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Summer fun for budding scientists and engineers!

A project based, fun approach to applied science and engineering
with programs for your school, museum, youth group or community.

• work in teams, building individual & group projects •
• use tools, drawings, computer applications & scientific instruments •
• child to instructor ratio of 7:1 or less •
• lead instructors are engineers, scientists or scholars •

 Outdoor games & challenges add to the fun!

Faculty



John Aviste, P.Eng.

Engineering degree from the University of Toronto

John is the lead instructor this summer. His youth programs have been held at university campuses, libraries, schools and museums. Thousands of students have participated. John has also served as a Webelos Scout leader and as an assistant to Boy Scout Troop 23. He has a background in civil engineering.

Accomplishments include:
• solving the challenge of using less plastic, in hot-filled beverage bottles
• engineering and prototyping a tamper-proof, temperature sensing device
• researching ways to reduce spoilage in silage, used to feed dairy cattle

Caitlyn Snider
Sociology Major at Framingham State University

This summer, Caitlyn was our Catapult Engineering program assistant Regis College. She is a college freshman pursuing a career as a school counselor. She has a particular interest in helping students reach their potential and achieve their goals. She is a proud volunteer at Camp Sunshine in Maine, and loves to learn from children, as much as they love to learn from her.

Brian Kreidberg
Computer Engineering at Hofstra University

This summer, Brian assisted with our rocketry program at Regis College. He has learned HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python and C++. Not only does Brian know rockets, but he has even built a trebuchet.

2017 Sponsors

• C2AE Architecture ⎟ Engineering
• The C & S Companies ⎯ C & S plans, designs, constructs, and maintains the built and natural environment.
• Caterpillar, Inc.
• Fabco  ⎯  roof trusses, floor trusses and engineered wood products
• SLACK Chemical, Inc.
• Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Company
• Tisdel Associates ⎯ Consulting engineers


Advisory Board

Arun Channan, P. Eng.
Engineering degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo
MBA from the Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario

Mr. Channan has over 30 years of management consulting and direct management experience with domestic and international organizations. He is the founder of myndwerx, a talent management consultancy focused on identifying, retaining, coaching and training top performers.

 

 

Auritte Cohen-Ross
Ms. Cohen is the founder of Celsius and Beyond, an award winning science enrichment program for youth in San Francisco. The program offers classes led by scientists, in all disciplines of science.

Ms. Cohen has spent 12 years in the high tech industry and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a technical communications specialist. She is a Cum laude economics graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

 

 

Debra Koloms, M.D.
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Electrical engineering degree

Dr. Koloms is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. She completed her ophthalmology at the prestigious Loyola/Hines University where she had the honor of being a representative to the Chicago Medical Society.

An avid rocketeer, Dr. Koloms serves on the Board of Directors for the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc., devoted to the advancement and operation of amateur high powered rocketry.

 

Henry Weinman
Engineering degree from the University of Toronto
MBA from York University

Mr. Weinman is the founder of Weinman Consulting, a results-driven firm with close to 30 years of finance-related experience. He serves independent business owners and companies of all sizes across multiple industries.

Special Thanks to

Lyn Aviste, CCRN for critical support and strategy.

Cyndi Reitmeyer for her valuable support, putting on the Boston STEM Fair and her website Bostontechmom, A parent’s guide to raising a Future Techie.

Tom Reff, M.Ed. for sharing best practices in teaching, with considerable enthusiasm.

Duane Weed, DW Video & Multimedia, for his sage marketing and sales directives.

Ben Wiehe, Project Manager, Science Festival Alliance, for his direction, suggestions and introduction to the Cambridge Science Festival. He is a catalyst.

MaryCat Chaikin, Events & Logistics Manager, Cambridge Science Festival for welcoming us to the Festival & Carnival and facilitating the process.

David Gutierrez, Director of Growth & Outreach at Empow Studios, for entertaining collaboration and offering procurement tips.

Ben Koch, M.Ed., CEO, NuMinds Enrichment, for sharing best practices.

Meredith Lawrence, Communications and Alumni Coordinator, MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs for adding Edge on Science to their directory of summer programs for middle school students.

Katey Goehringer, The Wellesley STEM Expo, Wellesley Educational Foundation for facilitating our entry as an exhibitor and an overall wonderful expo.

Bruce Henderson, Chair, NewtonSTEM for a comprehensive STEM resource for Newton parents, educators, students and STEM professionals.