issues related to the oceans and climate change, including articles, primary literature, lesson plans, quizzes, and inspirational media.

  • 13 Aug 2019 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    This season Fenway Park be once again hosting a NASA/Space themed STEM Day on Sept 19th as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing.

    Each year the Boston Red Sox host STEM Education Days where we welcome over 4,000 students and their educators to the ballpark. As part of this program students will learn STEM related curriculum via lectures and interactive exhibits in a morning STEM Fair (8-11am) leading up to the game (1pm). 

    Below is a video from one of last year’s events, and here is a link to the website with a bit more information.

    STEM Day Video 2018

     Event Details:

    Sept 19th

    $20-$25 per person and includes the STEM Day educational programming in the morning and ticket to the 1 pm game to follow.

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