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Students, seniors meet for Tech Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every year, it seems, there’s a new device, component, or system added to our already-challenging everyday technological landscape. For kids who have grown up with monthly iPhone updates, these changes are just routine. But using these devices can be difficult for those who were introduced to them later...
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Local libraries embrace technology

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first public library opened in Boston between 1711 and 1725. Since then, to say the least, things have changed. Entering the technological age, libraries have had to make great leaps to ensure they keep up with the profusion of new forms of knowledge. While some may still view libraries as...
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Students strut stuff at STEAM Fair

The Martha Jones School recently held a STEAM Fair to showcase the wide variety of talents of its student body. The fair lets students present projects they create in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art or math. Fair visitors viewed demonstrations and art displays from 100 students, and were treated to a concert by...
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Sixth graders design unique civilizations

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Dover-Sherborn Middle School held its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) Fair on Thursday, where sixth graders were tasked with using all the skills they’d learned in their classes to design a unique civilization. To make matters trickier, each civilization had to address a challenge currently facing the...
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Walpole Library hosts desert STEAM event

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32459" align="alignright" width="300"]Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus. Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus.[/caption] After having made recyclable towers last week, and with their...
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STEM Expo to feature ‘Picturing Science’

The Wellesley Education Foundation Board of Directors has announced a featured exhibit for Wellesley STEM Expo on April 6. “Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies,” an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate...
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Challenge Success hosting Dr. Steiner-Adair

DS Challenge Success is set to host Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., presenting on “The Impact Technology and Social Media have on Youth & Families.” The program is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Dover-Sherborn High School’s Mudge Auditorium. Author of the award-winning book “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships...
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Dover Library, CRS host STEM program

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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...
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Scouts teach tech to seniors

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31003" align="alignright" width="300"]Scout Oliver Fried leads the lecture from the front of the room. Scout Oliver Fried leads the lecture from the front of the room.[/caption] At the Dover Town Library on Saturday afternoon, members of the Dover Boy Scouts held...
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‘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,...
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Sherborn Library hosts Super Structures

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Many people say that the future lies in STEM - 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, the Walpole...
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Children STEAM forward at Needham Library

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Children in Grades 1-6 have been STEAMing away in the new STEAM Powered Creation Station at the Needham Free Public Library. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and is being taught in Needham elementary schools. The Needham Free Public Library partnered with Olin College, The Needham Science Center and Needham...
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