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Wellesley Students win at New England Regional Botball Tournament

Wellesley students took first and second place in the team competition at the New England Regional Botball Tournament on Saturday April 12 at UMass Lowell. 23 high school teams from across New England competed. Botball is a team-oriented robotics competition where teams design, build and program a pair of autonomous robots using a standardized kit […]

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Wellesley science fair a smashing success

Beakers, bubbles, Segweys, 3D printers and R2-D2 were among the big draws for science enthusiasts at the inaugural Wellesley Science & Technology Expo on Saturday at Wellesley High. (I took this video very early in the day…the floor quickly became more crowded than shown here.)    

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Wellesley Free Library scores $50K grant for iPads, other Apple products

Wellesley Media Corp., has given the Wellesley Free Library Foundation a $50,000 grant for Apple products including iPads and MacBook Pro computers that can be used to help expand computing classes offered at Wellesley Free Library. Wellesley Media anticipates lending its teaching skills to those classes. According to Anna Litten, WFL Technology Education Coordinator, one […]

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Wellesley Science & Tech Expo kickoff meeting Nov. 21

The committee for the first Wellesley Science and Technology Exposition (WSTE), a one-day Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) event that we wrote about this past summer, next week kicks off the festivities with coffee, dessert and conversation about the future of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Wellesley and its surrounding community. The meeting will be […]

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Wellesley Public Schools pluck head of technology from Hopkinton

Kathleen Dooley, currently director of technology in the Hopkinton Public School system, has been named director of technology for the Wellesley Public Schools effective July 1. Before joining Hopkinton’s tech team in 2008, Dooley was head of technology for Holliston’s school system. She has also worked as a software consultant. [Wellesley school administrators, most notably […]

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Envision Wellesley High in 3D

3D printers are all the rage. It’s hard to read a tech or business magazine or website these days without seeing something about the topic, which has big implications for manufacturing and more. Even nearby schools such as Marlborough High are getting into the act, using a 3D printer it was given to add excitement […]

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Latest plan: Wellesley 5th grade families would no longer directly foot iPad bill

In the wake of meetings with Wellesley parents, Wellesley Public School officials have revised plans to put iPads into the hands of all 5th graders, a  plan we first brought to light in early January that would have required most families to either pay $40 a year to support their own devices or pay $155 […]

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