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Family Day Events at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum’s Family Day event series celebrates the diverse ethnic and cultural communities that have contributed to aviation and space exploration. Events will commemorate historic and current contributions through presentations and activities for the entire family. The events are free and open to the public. We Share STEM! Connecting Across Cultures […]

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How NASA Broke The Gender Barrier In STEM

“FOR THE FIRST TIME, HALF OF THE ASTRONAUT CLASS IS WOMEN, AND NOW NASA IS OFFERING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEMALE TECH ENTREPRENEURS.” Interesting article about the importance of women in STEM fields, specifically about the increasing number of women in data collection positions in NASA.

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NSTA Summer Institutes 2015

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is bringing about transformative changes in teaching and learning at every level. To make this important transition, it is vital that K–12 teachers of science—including elementary teachers—and school and district leaders have opportunities to participate in professional learning to understand the changes or shifts in the NGSS and to learn how to apply […]

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International Reading Association Seeks Applications for International Professional Development Award

The International Reading Association sponsors the Constance McCullough Award to encourage international professional development activities. A cash prize of $4,000 will be awarded to an IRA member who is investigating reading-related problems in countries outside North America. Proposals must address at least one of the three goals of the association: advocacy, professional development, and/or emerging global issues. […]

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Earth Science Week 2015 Contests

The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring a series of contests to celebrate Earth Science Week 2015. This year’s celebration takes place Oct. 11-17, 2015 Earth Science Week 2015 Photography Contest — Open to All Ages http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/photography/index.html Geoscientists study our planet’s geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). These spheres — or Earth systems […]

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