Regional Math and Science Center

2010 - 2011 Program Archives

Teacher Opportunities

Fall Science Update
The Regional Math and Science Center cordially invites you to attend the 26th Fall Science Update on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. The theme this year is "Science Teachers Facing the Future."  Our invited keynote speaker this year is Sheila Tobias, an author intending to demystify mathematics and science for students, teachers, and policy makers. Her featured presentations, “Fostering Creativity in the Elementary Science Classroom” and “Science Teaching as a Profession: Why it isn’t. How it could be.” will be given throughout the day.

Algebra for All - Year 2
For the Algebra for All  Year 2 project, the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center will host teachers from Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa Counties. Space is available for 100 teachers.




Annual Programs


Student/Teacher Programs

Genetics Update
On Thursday, September 23, 2010, the Regional Math and Science Center at GVSU will host the Genetic Update Conference featuring the internationally known lecturer, Dr. Sam Rhine.

Student Programs

Region 12 Science Olympiad Tournament
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. For more than 25 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education.  Much like a football or soccer team, competitive Science Olympiad teams prepare throughout the year for tournaments.  Each team is allowed to bring 15 students who may participate in a variety of events in their skill set.  Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division. Every year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the everchanging nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, astronomy, mechanical engineering and technology.

Super Science Saturday: Celebrating Chemistry - Past, Present, and Future
The Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is hosting another “Super Science Saturday”!  Come celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011 and Grand Valley State University’s 50th Anniversary by attending the open house on Saturday, January 29, 2011.



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