3 Not-to-Miss Events This Week at Microsoft New England

| MSNE Staff

April showers bring May flowers … and the busiest season for events at Microsoft New England. Follow us on Twitter @MSNewEngland for daily updates + live-tweets!


1) As Part of Cambridge Science Festival: Transformative Collaboration in STEM Education
Tuesday, April 22, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Twitter: @CSFTweets, #CambSciFest

Recent educational exams continue to show U.S. students’ math and science scores lagging behind other developed nations.  Cambridge is rich in STEM resources, and many stakeholders are invested in giving young people the opportunities they need to thrive as the next generation of STEM professionals.  In order for all students—including the minority, female and low-income youth who face a startling achievement gap—to benefit from these resources, it is essential for different sectors to collaborate. As the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Dr. Karen L. Mapp writes, “Transformation occurs as organizing groups bring individuals, communities, and institutions into relationship and action.”

Building upon last year’s “Plugging the Leaky STEM Pipeline” roundtable, this discussion will bring together specialists from different fields to discuss ways that child care centers, K-12 schools, afterschool programs, universities, businesses, government offices, research companies, and community members can work together to inspire and support the next generation of young scientists, innovators, designers and leaders.

From 6:00-6:30 p.m., children and youth from Cambridge schools and out-of-school time programs will present examples of their STEM work.   At 6:30 p.m. a panel discussion will share new research, best practices, and success stories that illustrate the value of collaboration.  The session will end with time for networking.

Takeit2) AIGA Boston: TAKE IT FROM ME
Wednesday, April 23, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Twitter: @aigaboston

Join us for a speed dating style event at which students and emerging designers will meet in small groups to ask questions, start conversations, and casually network with design professionals.

This event will allow students and emerging designers to ask questions to professional designers to hear about their career paths, discover their process, and learn from their mistakes and successes.

hackfit3) HACKFit Boston Spring 2014
Friday, April 25, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Thru Sunday, April 27, 4:00pm

Late Registration Here

HACKFit is not just a hackathon or Startup Weekend, it’s a way of life.

We unite technologists and entrepreneurs to launch fitness startups that will transform physical activity and health. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled experience where you will be challenged mentally and physically. You’ll pitch ideas, form teams, overcome physical challenges, and build technology to compete for the glory of best fitness startup.

Discover a true sense of accomplishment, supercharge your weekend with physical activity, have a great time, and form a lasting bond with your fellow HACKFitters that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

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