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Teachers’ Summer: STEM at Cal Poly Pomona

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) high school teachers are encouraged to join the 2010 Summer Institute at Cal Poly Pomona, July 12-30, 2010. Application Deadline: March 31, 2010. No new 2011 information provided.

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New NASA Website for Teens

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has launched Mission:Science, a new Web site created specifically for teenagers. Through Mission:Science, teens can access current NASA spacecraft data for school science projects, conduct real experiments with NASA scientists and locate space-related summer internships.

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An Inventor’s Inspiration

If America wants to get back to inventing and making things, it must change K-12 student attitudes toward science and math. So says James E. West, a research professor of electrical and computer engineering and inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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Event: Girls Day at South Dakota. April 6, 2010

The 7th Annual Girls’ Day at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, April 6, 2010, is designed to introduce young women, grades 6 -8 to STEM careers. Girls will hear inspiring messages about STEM careeers, participate in hands-on activities, and witness demonstrations from various departments. Location: Rapid City, SD. Cost: $5.00 Registration Deadline: March 23, 2010.

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Girls Leading Girls in North Carolina

Fifth grade girls at the North Belmont Elementary School in North Carolina are getting a chance to hone their math and science skills with the help of some very special tutors. Each girl is matched with a woman STEM major from nearby Belmont Abbey College, who will act as her mentor.

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Webcasts: MESY

MESY (Math, Engineering, Science and You) is a colorful program of New Hampshire Public Television that aims to engage and excite kids, parents, educators, and community leaders about the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

With separate sections devoted to math, engineering, and science, respectively, the MESY website offers videos and PBS programming, activities, links to other websites, and a list of New Hampshire state standards.

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