Vernier Engineering Contest
Vernier Software is currently accepting applications for its Engineering Contest, which recognizes STEM educators for introducing students to engineering concepts and practices through innovative uses of Vernier sensors. Each award will consist of $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend either the 2015 NSTA STEM conference or the 2015 ASEE conference. Three awards will be given: one for middle school, one for high school, and one for college. Please visit http://www.vernier.com/grants/engineering/
for details. Remember, Vernier sensors are compatible with your TI calculators!
Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy
This Academy is a one-week, all-expenses-paid professional development program for teachers of Grades 3-5. Participants will learn interactive ways to inspire their students in math and science. Now, you have the chance to let your 3-5 grade teachers know how special they are by choosing them for a chance to go to a cool math and science camp next summer. You can nominate any deserving teacher you know by visiting http://www.sendmyteacher.com/
. Lots of teachers have participated from GA, AL and more.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
This Foundation funds and supports hands-on environmental projects for students. The objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower students around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their local communities. Grant amounts range from $250 to $2,500. Deadlines for submitting grant applications are September 30 and January 31. For more information, please visit http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
Students can compete as individuals or as a member of a team. Individual projects promote independent research. Team projects foster collaborative research efforts, as well as individual contributions to the cooperative endeavor. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. Submissions are due by September 30, 2014. Please visit https://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com/application/start
for all details. Good luck!
Understanding Geometry Grants
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grant seeks to enable students to better appreciate and understand an aspect of geometry that is consistent with the council's principles and standards for school mathematics. Projects should include applications of geometry to art, literature, music, architecture, nature or other relevant area; they may also integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. For 2015-2016, grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching grades PK-8. Projects are to be completed between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Please visit http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=198#912
and check out the many other grant opportunities advertised through NCTM. Apply for this one by November 7, 2014.
You Be The Chemist Challenge
Get your students excited about chemistry with a free, national academic competition for Grade 5-8 students. The Challenge tests students' knowledge of chemistry concepts, scientific theories, and laboratory safety in an engaging, interactive format. Please visit http://www.chemed.org
for all details and how to participate.
Texas Instruments Product Updates
Please visit http://education.ti.com
for info on the latest events, curricular resources and product updates. For example:
- There is an outstanding Leadership Summit in Memphis, TN on September 16.
- New Operating Systems for your TI-84 Family, TI Nspire, and emulator software titles. These are FREE updates!
- Resources for TEKS, CCSS, and NGSS.
- Browse the hundreds of FREE standards-aligned math and science activities, a perfect addition to your curriculum planning.