LigerBots to host competition for elementary and middle school students on December 15, 9 a.m.

The LigerBots will host the Newton Championship, a FIRST LEGO League robotics competition for elementary and middle schoolers, at Newton North on Saturday, December 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to come and watch. Admission is free! About 600 Massachusetts students in grades 4-8 will compete using LEGO robots they designed, built, and programmed to perform complex tasks.

Women of Science team takes second and sixth place in state competition

Two NNHS Women of Science teams competed successfully in the 16th annual Women of Science Scholarship Competition at Bedford High School on December 8, One team came in second place and the other, sixth, out of 38 teams from all over Massachusetts. Team members had a great time building mousetrap-powered vehicles, studying famous female astronomers and astronauts, and speaking with female science professionals during a networking lunch.

Adults try micropipetting and taste tests at Science Education at NNHS and Beyond on December 6

More than 25 parents/guardians joined the PTSO for a fun evening learning what Newton North students are doing in science class, hearing about the Science Department's need for new equipment to introduce teens to cutting-edge work in genetics, and trying out micropipettes and a taste test.

Newton CPC public hearings on conservation restrictions, Allen House historic rehab to be held December 11, 7:00 p.m.

The Community Preservation Committee will hold public hearings on funding requested by the Newton Conservators for conservation restrictions on past CPA-funded land acquisitions, and supplemental funding for the Allen House historic rehabilitation project in West Newton, on December 11, 7:00 pm., in Newton City Hall Room 204. The CPC will also discuss recent changes to the Golda Meir House Expansion in Auburndale, for which it has already recommended funding to the City Council.

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