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Engineering Day Events

ASEE LogoSMALLASEE 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.

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Event: Science Teaching Conference

CAST 2012The 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.

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Feature: Nuclear Energizes Teachers

Texas A&M workshopDespite 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.

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Teacher Workshop: Stop-Motion Animation, Tufts U., Mass. Dec. 4, 2010

SAM AnimationThis 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.

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Resource: California Academy of Sciences

Californa Academy of Sciences logoThe 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.

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NASA Down to Earth

endeavor_thumbNASA 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.

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Cool School Challenge, Teacher Workshops

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.

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Noyce Scholarship Proposal Writing Workshops

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.

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