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Our goal is to provide valuable resources to young people and adults interested in pursuing STEM careers, such as supportive role models, excellent instruction and training, and access to real world applications and research opportunities.
The Peer Alliance for Gender Equity
The Science Museum of Minnesota invites teams from Wisconsin School Districts to submit applications for the Peer Alliance for Gender Equity (PAGE), a leadership program funded by a major grant from the National Science Foundation. PAGE is dedicated to addressing the gender, racial, and class-based educational disparities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in our region—Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Conducted by SMM’s Teacher Professional Development Group at Science House, PAGE is designed to develop the capacity of district education leaders in STEM to provide professional development to K–12 STEM teachers in research-based, gender-sensitive pedagogical classroom practices. All costs for PAGE, including stipends, travel, books and materials, and a small budget for teams to use for work with their colleagues, are covered through funds from NSF. If you have questions, please call or email Erin Villegas Strauss at (651) 221-2574 or email@example.com. More information can also be found on the website: http://www.smm.org/schools/profdev/page.
BTC Institute summer teacher courses
The BTC Institute, located in Madison, WI is pleased to offer summer teacher courses, Biotechnology: The Basics (July 22-26, 2013) and Biotechnology: Beyond the Basics (July 29 – August 2, 2013). Please see http://www.btci.org/k12/twc/twc.html for details. Optional graduate education credits from Viterbo University and Edgewood College will be available. Some scholarships may be available, scholarship information will be posted on the website before the end of May. Join the fun and find out why so many attendees say these are “the best” and “the most useful” graduate education courses they have ever taken!
UW-Madison welcomes learners and explorers of all ages to campus to experience science as exploring the unknown at the 11th Annual UW-Madison Science Expeditions on April 5, 6, 7, 2013! Start your journey with Hands-on Exploration Stations at the Town Center in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building at the heart of campus. The stations are flow-by exhibits staffed by UW scientists. You can explore each station as long as you please. Visit the dozen Exploration Destinations nearby! The free Science Expeditions Trolley will speed you between venues while you embark on a scientific journey a tour led by VIP Tour Guides. For more information or questions about this event, contact Tom Zinnen at (608) 265-2420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering Expo is a three day event held every two years at the UW-Madison's College of Engineering.
Expo is run entirely by students and brings over 10,000 visitors to campus bienniall. This year's event will be held April 18-20, 2013.
Visit http://engineeringexpo.wisc.edu for more details.
Wednesday Nite @ the lab
Come experience science as exploring the unknown every week at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they describe their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. Join the discussion as learners of all ages find out more and share their ideas, questions and insights.
Watch WN@L Live! If you do not live near Madison or are not able to attend WN@L, you can still view each WN@L lecture live through videostream. It is available starting at 7 p.m. Central Time every Wednesday.
To view the lectures, it is recommended that you use latest version of QuickTime. The link is: www.biotech.wisc.edu/webcams/Index.aspx
STARBASE Wisconsin is an interactive academic outreach program that helps youth increase their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Fifth-grade students are taken on a five-week, 25 hour odyssey into the exciting world of the sciences through hands-on activities, experiments and technology projects. STARBASE serves students in Milwaukee public schools who attend during the school year with their classes.
To learn more about STARBASE Wisconsin visit our website at http://www.starbasewi.org.
POSOH- Contributing to a Sustainable Future
POSOH a new partnership among UW-Madison researchers, the College of Menominee Nation, and educators in northern Wisconsin is forming to help take on the challenge of finding sustainable energy solutions by preparing the next generation of citizens and scientists.
For more information about POSOH please visit their website at www.posoh.fastplants.org.