pK-12 March Madness Events

With Spring just around the corner, we’re betting it doesn’t take much for you to want to leave the house and do something fun. If you’re like us, Spring Fever is hitting hard and we’re looking for any excuse to get out there and find a STEM-related activity. Here’s a few pK-12 events and programs happening around campus and in the area in March to get excited about.


  1. Blue Lobster Bowl 2017, March 4

The MIT Sea Grant College Program is holding their annual Blue Lobster Bowl in which teams of high schoolers from MA are quizzed on their knowledge of ocean science subjects. The winning team will fly to Oregon and represent MA in the National Finals Competition with all expenses paid.


  1. Science on Saturday: The Science of Weather, March 11

MIT Lincoln Laboratory holds free science demonstrations several Saturdays a year on several different topics. This Saturday, Joe Venutti will talk about how storms begin, how you can make lightning, and how tornadoes form. Space fills up quick, so be sure to register online to ensure you have a spot!


  1. Spark 2017, March 11-12

MIT Educational Studies Program (ESP) holds a weekend-long program to give 7th and 8th grade students the chance to explore crazy subjects by taking classes such as Chinese brush painting! There is also a plethora of walk-in activities in case you want to play hookey. The program cost $40 for 2 days of classes, including lunch. More information on classes and financial aid is available here.


  1. Health Fair: Brain Works, March 17-18

Come touch a real brain (!!!) at The Museum of Science and explore the connection between the brain and technology. The event is part of the High School Science series and is open and free to all Massachusetts high school groups.


  1. Noche de Ciencias, March 19

Interested in attending MIT? The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers @ MIT is having an info session that will include hands on STEM activities, information on the application process and financial aid, and FREE FOOD! The event will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Lobby 13, MIT Campus.