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

May 2016 | Volume 23, Number 4

Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship 2016 Winners Announced

Three Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships were awarded for 2016. The scholarships  are granted to graduating seniors from Kent, Ottawa, or Muskegon counties who plan to pursue a career in the sciences. The scholarships are offered in honor of Mary Jane Dockeray, founding curator of the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids. Dr. Dockeray serves as chairperson of the selection committee and takes an active role in the award process.

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Fall Science Update

Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship winner, Brielle Jaglowski

Connections for the STEM Classroom

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

What Happiness Feels Like by Frederick J Antczak, GVSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean

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Calendar of Events


Math Enthusiasts: Attend the 2016 MCTM Institute and Conference

Registration is now open for the 67th Annual Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Institute and Conference in Traverse City. 

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2016 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition Results

There were more than 500 entries in the fourteenth annual Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for K-12.  Judging of the posters took place April 2 on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). 

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Save the Date: Three Act Tasks Workshop for Secondary Math Teachers

A Three-Act Task is a whole group mathematics task consisting of 3 distinct parts:  an engaging and perplexing Act One, an informational and solution seeking Act Two, and a solution discussion and solution revealing Act Three. 

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Math in Action - Save the Date for Making Math Meaningful

Math in Action presents lively and informative discussions of current issues in mathematics education while providing an opportunity for practicing PreK – 12 teachers, prospective teachers, curriculum directors, and college and university faculty to share ideas, concerns, and resources.

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Save the Date: Energizing Our World Saturday

Mark your calendars for an ENERGIZING Saturday!  Middle school students in 7th and 8th grade are invited for an exciting day of engaging, hands-on activity on Saturday, October 22nd.

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Save the Date: Fourth Annual Math-Team-Matics Competition!

2015 saw problem solving and broad displays of math knowledge, leading to a high school championship for West Catholic High School, and a Middle School Championship for Northern Hills Middle School.

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G3 Grandparents and Grandkids Camp - Registration Deadline May 16

G3 is a residential family summer camp for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three day educational experience.

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NGSx Training Offered for Teachers to Prepare for the New Michigan Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Exemplar System for Professional Development, or NGSX 2.0, is a discourse based Professional Learning environment designed to engage teachers with the practices and disciplinary core ideas in the National Research Council's, Framework for K-12 Science Education, supporting teachers in the enactment of the Michigan Science Standards.

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Fall Science Update Conference Save the Date

Join us for the 32nd annual Fall Science Update hosted by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University. 

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Plan to Attend SCICON 2016 on May 17

Join teachers from around the area in Kent County's annual science conference.

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Discovering STEM Kits - Make your Reservations Now for Next School Year

The Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is inviting educators in west Michigan to explore and utilize the Centers Discovering STEM kits.

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Kent and Ottawa ISD's Offer Training in MEECS Air Quality, Water Quality, Energy Resources, and Climate Change

MEECS TRAINING SESSIONS are a great way to incorporate the new Michigan Science Standards into your classroom, featuring hands-on lessons that encourage student inquiry into understanding Michigan’s environment, human impacts and its role in our economy.

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Summer Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

Looking to grow as a professional this summer?  Check these out!

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Summer Opportunities for Students and Families

Here are camps and activities to enjoy this summer!

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