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April 2016

Teacher

Webinar

Check It Out For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule

Student

Scholarship

Check It Out     Deadline for Middle and High School Students to apply for the $650 “Voice for Animals Scholarship.” Deadline: 4/30

Teacher

Contact Oppertunity

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The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS. ARISS anticipates that the contact would be held between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan.

Deadline:
4/15

Teacher

Webinar

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Airplanes and Rockets: Exploring the Extreme (Grades 5-8) - Participants will get an overview of NASA’s Exploring the Extreme educator guide. Discussions will focus on hands-on activities to teach about force and motion. The activities presented in this webinar address the Next Generation Science Standard PS2. Register online to participate

Date:
4/04
6:30 pm ET

Teacher

Webinar

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Airplanes and Rockets: Principles of Flight (Grades K-12) - Participants will learn about the principles of flight and the four forces of flight while using NASA's Museum in the Box curriculum. Participants also will learn about current research going on at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. Register online to participate.

Date:
4/05
6:30 pm ET

Teacher

Webinar

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Virtual Missions and Exoplanets (vMAX): Part 1 -- Curriculum Overview (Grades 6-12) - With the Virtual Missions and Exoplanets curriculum, learn how to engage students in the study of exoplanetary systems through hands-on experiences, scenario-based problem solving, and 3-D multi-user virtual world simulations. This webinar provides an overview of exoplanetary system resources that build upon the use of NASA data. These resources are organized for a one-week experience for middle school students but are flexible enough to be used for any formal or informal audience and time period. It is suggested that participants also attend the vMAX Technical (Part 2) webinar for a complete understanding of how to implement these resources. Register online to participate

Date:
4/06
4 pm ET

Teacher

Webinar

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Virtual Missions and Exoplanets (vMAX): Part 2 -- Technical Overview (Grades 6-12) - With the Virtual Missions and Exoplanets curriculum, learn how to engage students in the study of exoplanetary systems through hands-on experiences, scenario-based problem solving, and multi-user virtual world simulations in 3-D. This webinar addresses technical requirements to download, install and navigate the virtual world as an avatar in preparation for using the vMAX virtual world with students. It is suggested that participants also attend the vMAX Curriculum (Part 1) webinar for a complete understanding of how to implement these resources. Register online to participate.

Date:
4/07
4 Pm ET

Teacher

Award

Check It Out K-6 Teachers to apply for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in
Mathematics and Science Teaching.

     

Deadline:
4/01

May 2016

Student

Challenge

Check It Out Middle School and High School Students may enter the National Academy of Engineering 3rd Annual Engineering for You Video Contest  Grand Prize - $25,000

Deadline:
5/31

Student

Award

Check It Out Students ages 9–18 may apply for the $3000 Brower Youth Award

Deadline: 5/16

Teacher

Challenge

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NASA / Texas Instruments mISSion imaginaTIon Design Challenge The @Space_Station plays an important role in preparing us for a #JourneyToMars. Want to help us get there? Students can join NASA and Texas Instruments to put science, technology, engineering and mathematics to work. It’s time to take the next big leap! The mISSion imaginaTIon design challenge is a national STEM challenge in collaboration with NASA and Texas Instruments.

     

Deadline:
5/02

Student

Challenge

Check It Out Middle school and High School Students may participate
in the Mission Imagination (STEM/ISS) Design Challenge.
Deadline:
5/02

Student

Challenge

Check It Out Students age 13-19 Future Engineers “Star Trek” Replicator Challenge. Deadline:
5/01

Teachers

Challenge

Check It Out Grade 6-12 Teachers may attend the Bioenergy Institute for Educators at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.  $400 Stipend Provided.

Deadline:
5/01

Date:
6/20
to
6/24

June 2016

Students

Summer Camps

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A list of the camps and dates for the 2016 Summer Academy is available for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science Summer Camps. (Incoming High School Freshmen and Sophomores) This link is for applying.

Students

Summer Camps

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Capturing the Storm: Learning the Basics of Meteorology
and Storm Photography
(Incoming High School Freshmen and Sophomores) You can’t ‘trap lightning in a bottle’, but if you can predict where it will strike you can capture it on film. Come learn the science of predicting the future…at least where weather is concerned.

Date:
6/26
to
6/30

Students

Summer Camps

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Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Boot Camp
(Incoming High School Freshmen and Sophomores) Create your own world and then…step into it. That is what awaits creative campers who attend this camp which will introduce Google Virtual Reality. Using Google Cardboard, campers will construct a low-cost 3D virtual reality viewer.

Date:
6/19
to
6/23

Students

Summer Camps

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Roots and Wings Biology Camp
(Incoming High School Freshmen and Sophomores) Kansas is exemplified by a landscape of grass and sky. Plants and birds are powerful symbols of those components of Kansas ecosystems. Campers will explore the evolution, diversity, and beauty of Kansas ecosystems through a lens of plants and birds.

Date:
6/19
to
6/23

Students

Summer Camps

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Chemistry of Cooking
(Incoming High School Freshmen and Sophomores) Have a taste for cooking? Come enjoy the Chemistry of Cooking Camp. Our Ph.D. professors will guide you through a fusion of culinary skills and scientific exploration including spices, herbs, searing steaks, roasting vegetables and baking. Learn what makes Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, and Julia Child scientists as well as artists

Date:
6/12
to
6/16

Students

Summer Camps

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Becoming an Everyday Mathematician
(Incoming High School Freshmen and Sophomores) It’s time to use your mathematical superpowers for good! Discover the answers to everyday questions such as: When you plug in your electronics, how does the electricity get there? How does the weather forecaster make predictions? What makes water taste the way it does? Can you accurately predict the score of a the big game? This is all explainable through mathematics.

Date:
6/12
to
6/16

Teachers

Workshop

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Modeling the Unseen in the Physical Sciences Workshop at Kansas State University. A physics and physical science teachers workshop. Kansas NSF EPSCoR will select a total of 12 physics and physical science teachers to participate in a 2 day professional development opportunity.  Participants will interact with the Kansas EPSCoR Scientists to discuss how modeling is used in laser and nanotechnology research; make curriculum connections to the research as it relates to the use of models in in the classroom; enhance their understanding and utilization of the science and engineering practices embedded in the Next Generation Science Standards. A stipend of $300 is available!  See more details in the attached flyer.

     

Date:
6/9
to
6/10

Students

Summer Camp

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Computer Animation
(Incoming High School Freshmen and Sophomores) Come to camp and meet your new best friend, Alice. Alice is a freeware object-based educational programming language with an integrated development environment (IDE). Through hands-on experiment, campers will learn how to use Alice to create computer animations using 3D models.

Date:
6/5
to
6/9

July 2016

Teachers

Forum & Expo

        Check It Out     The 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by the National Science Teachers Association, is a unique, focused event that brings together (informal and formal) educators, administrators, and representatives from exhibiting companies who are interested in—as well as have tools and resources to share—that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities.                    
Date:
7/27
to
7/29