A day in the life of a STEM Professional – Part 1

Ever wonder what it’d be like to work in the STEM industry? We thought it’d be fun to interview a STEM professional during #MassSTEMWeek.  During #STEMWeek, we will highlight a few professionals across the Greater Boston area to see what they love about their job and how they got started in the STEM field. Meet […]

WMJX-FM Exceptional Women Podcast

Sue Tabb talked with Olu Ibrahim, Founder and CEO of Kids in Tech, about partnering with Massachusetts STEM Week. Kids in Tech’s AI and ML themed STEM Week program, titled Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Ethics, Coding, and Creating Smart Cities, will focus on middle school students, and will provide customizable lessons and learning modules to […]

Gratitude Report FY June 20-May 21

At Kids in Tech, we call our Annual report the Gratitude Report because we are grateful: Grateful for the hundreds of donors and volunteers passionate about ensuring kids get access to high quality technology education in the after-school setting. Grateful for our community partners working to make a difference. Grateful for our team of experienced staff, volunteers, and […]

The future of work is hybrid. But is it accessible?

By Michaela Goss, Communications Volunteer In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced all schools and businesses to move to remote operations, if they were able. One year later, as vaccines roll out, schools and businesses are attempting to figure out life after the pandemic. Many businesses have already pledged to remain remote for good, while […]

The State of STEAM Education

by Aimee Khan, Communications Volunteer I went to school in the 90s. Back then, children of all races and genders were encouraged to pursue mathematics and science as well as interdisciplinary subjects like history and English. A well-rounded education is necessary in being able to decide a path in college and beyond. I find that […]

How does Massachusetts approach STEM education?

By Michaela Goss Massachusetts aims to fulfill two key goals for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education: ensure students can actively engage in data analysis and ensure they can relate what they learn in the classroom to life outside the classroom. The Massachusetts Department of Education’s (DOE’s) website lays out the state’s standards-based academic […]

How the Arts Can Help Redesign STEM Curriculums

By Michaela Goss, Communications Volunteer School science projects are rarely complete without a giant poster board, colorful lettering and pictures to help describe the project. Technical engineers who build software and websites can’t fully complete their jobs if they can’t picture how the end product will look and how the designs must come across. The […]

Fluorescence @home: STEM Explorations That GLOW!

Fluorescence is a tool used widely in the sciences and beyond. But it is also a fascinating phenomenon in its own right. Use the handheld P51™ fluorescence viewer to explore the world of fluorescence right at home! Learn more about this topic in our upcoming Beyond the Microscope event “Fluorescence @home: STEM Explorations That GLOW!” […]

Building a Pathway for Diversity, Equity and Belonging in STEAM

by Aimee Khan, Communications Volunteer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education and career paths are often overlooked by people of color and women due to a lack of interest or belief in themselves. Without enough immersion and education opportunities, these minorities could forego the discovery of a lifelong passion. That is why Kids […]

Interview with Mark Turner and Maxim Weinstein from Sophos

Hi guys! This is Jael Whitney, volunteer for Kids in Tech. For Cybersecurity Awareness Month and #MassSTEMWeek, I’m talking to professionals all across the cybersecurity industry about the future of STEM. Today, I’m interviewing a few members of the Cybersecurity teams at Sophos, an international security software and hardware company: Mark Turner, Senior New England […]