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Students’ Summer: National Youth Science Camp

youth science campThe National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a free residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged academically with hands-on studies and lectures, and they have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program.

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Program: MESA at Arizona State University

MESAMathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a university-based outreach program operating in eight states. In Arizona, MESA strives to provide an opportunity for ethnic minority, low income, and first generation college-bound students to explore college majors and career interests with a group of peers interested in attending college.

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Event: Science & Math Conference, Cornell U. Middle School Girls. April 30, 2011

BalloonExpanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one-day conference at Cornell University, April 16, 2011, to encourage middle school girls to pursue careers in science and math. Girls participate in workshops organized by Cornell students and faculty with hands-on activities, meeting female scientist role models and gaining awareness of opportunities in math and science-related careers.

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Workshops: Homeschool Science Program, Ithaca, NY. Nov 2010 – March 2011

Homeschool Science ProgramThe Homeschool Science Program (HSP) presents free materials science workshops, at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, on select Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. November 2010 through March 2011 for children ages 6-13 and their adult guardians. The workshops are hands-on and encourage students to explore how materials interact with each other. Upcoming workshops: November 9, 2010, Bridge Building; December 14, 2010, Sounds of Science. Sign up early to secure a space.

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Event: NYC Workshop for Elementary, Middle School Teachers. Nov. 6, 2010

The Cornell Science Sampler Series (CSSS), takes place Sat., Nov. 6, at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, offering elementary and middle school teachers several free professional development workshops. The CSSS is a collaboration between several of the outreach offices of Cornell’s research centers and departments to provide teacher professional development in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Event: Science Songfest. U. Maryland, College Park. Oct. 10, 2010


The USA Science and Engineering Festival presents its celebratory opening event: more than two hundred young people and adults celebrating science in song. Date: October 10, 2010, 5-7 p.m. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Cost:Free; please reserve tickets.

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Podcasts: A Moment of Science

What do bicycles, footballs, and space shuttles have in common? Can you really learn while you are asleep? Why do some birds hop and others walk? And why do guys tend to enjoy video games more than women? These are just a few of the questions explored in the 2-minute audio and video podcasts of the science program A Moment of Science, produced at Indiana University, Bloomington, in cooperation with IU’s scientific community, and other scientists.

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Webcasts: Science Sessions

Science Sessions, audio podcasts from the National Academy of Sciences, offer 5-minute, nontechnical conversations with cutting-edge researchers, and policy makers. Recent topics include “The Future and Stem Cells,” “Human Expansion Out of Africa,” and “Seeing Inside Cells.” Learn a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.

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Science Saturdays, Montana State U.

Science Saturdays at Montana State University’s Extended University are designed for kids ages 10-15 (younger ones welcomed if accompanied by a parent). Students participate in hands-on experiments, learn about exciting new projects, and meet the scientists and MSU students shaping the future in Montana. One Saturday each month, Jan. – April; please check the schedule.

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