Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Looking Back at the 2017 PMC Ride and Fundraising Workshops As more than 6,000 cyclists from 48 different states converged on three locations in Massachusetts for the 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), Taylor Tutwiler, who works to organize kids’...

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Inspiring Kids to Code

Inspiring Kids to Code

Bridging the Gap from Scratch to Java There was a time when coding was considered a complex endeavor – one that involved hours of typing letters and numbers, and was primarily the mission of those with computer programming expertise. Today...

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Adding STEAM to the PMC

Adding STEAM to the PMC

Empow Studios hosts workshops to benefit cancer care and research When Taylor Tutwiler rides her bike each year as part of the Pan-Mass Challenge® (PMC) to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, she has a goal and it’s personal. “Many...

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Technology on Command

Technology on Command

Students Explore Speech Recognition Software There's no way around it: kids need to learn how to type, and not with one finger. Texting doesn't count. However, it's not hard to imagine their world as adults when their voices will do much of the...

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STEM Camper Turns Teacher

STEM Camper Turns Teacher

How mentoring has helped this camper become an aspiring teacher When 22-year-old Lynne Richman had her first taste of STEM camp, she was 12-years-old and hadn’t really had a chance to explore technology. “The camp was called ‘iCamp,’” she...

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