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

February 2015 | Volume 22, Number 1

Grandparents, Grandkids, and Grand Valley (G3) Camp Coming this Summer!

Registration Is Now Open!  Scholarships are Available!

G3 is a residential family summer camp program for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three day educational experience on the Grand Valley State University campus.

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Connections for the STEM Classroom

Celebrating the International Year of Light 2015
The International Year of Light (IYL 2015) is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society.

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Calendar of Events


Math in Action Coming this Month!

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.

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Attend the MSTA Conference This Month in Grand Rapids!

The 62nd Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Conference will be held on February 27-28, 2015 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids.  The theme this year is "Engineering GRAND Ideas in Science".

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Registration is now open for Summer Engineering Camp for 6th Grade Girls!

STEPS (Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer) Camp for Girls is an all-girl day camp introduction to the world of science, technology, and engineering.

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Dockeray Scholarship Applications Now Available for Area Seniors

The Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships are awarded each spring to graduating high school seniors in the Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Intermediate School Districts who are interested in pursuing a career in science.

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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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Participate in Amusement Park Physics Coming this Spring!

Register for an educational day at Michigan’s Adventure, to be held May 20, 2015!  Amusement Park Physics provides an opportunity for middle school students to apply their mathematics skills and knowledge of physics principles to the real world setting of an amusement park.

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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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Results from the 2014 Christmas Bird Count

Fifty-nine species of birds were seen by forty-seven traveling observers and 12 stationary watchers at bird feeders during the 2014 Kent County Bird Count held January 3, 2015.

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Nominate a Colleague for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Do you know or are you an exemplary math or science teacher in seventh through twelfth grade?  Please consider nominating him/her/them for the PAEMST Awards.

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