From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University

May 2015 | Volume 22, Number 4

Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship 2015 Winners Announced

Three Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships were awarded for 2014. The scholarship awards are granted to graduating seniors from Kent, Ottawa, or Muskegon counties who plan to pursue a career in the sciences. The scholarships are offered in honor of Mary Jane Dockeray, founding curator of the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids. Dr. Dockeray serves as chairperson of the selection committee and takes an active role in the award process.

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Julie Hull

Julie Hull, one of the scholarship recipients.

Connections for the STEM Classroom

Freshwater Security in a Changing World by Bopi Biddanda with insert by Nicole Horne, Annis Water Resources Institute

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Calendar of Events


4th Annual Allendale Community Field Day

This year's theme is "Things the Pollinate." It will be a morning packed full of family oriented free hands-on science learning for all ages.

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Professional Learning On the Books For Fall 2015!

As you and your district make plans for professional learning for the 2015-2016 academic year, be sure that you are aware of the offerings available through the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center being offered at a variety of locations in our three-county region (Kent, Montcalm, and Ottawa) this fall.

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River City Water Festival Highlights Grand Rapids Natural Resources

The inaugural River City Water Festival will be held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday, May 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Math Teachers: Attend the 2015 MCTM Institute and Conference!

Plan to attend the 66th Annual Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Institute and Conference in Traverse City. 

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GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute Opportunities for Part-time/Retired Educators

Are you retiring this year or do you know a teacher who is retiring and might want some part-time work?  The GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute periodically has opportunities in its vessel-based outreach and education program in Muskegon and Grand Haven. 

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MEECS Summer Workshop Series

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to teach environmental science in a way that will engage students! Topics covered are Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Water Quality.

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Save the Date for Fall Science Update!

Fall Science Update will be held on Wednesday, November 18 on the GVSU Allendale campus. This year's theme is "Integrating STEM by Design."

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Summer Workshops on Sustainable Food and Energy Technology

Attend summer workshops offered by GVSU’s Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education

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Wittenbach/Wege Center Summer Day Camps for Students Grades K-6

Camps will be held June 22nd – 25th, 2015

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Plan to Attend the Forestry Teacher Workshop in June

Michigan Forest Association is hosting a Forestry Teacher Workshop, June 22-26, 2015 at the DNR MacMullen Center near Grayling, MI.

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Plan to Attend the Great Lakes Place-Based Education Conference Coming in November!

Immerse yourself in place-based education at the 5th annual Great Lakes Place-Based Education Conference, held in Grand Rapids November 5-7, 2015.

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Save the Date for the Third Annual Math-Team-Matics Competition

This fun and friendly competition will feature creative and engaging problems to bring the mathematical practices to life.

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