BoSTEM's Favorite Resources


Free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding


JavaScript & Python coding tutorials that allow students to make portfolios of creative projects

Micro:bit Makecode

Blocks/JavaScript code editor for micro:bit powered by Microsoft MakeCode


Distance learning opportunities for educators and students

DIY Electronics Stores

Maker Shed

The online store of Make: magazine and Maker Faire


DIY electronics/kits and open-source hardware and tutorials


Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference

STEM Activity Websites


Electronics DIY projects

The STEM Laboratory

Fun STEM activities targeted to kids aged 4-7

Science Sparks

Creative science ideas and experiments for kids of all ages at school or home

Rosie Research

Fun science experiments for kids that teach the fundamentals of real science through hands-on learning


Indoor and outdoor STEM activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Learn Programming and More

Kiddo Byte

Free coding courses for kids

IBM SkillsBuild

Free, online, skills-based learning for students, adults, educators, and organizations



Free learnathon and hackathon for local high school students held at MIT


Worldwide event where students get together and build apps & games

Hack Club

This website maintains a list of high school hackathons in the US


Free bi-annual hackathon for high school students in New England

Major League Hacking

Student hackathon league powering over 200 events


Boston’s largest all-female, femme, and non-binary hackathon

College Prep for Teens

College Scoops

Helping parents and students find the right college fit

College Trips and Tips

College tips and travel guide by parents for parents

College Wise

The nation’s largest college counseling organization

Internship Connection

Find STEM internships in Boston, New York City, and Austin

Strategic Academic Success

STEM prep courses and seminars

Gap Year Solutions

Gap year consulting services


Personalized, transparent pricing and outcomes data on colleges

Programs and Organizations for Girls and Women

Black Girls Code

Teaches girls of color ages 7-17 about computer programming and digital technology

Girls in Tech

Organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech

Girls Who Code

Hosts free coding programs for girls grades 3-12

Lesbians Who Tech

The largest LGBTQ+ technology community in the world


Girls ages 7+ learn how to design and print their very own 3D object

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

Community for high school & college women in tech

She+ Geeks Out

On a mission to abolish inequity in the workplace, also offering tech and tech-adjacent women+ and their allies an opportunity to connect with each other and companies who want to hire them

STEM Study

List of networking, advocacy, and mentorship programs for women and minorities

Society of Women Engineers

The world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology


Offers free workshops to get girls interested in different kinds of technology

Technovation Challenge

Girls build a business plan and mobile app that address a community problem

Women in Tech Summit

Series of events that inspire, educate, and connect women in technology careers

A World of Women in STEM

A blog on women+ in STEM, including articles, activities, and worksheets

Startup and Tech Jobs in Massachusetts


Startup jobs around the world

Built in Boston

Boston-area startups and tech job board


Edtech job board


Tech and startup jobs, news, and insights

STEM Podcasts and Videos for Kids

Brains On

A science podcast for curious kids

But Why: A podcast for curious kids

A show led by kids who submit their questions

I Can be What?!

YouTube series that gives kids a sneak peek into the world of STEAM careers


Stories are told about science discoveries, with the help of scientists

WOW in the World

Stories about science, technology, and innovation

BoSTEM's Favorite Books

Ada Twist, Scientist

Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists


Personalized educational storybooks to encourage kids in science, technology, engineering, and math

Girls Think of Everything

A celebration of women inventors from diverse backgrounds

Rosie Revere, Engineer

A beautifully illustrated tale of a girl and her dream to become a great engineer.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity

Who Was? Series

A series of books that tell the incredible stories of trailblazers, legends, innovators, and creators


Chop Chop Family

Cooking magazine for kids that includes recipes, interactive games, and STEM activities


DIY projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, and more

Popular Science

Science reporting, technology news, and DIY projects

Scientific American

Guide to advancements in science and technology

Smore Magazine

Science magazine for curious girls and boys

Parenting Support

Moms as Mentors

Resources to empower moms and daughters

Phase 2 Parenting

Boston resources for raising tweens and teens

Tutoring and Coaching

Beyond Booksmart

Individualized online approach to executive function coaching for students


Connects qualified college undergraduate tutors with K-12 students

Educator Resources


Easy-to-use blocks-based CAD tool designed to teach math and coding to grades 3-12

Free K-12 cyber education program with age-appropriate content that aligns with state standards

MIT Edgerton Center

Free makerspace resources for K-12 educators


Custom tech bundles for teachers and libraries, including starter activities & in-school workshops

Globe Observer

The GLOBE Program supports students of all ages in doing real scientific research

Journal of Emerging Investigators

Science journal & mentorship program publishing research by students


Fun and challenging math programs for middle school students

Nasco Education

Customized STEM solutions that engage students, enhance achievement, and expand innovation


High-quality freely available science education materials


Provides project-based learning environments and experiences with a STEM focus

Ward's Science

Free resource for finding and writing STEM grants