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From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University

October 2016 | Volume 23, Number 6

New Additions to the RMSC Discovering STEM Kit Program - Make Your Reservations Today!

The Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is inviting educators in West Michigan to explore and utilize the Center’s Discovering STEM kits.  Developed by GVSU faculty, staff and students, the Discovering STEM kit-lending program is designed to engage early elementary, middle, and high school students in a STEM-based education.

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Connections for the STEM Classroom

GVSU faculty and area experts provide engaging ideas on current topics in research and education

Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do on a Carolina Beach By Charles O. Pilkey and Orrin H. Pilkey

A Book Review by Steve Mattox, Geology Department, GVSU

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Calendar of Events


Registration Now Open for the Fall Science Update Conference in November

Join us for the 32nd annual Fall Science Update hosted by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University.  The conference will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 on the GVSU Allendale campus.

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Register Now for the 2016 Math-Team-Matics Competition!

Register now while space is still available for the 2016 Math-Team-Matics Competition.  This is a great event for students to display team work and problem solving.

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A Celebration of Space Exploration in Honor of Roger B. Chaffee - February 2017

Roger B. Chaffee is one of Grand Rapids' favorite sons. An engineer, pilot and astronaut, Chaffee lost his life during a tragic fire during a routine test of the Apollo 1 spacecraft on January 27, 1967.  In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 accident, Grand Valley State University, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund seek to honor Chaffee during a two-day celebration of space exploration.

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GVSU and the Grand Rapids Public Museum Announce the Roger That! Design Challenge

To commemorate the life of native son, Roger B. Chaffee, and the brave astronauts of Apollo 1, Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Public Museum are hosting a symposium on the weekend of February 10 - 11, 2017.

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Workshop for Elementary Teachers - Word Problems, Childrens Strategies, and Understanding Addition and Subtraction

Attend a workshop for elementary school teachers (especially grades K-2), math coaches, & administrators.

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Announcing the 2017 Statistics Poster Competition for K-12

The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), the Regional Math and Science Center at GVSU, and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics are pleased to announce the 2017 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for K-12.

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Introducing Kent ISDs Career Readiness System

At the end of their education, we all hope and believe that our learners will go on to by productive, healthy, happy, contributory members of our society.  Take advantage of Kent ISDs Career Readiness Department to help you achieve this goal with your students

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Science Olympiad Team Registration Open Now

Science Olympiad Teams all over the nation are gearing up for another exciting year of hands-on science!

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Students and Teachers - You Are Invited to Attend the Genetic Update Conference

Please join us for the annual Genetic Update Conference presented by Dr. Sam Rhine on Monday, November 7, 2016 on the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus.

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Attend the Chemistry at the Mall - October 22

Join the Western Michigan Chapter of the American Chemical Society in celebrating National Chemistry Week. Solving Mysteries through CHEMISTRY is the theme of this year's Chemistry at the Mall.

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