Changing lives through the power of technology
Welcome to the Timothy Smith Network!

In today's world, understanding how to effectively use a computer and the Internet is critical for people of every age.

It is the key to a better job, a richer life, a stronger community. Yet too often, those who have not been exposed to the benefits of technology are afraid of it or don't see the role it can play in their lives. At the Timothy Smith Network, we see technology as a tool that creates possibilities, inspires action, and changes lives.

Below is a photo slideshow which shows the support & experiences of our centers, partners, supporters and the people of Roxbury.

YouthAstroNet: STEM Identity Through Authentic InquiryMay 17, 2019The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics’ Youth AstroNet Program allows students to request images from the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network and process them using JS9 software to create their own astrophotographs. To see the students in action, watch the video below!

[YouthAstroNet: STEM Identity Through Authentic Video!]

YouthAstroNet: STEM Identity Through Authentic InquiryMay 17, 2019
The Boston Design Academy with Rep. Ayanna PressleyMay 17, 2019During Boston Design Academy (BDA) Spring Session, participants were able to sit down with Rep. Ayanna Pressley and discuss their challenges navigating Boston Public Schools and exploring design career pathways in the City of Boston at Boston Public Library’s Copley Branch Teen Central on April 18th, 2019.
The Boston Design Academy with Rep. Ayanna PressleyMay 17, 2019
Mbadika Laboratory: Avengers: Endgame Anulax BatteryMay 03, 2019

Did you catch the premiere of our #AvengersEndgame inspired mLab Episode on BNN? If you didn't click the link below! [mLab: Avengers: Endgame Anulax Battery]

In this Episode, mLab Host Netia McCray will guide you on how to design your own version of an Anulax Battery to symbolize the untapped potential for greatness within yourself to become a Marvel (sorry, we couldn’t resist) in your own right.

Through 3D Printing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, electronics and some crafting, we will show you how to bring your Anulax Battery to life!

Mbadika Laboratory: Avengers: Endgame Anulax BatteryMay 03, 2019
TSN Presents: Professional Development Field Trip to AutoDesk BUILDSPACE in Partnership with MbadikaMay 02, 2019

Mbadika, in partnership with the Timothy Smith Network (TSN) and the City of Boston's Education Cabinet, held a special event at the Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston’s Innovation District for TSN Lab Directors and Staff.

They participated in conversation with Autodesk on the future of manufacturing, construction, and architecture in the City of Boston, the steps required to prepare our communities, and the role Autodesk’s software can play. In addition, participants was given a special tour of the Autodesk BUILD Space and had a chance participate in a hands-on workshop exploring Autodesk Software.

The showcase highlighted the work of TSN Labs members-- viewed through the lens of the latest Marvel superhero film, Avengers: Endgame.

TSN Presents: Professional Development Field Trip to AutoDesk BUILDSPACE in Partnership with MbadikaMay 02, 2019
TSN Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Educational Model Artificial Intelligence (AI) Logic CodingMay 02, 2019The Timothy Smith Network in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Lab presented the very first logic coding for autonomous vehicles with Boston Public Schools' middle school students. We are so proud of the youth that participated in our pilot program. Stay tuned!
TSN Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Educational Model Artificial Intelligence (AI) Logic CodingMay 02, 2019
TSN Microsoft Excel WorkshopMay 02, 2019During this TSN Microsoft Workshop-- Boston Public School students worked in groups to produce an Excel spreadsheet with tables and charts. This workshop was one component of an ultimate path toward an Excel Certification. Collaboratively, students answered statistical questions based on a set of given data and/or research. Pictured here are students' final presentations. Great job to all of the participants!
TSN Microsoft Excel WorkshopMay 02, 2019
'Androids, Basic Computers, & Tech Goes Home Workshop'Apr 10, 2019

This Androids, Basic Computers, & Tech Goes Home workshop is geared for seniors who are interested in taking a computer course, but lack the comfort in computer literacy.

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'Androids, Basic Computers, & Tech Goes Home Workshop'Apr 10, 2019
‘Introduction to Word 2016’Apr 02, 2019This ‘Introduction to Word 2016’ training class is designed for students new to Microsoft Word using Windows. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-3pm at The Dewitt Center.
‘Introduction to Word 2016’Apr 02, 2019
’From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity’Mar 12, 2019’From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity’ Executive Director, Milton Irving, will be a guest speaker at @Harvard University— Thursday, March 14 @10:30am. Hope to see you there!
’From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity’Mar 12, 2019
Mbadika Laboratory–Workshop Series at Hawthorne Youth & Community CenterFeb 28, 2019During February School Vacation, in collaboration with the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC) and the Timothy Smith Network (TSN), Mbadika brought back it’s mLab–Mbadika Laboratory–Workshop Series to Roxbury’s youth at the HYCC. This mLab February Vacation Workshop, in honor of Black History Month, focused on celebrating the African American Inventors, Scientists, and Engineers whose ideas have improved our everyday lives. Participants selected an African American Innovator to celebrate via a clothing accessory using the knowledge and tools they obtained during the course of the week. The program culminated with participants sharing their designs with their peers.
Mbadika Laboratory–Workshop Series at Hawthorne Youth & Community CenterFeb 28, 2019
Black History Month CelebrationMar 01, 2019On February 23rd TSN and Freedom hosted a Black History Month Celebration. The audience listened to a panel of local tech and entrepreneur experts discuss their journey of becoming technologists and business owners and the importance of technology within this day and age. TSN presented Tech Pioneer awards to April Inniss, MD founder of eekMD and Pastor Bruce Wall, founder of Boston Praise Radio & TV Network. Ritchie Rinchet, a junior at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, was honored with TSN’s Academic Award.
Black History Month CelebrationMar 01, 2019
BPS Parent University Boston Little CodersFeb 26, 2019BPS Parent University Boston Little Coders in collaboration with Timothy Smith Network, Mbadika, and Tech Goes Home. Through this STEM/STEAM Program Pre-K students and parents learn about coding, robotics, technology, art, and engineering. Seventeen families got to explore Scratch Jr and other coding activities during the February vacation week.
BPS Parent University Boston Little CodersFeb 26, 2019
BDA SPRING 2019 ENROLLMENT!Feb 22, 2019It’s Official!

The Boston Design Academy is now recruiting for its Spring 2019 8th/ 9th grade cohort at The Boston Public Library Teens in collaboration with The Timothy Smith Network and Mbadika.

Do you know a Boston Public Schools students interested in exploring design? Encourage them to apply!

[FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY CLICK HERE!]

#OurDesignOurFuture
BDA SPRING 2019 ENROLLMENT!Feb 22, 2019
MLAB Presents: LEGO MOVIE 2 GENERAL MAYHEM COOKIE CUTTERSFeb 19, 2019

First, everything was awesome...now, everything is sweet mayhem!

LEGO fans of all ages have been waiting in sweet anticipation for the latest LEGO Movie, ‘LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’, featuring a whole cast of new villains including Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) and General Sweet Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz).

In this mLab Episode, we design a Cookie Cutter inspired by the villain, General Mayhem, from the LEGO Movie 2 using a 3D Printer in order to create General Mayhem Shortbread Cookies using Autodesk Sketchbook and Fusion 360. In addition, mLab takes a Field Trip to the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC) in Boston, MA in order to explore a mLab Workshop in which participants create an Aquaman Trident that glows in the dark. [READ MORE..]

[TO WATCH THE FULL MLAB EPISODE CLICK HERE!]

MLAB Presents: LEGO MOVIE 2 GENERAL MAYHEM COOKIE CUTTERSFeb 19, 2019
City of Boston Press ReleaseJan 30, 2019"I'm excited to announce an initiative that will provide our future leaders, innovators, and engineers with the tools to explore and create through STEAM learning," said Mayor Walsh. "Our students are familiarizing themselves with the most advanced technology available, and with the help of many of our committed partners, students will be prepared to enter the workforce with the experience and skills needed to succeed."

"The Boston Design Academy is offering education and training in the design field that is not readily available or accessible to youth," said Milton Irving, Executive Director of Timothy Smith Network. "By working with experienced professionals and tools of the trade, we are preparing them to enter the future of work."

[Read Article Here!]

City of Boston Press ReleaseJan 30, 2019
F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League 2018Jan 30, 2019The Littleton Robotics FIRST LEGO league Qualifier was held on December 1, 2018. Here's a look at our students who participated in this years qualifier. The students placed in 17th place of 24 teams on their first try! We are so proud, great job team!
F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League 2018Jan 30, 2019
The Boston Design AcademyJan 29, 2019The Timothy Smith Network was the lead partner with Boston Public Schools and Microsoft-- who together launched the Boston Design Academy. Over the 2018 summer for 5 weeks, 12 youths participated in a design pathways program focused on product design. They used design principles, virtual reality, simulations, and a variety of other technologies. In result, participants were able to unpack the potential design brings to their future. In a project showcase on October 12, TSN, The City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, and NASA recognized the 12 BPS students for their achievements over the summer with the Boston Design Academy.
The Boston Design AcademyJan 29, 2019
3D Printing & DesignApr 05, 2018As simple as it may seem. Within the 60 seconds of mLab's (Mbadika Laboratory) video using Tinkercad and a #3DPrinter - students and viewers are exposed to a full STEAM curriculum of; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math. More programs in which TSN is starting to offer more of will expose participants to a full STEM/STEAM curriculum along with using state-of-the-art equipment. For more STEM & STEAM offerings click the following link --> www.TimothySmithNetwork.org/classes

To watch full video click the following --> [YouTube]

3D Printing & DesignApr 05, 2018