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America’s First National Math Festival Comes to D.C. on Saturday, April 18; Invites Families to Discover the Delight and Power of Mathematics in Daily Life

Today, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) announced that the inaugural National Math Festival will take place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Broadcom MASTERS

Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars), is the premier middle school science and engineering fair competition.

Thousands of students expected at hands-on STEM festival at Delta

More than 3,500 students and chaperones are expected to descend on Delta College Friday to get a hands-on introduction to STEM education. The students, 3,200 of whom are from 32 middle schools across the region, will be attending the Dow Chemical Great Lakes Bay Regional Science & Engineering Festival. The event is an attempt to “bridge the ‘attraction gap’ of students in the 4th-12th grade for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields,” said Cynthia Drake, an associate professor of biology at Delta.

Robotics

There are a number of robotics-related programs & competitions going on right now, check them out:

 

Zero Robotics

Zero Robotics is a computer programming competition where the robots are SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites) inside the International Space Station. The competition starts online via a website hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where teams program the SPHERES to solve an annual challenge.

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Welcoming All Girls in the Maker Faire Movement: Let's Make It Happen

This article shines light upon a prominent STEM issue, the lack of underrepresented minority girls in afterschool programs, & highlights Techbridge girls. Techbridge girls brought their projects they created in their afterschool program in Oakland Technical High School to Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. “They learned to code, worked with tools, practiced teamwork, and persevered through many cycles of the design process.