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Beyond Benign

Nonprofit Beyond Benign and Dow expand their collaboration to advance Green Chemistry education in U.S.

WILMINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Dow (NYSE: DOW), a global leader in materials science, and Beyond Benign, a nonprofit organization focused on making green chemistry an integral part of education, announce an expanded multi-year collaboration. Building upon a foundation of cooperation, both organizations aim to advance chemistry education by empowering educators with the tools and resources to incorporate green chemistry into higher education curricula.
City of BOSTON

Boston Mayor Wu Announces Call to Artists for $720K Investment In Public Art in BPS Schools

BOSTON, Mass. /Masachusetts Newswire/ -- This week (Feb. 21), Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Boston Public Schools (BPS) and with support from mural consultant Street Theory, today announced a Call to Artists for A Canvas of Culture: Boston Public Schools to help beautify and amplify the vibrancy of Boston's neighborhoods and schools by creating engaging and inspiring public art.
Beyond Benign

Beyond Benign announces Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC) Launch

WILMINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Beyond Benign, in partnership with sponsors and partners including the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), is excited to announce the launch of the Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC): an online hub for everyone in the green chemistry community to share, connect, learn, and grow together.
BioBuilder Educational Foundation

BioBuilder’s next phase, in which it will build on the learning from Eastern Tennessee, is to develop a plan to grow...

NEWTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The BioBuilder Educational Foundation, Inc. ("BioBuilder"), which has a decade of empowering teachers and schools to bring synthetic biology education to school districts in 47 states, today announced its launch of a strategic planning process designed to grow the bioeconomy workforce at scale in urban, rural, and tribal communities.
BioBuilder Educational Foundation

BioBuilder and K2 Scientific Bring Synthetic Biology Programs and Lab Equipment to High-Need High Schools Across U.S.

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As a world-recognized program that trains the next generation of innovators and skilled workers in synthetic biology, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation announced new work with K2 Scientific to make high quality tools and equipment for life science research widely accessible. BioBuilder has partnered with K2 Scientific, who will donate industry-grade refrigeration units to four high-need high schools participating in the BioBuilderClub this academic year.
Beyond Benign

Beyond Benign to Support Green Chemistry Educators at Minority-Serving Higher Education Institutions

WILMINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Beyond Benign announced a new Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Initiative, designed to provide green chemistry educational support for faculty and students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Being built and executed in collaboration with MSIs, the initiative is intended to ensure the next generation of world-class chemists and scientific leaders are reflective of the diversity of the global community and prepared to address sustainability through chemistry.
BioBuilder Educational Foundation

With new 2-year grant from BioMADE, BioBuilder is leading the project, ‘Launching High School Bioengineers on their Paths to College and...

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Thanks to a two-year grant recently awarded by BioMADE, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation will expand a program that has supported thousands of high school inventors over the last decade. BioBuilder is leading the project, "Launching High School Bioengineers on their Paths to College and Careers," with funding that will bring the authentic tools and approaches for engineering biology to BioBuilderClub students nationwide in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, Ars Biotechnica, and Daicel Arbor Biosciences.
Dr. Natalie Kuldell

BioBuilder Founder Featured as 2020 MWM Trailblazer Award Winner

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Dr. Natalie Kuldell, Founder and Executive Director of BioBuilder, is being featured by Million Women Mentors, an initiative of STEMconnector, the nation's largest professional services organization dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
Bounce Box Launches a New System to Combat Stress in Young Kids

Bounce Box Launches a New System to Combat Stress in Young Kids and Earns ‘Mom’s Choice Award’

DUXBURY, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Mom's Choice Awards has named Bounce Box as among the best in family-friendly products and services based on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.
Children Helping Science

Parents and children can help scientists understand how the young mind grows and changes – all from home

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Parents and children can help scientists understand how the young mind grows and changes-all from home! Children Helping Science from the Parent Researcher Collaborative connects families to hundreds of web-based studies of child development and brain function.
CS Recitations, a start-up coding school

CS Recitations, a Coding School Start-Up for Kids, Finds Success in Massachusetts, Opens New Location in Natick

NATICK, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- CS Recitations, a start-up coding school for kids and teens, announces the opening of a new location on Michigan Drive in Natick. What started in 2017 as a modest one-room school aimed at providing computer science classes to local students has doubled enrollment every year, leading to the opening of a new, larger facility this September.
MA Senator Elizabeth Warren

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Over $61M in AmeriCorps Funding for Commonwealth

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), William Keating (D-Mass.), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive a total of $61,358,349 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Holmes Legacy - The Doctor's Cases

Boston University’s ‘Holmes Legacy’ Staged Reading Unveils Virtual TV Series at WBUR CitySpace

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Sherlock Holmes fans! Boston University writers created a new TV series based on Stephen King's "The Doctor's Case" short story. "Holmes Legacy: The Doctor's Cases" is a six-episode drama about an older Dr. John Watson, who uses his memories of Sherlock Holmes to foil a new Moriarty and protect present-day London. Experience the live staged reading by professional actors at WBUR's CitySpace from 12-3 p.m. on April 27-28, 2019.
Gov. Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $850K in Massachusetts Community Compact Grants

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded over $850,000 in Community Compact Cabinet grants to 38 municipalities and 8 school districts across the Commonwealth. These grants will assist municipalities in exploring and implementing efficiency and regionalization initiatives.
Governor Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Awarded $2M New Skills for Youth Grant to Improve Career Education

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have selected Massachusetts as one of 10 states to receive a $1.95 million grant to strengthen and expand high-quality career-education pathways for students.
James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series

James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library Launches Nov. 10

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cameron Baxter Films announces the premiere of their film "Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America" which is the inaugural event for the James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, November 10 at the Central Library in Copley Square. The film is written, directed, and produced by Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow of Cameron Baxter Films LLC.

EVENT TONIGHT: Harvard Innovation Challenge 2015: Student Showcase and Award Ceremony April 9 at Harvard Faculty Club

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Harvard College Student Startup Showcase and Award Reception will take place Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. in the Harvard Faculty Club, according to Tiffany Lazo-Cedre, Co-Director of the i3 Innovation Challenge. i3 has grown to engage about 240 students on 85 teams and over 90 alumni and other professional judges and mentors each year.
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Gov. Baker Appoints Paul Sagan to Chair Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker announced the appointment of Paul Sagan to chair the 11-member Board of Elementary...

WomenLEAD's mission is to disrupt and revolutionize mentorship through a personal advisory board platform that advances women in their careers

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- With only fourteen percent of women leading in executive positions in the United States today, WomenLEAD, Inc. has their work cut out for them. Seeking to advance women in their careers via a new website that will offer an online community or personal advisory board made up of professional women globally this innovative company is thrilled to have been chosen as a Mass Challenge Finalist.

Mass. Gov. Patrick and Education Officials Honor Massachusetts' Top Educators

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick joined state education officials, legislators and teachers from across the state to recognize recipients...

WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted a Career Mentoring event for 80 Girl Scouts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted a Career Mentoring event for 80 Girl Scouts that ranged from grades 4 to 12. WEST taps into its community of women scientist, engineers and technologist as career mentors to hold events for young girls as well as early and mid career women.

Students across Massachusetts wear black and take pledge to 'Black Out Bullying' in Commonwealth schools

SALEM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined hundreds of students from across the Commonwealth participating in 'No Name Calling Day' to raise awareness and take a stand against bullying in our schools.

Mass. Gov. Patrick Designates Jan. 25 'No Name Calling Day' to Promote Anti-Bullying Awareness

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- In keeping with the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to ensuring all students have a safe learning environment, Governor Deval Patrick has designated January 25 as 'No Name Calling Day' in Massachusetts.
Mass Governor Patrick

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Seven Appointments to Umass Board of Trustees

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced seven appointments to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, effective immediately. The diverse group holds a wide range of professional and educational experience and includes six graduates of the University of Massachusetts. The new appointees will join existing board members in governing the University of Massachusetts System.

Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Springfield's First Innovation School – Welcomes Students Back

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick today welcomed students back to school at the Springfield Renaissance School, the city's first Innovation School, which provides a personalized approach to helping each student succeed, while promoting college readiness.

Mass. Lt. Governor Murray And Becker College Announce Institute to Support Video Game Industry in Massachusetts

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Building on the Commonwealth’s strengths as a center for innovation and recognizing the economic development potential of the digital...
Mass Governor Patrick

Mass. Gov. Patrick Joins Students, Educators To Announce New Program To Help Community College Grads Pursue Four-Year Degree At Umass Amherst

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined UMass Amherst Chancellor Robert C. Holub and Roxbury Community College (RCC) President Terrence A....

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Awards $350,000 In Planning Grants To 26 Potential Innovation Schools Across The Commonwealth

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Building on the Patrick-Murray Administration's continued efforts to close achievement gaps, promote innovative and bold strategies in education, and...
Mass Governor Patrick

Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Worcester Youth Program To Emphasize Education Reform Strategies

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited with students and staff at the Dynamy Youth Academy in Worcester to learn more...

Massachusetts 4th & 8th Graders Show Strong Performance On 2009 Naep Science Exams

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that Massachusetts 4th graders tied for first nationally in science performance and 8th...

Gov. Patrick Announces Massachusetts 12th Graders Receive Top Score On Nation's Report Card

MEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Surrounded by students and teachers at Medford High School, Governor Deval Patrick announced today that Massachusetts students lead the...

Governor Patrick Visits Bristol Community College To Highlight Importance Of Health Information Technology

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to promoting advanced job training and health information technology, Governor Deval...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates New Umass Law School With Students, Faculty

DARTMOUTH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited with students, faculty and administrators who will represent some of the inaugural class and...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights State's Investment In Essex North Shore Agricultural and Vocational Tech School

DANVERS /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School to highlight the state’s investment in the Essex...

Massachusetts partners with U.S. Department of Energy to educate engineers of tomorrow

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced the 2009 “Real World Design Challenge,” an innovative partnership to enhance science, technology, engineering, and...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Continued MCAS Improvement

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Tenth graders made across-the-board gains on last year's MCAS exam, and 83 percent of students have already met the state's...