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Berkshire STEM Network Snags $65,000 State Grant

This regional award will support Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley. As the lead partner of the Berkshire STEM Network, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will continue to collaborate with education, community and industry partners across the region.

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Students Join Berkshire Community College’s 2016 STEM Starter Academy

The program aims to provide students with the tools they need to be STEM ready in college and the workplace including: academic support, tutoring, special field trips, guest speakers and a STEM Academy Success Kit.

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MCLA Hosts Third 413 STEM Academy

The 21 students who will participate – six from Berkshire Community College, seven from Greenfield Community College and eight from Holyoke Community College – intend to major in fields that include biochemistry, biology, biological science, biotechnology, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, nursing and wildlife ecology/conservation.

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Williams Science Camp Serves Youngsters, Collegians

Learning went both ways at Williams College's Summer Science Lab this month. "One of my interns said this morning, 'The kids were my teachers this week as well,' " lab director Stephen Bechtel said last week.

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North Adams Elementary Students Go to Summer Camp

Instead enjoying some off time in July, some 300 pupils are spending the month eagerly learning science at the North Adams Public School Science Summer Camp. This year's theme is "Kid Commotion to Save the Ocean." Noella Carlow, the school system's 21st Century site coordinator, said the children spend seven hours a day at Brayton Elementary learning about the ocean and leadership skills during the four-week program

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Flying Cloud Institute’s Executive Director to Step Down at Year’s End

As Flying Cloud’s founder and first executive director, Burke has overseen the organization’s growth from an inventive experiment on a family farm in New Marlborough to a highly respected and effective educational force reaching more than 3,500 young people and hundreds of teachers through science and arts programs in schools and through other local partners throughout Berkshire County.

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MCLA Professor Joins WGBH, NASA in STEM Education Effort

Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH will receive approximately $10 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new STEM instructional models and digital media tools.

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Plunkett School Students Explore STEM Topics

C.T. Plunkett Elementary School students embarked on a two-month STEM enrichment after school program focused on robotics, chemistry, programing and much more. Students grades three through five have been spending Wednesday afternoon learning about science from multiple perspectives.

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Williamstown School Committee Hears About College's Involvement

Williamstown Elementary School students participate in BioEyes, one of the programs through which Williams College supports education at local schools.

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General Dynamics Engineers Teach Science to Reid Students

Michael Arace remembers attending educational workshops provided by General Electric as a child and it inspired him to become an engineer. Now a lead mechanical engineer at General Dynamics, he's hoping to inspire children to pursue careers in the field.

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Colgrove Park Sixth-Graders Get to Teach Wave Science

Armed with Slinkys and a microphone, James Holmes' Grade 6 science class taught second-graders about waves. Holmes said pupils planned their lessons from the ground up prior to Tuesday's class at Colgrove Park Elementary School.

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Learning is Fun at North Adams Summer Science Camp

"I call Science Camp my education utopia. It's creative, it's hands-on and kids are happy and relaxed." — Noella Carlow

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Business, Education, Political Officials Eye Growth Of Innovation Economy

"Massachusetts has really emerged as the global leader in life sciences." — Ryan Mudawar

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High School Students Compete at Region I Science Fair

"It was pretty fun for the most part, but it was a lot of work and very labor intensive." — Joshua Coleman

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