From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University
February 2020 | Volume 27, Number 1

Roger That! conference

Make Plans to Participate in the Roger That! Conference and Design Challenge

The 2020 Roger That! symposium will be held at GVSU and Grand Rapids Public Museum on Friday-Saturday, February 14-15.  The entire symposium is open to the public.

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Monthly Newsletter Features

Calendar of Events


Connections for the STEM Classroom

Top Science Story of 2019:
Now you See it - The First Picture of a Black Hole

Bopi Biddanda, Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University

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Social Justice and Science: How They are Interconnected

You are invited to attend a FREE presentation Tuesday, February 25 on the GVSU Allendale campus.  Belinda Bardwell will speak on a brief history of the Anishinaabe and their relationship to the Grand River, from past to present.

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hands in water

"Designing Motivational Classrooms" Workshop Offered

Join Dr. Ilana Horn, Professor of Math Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University, for a workshop on designing motivational classrooms at GVSU on February 21.

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Math in Action Conference to be held February 22

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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STEPS camp

2020 STEPS Camp Application Open

The GVSU Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing will be hosting the 19th annual STEPS Camp this June.  The Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp is day camp experience for students that are currently in the 6th grade and are ages 11-13.

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Register Today for the 2020 MSTA Conference

The Michigan Science Teachers Association's 67th Annual Conference is just around the corner, March 6-7 in Lansing.

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Michigan Science Teachers Association conference logo

K-12 Statistics Poster Competition

The deadline for submitting a poster to the GVSU Department of Statistics is March 13.

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STATS poster contest

Plan to Visit Student Scholars Day

High school students, teachers and others are invited to the Student Scholars Day April 8, 2020, hosted on the GVSU Allendale campus.

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Free MSELA State Networking Event

The Michigan Science Education Leadership Association is starting to network district science leaders across the state around NGSS/MSS implementation topics. Join this month's webinar on High School Course Sequencing.

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Astronaut Mae Jemison

STEM events for February

Every season has reasons to celebrate STEM! 

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Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray

High School Seniors – Apply now for the Dockeray Scholarship

The Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships are awarded each Spring to graduating high school seniors in the Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Intermediate School Districts  who are interested in pursuing a career in science.

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Registration for Van Andel Institute 2020 STEM Camps is Now Open!

Students in grades 2-12 will have plenty to look forward to this summer at the Van Andel Institute for Education, from Harry Potter themed investigation to Biotech Explorers.

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VAI science camps

Attend Science on Tap!

February's Topic: Science In 3D: Science Standards And Instructional Shifts
Learn about the unique structure of the Next Generation Science Standards, the opportunities and challenges they present for K-12 education, and the high hopes we should have for our students.

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