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

May 2014 | Volume 21, Number 4

Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship 2014 Winners Announced

Three Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships were awarded for 2014. The scholarship awards are granted to graduating seniors from Kent, Ottawa, or Muskegon counties who plan to pursue a career in the sciences. The scholarships are offered in honor of Mary Jane Dockeray, founding curator of the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids. Dr. Dockeray serves as chairperson of the selection committee and takes an active role in the award process.

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Great Lakes Climate Change Course

The topic of climate change in the Great Lakes will be explored in this 1 credit or 30 SCECHs GVSU Education 600 course to be held Muskegon on June 26 and June 27.  full story

GVSU Hosts the 15th Annual Michigan High School Math and Science Symposium

The 15th Annual Michigan High School Math and Science Symposium (MHSMSS) took place Wednesday, April 30th at the downtown campus of Grand Valley State University.  full story

Professional Learning Opportunities Offered by the RMSC

As you and your district make plans for professional learning for the 2014-2015 academic year, be sure that you are aware of the offerings available through the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center.  full story

Discover Millennium Park Program for Families

The Kent/MSU Extension Master Naturalist program and Kent County Parks is sponsoring a free and fun discovery program for kids of all ages!  full story

West Michigan Teacher Recognized as MSTA Science Teacher of Promise

The Board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) has selected Kristy Butler as the 2014 Science Teacher of Promise.  full story

Dont Miss the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education This Summer!

The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), sponsored by the American Chemical Society, is coming to Grand Valley State University from August 3  7, 2014.  full story

Participate in the 65th Annual MCTM Conference!

Join other math educators on the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan this summer for the 65th Annual - MCTM (Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Conference, which is being held August 6 & 7, 2014.  full story

Save the Date to Celebrate With Us! The RMSC Turns 25 Years Old!

For almost 25 Years, the mission of the Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) at GVSU has been to provide and coordinate leadership programs and services to achieve excellence for all in the teaching, learning, and application of mathematics and science.  full story

Professional Development Opportunity: NGSS Engineering Design

Kent ISD is offering professional development on STEM lessons designed to meet NGSS Engineering Standards and multiple CCSS, for teachers grades 8-12.  full story

Prepare 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

Fall Science Update  Save the Date!

The 30th annual Fall Science Update Seminar hosted by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  full story

Save the Date for Math in Action 2015!

Mark your Calendars! The annual Math in Action Conference will be held in Mackinac Hall on the GVSU Allendale Campus on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  full story

Women of STEM  Join FabFems!

The FabFems directory is a national database of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions who are inspiring role models for young women.  full story

Unquenchable: Americas Water Crisis and What to Do about It by Robert Glennon

Book Review by Dane Gorris, in coordination with Dr. Erik Nordman, Ph.D., Grand Valley State University  full story

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