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

April 2017 | Volume 24, Number 3

There are Many Activities to Celebrate Earth Day this year! Which One(s) Will You Choose?

Plan to participate in the March for Science on Saturday, April 22, along with other West Michigan events.

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March for Science

Connections for the STEM Classroom

GVSU faculty and area experts provide engaging ideas on current topics in research and education
The Moon's Shadow Approaches, by Dr. Doug Furton, GVSU Physics Department

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Calendar of Events



Karen Meyers

A Grateful Community Wishes Karen Meyers the Best as She Retires as RMSC Director!

For the past 24 years, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has benefitted from the work of Karen Meyers at the Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC). She has made a far-reaching impact on K-12 math and science education in the community, GVSU, and the state of Michigan.

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Regional NGSX Professional Learning Opportunities in 2017-2018

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 Science and Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas, supporting teachers in the enactment of the Michigan Science Standards.  The GVSU Regional Math and Science Center is collaborating with intermediate school districts in Kent, Montcalm, and Ottawa counties to bring NGSX professional learning to teachers and administrators.

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Fall Science Update Conference - November 15 - Save the Date and Call for Presenters

The Regional Math and Science Center cordially invites you to attend Fall Science Update on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 on the Allendale campus.  Take time to connect with colleagues and discover how to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning.

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NCTM problem of the month: Solve It - Little Problems with Big Solution

Each problem asks you to create shapes that meet certain constraints and to compare the shapes you made.

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Plan to Attend SCICON 2017

On Wednesday, May 17, join science educators at Kent ISD for a one day conference with multiple break-out sessions.

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Kent ISD Offers STEM Thinking: 100 Fun Lessons with littleBits

Through generous grant funding from BOSCH as well as the Lake MI STEM Hub, Kent ISD has been enabled to develop a library of littleBits electronics learning tools.

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sHaPe Health Professions Camp - Deadline to Register Approaching Soon

sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration) is a one-week day program introduction to the Health Professions for boys and girls currently in 7th and 8th grades.

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