Educational Outreach - K-12 Programs
Science on Saturday events are fun, free science demonstrations at Lincoln Laboratory and are given several times each school year by our
scientists and engineers. All local community K–12 students, their parents, and their teachers are welcome to attend Science on Saturday events. Some previous events have focused on cryogenics, electricity and magnetism, acoustics, chemistry, optics, ions, hands-on engineering, and mathematics. more ›
Curious kids can submit a question to a scientist through the Laboratory's Ask The Scientist page.
Each Friday our scientist will select one question from the mailbox and post an answer. You can view previous questions and answers by date or by subject in the archives. more ›
Lincoln Laboratory scientists and engineers are available to give free science presentations in local K–12 classrooms. Most presentations can be adapted to different lengths and different grade levels. Presentations and lab activities cover an extremely wide variety of subjects. more ›
Laboratory engineers volunteer to help students learn about robotics and engineering by advising robot-building teams participating in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL) also hosts workshops and in-house competitions with teams composed of Laboratory employees' children. Volunteers are on-hand to provide demonstrations or mentorship to classrooms. more ›
This day-long event held at Lincoln Laboratory exposes girls in grades 6-8 to the creativity and innovation of engineering and technology with fun hands-on activities. The event, in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, is designed to "WOW" girls with what they will accomplish!
This partnership with MIT sponsors four programs for middle- and high-school students. Lincoln Laboratory plays a part in each program by sponsoring children, providing presentations about science and engineering career choices, and giving a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Laboratory.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory has partnered with Society for Science & the Public to promote science education through the Ceres Connection program. This program names minor planets after students in fifth through twelfth grades and their teachers. Students and teachers are selected through by the Science Education Department at Society for Science & the Public. All minor planets named in the Ceres Connection program have been discovered by LINEAR, the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research program. more ›