The Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) connects science educators and policymakers from across Texas and beyond. CAST 2012 is Nov. 8-10 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Included in the registration price is access to more than 650 free workshops tailored to specific grade levels and subject matters.
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has put together a public/private partnership to develop ways of engaging elementary, middle, and high school students in engineering. Participants will learn about innovative, hands-on, project-based engineering at three events during National Science Teachers Association regional conferences.
The Environmental Protection Agency has a collection of materials that can be used to teach environmental topics like conservation, human health, stewardship, waste & recycling, and water. The EPA also offers publications, awards and grants, workshops, conferences, student scholarships, community service projects, and a club for kids.
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Adventures of the Mind, a mentoring summit, brings together 150 of the nation’s top students and 50 accomplished mentors, who will share their life stories with the Junior Achievers. They will learn first-hand that excellence is not only possible, but the path to it lies right in front of them. The 2011 summit is at the University of Montana, Missoula, June 22-26, 2011.
The Art of Science Learning explores ways in which the arts can help improve how people of all ages learn the sciences. Using hands-on, imaginative approaches to science education, the Art of Science Learning is convening scientists, artists, educators, business leaders, researchers, and policymakers in three conferences in Spring 2011.
The Women in Engineering Program at the University of Maryland will hold the 2011 DREAM Conference for girls in grades 11 and 12 on February 26, 2011, welcoming over 300 participants to the University of Maryland campus for a series of workshops, forums, demonstrations and discussions to ignite interest in engineering.
Former Vice President Al Gore will host an interactive, online town hall focused on STEM Education. The live event, which will connect young people from the United States with students from around the world, takes place November 17, 2010, at 12 p.m. ET. Also participating are inventor Dean Kamen and astronaut Sally Ride.
On October 20-22, Project Lead the Way hosts its first annual National Innovation Summit, which it hopes will engage, inspire, and re-energize STEM education. Assembling innovative thinkers inside and outside STEM education, the summit will explore topics such as technology tools and training, the importance of competitions, and nanomedicine. Cost: $425 Full registration, $350 early registration.
Interact with Smithsonian scientists, curators, and educators in this free, two-day online conference April 28-29. In live presentations, demonstrations, and moderated forums, teachers, students, and anyone interested can use critical thinking skills to address problems in science, history, arts, and culture.