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NASA’s Summer of Innovation 2013

NASA Summer of Innovation logoWant to help your STEM students beat the “summer slide?” NASA’s Summer of Innovation project offers summer day camps for middle school kids, teacher professional development opportunities, and minigrants of up to $2,500 for schools, youth organizations, or other partners to infuse STEM content into existing after-school or summer programs. The application deadline is June 10, 2013.

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Siemens STEM Institute for Teachers

summer poolsideApplications are now being accepted for the 2013 Siemens STEM Institute, an all-expenses-paid week of professional development for 50 middle and high school science and math teachers, and for a two-week Science Teachers as Researchers summer fellowship.

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Teachers’ Summer: Nanotechnology at Stanford. July 18-22

Stanford University’s Center for Probing the Nanoscale (CPN) offers a one-week Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers. Daily sessions focus on content lectures and inquiry-based modules that explicitly address California’s 5-8th grade physical science content standards. Teachers will also receive a hands-on activity classroom kit with many fun activities that bring nanoscience into the classroom. Dates: July 18-22, 2011. Eligibility: Middle School teachers, grades 5-8. Stipend: $650, plus professional development units. Application deadline: May 1 , 2011.

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Event: Science in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco. June 6-10, 2011

science-park3This week-long, standards-aligned teacher workshop, June 6-10, 2011 is being held at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for those K-5 teachers. The workshop will explore investigation skills through the lens of forest ecosystems. Topics covered include climate, plant and animal interactions, and conservation. The workshop is designed to make science teaching more exciting and accessible for kindergarten through fifth grade teachers. Cost: $100 ($50 refunded upon course completion).

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Teachers’ Summer: Columbia Research Program, NY

columbia2Science teachers from public, private, and parochial K‐12 schools in the New York metropolitan area are invited to apply for Summer Research Fellowships at Columbia University’s Summer Research Program for Science Teachers, with awards for to 10 K-12 science teachers. Deadline PASSED. Stipend: $5,000 per summer plus $1,000 in classroom/laboratory supply funds.

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Teachers’ Summer: Online Engineering Workshops, March 7 and June 20, 2011

tec_defaultEngineering the Future® Online Course is a moderated four-week online course, March 7 and June 20, 2011, offered by Boston’s Museum of Science, and covering the same engineering education material as the three-day institute held at the museum. It is ideal for high school teachers from other regions, or for those who prefer to study online. Online participants perform hands-on activities, interacting with course content for about six hours per week. Additional time for designing and building projects is also required. Cost: $150.

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Teachers’ Summer: Princeton Plasma Camp

The Plasma Science and Fusion Energy Institute at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, New Jersey, is a one-week intensive workshop, July 11 – 15, 2011, designed to provide the opportunity for Physics teachers, grades 9-12, and Middle School teachers of advanced physical science, to study plasma physics and fusion energy through experimental research in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Application deadline: May 27, 2011.

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Teachers’ Summer: Mickelson ExxonMobil Academy

mickelsonexxon2The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is a one-week all-expense-paid intensive professional development program in the summer for third- through fifth-grade teachers. The Academy offers a five-day program designed to provide third- through fifth-grade teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math. DEADLINE PASSED

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Event: A Visit to Mars, August 4, 2010. Washington, DC

Mars PackingAuthor Mary Roach speaks at an evening lecture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. on Wed., Aug. 4, to discuss her new book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. She describes how astronauts prepare for and endure their trips to space, what happens when you don’t walk on the ground for a year, and the overall experience of space simulations. Cost: $25 Gen. Admission, $15 Member. Program Ended.

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