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Website: KidWind

KidWindThe KidWind Project website offers free resources for teaching about wind power in the K-12 classroom. KidWind offers lesson plans, introductions to key concepts, plans and guides for building model wind turbines, and links to resources around the web. KidWind regularly hosts workshops, events, and conventions, as well.

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Girls Weekend: Engineering at U. Kansas with SWE

SWEThe SWE Weekend of Engineering is a fun weekend of exploration for high school women held each fall and spring semester and sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers. The program, which begins on a Saturday morning and ends on a Sunday afternoon, is an opportunity to learn about engineering as well as get a taste for college life KU Style. The 2010 Spring program will be held March 6-7. Application deadline: Feb. 22

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Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop, New Haven, Conn.

SnowboarderAt the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop, students of all ages build things and experiment. Eli Whitney offers many programs for teachers and students, including a 2010 winter program for the Olympics, Feb. 15-17. Visit the museum and the museum website to learn about Eli Whitney himself, as well as other inventors.

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Girls & Engineering at South Dakota State University. March 27

GEMSThis one day workshop, March 27, 2010, for 8th grade girls provides an opportunity to explore interests in science and technology. Students interact with professional women from industry as well as with professors and students from SDSU. Cost: $10.

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Event: Girls STEM Day at U. Akron, Feb. 13, 2010

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Kids Career Day , Feb. 13, 2010, is a half day program at the University of Akron, OH, designed to involve girls grades 1-5 in activities related to engineering, science, technology, and math careers. Each activity showcases professional women currently employed as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Registration deadline: Jan. 15, 2010. Cost: $6.

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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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Event: Boys Engineering, Feb. 13, Columbus, OH

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In Columbus, Ohio, COSI (Center of Science and Industry) is holding a Science career program for boys grades 6-8. The boys will meet professional engineers, discover that engineering can be an exciting and rewarding career, and have a great time learning and meeting new friends. Date: Feb. 13, 2010; Application deadline: Jan 29, 2010. Cost: $25.

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Teacher Program: Bioinformatics, Seattle, WA

This Bioinformatics Professional Development Workshop, held on February 2010, in Seattle, Washington, is designed primarily for teachers of high school biology, advanced biology, and biotechnology. Prior bioinformatics experience not required.

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Teacher Program: Biotech at Boston, March 29, 2010

Biology teachers are invited join Boston’s Museum of Science for a full-day symposium on current approaches to biotechnology education, March 29, 2010. Teachers interested in leadinga 90-minute session are encouraged to submit a proposal by January 15, 2010.

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