From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University
December 2021/January 2022 | Volume 28, Number 6


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Introducing a New Professional Learning Series: Grand Morsels!

K-12 teachers, students, families, and the community are invited to participate in a new virtual learning series! We are introducing Grand Morsels, a monthly virtual series communicating science concepts.  The name Grand Morsels was chosen to reflect our intent to break down (digest) large or difficult scientific topics into interesting and understandable bite-size morsels.
Grand Morsels article


Plan to Attend the Sixth Annual Roger That! Symposium

Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Public Museum are proud to present the sixth annual Roger That! public symposium on space exploration on the weekend of February 18-19, 2022. The Roger That! symposium is named in honor of Roger Chaffee, a native Grand Rapidian who lost his life in the Apollo 1 fire. A wide variety of activities are included in this two-day event – there’s enough space for everyone! The 2022 event has a theme of “Women and Space” and will be presented in a hybrid format, beginning with virtual speakers Friday morning and transitioning to in-person events around 4pm Friday afternoon, with the remainder of the symposium in person.
Roger That! article

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Nuclear Science Exploration Open House for Middle and High School Students

Explore with Hope College science students how the high tech world of nuclear science impacts us each day - Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Nuclear Science Open House article

VAI Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022 Afterschool Cohorts

Van Andel Institute for Education is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2022 Afterschool Cohorts, now back to in-person lessons.
VAI Cohorts article


Field Experience for Secondary Science Teachers

Middle and High School teachers are invited to an immersive training session in watershed data collection and data analysis techniques to connect their classrooms to surrounding watersheds.
Watershed article


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John Ball Zoo's Travel Zoo makes learning WILD

John Ball Zoo's Travel Zoo makes learning WILD, giving your students the opportunity to see reptiles, birds, and amphibians up close as they learn about the topic of your choice.
Travel Zoo article


Join Science on Tap

Science on Tap is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while enjoying your favorite libation.
Science on Tap article

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Check out the latest MiSTEM Network- Greater West Michigan Region Newsletter!

The MiSTEM Network is connecting education, businesses,and community partners across the state to transform the way Michigan does STEM.
MiSTEM Newsletter

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