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Our Programs

Massachusetts Region V High School Science and Engineering Fair

The Massachusetts Region V High School Science and Engineering Fair, which is held at Bridgewater State University, is a non-profit organization, that showcases student's work through annual science fairs. 

Region V, formerly called the South Shore Region, is the largest educational region in the Commonwealth, encompassing schools in 75 cities and towns  – including the cities of Brockton, Newton, Quincy, and Weymouth, and the towns of Weston, Provincetown, Natick, Plymouth, Easton, and many more. The region runs from the Atlantic Ocean west to beyond Interstate 95, and from Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket north to the Mass Pike. Region V also includes 14 regional high schools, and every private and parochial school in Boston.

For updated information about the Region V High School and Engineering Fair, please visit the Region V website.  

Open Lab Week

CASE will host Open Lab Week again this year! The goal of engaging the community in hands-on STEM learning remains the same. Open Lab Week will be virtual, and will take place October 18 - October 22, 2021. Hands on activities are geared toward students in preschool to grade 12 but can be done by all. Registration for the event is required. Additional information will be posted on our website shortly.

Open Lab Week 2020 was a virtual event. Open Lab Week  2020 activities can be found on our Online Learning page.

Darwin Day

Darwin Day goes virtual this year! This 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. For the 2021 celebration, Bridgewater State University will have virtual lectures from evolutionary biologists and educational activities available to the community and educators use at home or in the classroom.

Math Kangaroo

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. Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 Math Kangaroo Competition."

Greenlight for Girls

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. 

BSU Observatory

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. 

Engage In Math

Engage in Math programs for teachers, students and parents unlock the world of engaging mathematics through creative problem solving, puzzles, and games. While playing games, people of all ages can develop and use more complex levels of reasoning than in any other situation. 

Watershed Access Lab

Watershed Access Lab provides numerous opportunities for community members to access training to enhance learning of watershed stewardship and environmental science.