STEM Summer Camps in Chicago

I’ve posted a list of more than 2 dozen STEM Summer Camps in and around Chicago over at The Maker Mom blog. Just click to get the scoop. As I’ve mentioned, this blog is rather slow, but if you look on our Events tab above, you’ll find there’s STEM fun in and around Chicago all year long. Bookmark the Events page in […]

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Attention Blog Subscribers

Dear Blog Subscribers, Although I’m slowing building up this site, I’m thrilled to notice that the blog already has several subscribers and many more visitors. That said, I’m not posting on the blog regularly. Most of my updates go in the Events area, where I’m adding items as I find them, mostly things in the city or just north. I […]

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Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers

Break out the knitting needles, the lock picks, lathes, and Arduinos. It’s time to apply for a free table at The Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire! This third annual Chicago Northside Maker Faire is going to be 3x as excellent at the first one. That’s a pretty high bar and they can’t do it with out cool makers like YOU. The Faire […]

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Summer Science Camps at Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum Programs for kids

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle has opened registration their summer science camps. Students in grade 5-8 can choose from a variety of topics herpetology, a week of wetlands, the invisible world, kids  vs. wild, forbidden forest and more. Weeklong camps run from June 8 through August 10. Some camps are full-day, while others are only half.  Before and aftercare options […]

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STEM Events in Chicago January 17-19, 2015

There’s a three-day weekend coming up and Robot City Workshop in Chicago might have just the thing to keep your young roboticists busy on the 19th. Although the STEM, or even STEAM connection might not be too strong, families may also want to check out the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival running at venues around town from January 14 – […]

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The Weekend of January 10, 2015

Whether you’re in Chicago or the suburbs there are some fun ways to get your STEM and STEAM on this weekend. These all sounds pretty fun, but I’m partial to the North Shore’s first VEX tournament! I’m excited to see Niles North taking the lead in bringing VEX robotics to the area and not just because there’s finally a tournament […]

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Best STEM Gifts for Kids 2014


Look for me, Kim Moldofsky, founder of STEM Kids Chicago and The Maker Mom blog on Chicago’s WGN Morning News this Friday, November 28 at around 8:40 AM Central Time as I share my top picks for this year’s top STEM and tech toys for tweens and teens. No worries if you miss the actual segment. I’ll post a recap […]

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Scratch Day Chicago

Join in for a Scratch Day Chicago celebration this weekend, May 17 at West Ridge School on Chicago’s North Side. It’s ideal for tweens who want to learn to code as well as teens that are already proficient Scratchers. Parents are welcome, too. Read more on The Maker Mom blog.

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Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development Conference for Gifted Kids and Families

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) is gearing up for their annual conference for gifted kids and their parents, Opportunities for the Future. The conference takes place on Saturday, June 28 at their Evanston campus includes tracks a for parents as well as for kids in different age tracks. Gifted Kids and Families. Parents are welcome to attend (with […]

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MATE ROV Competition in Chicago April 26, 2014


The Marine Advanced Technology Education Remote Operated Vehicle (MATE ROV, for short) Midwest competition will take place this weekend, April 26. It’s one of 22 regional competitions taking place around the world. Students from upper elementary through college level, as well as community organizations compete in MATE ROV. This year’s challenge focuses on exploring shipwrecks, sinkholes and conservation in the […]

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