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

March 2015 | Volume 22, Number 2


Public Lecture - Gravity: The Siren Song of the Cosmos

Lecture by Dr. Shane L. Larson on Monday, March 30 at 7p.m. at Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

About the talk:

Of all the forces of Nature, gravity holds a special role – it binds the Cosmos together. It drives the death throes of stars, it gently twirls galaxies into delicate spirals, and it is the weaver that tells the tale of the Universe’s beginning and ultimate end. Despite its prominent role in shaping the Universe, gravity has always been the most difficult phenomenon to understand.

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Dr. Shane L. Larson

Dr. Shane L. Larson

Connections for the STEM Classroom

Polarization by Geoff Lenters, GVSU Physics Department

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Calendar of Events

Calendar

Grandparents, Grandkids, and Grand Valley (G3) Summer Camp: June 23-25, 2015

The G3 summer camp is returning for the fourth year to Grand Valley State University! 

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West Michigan Celebrates MSTA Awardees

Several prestigious awards were presented on February 27, 2015 at the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Annual Conference, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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Watch Particle Fever with the GVSU Physics Club on March 17

The GVSU Physics Club is hosting a public viewing of the movie “Particle Fever,” which is the true story of the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

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Two Special Math Opportunities Offered by Kent ISD

Problem Solving: Engaging Students with Productive Discourse (High School Math)
Calculus: The Musical (for Teachers and Students of Calculus)

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Kent ISD Offers Professional Development

The Kent ISD Career Readiness Department has a number of professional development offerings in the coming months that we'd like to share.

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High School Students - Present Your Research at a Symposium!

You’re invited to participate in and attend the 2015 Michigan High School Early Research Symposium Friday, April 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Middle School Students - Attend sHaPe Health Professions Camp at GVSU This Summer!

sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration) is a one-week day program introduction to the Health Professions for boys and girls currently in 7th and 8th grades.

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