The BSU Observatory offers public viewing nights during the Fall and Spring semesters. The Observatory staff will show you constellations, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters, and will be happy to answer any questions you have about astronomy.
Darwin Day is an international celebration of Darwin’s theory of evolution as well as a day dedicated to science communication and outreach, celebrated on or near the birthday of Charles Darwin. Community members are welcome to join faculty, students and staff for a day-long event that includes natural history displays, faculty and student presentations, and a keynote presentation by an evolutionary biologist.
Greenlight for Girls is an international organization dedicated to inspire girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways. The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education and the College of Education at Bridgewater State University partner with Greenlight for Girls to offer a Greenlight for Girls STEM event, where we welcome 150 girls (aged 11-15) from local communities to join us for an exciting day filled with hands-on science & technology workshops guided by STEM role model professionals, BSU faculty and staff.
Lego League Scrimmage
BSU will be hosting a First Lego League Robot scrimmage. Admission to the event is free to non-participating teams and the public. The scrimmage is intended as a learning opportunity and teams are not expected to be “ready to compete”. Most teams won’t be ready and the scrimmage is an excellent opportunity for teams to learn, meet other teams, get ideas and see what other teams are doing.
The Massachusetts Region V High School Science and Engineering Fair is a non-profit organization, that showcases student's work through annual science fairs. Each student, or team of students, with the help of a science teacher/mentor, will create a new project for 2020, fill out the SEFOS registration form, and then print out, fill out, and upload all necessary paperwork to their SEFOS account.
The Math Kangaroo is a competition for students in grades 1 through 12. The atmosphere is fun and encouraging and all participants receive a T-shirt, pencil, certificate and a toy. The heart of the competition is the 75 minute multiple-choice test. There are 24 questions for students in grades 1 through 4, and 30 for grades 5 and up.
The Science Academy offers one-week science classes for students who are in or are entering grades 4 - 12. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration. The Science Academy is offered twice throughout the year: one in the Summer and one in the Winter.