Girls Who Code would like to start more new free after school Clubs in NJ. We are a leading national non-profit the mission of which is to close the gender gap in tech. Our free Clubs are for students in grades 3-12. To start a Club, you just need a sponsor (like a school or library), a facilitator (someone over 18 to run the Club, no CS experience required), computers and internet.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards is available. Completed applications must be received at DEP by October 5.
The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey’s premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state. These awards recognize individuals, businesses, institutions, communities, organizations, educators, youth and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey. Since the awards program was established in 2000, 170 winners have been recognized.
Nominations can be submitted for the following categories: Clean Air; Healthy Ecosystems and Habitats; Water Resources; Land Conservation; Healthy and Sustainable Communities; Healthy and Sustainable Businesses; and Innovative Technology. In addition, the category for “Environmental Education” has been divided into two awards: one for educator-led initiatives and one for projects that are student-led or have succeeded due to a high level of student involvement.
The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank and the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Award winners will be honored at a ceremony in December, to be held in or near Trenton.
The 2018 application and awards information can be found at www.nj.gov/dep/awards. Completed applications must be received at DEP by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5.
For questions about the application or awards program call Tanya Oznowich
at (609) 984-9802 or email Tanya.Oznowich@dep.nj.gov
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is searching for another moderator for the E-STEM Education Group on eePRO. Moderators are responsible for posting relevant content, periodically writing blog posts, and initiating and engaging in discussions with Group members. Moderators are paid an honorarium of $700 per year. Contact Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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Washington, DC — On Augist 19,, 2018, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced it is opening registration for the 2019 Aviation Design Challenge, an annual competition GAMA hosts to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in U.S. high schools through aviation curriculum and a virtual fly-off.
“This will be our seventh consecutive year hosting this life-changing competition, and it will be our biggest one yet with our expansion of the school registration cap to 150 slots,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “This program is a valuable tool for us to not only help educate the nation’s students about the science of flight and airplane design, but also tell them about all the exciting career options that lie ahead for them in the general aviation industry.”
GAMA will provide registered schools complimentary “Fly to Learn” curriculum that is developed in alignment with national STEM standards, along with free X-Plane software, which is the world’s most comprehensive and powerful flight simulator for personal computers. Teachers will guide students through the principles of the science and engineering of flight and airplane design, completing the curricula in approximately six weeks in the classroom or in four weeks through an accelerated program. The teams will then apply that knowledge to modify an airplane design and complete a mission in a virtual fly-off using the software, which GAMA judges will score based on application of what the team learned, and performance parameters. The winning team will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to experience general aviation manufacturing firsthand during the summer of 2019.
The nationwide competition has attracted growing interest each year since its inception in 2013. In 2018, 130 schools across 39 states registered for the competition — a 37 percent increase in participation from 2017. Because of the competition, several past winners and entrants are now pursuing careers in aviation.
To learn more about the competition or to register, please visit the GAMA Aviation Design Challenge webpage.
For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (315) 796-1560 or email@example.com.
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Learning shouldn't stop after school ends, and the women of YouTube's STEM channels prove that. These aren't the boring science lessons that you had to sit through in stuffy high school classrooms or massive college lecture halls. There are no tests, no grades, and no assignments. You will, however, need a sense of curiosity and a love for all things science.
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