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Students’ Summer: Science and Math in New Hampshire. July 5-29, 2010.

Project SmartProject SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) is a 4-week Summer Institute at the University of New Hampshire, July 5-29, 2011, for talented high school students in grades 10 and 11. It challenges, educates, and motivates students in science and mathematics while acquainting them with the environment and resources of the University as a place for higher education and research. Cost: $3,000 for full four weeks, $2,500 without weekend stays.Applications accepted until all places are filled.

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Feature: A Joint Effort

Lisa Pruitt with Horse JJ at a Summer WorkshopFor people with damaged or painful joints, something like a knee or hip replacement can be the key to a better life. It can also weaken, wear out, or break. That’s where mechanical and bioengineering Prof. Lisa Pruitt comes in.

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Website: Biotech resources

The online resource library of Amgen, a biotechnology human therapeutics company, includes An Introduction to Biotechnology and a glossary of terms, both “intended to provide further background on the science of biotechnology.”

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Teacher Program: Bioinformatics, Seattle, WA

This Bioinformatics Professional Development Workshop, held on February 2010, in Seattle, Washington, is designed primarily for teachers of high school biology, advanced biology, and biotechnology. Prior bioinformatics experience not required.

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Teacher Program: Biotech at Boston, March 29, 2010

Biology teachers are invited join Boston’s Museum of Science for a full-day symposium on current approaches to biotechnology education, March 29, 2010. Teachers interested in leadinga 90-minute session are encouraged to submit a proposal by January 15, 2010.

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Lab TV – Engineering & Science Research

Brief, engaging webisodes feature the work of Department of Defense engineers and scientists, ranging from dolphin training to austronauts’ high tech gloves to computer design of naval vessels. The web videos encourage student interest in STEM subjects and technical careers at a Defense laboratory.

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Feature: Space-Age Gardening

Move over, NASA. Remy Dou’s high school students are developing plants that can survive in space. They are learning to master aeroponics, an engineering process in which a nutrient-rich mist is sprayed on the roots. Requiring no soil and very little water, the plants can grow even inside the International Space Station, though Planet Earth is also an option.

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