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

October 2015 | Volume 22, Number 6

Fall Science Update Conference Registration Now Open!

The Regional Math and Science Center cordially invites you to attend Fall Science Update on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 with a NEW location! We will be on the Allendale Campus in The Russel H. Kirkhof Center.

This year's theme is "Integrating STEM by Design."  Join us to learn how to make the integration of STEM a reality in your classroom. he 2015 MSTA Award Winning Middle School Science Teacher of the Year, Holly McGoran from Jenison Junior High School, and Teacher of Promise, Ashley A. Meyer from Hamilton High School, will be our keynote speakers sharing how they engage students in STEM learning.

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Fall Science Update

Connections for the STEM Classroom

GVSU faculty and area experts provide engaging ideas on current topics in research and education
Connecting Science and Science Fiction in the Classroom by Dr. Karen Gipson, Department of Physics, GVSU

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Calendar of Events


Celebrate Earth Science Week October 11-17

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.

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Attend the Annual Genetic Update Conference this November!

Please join us for the annual Genetic Update Conference presented by Dr. Sam Rhine.  This year’s conference will be held November 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Kirkhof Center on the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus. 

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Follow the Regional Math and Science Center on Social Media Sites!

Stay informed through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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Save the Date for Math in Action: Making Math Meaningful

Math in Action presents lively and informative discussions of current 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.

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Learn Grant Writing 101

Kent ISD is offering a workshop titled “Grant Writing 101”. Don't let grant writing intimidate you. Sign up for this session and learn the basics of grant writing and how to improve your chances of receiving funding.

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Attend a Workshop on Measurement

This Developing Powerful Measurers workshop series is the outgrowth of an NSF funded project:  Strengthening Tomorrow’s Education in Measurement (STEM) with Dr. Jack Smith from Michigan State University. 

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

The 2014 competition saw epic problem solving and broad displays of math knowledge, leading to a high school championship for West Catholic High School, runner up to Northview High School and Northern Hills Middle School, and a Middle School Championship for Kalamazoo's Academically Talented Youth Program.

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Clinics Available for Science Olympiad Coaches

Plan to attend state and local coaches’ clinics to prepare your team for tournaments.

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School Aid Grant Funding for Science Olympiad Teams!

For the 2015-16 school year, the State of Michigan has set aside $250,000 to support school districts with established or new Science Olympiad teams.  

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Participate in the 2016 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 2016 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for K-12.

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