From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University
May 2013 | Volume 20, Number 4
Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship 2013 Winners Announced
Three Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships were awarded for 2013. The scholarship awards are granted to graduating seniors from Kent, Ottawa, or Muskegon counties who plan to pursue a career in the sciences.
Extended Deadline for AP Statistics Summer Workshop
The deadline for the AP Statistics Summer Workshop has been extended to May 24th, 2013. Space is still available for additional participants at the price of only $100. Don’t miss out!
Teacher Workshops Offered at Hope College: Nuclear Science and Watershed Investigations
The Center for STEM Inquiry at Hope College is offering summer programs for high school science teachers. Visit www.hope.edu/csi for more information and to register.
Register Now for the MEECS Climate Change Workshop
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Climate Change: Science and Impacts, the newest unit in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality MEECS Project.
Announcing Teacher Professional Learning Opportunities for 2013-2014
Hosted by the RMSC, please save the dates for these workshops and conferences.
Grand Valley Will Host the 3rd annual ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference on June 3-4
The Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing and the ASQ Education Division have teamed up to give West Michigan a national conference on celebrating and improving STEM education and collaboration.
Register Now for PRIME Plus 2013 – 2014
Teams of high school math teachers are invited to participate in PRIME Plus during the 2013 – 2014 school year.
Another Successful Year for the Michigan High School Math and Science Symposium
Michigan High School Math and Science Symposium (MHSMSS) took place Wednesday, May 1st at the downtown campus of Grand Valley State University.
Workshop: Putting the Green in Next Generation Science - August
A series of green chemistry events aimed at K-12 science teachers will be held this coming year, hosted by the GVSU Chemistry Department, the Regional Math and Science Center, and the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse.
RMSC Needs Assessment Survey – Your Opinions Matter!
The Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) at Grand Valley State University is in the process of developing a five-year plan (2013 – 2018) for our work with K-12 schools around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.
GVSU Faculty Member Awarded Great Lakes Research Award
IAGLR has selected Dr. Janet H. Vail as the winner and recipient of the 2013 Jack Vallentyne Award.
Educators: Register Now for the Family Engineering Workshop
The GVSU Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC), is hosting a workshop on Thursday, August 15, 2013 to train educators in the Family Engineering program.
Wittenbach/Wege Center Offers Summer Day Camps
This summer we are excited to offer two weeks of summer camp opportunities! Each week will be chockfull of hands on learning adventures that encourage campers to discover and develop an understanding of, and appreciate for, the out of doors.
Blandford Nature Center Offers Summer Camps
Discover where the wild things are at Blandford Nature Center’s Summer Camp!
Summer Events at the Howard Christensen Nature Center
Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting a range of activities this summer.
Local Teachers Will Travel to Africa This Summer With X-Sci
Mary Sue Stegehuis is from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School and Karman VanderStel from Hudsonville High School will be traveling to Africa this summer courtesy of the X-Sci (Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative) Passport to Science Program.
Seeking Input from High School Chemistry Teachers
GVSU is hosting the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) August 3 - 7, 2014
Get Your Students Ready for the First Annual Mathletics Competition!
This fun and friendly competition will feature creative and engaging problems to bring the mathematical practices to life.
Fall Science Update – Save the Date
The Regional Math and Science Center cordially invites you to attend the 29th Annual Fall Science Update on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
Area Students Selected to Explore Career Opportunities for Women in Science and Technology
Students and educators will attend Science Careers in Search of Women Conference at U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Largest National Laboratory for Scientific and Engineering Research
Local Teacher Receives National Recognition from American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Chris Bolhuis, an Earth science and geology teacher at Hudsonville High School, received the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)’s Science Teacher of the Year Award.
We’re looking for pillow lava near you
We are interested in finding more of these clues to our glacial past. If you know of a pillow lava erratic that has not been disturbed in lower Michigan, please contact us.
Save the Date for Math in Action
Mark your Calendars! Math in Action will be held in Mackinac Hall on the GVSU Allendale Campus on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
Connections for the STEM Classroom: GVSU Faculty provide engaging ideas on current topics.
The Outlaw Statistician, Kirk Anderson, Associate Professor of Statistics, Grand Valley State University
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