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Coles Family Foundation Scholarship

C3 Coles Family Foundation logoCreated by his family to honor the memory of Leroy Anthony Coles III, a retired Fluor Daniel engineer and mentor, the C3 Coles Family Foundation’s new “Poppy’s Promise” program provides up to $2,500 in scholarships to high school seniors who will be majoring in an engineering discipline at a four-year college or university.

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Intro to Engineering: Free Workshop

Idaho National Lab science teachers workshopBecome the “go-to Person” for engineering and technology instruction – or simply provide better guidance to students interested in pursuing STEM majors and careers. Widener University, in Chester, Pa., is offering a free, interactive Introduction to Engineering Workshop for high school teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators from July 30–Aug. 1, 2013. Lodging, breakfasts, and lunches included.

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Web Resource: Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience logoLooking for tips on how to arrange desks to promote hands-on learning? How about lessons that combine engineering, technology, and earth sciences? Teachers TryScience, a website hosted by the New York Hall of Science for K-12 STEM educators, has free, engaging lessons, teaching strategies, collaboration tools, and other resources in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese designed to spark students’ interest in STEM.

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Women in Geoscience Scholarship

AWG logoThe AWG Minority Scholarship provides women interested in pursuing majors or careers in hydrology, meteorology, or other geoscience field with up to $6,000 to assist with tuition and books. It also matches students with mentors who can offer guidance and support. Application deadline is June 30, 2013.

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Summer Learning @ Kids.gov

Kids.gov logoStudents can forget what they learned over the summer. To help stave off the slide, the U.S. government’s Kids.gov offers activities for kindergarteners through 8th graders, as well as resources for parents and teachers. Join the live Twitter chat June 20, 2013 to discuss fun and educational activities to do with kids this summer.

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Build a Big Wheel

nysc1In this activity, teams of students in grades K-12 learn about the history and engineering behind Ferris wheels by constructing a working model using pasta, glue, and teabags.

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First States Approve New Science Standards

girls doing engineering in classroomOn May 24, Rhode Island became the first state to approve the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Kentucky’s state board of education followed on June 5. Both are among the 26 states that helped develop the new academic standards, which include engineering design as a stand-alone strand.

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