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Lowell Massachusetts is located in northeastern Massachusetts about 25 miles north of Boston and is accessible via the major highways of routes 495, 3, and 93 as well as the MBTA commuter rail.

Lowell's National Park serves as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry that was so much a part of New England in the 19th century. The rehabbed mill buildings, the trolley and canal, and the museums are all part of Lowell's Historical tours.

The 19th century mill buildings host small and large companies at unique financial incentives which serves to promote new growth and development in Lowell. The Lowell Auditorium is a 3,200 seat venue which hosts many of the country's best performers at very reasonable prices.

The city's workforce is computer literate and supported by the schools in the district. Lowell is home to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Middlesex Community College. The student population creates a profitable atmosphere for retail businesses in downtown Lowell and surrounding neighborhood.

Lowell is built around the Merrimack River and its diverse canal system which adds to its character and appeal. Residents proudly proclaim that Lowell has something for everyone with its unmatched quality of life.

The late Ed McMahon from the Tonight Show was born in Detroit and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He got his start on television playing a circus clown on the 1950-51 variety series Big Top.

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When: Jul 27, 2014 12 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12 )
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When: Jul 26, 2014 12 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12 )
2014 COOL Annual Breakfast: "Growing the Audience for Arts & Culture"

 

$30 General Admission     •     $10 Artists & Students

Continental breakfast provided 
Tickets are also available at the door (cash, check or credit card)

 

Join the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) Staff and Board of Directors for an annual overview and celebration of the City's robust cultural community with presentations from Board Chair, Professor John Wooding, and our Special Guest Speaker, Mr. John Beck, Deputy Director of ArtsBoston.

In line with this year's theme of "Growing the Audience for Arts & Culture," Mr. Beck will provide an overview and expand on ArtsBoston's Audience Initiative. This is Greater Boston’s first resource for actionable data about arts audiences that provides information the cultural sector needs to measure in order to support and promote participation in the region. Representing a sector-wide collaboration of over 55 organizations and containing over 1.4 million unique households of cultural participants, the ArtsBoston Audience Initiative helps participating organizations better understand current audiences, while also providing critical contextual insight across the local arts marketplace to help reach new audiences.

Professor Wooding will present his findings on his recent study of the Economic Impact of the Arts in Lowell.  

Also on the agenda for the Breakfast will be the official inveiling of the "COOLest Person In Lowell" Award plus the annual update on the Cultural Organization of Lowell presented by Executive Director Susan Halter.

Help support COOL through our "Lowell Raffle" -- Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10!



When: May 6, 2014 7 AM to May 6, 2014 9 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Tue, 06 May 2014 07 )
Chris Botti
When: May 23, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 May 2014 19 )
Vermont Lake Monsters at Lowell Spinners
When: Jul 22, 2014 7:05:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:05:00 )
Mill City Wellness Festival
Location: Boarding House Park, Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, Boott Cotton Mills Courtyard. Join us for the Mill City Wellness Festival - Boardinghouse Park and the Boott Mills Courtyard will be alive with free interactive performances (get up and dance!), health screenings, food and gardening demonstrations, outdoor activities and games for kids of all ages, and more ! Come experience what "Lowellness" is all about! The Boott Mills Museum will also be offering free admission- come on in and check out the power and noise of the 90 looms still operated by leather belts and still weaving cloth after nearly 100 years! Check back in for more details - a complete schedule will be posted one the website. In the meantime, call the park at (978) 970-5000 with any questions. Paid parking for the event is available at the city garage at the corner of John and French Streets, or at the metered spaces in the surrounding blocks (mostly on Paige Street). Free parking is available at out Visitor Center (use 304 Dutton Street on your GPS). A free trolley shuttle will be taking visitors from the visitor center to the festival and back about every 15 minutes.

When: Apr 26, 2014 1 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13 )
First Saturday Open Studios
Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of the month from 12-5PM. See painters, photographers, mixed media artists, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, ceramicists, glassworkers and more. This is a free event!

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When: May 3, 2014 12 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 May 2014 00 )
5th Annual CCA River Run 5K and Family Fun


When: May 3, 2014 12 AM to May 3, 2014 12 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 May 2014 00 )
Lisa Williams
When: May 7, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 07 May 2014 20 )
LGH Cancer Care Fundraiser
When: May 4, 2014 12 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 May 2014 12 )
Parker Lecture Series
The Parker Lecture Series continues with a presentation by Professor Seth Rockman at the Visitor Center Theater on Sunday, May 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and free parking is available in the nearby lot at 304 Dutton Street. Mill hands, field hands, and the intertwined worlds of factory and plantation in antebellum America. Ralph Waldo Emerson famously quipped, Cotton thread holds the Union together. This talk will explore the meaning of these connections for the men and women laboring both in New England mills and on Southern slave plantations. Seth Rockman is a specialist in Revolutionary and Early Republic United States history and is currently an Associate Professor of History at Brown University. For more information on the Moses Greeley Parker lecture series: http://www.parkerlectures.com/

When: May 4, 2014 2 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sun, 04 May 2014 14 )
Ironstone Derby, 5-mile run and 2-mile walk...
Join us for a 5-mile run or 2-mile walk on a USATF sanctioned course and finish in Le Lacheur Park in time for fun, food and the Kentucky Derby LIVE on the JumboTron!

When: May 3, 2014 4 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $35 (Sat, 03 May 2014 16 )
Paint 'n Sip: Channel No. 5
When: Apr 26, 2014 3:45:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:45:00 )
Erin Harpe
Age Limit: 21+

Erin Harpe



When: Jul 11, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Free! (Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21 )
FreeVerse! Regional Spoken Word Olympics
You've been invited to attend
FreeVerse!'s Regional Spoken Word Olympics.


An all day event hosted by FreeVerse! in Mill City - teams will meet and greet for the first time, bond and build friendships before LTAB. Poets will be participating in workshops followed by an intense, fun-filled afternoon of silly competition. Invited teams are from Andover, Billerica, Lawrence, Lynn, Lowell, Peabody and Newburyport. Team Registration is EASY!  Parking is FREE!  Bus & Commuter Rail Accessible! Brunch will be served!  Venue is surrounded by a dozen restaurants and cafes! 

CHECK-IN @ 12pm
WORKSHOP @ 12:30PM
OLYMPICS @ 3PM

Team Registration Due Friday, April 18th
Workshop Regristration TBA
Olympic Guidelines TBA 

Attend Event on Facebook


For more information please contact Ricky at
ricky@freeverseword.com
or 978 995 3202



When: Apr 25, 2014 12 PM to Apr 25, 2014 5 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
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Contemporary Electronic Ensemble Concert

The U Mass Lowell Contemporary Electornic Ensemble concert featuring prototyped electronic instruments and origional compositions. The concert utalizes any and all technologies to deliver a hybrid of electronic and acoustic music in both EDM and avant guard. 

Donations to the UMass Music Scholarship fund can be taken at the door. 

Tech Talk starts at 7:00 with explanation of technology and programing used

Concert is at 7:30



When: Apr 27, 2014 7 PM to Apr 27, 2014 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: 0.00 false Contemporary Electronic Ensemble 0.00

Contemporary Electronic Ensemble VIP

(Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19 )
Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Lowell Spinners
When: Jul 12, 2014 5:05:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:05:00 )
Ashley Dawn


When: May 29, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 29 May 2014 21 )
Hudson Valley Renegades at Lowell Spinners
When: Jul 24, 2014 7:05:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:05:00 )
Hudson Valley Renegades at Lowell Spinners
When: Jul 25, 2014 7:05:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:00 )
Hudson Valley Renegades at Lowell Spinners
When: Jul 26, 2014 5:05:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:05:00 )
MILL WORKS: “Flowers in the Factory” and “Inventing Lowell”
February 21 – June 22, 2014 The American Textile History Museum presents two very special exhibitions taking you on an unexpected journey into 19th-century New England. Flowers in the Factory An innovative, large-scale, fabric art installation bringing historic photographs from the ATHM collection to life through ethereal, translucent silk-screened fabric panels by artist Deborah Baronas. Inventing Lowell A preview of the absorbing video series on the rise of Lowell, produced by ATHM and Lowell Telecommunications Corporation for the 2015 “Places of Invention” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Price: Free for Museum members and children under 6, $8 for adults 17 and older, $6 for seniors (65 and older), children 6 – 16, and college students with ID. Museum Hours: Wed. – Sun., 10am – 5pm.

When: Apr 24, 2014 10 AM to Apr 24, 2014 5 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10 )
Class of 2004 Lowell High School 10 Year Reunion

Hello folks, The Reunion committee would like to welcome you to celebrate our 10-year high school reunion. Isn’t incredible how time flies!  We want to reconnect with you and share a fun celebratory night & of course reminisce. Come join the party. You are welcome to purchase as many tickets as you like (please note that there is a 250 limit). Any questions feel free to email us at 2004lowellhighgraduates@gmail.com. Spread the word and tell all your fellow Alumni! See you all soon!!



When: Sep 20, 2014 8 PM to Sep 21, 2014 12 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20 )
First Saturday Open Studios
Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of the month from 12-5PM. See painters, photographers, mixed media artists, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, ceramicists, glassworkers and more. This is a free event!

Website

When: Jul 5, 2014 12 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00 )
First Saturday Open Studios
Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of the month from 12-5PM. See painters, photographers, mixed media artists, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, ceramicists, glassworkers and more. This is a free event!

Website

When: Jun 7, 2014 12 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00 )
Integrating Technology in the classroom with Google Forms
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When: May 29, 2014 4 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Thu, 29 May 2014 16 )
"Genuine" Top Grain Leather Belt Workshop

"Genuine" Top Grain Leather Belt
Have you ever spent your hard earned money on a belt that looks great off the shelf, only to find that after a few months of everyday use that it will split, crack, fade, rip, stretch, or become unstitched?

Is your only choice is to go buy another one? No!!

This class will provide you the knowledge on how to make a solid, high quality leather belt, which will last for decades with proper leather care. All teachings are based on centuries old leather crafting traditions, handed down through generations. As it was in your parents day and their parents days, such thing were made to last.

There will be no shortcuts, no cardboard fillers, and no brittle glue used in crafting your belt.


Class Objective
At the end of this class, you will have crafted a high quality solid leather belt that you will enjoy for many years to come.

Your belt can be in any desired belt width from 1 inch to 1 ¾ inches and a maximum length of 60 inches long.

If you have a favorite buckle, and wish to make a belt for it, feel free to bring it along.

You will learn the process of hand crafting a belt from the basic beginnings including:

  • Belt Design
  • Strap Cutting
  • Hole Punching
  • Edge Beveling
  • Hand Carving
  • Hand Dyeing 
  • Edge Dressing
  • Burnishing
  • Hardware Implantation
  • Leather Finishing
  • Proper Leather Care and Leather Upkeep


Length of Class: 3 Hours +
If your project is not finished in this allotted time, Lowell makes has an Open House every Wednesday between 6 PM and 9 PM, during which the class teacher will be available to help complete your class project.
Guidelines and Recommendations

  • In order of student safety all, long hair must be tied back due to the tools that a student might come in contact with. 
  • In the interest of safety, we ask that all sleeves be tight fitting, buttoned or rolled up, as not to be a hazard to you when working with various tools.
  • We will be working with various tools, dyes, finishes, and leather adhesives, so we recommend that you wear clothes that you will not mind getting dirty and/or ruined.
  • Notebook and pen are highly recommended for any leather working class.
  • All students must be at least 18 years of age and will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the start of the workshop.


Cost
Workshop: $119 for members of the general public, $89 for members of Lowell Makes
Materials Fee: $25 for all students


About Your Instructor
This class is being taught by Eeldrytch Leather Workshoppe, a nationally-recognized purveyor of traditionally crafted leather goods for over 30 years.  Eeldrytch is based in Massachusetts, and has partnered with Lowell Makes to offer these very special workshops to the greater Lowell community. 


Cancellation Policy
Due to the nature of the industry and the cost of the materials, there sadly can be no refunds. In the event that a student can not make the class, we will be happy to reschedule the student for the same class, or transfer the monetary amount of the class toward a future class that Eeldrytch Leather Workshoppe offers at Lowell Makes.

 In the case of Hazardous weather conditions or events beyond our control, Eeldrytch Leather Workshop/Lowell Makes, reserves the right to change the date of the class, for the safety of our students and teachers.



When: May 19, 2014 7 PM to May 19, 2014 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Mon, 19 May 2014 19 )
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
When: Nov 9, 2014 11:59:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:59:00 )
May 8hr. Hazardous Waste Site Worker Refresher


When: May 21, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 21 May 2014 08 )
May 8hr. Emergency Responder Refresher


When: May 21, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 21 May 2014 08 )
Sangria Sunday Cancer Care Fundraiser

Fuse Bistro is teaming up with LGH Cancer Care to bring you Sangria Sunday.

 

All proceeds from sangria sales for the afternoon will be donated to Cancer Care.*

Come down and bid on silent auctions while hanging out on our patio with your glass of red or white house crafted sangria.



When: May 4, 2014 12 PM to May 4, 2014 3 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 May 2014 12 )
Bad Medicine of New Hampshire
Where: 705 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell, MA, United States (map) Description 705 Pawtucket Blvd Lowell, MA 01854 Tel. (978) 970-3159 Web Site: http://www.jjboomerslowell.com/index.php

When: May 3, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 May 2014 21 )
North Shore A Cappella
When: Apr 25, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19 )
Hunter Hayes with Danielle Bradbery and Dan and Shay
When: May 2, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: USD (Fri, 02 May 2014 19 )
Slide Lecture: "Making Lowell"
Dr. David Unger, ATHM’s Director of Interpretation, will talk about his ongoing research on the Locks & Canals Company, the Lowell Machine Shop, and the workers who built Lowell's factories. In the early 19th-century the Locks & Canals Company made a business of building factories. They constructed buildings, setup waterwheels, and made machines. Learn how the Locks & Canals Company and its machine shop evolved from a department in a Waltham textile mill to become the largest engineering company in the country, and about the important role it played in the Industrial Revolution. Making Lowell is offered in conjunction with the current exhibition Inventing Lowell, produced as part of a project sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson. It features a work-in-progress view of a series of videos that ATHM and Lowell Telecommunications Corporation are creating to be included in Places of Invention, a long-term exhibit opening at the National Museum of American History in 2015.

When: Apr 27, 2014 2 PM to Apr 27, 2014 4 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Free with regular museum admission. (Sun, 27 Apr 2014 14 )
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Location of Festival
Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Festival Contact Information

Phone: +01 978-674-1483
Email: info@masspoetry.org

Festival Description

An extensive and diverse group of partner organizations across the Commonwealth will come together to produce the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, Massachusetts. The festival showcases poetry and literature through readings by emerging poets, programs for children and youth, workshops, performance poetry, Street poetry and much more.

Festival Dates
May 2 - 4, 2014

Festival Links

http://www.masspoetry.org



When: May 2, 2014 12 AM to May 4, 2014 12 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 May 2014 00 )
Flying Shoes 5k Run/Walk


When: May 18, 2014 12 AM to May 18, 2014 12 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 May 2014 00 )
Shakedown


When: May 17, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 May 2014 21 )
Daemon Chili
Once more to Ward Eight.

When: May 16, 2014 10 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 May 2014 22 )
TEDxLowell

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. TEDx Lowell is operated under license from TED.

The inaugural TEDx Lowell will be held on April 27, 2014 and occur annually thereafter. What makes TEDxLowell unique is that it is organized almost entirely by local students. Lowell is community with a rich industrial history and a promising future and is becoming a modern center of education, entrepreneurship, and a culture of makers and doers. That combination makes it a perfect new location for TEDx.


Session 1

Catherine Rymsha
David Parker
Anand Mahurkar
Becky Curran
Alexander Martinez-Forte, Gregory Bohenko & Aaron Stafford
Mike Tith
Kerry Akashian
Dan Kennedy
Rachael Miller
Richard Howe, Jr.

 

Session 2

Tim David
Abby Fichtner
Aldo Beqiraj
Patrick Murphy
Cindy Stumpo
Katie Magrane
Arthur Graham
Kacey Hill
Ed Brown




When: Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to Apr 27, 2014 9 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 27 Apr 2014 13 )
Panic in the Dark
Panic in the Dark is The Scariest Obstacle Run in the Country! Runners wear headlamps as they head out into the Dark of Night. What awaits the runners is a world that has only been visited in your worst nightmares and favorite horror flicks! Zombies swarm the course with intentions of eating every bit of flesh that dares run this course! Be ready to run, be scared and maybe even be Dinner!


Combo Deal Info:  When purchasing our Combo Deal you will be registering for both Panic in the Dark and Blizzard Blast.   Blizzard Blast is our 3-5mile Winter Obstacle Race that takes on Mother Nature in the dead of winter. This events incorporates great obstacles like the famous "Keg Kingdom" and Christmas Tree Carry!  For more info on Blizzard Blast you can go to: www.BlizzardBlastRun.com

 

Elite Heat Info:  Panic in the Dark "Elite Heats" will be held prior to night fall for all those who would like to get a time and race the course at full speed.  There is also a cash prize pool that will be announced for the Elite heat.  Blizzard Blast "Elite Heats" will run prior to all other heats allowing for first tracks and will also offer a cash prize pool.  

For more info: www.PanicintheDark.com





When: Nov 1, 2014 5 PM to Nov 1, 2014 11 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17 )
Take Flight Sneaker Convention


When: Jun 21, 2014 12 PM to Jun 21, 2014 5 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Jun 18, 2014 2 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14 )
Greater Lowell United FC vs. Brooklyn Italians - NPSL

General Admission to Greater Lowell United FC's NPSL home opener against Brooklyn Italians, the defending conference champions!



When: May 10, 2014 8 PM to May 10, 2014 11 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 10 May 2014 20 )
Neko Case
When: Jun 28, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19 )
Integrating Technology with Keynote on the iPad
Details coming soon STAFF - $0.00

When: May 13, 2014 4 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Tue, 13 May 2014 16 )
COOL New Materials Mixer

 

Please join COOL in an exploration of new materials with guest artists Georgie Friedman and Natalie Andrew. The artists will give a brief talk about their work followed by Q&A.



When: Apr 29, 2014 7 PM to Apr 29, 2014 9 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
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(Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19 )
iSENSE Teacher Network Meeting & Dinner

Register Now for Physics Night with iSENSE!

Thursday, May 1
4:30p – 6:30p
UMass Lowell North Campus, Olsen Hall, Room 311

This event will showcase uses of iSENSE for measuring and graphing acceleration data, captured using a mobile app. If you or any of your students have Android smart phones or tablets, you can turn these devices into mobile data collectors. The app is free, and easy to use!
 
Agenda

1. Dinner and conversation! A catered dinner is provided to all.

2. Examples for using iSENSE in your classroom. We have two activities, both using the iSENSE Android data-collection app. 

- In the first activity, you will use an app running on an Android tablet to measure the acceleration of a toy car as it moves on a ramp.

- In the second activity, you will use the same app to measure the accelerations experienced in an elevator.

3. Other ideas for using iSENSE in your classroom. We'll talk as a group about how you can use iSENSE with your students.
 
Please register now if you can come!
 
Here is the schedule of upcoming Spring 2014 iSENSE Teacher Network meetings. Even if you can't make the meeting on May 1 you can register and indicate an interest in future meetings:

Thursday, May 29

For more information, please contact Phyllis Procter, pprocter@cs.uml.edu or 978/934–3625.
 
PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP! We'll use it during the interactive sessions. If you don't have one, don't worry. We'll pair you up with someone.
 
All meetings will be on UMass Lowell’s North Campus, Olsen Hall room 311, from 4:30p to 6:30 p.m.
 
Parking Information

Please park directly behind Olsen Hall. Take the turn onto Sarah Ave., and then make a left behind the building. The parking gate will be up. If the lot is full, continue down Riverside Street to the large Riverside lot and park there.
 
Highlights from Previous Meetings

- Thursday, March 27, Review of the "Science of Rivers" iSENSE field trip. One-day field trip, offered at UML's Bellegarde Boathouse, designed to introduce middle school and high school students to the science of water quality testing. Review of a classroom data analysis activity that precedes the field trip.
 
- Thursday, Feb. 27,  Sue Hay (Hollis Brookline High School, NH)  and Melinda Willis (UMass Lowell) on probability exercies and visualizations for high school math classes. Presented the classroom unit, developed and tested with Sue's students. Student uploaded data was viewed and discussed. Attendees worked on a guided hands-on probability lab.
 
- Thursday, Jan. 23 , Steve Cogger (Reading Public Schools) and Barbara Keating (Walpole Public Schools)  “Human Tickertape” physics lab. Steve and Barbara’s students used Android tablets running the iSENSE Data Walk app to record their position and velocity during short, timed walks and sprints outdoors. Data uploaded to iSENSE and analyzed; in “bone lab” participants measured bone lengths & uploaded data to iSENSE. Examined the group's data to look for relationships, including use of iSENSE's new built-in linear regression tool.
 
- iSENSE (isenseproject.org) is a free web-based tool that helps make science and math more accessible, collaborative, visual, and fun. Teachers can use iSENSE to identify, refine, and share best practices. Students can use iSENSE to examine data contributed by their peers, participate in collaborative data-collection activities, and investigate science questions that they find personally meaningful. iSENSE is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, and is a joint project of the Engaging Computing Group at UMass Lowell and Machine Science Inc. (Cambridge, MA).



When: May 1, 2014 4 PM to May 1, 2014 6 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 May 2014 16 )
Stolen Luck
Back To La Boniche!

When: May 16, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 May 2014 20 )
Integrating Technology with iMovie on the iPad
Details coming soon STAFF - $0.00

When: May 8, 2014 4 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Thu, 08 May 2014 16 )

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