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Einstein Fellowships for STEM Teachers

Einstein Fellows 2014/5Ever wonder who sets STEM education policy – or yearn to influence it? Apply to become an Einstein Fellow and spend a year at the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA, or a congressional office.

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Contest: National Science Bowl

dept energy logoThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science. High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. Competing teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach.

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Website: ScienceEducation.gov

ScienceEducation.govScienceEducation.gov supports cyber-learning and open participation with lesson plans, curricula, classroom activities, homework help, and professional development information. There are more than 35,000 web pages of STEM content available.

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Teachers’ Summer: DOE National Labs, 4-8 weeks

The Department of Energy Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (DOE ACTS) program provides STEM educators (Grades 5-12) with sustained, intensive professional development that is experientially based and utilizes the wealth of mentoring talent at DOE National Laboratories. Educators integrate the teaching of STEM disciplines with the practice of science, establish long-term relationships with their mentor scientists and teaching colleagues, transferring their experiences to the classroom. Application deadline: April 15, 2010. 2011 application information pending.

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Schools Can Get Surplus DOE Lab Equipment


WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced that high school and middle school science departments are now eligible to obtain surplus lab equipment from the DOE National Laboratories.

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