ASEE has put together a public/private partnership to develop ways of engaging students and teachers in engineering. Participants will learn about innovative, hands-on, project-based engineering activities, courses, curriculum options, events, outreach programs, professional development, and competitions.
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.
Despite the anxiety triggered by last spring’s nuclear disaster in Japan, nuclear power is still a key part of this country’s energy mix. Industry and universities are enlisting help from teachers in preparing the next generation of nuclear engineers and technicians.
This full-day workshop on December 4, 2010, 9am – 4pm, from the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, Tufts University, is intended to provide an immersive introduction of stop-motion animation to K-16 teachers using SAM Animation. Location: Tufts University, 474 Boston Ave, Medford, MA. Cost: $420.
The California Academy of Sciences offers teacher workshops and class materials on different science subjects; hosts field trips and tours; and provides daily programs, lectures, special events, internships, and contests. The 155-year old museum in San Francisco has a living green roof, an aquarium, a planetarium, and an indoor rainforest.
NASA doesn’t just have missions for exploring and understanding space. The agency has a long tradition of involvement in STEM education. One program, the NASA Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project, awards 40 fellowships per year to science teachers. The 18-month program features workshops, online and on-site graduate courses, and materials teachers can use in the classroom.
The Cool School Challenge is a free program that motivates students, teachers, and school districts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. See the Cool School Website for activities and resources.
Teachers interested in the Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarships must write a proposal. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a series of outreach workshops to provide information about submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.