STEM-H Center Newsletter- Featuring Grant Opportunities and Research Competitions

November 23 rd, 2014 <> Upcoming STEM-H Educator Grant Opportunities Youth Garden Grants Apply for this award Application deadline December 5 Twenty (20) awards will be offered this year to support programs in the United States. Eligibility – Your school or organization must plan to garden in 2015 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character education, and entrepreneurship in the United States. Grant packages – This year we will present awards to 20 schools or youth programs. 20 programs will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids online store, curriculum, a generous donation of seeds, a pair of garden gloves, a window box fromWindowbox.com , and plant starts from Bonnie Plants, and an Ames tool package. The top ten winners will receive a raised bed from New England Arbors. ACH-Hach Professional Development Awards Apply for this award Application deadline December 15 The ACS-Hach Professional Development Grant supports high school chemistry teachers as they identify and pursue opportunities that advance their professional development and enhance the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms. Eligibility – Applicants must be a high school chemistry educator teaching in a U.S. or U.S. territory school. Grant – Teachers can request up to $1,500 to fund the professional development opportunities that will improve their professional skills and student achievement. Including – Conference or workshop registration fees, Travel expenses, Tuition and educational expenses for new/upcoming courses, Books and online instructional resources Shell Science Lab Challenge Apply for this award Application deadline – December 19 The Shell Science Lab Challenge gives you an opportunity to share your exemplary approach for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. Eligibility – Applicants may be individual teachers or teams of teachers of science in grades 6-12, in the United States and Canada, representing their schools. Package – One Grand Prize Winning School will receive a lab makeover support package valued at $20,000; 4 National Finalist schools will each receive a lab makeover support package valued at $8,500; 18 district winner schools will each receive a lab makeover support package valued at $3,000; and more. <> Here Comes the 2015 Southwest Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Download this PDF for information and to register: 2015 Southwest Junior Science Symposiu m <> The STEM-H Center Scientific Equipment Lending Library Offers Amazing Resources Available to Students, Teachers, Schools and Community Groups __________________________________________________________________________________ Central New Mexico Science Olympiad 2015 Saturday, January 31st University of New Mexico, Johnson Center What is Science Olympiad? The Science Olympiad is a national, non-profit, tax exempt organization, devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participation in Science Olympiad tournaments, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal. Registration Deadline Teams MUST REGISTER <> with the New Mexico State Science Olympiad – we do not register students here at STEM-H CORE. To register a team in the New Mexico State Science Olympiad, you must complete a registration form available at: http://infohost.nmt.edu/~science/olympiad/ STAY CONNECTED Use the Coupon Code NMSTEM and receive 5 % off and free shipping on all orders. As part of a collaborative partnership between NM STEM Connection and STEMfinity.com , we are happy to offer this coupon code to use at checkout to receive 5% off and free shipping on all orders! This offer is valid only at <>www.stemfinity.com . Please note a portion of the proceeds from sales using the NMSTEM code will be donated to the STEM-H Center for the NM STEM Connection website’s ongoing development & maintenance costs!