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Lemelson-MIT Program Develops Tomorrows Inventors
Lemelson-MIT Program Develops Tomorrow's Inventors
The deadline for applications for the 2007 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is May 5, 2006. InvenTeams, a nationwide initiative to foster inventiveness among high school students, invites students and their teachers and mentors to identify a problem that can be solved through an invention, for which InvenTeams may provide up to $10,000 per team in funding to develop a prototype. A sampling of earlier InvenTeam sponsored inventions developed by high school students include a watermelon-ripeness evaluator, a pothole detection and filling device, and inspection-friendly luggage. High school science, math, and technology teachers and their students at public, private, and vocational schools are eligible to participate. Applications and additional information are available online at web.mit.edu/inventeams.
Volunteer Speakers Needed To Talk Physics
Math and Science Equals Success
The Exciting World of Science and Engineering Presented by JETS
For the complete list of programs and other activities or to learn more about JETS, visit the website at www.jets.org.
New Learning Resource Focuses on Science Education for Girls
In its effort to make science and technology more accessible to girls and women, the National Science Foundation has published a resource filled with examples of unique and creative inquiry-based learning. The book, titled New Formulas for America’s Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering, catalogs the methodology and results of 211 NSF grants issued since 1993, and includes descriptions of special programs, contacts, references, and software downloads. The book is available free from NSF. Printed copies and compact disks (http://www.nsf.gov/home/orderpub.htm) may be ordered. The printed version’s document number is NSF 03-207, and the compact disk document number is NSF 03-208. A PDF (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf_03207/start.htm) version may be downloaded.
Teachers Can Request Free Videos on Nature and Process of Science
Search for Solutions is a 10-part series that explores the nature and process of science — creativity, modeling, application, theory and argument — and how these processes play out in science and technology. More than 60 different scientists from all fields of study are guides and storytellers discussing their work and scientific philosophies. The series is designed for junior and senior high school students. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in partnership with ConocoPhillips produced the videos. Search for Solutions DVDs or videos are available free to certified teachers at http://www.nsta.org/sfs. Teachers guides are also available for download at the site.
Science Fair Inspires Pre-College Students To Be Scientist or Engineers
ISTF provides science and math teachers the opportunity to intergrate the Internet with other reseach methods and technologies to solve real-world problems focusing on National Critical Technologies areas including renewable energy, advanced batteries, and photonic materials.
Teachers and professionals in a science-related filed wanting to participate in ISTF should visit the website at http://istf.ucf.edu.
AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
The AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program is a program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain exposure to and experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. The program is aimed at junior and senior undergraduate students, particularly those that will become qualified for future graduate studies in medical physics. We expect there to be twelve summer undergraduate fellowships, each carrying a $4000 stipend. The fellowship will be for a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May 1 to September 30), which is mutually suitable to the mentor and fellow. Should you need additional information or an application, please contact Program Administrator, Shantelle Corado, at the AAPM Headquarters Office at (301) 209-3350 or visit http://www.aapm.org/announcements/summer_undergrad_fellow/