Regional Math and Science Center

2011-2012 Program Archives

Teacher Opportunities

Fall Science Update
The Regional Math and Science Center cordially invites you to attend the 27th annual Fall Science Update. This full-day seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Grand Valley State University’s Pew campus.  The theme for this year is, “Cultivating Critical Thinking in Science.” Complementing this conference will be secondary and elementary keynote speakers; Christine Rener, Ph.D., from Grand Valley State University’s Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and Robby Cramer, Science Education Coordinator from the Van Andel Education Institute in Grand Rapids. 

Writing in Science
The Regional Math and Science Center at GVSU, in conjunction with Ionia and Montcalm ISDs, will be offering a two-day Writing in High School Science workshop to help teachers learn how to incorporate writing strategies into science instruction. The materials for this workshop are a result of the fourth year of the statewide High School Mathematics and Science Success (HS-MASS) Project conducted by centers in the Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network. This new Writing in High School Science workshop is a professional development opportunity for science teachers of grades 8-12 facilitated by Karen Meyers, Director, and Kathy Agee, Science Program Coordinator, of the RMSC.



Annual Programs



Student/Parent Programs

G3 - Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley
G3 is a residential summer camp program for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three day educational experience while spending time together on the Grand Valley State University campus. Families will spend three days and two nights on campus, sleeping in the living center apartments and eating in the common dining halls along with college students and others on campus.


Student/Teacher Programs

Dr. Sam Rhine Genetic Update Conference
On Thursday, September 22, 2011, the Regional Math and Science Center will host the Genetic Update Conference featuring the internationally known genetics education lecturer, Dr. Sam Rhine.

Michigan High School Math and Science Symposium
The symposium gives students, who have worked on a science research project under the mentorship of a teacher or scientist, the opportunity to present their research findings to a group of peers in a setting that resembles a meeting of professional scientists. Students hone their presentation skills and receive constructive feedback about their work.

Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad Tournament
Saturday, March 24, 2012 marked the 28th year of the Michigan Science Olympiad Regional Tournament hosted by Grand Valley State University.


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