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  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Expands Girls' STEM Horizons & Closes the Gender Gap in STEM Workforce
    Registration is now open for Girls STEM Summit – Statewide 2017 hosted by Jr.Tech, Inc., taking place at Regis located in Weston, MA on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

    Jr.Tech, Inc., is a Massachusetts-based non-profit educational organization celebrating 11 years of supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Over the past six years, Jr.Tech has delivered eight Summits across Massachusetts and is once again inviting 250 high school girls to experience the premier Massachusetts STEM event for high school girls.

    Kicking off the day-long event will be an inspirational keynote speech from a female leader in a STEM field after which students will begin rotating through five different hands-on career path breakout sessions with leading female STEM professionals representing a range of STEM fields. Following lunch, students will visit the hands-on Exhibit Hall featuring many STEM-focused organizations and higher education institutions all demonstrating and discussing different areas of STEM careers and fields of study. Afternoon breakouts continue followed by a closing ceremony where attendees will be given a parting gift before heading home.

    Phyllis Russell, Jr.Tech's President and Executive Director, and the creator of the Girls STEM Summit shares, "At every Summit, the energy that radiates from our attendees, presenters and teachers is amazing! The feedback from the girls in attendance is positive and immediate and the adults involved love sharing their STEM experience and knowledge with such bright and enthusiastic attendees.

    The key goals of Girls STEM Summit – Statewide are to educate young women in grades 8-12 on various STEM career paths through hands-on breakouts, to encourage students to continue studying these disciplines throughout high school in order to prepare for college degree programs, to inspire through interaction with female professional role models working in STEM fields, to demonstrate that a STEM career is attainable, to impact decision-making at a critical period, and to close the gender gap in the STEM workforce.

    The Girls STEM Summit – Statewide 2017 serves girls in grade 8-12 and will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Regis, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA. The event runs from 7:45 am - 4:15 pm and has a fee of $60 per student (fee includes lunch and parting gift). Individual and group enrollment available.

    For additional information and to register students for the Summit, please visit juniortech.org. Questions can be directed to either of the individuals noted below. Contacts: Phyllis Russell 774-994-2097 phyllis@juniortech.org Rachel Arno 617-659-1570 rachel@juniortech.org

  • Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NCSE is in the process of recruiting teachers for NCSEteach’s Scientists in the Classroom program. NCSE has over 30 years of experience supporting the teaching of science in public schools, with a particular focus on climate change and evolution. With this program, teachers and scientists collaborate as colleagues, peers, and partners in the scientific enterprise to further science education. So how exactly does it work? First off, teachers apply for the program here. Then, we'll work to find a scientist in the area who matches the interests and needs of the class. Once a match is made, we'll connect the teachers with a local scientist and provide guidance throughout the semester-long program to plan and carry out two in-class visits. For more information on Scientists in the Classroom, visit NCSE's website.

  • Friday, July 01, 2016 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Land Science is a virtual internship for middle and high school students funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by the University of Wisconsin and Mass Audubon. Students take on the role of interns in a virtual urban planning firm where they are presented with complex, real-world STEM problems with no optimal solutions. Teacher s have the opportunity to join the Land Science Educator Networ k (LSEN) - a unique group of formal and informal educator s implementing Land Science

    Formal and Informal Educators are both welcome to apply. Only five spots are available. To learn more about Land Science and the Land Science Educator Network, visit our website: http://cdn.edgaps.org/about/ 

    To apply, please fill out our online application: http://cdn.edgaps.org/apply-to-lsen/

  • Friday, July 01, 2016 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Friday, November 18, 2016
    Save the date for this year's FIRST Women in Science & Technology (WIST) Forum at UNH-Manchester, and FIRST Place on Friday, November 18, 2016! The FIRST WIST Forum, first held in 2000 and averaging 300+ attendees, has proven to be a very popular opportunity for young women and men in high school to learn more about careers in science and technology directly from accomplished women in these fields. The Forum runs from 8:45am to 2:00pm with a light breakfast, and lunch included. Speakers from a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and math fields will reflect on their education, careers, field, choices, work history, and other tidbits, anecdotes and stories to inspire young women and men.
    Questions? Please email Karen Sullivan, ksullivan@firstinspires.org

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