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Calendar of Events


May


17 Wednesday
SCICON 2017: Kent ISD mini-conference with speaker Wendy Johnson, Ph.D.  candidate from MSU, and numerous break out sessions. Check out the website for more information.


June


19-22 and 26-29  Mondays through Thursdays
STEPS Engineering Camp for girls.  GVSU Padnos College of Engineering and Computing.  STEPS is an aviation-themed day camp introduction to technology and engineering.  Participants in the camp will design, build, and fly a radio controlled airplane.  Flight and manufacturing technology are fully explored with classes in aerodynamics, flight simulation, computer aided drafting and 3D printing, biomedical engineering, a programming Arduino class, and more. Registration is closed for this year.  For more information visit gvsu.edu/steps .

20-22 Tuesday - Thursday
Energizing Our World is a three-day camp designed to spark interest in renewable energy.  Middle School students will participate in activities that provide hands-on experiences with a variety of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and hydro power. The camp will be held at GVSU’s Allendale Campus on Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-22, 2017 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Registration is closed for this year.  For more information visit the Energizing Our World site and click here.

26-29 Monday-Thursday
Kent ISD will offer NGSX: The Next Generation Science Exemplar Learning System for Science. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To register visit the website.


July


17-20 Monday through Thursday
sHaPe Health Professions Camp at the GVSU College of Health Professions.  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.Students in sHaPe have the opportunity to study anatomy, physiology, and personal health and fitness.  They explore the professions of medical lab science, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, radiation therapy, sonography, sports medicine, and therapeutic recreation. Registration is closed for this year. For more information, visit gvsu.edu/shape .


August


8 Tuesday
Educator Day at John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum with information sessions offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. All educators receive free admission and free parking. For more information visit the zoo or the museum's websites.

14-17 Monday - Thursday
Assessment Writing Team with KISD and MAISD. Join the MDE Science Assessment Consultants to write classroom level science assessments aligned to the new Michigan Science Standards. TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Days 1 & 2 at the MAISD Career Tech Center and  Days 3 & 4 at the Kent ISD. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/ApplySciWriting .  Questions? Contact Kris Gale (231) 767-7318 or kgale@muskegonisd .


November


15 Wednesday
GVSU’s RMSC’s Fall Science Update for educators on the Allendale campus. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Multiple hour-long breakout sessions; lunch included. $45 per person. For more information, visit the RMSC site.