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.

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.

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. 

“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!

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.

Don’t 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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