The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! Delivered to every Home and Business... each and every week!  

Tag Archives: STEM

Jay Mankita teaches engineering through play

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With schools increasingly trying to lead children to STEM careers, there is a huge need to make engineering seem as fun as long-beloved subjects like art and music. Looking to fill that gap, Jay Mankita brought his Rube Goldberg machine building event, Playful Engineers, to the Sherborn Community...
Read more

PTC Corp recognized for generosity

In April, PTC Corporation was recognized at Needham High School (NHS) for their $30,000 donation over five years in support of the Da Vinci Workshop. Five years ago, PTC Corporation committed to funding the creation of this innovation space. PTC Corporation has been a strong advocate for STEM education, and their contribution in conjunction with...
Read more

Wellesley STEM Expo dazzles

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Education Foundation’s (WEF) STEM Expo 2019, which took place on April 6 at Wellesley High School, was the 4th iteration of what organizers have called "a labor of love.” The Expo was a collaboration between committed volunteers, community members, corporate sponsors, Wellesley public/private schools’ teachers and staff, exhibitors and attendees....
Read more

Young inventors make grabbers at library

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff “Has anyone ever used any robots?” was the key question asked of children at the Dover library on Thursday, February 28. Some children nodded. If they hadn’t before, they were going to learn today. Children came to the Dover Library, back fresh and well-rested after finishing their February break,...
Read more

Library, CRS collaborating on STEM program

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
Dover Library and Charles River School are set to co-host a STEM program for children ages 7-9 on Wednesday, February 27, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Dover Library. In this project – inspired by the book “And The Robot Went…” – participants will learn about using simple machines and the laws of physics, and will use...
Read more

Dover Library, CRS host STEM program

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31112" align="alignright" width="300"]Karen Pratt giving some guidance. Karen Pratt giving some guidance.[/caption] On Wednesday the 16th, The Dover Town Library and the Charles River School hosted their first of a now-ongoing STEM program (STEM standing for science, technology, engineering, and...
Read more

Westwood students break eggs, learn STEM

It was four years ago that the administration at Westwood’s Thurston Middle School decided they needed a STEM program with a robust engineering and computer science component. Now, the school is preparing to graduate the first class of students to have made its way through the entire program. While it was more of a pilot program...
Read more

Wellesley Amateur Radio reaches new heights

A longtime town resident and ham radio enthusiast, Charlie Bures, WA3ITR, reports he has been involved with a Natick High School High Altitude Balloon (HAB) launch. The STEM project carrying an Amateur Radio tracking device and GoPro cameras was launched on Wednesday, June 20. The project was funded by the AeroClub of New England, the oldest...
Read more

Walpole Library hosts magical science program

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Oftentimes, we think of magic as something that is whimsical and fueled by wonder. But is science usually thought of in the same way? From Mad Science of Greater Boston, an interactive science program for children, Uma Vadher had a question for the children at the Walpole Public Library:...
Read more

‘Creative Mixtures’ makes STEM exciting

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Many people say that the future lies in STEM - that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Considering the technologically-dependent world in which we live, it might just be true. In order to instill an early love of what can sometimes be perceived as “boring” or simply unreachable due to complexity,...
Read more

Building Zone offers dip into STEM

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Dover Library offers a myriad of activities for kids – everything from coding to building fairy homes. Most recently, the Library began offering a chance to have fun while also exploring the basics of STEM. Building Zone is offered every Tuesday at 4:00 P.M. All different types...
Read more

Wellesley Students Get Excited About Science at Hardy Science Night

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Rama K. Ramaswamy A hand-full of Wellesley’s elementary schools organize and run annual extracurricular STEM programs. Bates School has it’s “Magnificent Day of Play” whereby students participate in making creations out of cardboard and other materials and Upham School has it’s “Invention Convention” wherein students bring in posters about their inventions and STEM-inspired ideas. Hardy...
Read more