Calendar of Events


October


12 Thursday
Science on Tap, 8:00pm at the SpeakEZ Lounge, 600 Monroe Ave. in downtown Grand Rapids.  Science on Tap, co-sponsored by GVSU and SpeakEZ Lounge, is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public. Each month at SpeakEZ, a knowledgeable expert hosts a scientific discussion about current topics in the news such as ebola and the paleo diet. This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and adult beverages. This month's topic is Medicinal Plants:  Going, Going, Gone?, by Kristin Hedges, GVSU Department of Anthropology.  Download the flier and follow them on Facebook!

14 Saturday
Energizing our World Saturday – For Middle School Students.  Hosted by the Regional Math and Science Center, the event will be held at the GVSU Allendale Campus in the Seymour and Esther Padnos Hall of Science. from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants must be in grades 6th - 8th.  Registration is closed. For more information visit the website. For questions on the event, please contact the RMSC at (616) 331-2267.

16 Monday
Deadline to submit proposals to present at the MSTA conference in March.

16 Monday
Science for Budding Scientists for Grades K-2.  Engage developing minds in thinking and acting like scientists! Leverage the natural curiosity of children to deliver inquiry-based learning experiences with confidence and competence. Immerse yourself in developmentally appropriate investigations that will rekindle a passion for learning in yourself and your students. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons you can use right away!  Offered by Van Andel Education Institute. Register here. General tuition is $250, but InterChange Newsletter readers use code GVSU for fall 2017 events and save $200! You pay only $50!

17 Tuesday
Inquiry-Based Science: Middle School Physical Science workshop, hosted by the Van Andel Education Institute.  Discover how to engage students in hands-on, inquiry-based science in your grade level and content area. Explore how to develop rich questions; learn how to engage students in data analysis; and gain strategies for helping students create explanations that include a thoughtfully constructed claim, evidence, and reasoning. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons you can use right away!  For more information, go here. General tuition is $250, but InterChange Newsletter readers use code GVSU for fall 2017 events and save $200! You pay only $50!

18 Wednesday
Van Andel Education Institute offers Inquiry-Based Science: High School Chemistry, 8:30am-3:30pm.  Discover how to engage students in hands-on, inquiry-based science in your grade level and content area. Explore how to develop rich questions; learn how to engage students in data analysis; and gain strategies for helping students create explanations that include a thoughtfully constructed claim, evidence, and reasoning. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons you can use right away!  General tuition is $250, but InterChange Newsletter readers use code GVSU for fall 2017 events and save $200! You pay only $50! www.vaei.org

21 Saturday
Chemistry at the Mall hosted by the Western Michigan Local Section of the American Chemical Society!  10am to 2pm at Woodland Mall in Kentwood, MI.  There will be hands on activities for kids of all ages,chemistry demo shows by local chemists, and an illustrated poem contest for K-12 students with a prize of $25 Meijer gift card at the local level for each age group. Local American Chemical Society and chemistry clubs from local colleges, universities, and businesses are sponsoring demo booths. The theme this year is Chemistry Rocks! focusing on geochemistry, soil chemistry, and gem chemistry.  All activities are FREE and open to the public!  For questions, contact Kevin Eggebeen at eggebeenk@gmail.com

30 Monday
Genetic Update Conference presented by Dr. Sam Rhine, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus. The cost is $20 per person (teachers and/or students), which includes a light snack and notes.


November


1-2 Wednesday and Thursday
Kent ISD Offers STEM Network. Two meetings are planned: November 1-2; March 21-22 8 a.m.-3p.m. To register: Visit the website and enter course number 17CR1101.  For more information contact Ebiri Nkugba, STEM Consultant at Kent ISD, at (616) 365-2354.

7 Tuesday
Science for Blooming Scientists workshop for grades 3-5 Teachers and Administrators, hosted by Van Andel Education Institute.  Engage developing minds in thinking and acting like scientists! Leverage the natural curiosity of children to deliver inquiry-based learning experiences with confidence and competence. Immerse yourself in developmentally appropriate investigations that will rekindle a passion for learning in yourself and your students. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons you can use right away!  For more information, go here.  General tuition is $250, but InterChange Newsletter readers use code GVSU for fall 2017 events and save $200! You pay only $50!

8 Wednesday
Invasive Species Workshop for Grades 3-8 Teachers, Grand Rapids.

8 Wednesday
Inquiry-Based Science: Middle School Earth and Space Science workshop, hosted by Van Andel Education Institute.  Discover how to engage students in hands-on, inquiry-based science in your grade level and content area. Explore how to develop rich questions; learn how to engage students in data analysis; and gain strategies for helping students create explanations that include a thoughtfully constructed claim, evidence, and reasoning. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons you can use right away!  For more information, go here.  General tuition is $250, but InterChange Newsletter readers use code GVSU for fall 2017 events and save $200! You pay only $50!

9 Thursday
Van Andel Education Institute offers Inquiry-Based Science: High School Physics, 8:30am-3:30pm. Discover how to engage students in hands-on, inquiry-based science in your grade level and content area. Explore how to develop rich questions; learn how to engage students in data analysis; and gain strategies for helping students create explanations that include a thoughtfully constructed claim, evidence, and reasoning. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons you can use right away!  General tuition is $250, but InterChange Newsletter readers use code GVSU for fall 2017 events and save $200! You pay only $50! 
Website: www.vaei.org | Email: information@vaei.org | Phone: 616.234.5528

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.


2018


February


24 Saturday
Math in Action conference, hosted by the GVSU Department of Mathematics,held on the GVSU Allendale campus.


March


2-3 Friday-Saturday
The 65th annual Michigan Science Teacher Association (MSTA) Conference, Radisson Hotel & Lansing Center, Lansing, MI.

7-9 Wednesday-Friday
The annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference is March 7-9, 2018 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI.

17 Saturday
Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad tournament at GVSU Allendale campus.



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