From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University
December 2022/January 2023 | Volume 29, Number 4
Participate in the 7th Annual Roger That! Conference
Roger B. Chaffee
There is Enough Space for Everyone!
Roger That! is a two-day public symposium, honoring the memory of Grand Rapids astronaut Roger B. Chaffee, and intended to promote interest in both space exploration specifically and STEM in general. This year's keynote speaker is astronaut José Hernández, whose inspiring life story is the subject of the upcoming movie, "A Million Miles Away." The event also includes virtual presentations by experts around the world and in-person STEM-based activities for all ages, including a design challenge for 4th-8th graders at GVSU on Friday and family-friendly activities at Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday.
Roger That! article
High School Seniors – Apply now for the Dockeray Scholarship
The Regional Math and Science Centers is pleased to announce the Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship. Each year, the Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships are awarded to graduating from high school seniors from public or private schools in the Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Intermediate School Districts with an interest in pursuing a career in science
Dr. Dockeray Scholarship article
Connections for the STEM Classroom
Longtermism: The Promise of Thinking Long-Term about Future Generations
A review of the book “What We Owe the Future” by William MacAskill (2022)
Nate Dugener and Bopi Biddanda, Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University
A new book on Longtermism (long-term thinking) argues that the sooner this concept finds a space in our homes, classrooms and boardrooms, the better it is for us all – current and future generations of humans and the all life-supporting biosphere.
Registration for Math in Action 2023 is open!
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. This conference will be held Saturday, February 25, 2023 on the GVSU Allendale campus.
Math in Action article
Plan to attend Secondary Science Assessment Development and Revisions Workshop
Michigan Department of Education has challenged schools to change just 5% of an assessment to get a feel for what it takes to construct 3 Dimensional assessments. Kent ISD is holding a workshop to assist you in this development.
Science Assessment Workshop article
Van Andel Institute for Education Celebrates a Year of Promising Growth and Renewal
Over this past year, several new programs aimed at supporting students, teachers, administrators, and parents, have been put into motion and are showing positive results. By building off these milestones, Van Andel Institute reaffirms its commitment to education while also striving toward new horizons. These new initiatives from VAI are making learning memorable, meaningful, and fun!
Van Andel Institute article
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.
Attend Science on Tap!
January Topic: January Topic: Search For The Last Eocene Hyperthermal Event - Recent Fieldwork And Research In The Uinta And Duchesne River Formations Of Utah
Science on Tap article