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

April 2014  |  Volume 21, Number 3

Michigan Science Olympiad Teams Compete at the Regional Tournament

Saturday, March 29, 2014 marked the 30th year for the Michigan Science Olympiad Region 12 Tournament (MSO) hosted by Grand Valley State University.  The Science Olympiad organization is dedicated to improving the quality of science education, creating renewed interest in learning science and providing recognition of exemplary achievement in science education by students and teachers. 

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2014 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition Results
There were more than 600 entries in the thirteenth annual Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for K-12.  Judging of the posters took place March 15 on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). 

Michigan High School Math & Science Symposium – Deadline to Register is April 24
The Michigan High School Math & Science Symposium (MHSMSS) will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the GVSU Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in downtown Grand Rapids.  

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.  

Groundswell Presents “A Healthy Watershed: Magnet for Birds and Butterflies”
On Saturday, April 24, Groundswell will be having a short presentation in the morning that explores the interconnections between watersheds, plants, insects, and birds.

High School Science Teachers - Register for Green Chemistry Webinar
Students on campuses around the world are expressing a strong interest in sustainability.  Educators realize that sustainable chemical innovation is complex and requires a broad and sophisticated mix of approaches and educational strategies. 

23rd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Coming to GVSU
Empowering Chemical Educators for a Greener Tomorrow! August 3-7, 2014

Modeling Instruction for High School Chemistry and Physics Teachers
An MSP grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education is providing a unique opportunity for high school teachers of Chemistry and Physics in Michigan that supports current HSCE and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Hope College CSI Hosting Summer Programs for Teachers and for Students!
Hope Center for STEM Inquiry (CSI) is hosting a number of programs this summer promoting innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Upcoming Events at Howard Christensen Nature Center
Multiple events are scheduled for April and May at the Howard Christensen Nature Center.

Grandparents, Grandkids, and Grand Valley (G3) Summer Camp – Registration Deadline is April 30
G3 is a residential summer camp program for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three day educational experience.

Wittenbach/Wege Center Offers Summer Day Camps
Daily themes offer a hands-on learning adventure through hikes, activities, games and crafts that encourages campers to discover and develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the out of doors.

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

Environmental Education Week is April 13-19, 2014
National Environmental Education Week is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education.

Calendar of Events

Connections for the STEM Classroom: GVSU Faculty provide engaging ideas on current topics. 
This month's topic: Welcome Speech for Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad Tournament by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Frederick J. Antczak

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