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

October 2014 | Volume 21, Number 6

Fall Science Update: A Celebration and Exploration of Quality Science Education

The Regional Math and Science Center is hosting the annual Fall Science Update on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the L.V. Eberhard Center, located on Grand Valley State University’s Grand Rapids campus.

This year’s event theme is “Celebrating Science Education: Past, Present, Future.”

Join us for the Fall Science Update as we feature this year’s keynote speaker, Larry Fegel. Full Story

Fall Science Update

The RMSC Turns 25! Celebrate Our History!

The Grand Valley State University Science and Math Center was established in the 1990- 91 academic year, but has a history of service to the K-12 schools and community that began in 1980. Full Story

Get Ready For Math In Action!

Math in Action presents lively and informative discussions of current issues in issues in mathematics education while providing an opportunity for practicing PreK – 12 teachers, prospective teachers, curriculum directors, and college and university faculty to share ideas, concerns, and resources. Full Story

Take Part in Earth Science Week 2014!

Held October 12-18, Earth Science Week (ESW) 2014 will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet’s natural and human systems. Full Story

Genetic Update Conference for High School Students Coming in November!

Join us this year as Dr. Sam Rhine presents his annual Genetic Update Conference at Grand Valley State University on Monday, November 10th, 2014. Full Story

Celebrate the International Year of Light 2015 with Super Science Saturday!

In celebration of the International Year of Light 2015 and the Regional Math and Science Center’s (RMSC) 25th Anniversary, the RMSC and the Physics Department at GVSU will be hosting Super Science Saturday: The Wonder of Light, a science extravaganza for the West Michigan community.  Full Story

Register Now for the Second Annual Math-Team-Matics Competition!

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

Join the Michigan Alliance For Environmental and Outdoor Education Conference!

Join educators from throughout the state for the October 10-12, 2014 Michigan Alliance For Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Conference! Full Story

Visit Fossil Day at the Michigan State University Museum

Saturday, October 18, 2014. Full Story

2015 Statistics Poster Competition for K-12

The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), the Regional Math and Science Center at GVSU, and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics are pleased to announce the 2015 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for K-12. Full Story

Calendar of Events


Connections for the STEM Classroom

TIMING IS EVERYTHING: Insights from Size-Dependent Changes in Organismal Form
Gary K. Greer, Associate Professor, Biology Department, Grand Valley State University   Full Story