The Jump Start Program will invite 100 rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long summer science immersion program at the University of Maryland. The program is jointly sponsored by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Students considering a career…Details
How to go green: The latest trend in the hip science world is to go green. This means to be as environmentally friendly as possible in order to save energy and protect the earth.
There are hundreds of ways to go green and save the planet one day at a time. Going green includes many aspects of your lifestyle including water use, energy, toxic exposure, waste, food, and transportation. The small changes made by you, can eventually make a BIG difference. Many people have even started to build completely green homes. They have solar power throughout the whole house, have water savers installed, use environmentally friendly paints, and other house-building materials. If you want to go green, the best place to start is in your very own room. Make your little world green in order to one day make the whole world green.
Here are some ideas to start converting your room into a GREEN room:Details
Women in Bio (WIB) has established the Robbie Melton Scholarship Fund in honor of the organization’s co-founder to support and encourage women who are building their careers in the life sciences industry. Two $1,000 scholarships are available. Applicants must be a woman currently working within the life sciences industry or a current student working toward a…Details
Nominations are now open for the 2011 Frederick County STEM Educator of the Year Award at the 8th Annual Frederick County Tech Awards Celebration.
The STEM Educator of the Year Award is open to all educators who are furthering excellence in the classroom and who are exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Nominees can self-nominate or be nominated by others. Nominations are due by COB February 23, 2011.Details
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards presented by the Maryland Academy of Sciences, the parent body of the Maryland Science Center. These prestigious honors recognize and celebrate extraordinary scientific contributions by Maryland residents 35 years of age and under. Nominations are encouraged of…Details
Learn how a science degree opens doors to the laboratory and beyond! Join Young Women In Bio (YWIB) at the J. Craig Venter Institute for an opportunity to meet and interact with women who have science degrees and work in various careers that support the cutting-edge research in genomics and bioinformatics. Tour the facilities and…Details
For the third consecutive year Education Week ranked Maryland’s public education system as the best in the nation on its Quality Counts 2011 Report Card. Maryland tops their rankings with a B+. The nation as a whole received a C when graded across the six distinct areas of policy and performance.
On October 23 and 24 the National Mall in Washington, D.C. will be opening its doors from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM for the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival. This free expo will feature over 1500 hands-on science activities and over 50 different stage shows that feature science celebrities, rappers, musicians, magicians, comedians, and cheerleaders –…Details
On June 7, 2010, President Obama named 103 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. More details can be found in the White House press release We would like to recognize Maryland’s outstanding teachers in Math and Science and thank them for their dedication…Details
In a bus or trailer somewhere out there is a teacher. Not the kind of person who grades papers or sits behind a desk but the kind of person who can extract DNA or change the oil on a Onan generator in their sleep. I am talking about a mobile laboratory instructor. We are the…Details