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Find Funding for Your Classroom

money mazeTired of digging into your pocket because your school’s shoestring budget won’t stretch to cover materials or equipment? A new grant-finding site offers a free, searchable database – updated daily – of more than 600 grants and other funding opportunities culled from federal, state, regional, and community sources.

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MIT+ Offers K-12 STEM Videos

airplane forcesWhy do airplanes fly? What is genetic engineering? To help K-12 students and teachers understand such topics, MIT has tapped its 10,000 brilliant young scholars to create engaging, short videos to supplement classroom instruction.

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Webinar on NSF’s K-12 Programs

nsf-newThe National Science Foundation offers K-12 educators a variety of resources and funding for projects. Learn about NSF’s Discovery Research K-12 program, as well the recently released DR K-12 solicitation to support projects that develop and study resources, models and technologies for STEM education.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

heritage1Americans of Latin descent have made notable contributions to science, engineering, innovation, and education. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, 2012, ASEE presents a diverse group of high achievers.

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U.S. Math Talent Search

math talent searchThe USA Mathematical Talent Search is a free mathematics competition open to all U.S. middle and high school students. The first of three rounds of problems was just released, with responses (including written explanations of solutions) due October 22.

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Humans in Space Art Contest

universe championshipHow will humans use science and technology to explore space, and what mysteries will we uncover? What scientific and technological tools must we create to explore the solar system and beyond? NASA’s second international Humans in Space Art asks students ages 10 – 18 to answer those questions through art. The deadline for submitting musical, literary, visual, or video artwork is midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, October 21, 2012.

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Lesson: Shake It Up with Seismographs

seismographStudents in grades 3 – 12 explore how the development of seismographs has helped save lives worldwide by working in teams to design their own seismograph from everyday items, test its ability to record a simulated classroom earthquake, evaluate their results, and report to the class.

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Engineering Students to the Rescue

haiti aidEarthquake-shattered Haiti is a world apart from America’s grassy college campuses. Yet for a growing number of U.S. engineering undergraduates, the country serves as a living classroom where they can apply their knowledge and skills to help real people – half a million of whom still live under tarps or tents – recover from the worst natural disaster in modern times.

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