Do you know a kid between the ages of 6 and 12 who is eager to help solve problems for the greater good? Put these young minds to the test through ideas4ears, a children’s invention contest that aims to come up with solutions for people living with hearing loss.
To learn more about the contest and how it works, join Lemelson-MIT for a webinar with co-host MED-EL Medical Electronics, who organinzes the contest. MED-EL is a global innovation leader in hearing loss solutions, its founders having been the first to develop the microelectronic multi-channel cochlear implant. Other partners in the webinar include Deaf Kids Code and Invention Convention.
The webinar will give a background into ideas4ears and explain the details of the contest and application process.
Date: October 9, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM PT | 6:30 PM ET
Shireen Hafeez, Founder and President, Deaf Kids Code
Stephanie Couch, Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT Program
Geoffrey Ball, Head ideas4ears Judge & inventor of the VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE middle ear implant, MED-EL
Veronica Lynagh, Director, Invention Convention
Avery Bennett, 2018 ideas4ears invention contest winner
HANDS ON. MINDS ON.
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision science competition encourages K-12 students to imagine what technology might be like in the future while experiencing scientific process and discovery in an engaging, hands-on way. Let's empower the next generation of inventors, scientists and leaders. It's not too late to register your teams! Deadline for submissions is February 10.
Download our free lesson plans for teachers and register online today!
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in tech, reaching over 185,000 girls in just seven years. Your Girls Who Code Club allows girls to be brave, take risks and build a sisterhood.
We need your help to ensure that all girls not only learn how to code but continue to see themselves as computer scientists.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
Launch multiple Clubs!
CONFIRM OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP!
Start a 2019-20 Girls Who Code Club near you!
Renew your Girls Who Code Club for 2019-20!
Thank you for teaching girls to code. Thank you for committing to making a difference --- and thank you for your bravery.
The winners of the 2018 – 2019 World of 7 Billion video contest have been announced! You can watch all of the winning videos and learn more about the winning student filmmakers online now. This year, over 5,500 students participated and we received 2,726 video submissions from schools in 43 countries and 47 U.S. states and territories.
NJSTA received this today (5/13/19).
Invitation to science students/faculty, May 23rd, NJ State Senate, Trenton -- experts on fusion energy development followed by tour
Senator Joe Pennacchio of the NJ State Senate is sponsoring a hearing/symposium in the NJ State legislature on May 23 from 9 to 1 p.m. The theme of the hearing/symposium is: 'What are the Prospects and Requirements for the Early Development of Fusion Energy, and what are the Implications for the U.S., New Jersey, and the World?”
We would like to invite interested students and faculty to attend. This is an exceptional opportunity to participate in a discussion of the national and international work being done in fusion energy development, plasma physics, and space research. This is the future for young people! We are entering a new era.
Following the hearing, the Vice President of Princeton Satellite Company, is organizing a tour of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) for interested attendees. Sen. Pennacchio has received bi-partisan support and definite bipartisan interest in his initiative. His invitation to the hearing went to all the state legislators in NJ, the press, and universities.
Would you please notify science teachers of this opportunity, and see if they would like to register science teachers/faculty to attend? For registrations, please notify Suzanne Klebe at: 201-220-7739, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Who Code, a leading national non-profit with the mission to close the gender gap in technology, offers free after-school Clubs for 3-5 and 6-12 grade students to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. The application for the 2019-20 school year and is now open. To start a free Club, visit www.girlswhocode.com/Clubs.
6-12 Grade Clubs
Using our online curriculum, students engage in fun online coding tutorials, build community through coding and learn about inspiring role models. No CS experience is required to run a Club. Using their new CS skills, Club members work together on a project to impact their communities. We offer grant funding for our Clubs! For students in 11thgrade and up, we also offer our alumni network, #HireMe. We provide ample resources, access to our community, and no big commitment is necessary, just the desire to learn code in a fun, supportive setting.
3-5 Grade Clubs
Students learn basic CS principles with our unplugged Clubs. Guided by our free books (we provide 5 free copies per Club), students read, discuss and work on activities, encouraging learning and bravery. Clubs can be run entirely offline, with optional online activities. No CS experience is required to run a Club and we offer grant funding. The time commitment is entirely flexible.
If you would like to start 5 or more Clubs, we would love to partner with you, providing additional grant funding, resources and a dedicated partnership manager at Girls Who Code, Eve Balick, to help you.
To join our 350+ Clubs in NJ or for partnership, contact Eve Balick at email@example.com.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is excited to launch its student contest “I’m the Teacher Now” for a chance to win an iPad and case with an Osmo Creative Kit or Apple Pencil! Six winners will be chosen, two from elementary school, middle school, and high school. Each of the six winners will receive an iPad and case. The elementary school winners will also receive an Osmo Creative Kit, and the middle and high school winners will receive an Apple Pencil.
To enter, create a 1-2 minute original presentation that creatively explains or demonstrates a scientific concept to a student at least one grade younger than you. The contest deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Make sure to remind students to look at the rubric so they know what we expect of their presentations!
Please share this information with your peers and students so that they can have a chance to win. For more information about the contest, please visit our website at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/k-12/competitions-for-students.html.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail us at STEMEd@orau.org.
FLARC (Fairlawn Amateur Radio Club) is hosting a special event on Friday, April 19th at 7 PM at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road in Fair Lawn, NJ. Not only will the evening feature speakers but FLARC has invited a number of other clubs and organizations involving youth and STEM programs in north Jersey to be part of a larger discussion on education, science and (of course) amateur radio.
John Hale KD2LPM Leads A Critical Element In STEM Education:
"The Garden School --Bringing Amateur Radio To Today's Youth"
At The April 19th FLARC 2019 Speaker Series
Bringing youth to amateur radio is the holy grail for many hams. But a small school in Queens has accomplished just that and with award-winning results. John Hale, KD2LPM will lead a panel discussion on the development and growth of a club which has been nationally recognized for its achievement. The Garden School launched the club in 2016 and stands out as the only active radio club in any of the city's schools. Students from the sixth through 12th grade can join, and the club was recently awarded a blue ribbon at the 2018 New York City Maker Faire for its innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
The school's radio club, which has grown consistently to around 20 members since its launch, has competed in contests and learned all about operating ham radios from inside the 78th Street school.
The FLARC 2019 Speaker Series is honored to have as its program John Hale KD2LPM who was recently named the ARRL's Hudson Division "Ham of the Year" for his work on this project, Gerard Pilate N2WGF, President of the Hall of Science Radio Club and a partner in this project, and Michael Ricatto KK2KKK a Queens entrepreneur and community advocate for the project.
The talk will be held on Friday, April 19th at 7 PM at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road in Fair Lawn.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
For those interested in developing STEM programs and other related activities in today's youth, this will be a seminal event. So save the date and come to the Fair Lawn Senior Center at 7 PM on April 19th for a unique night of discussion and learning and creating 21st century amateurs.
For more information, please visit the club's website at www.fairlawnarc.org or call 201-791-3841.
Have the Rutgers Geology Museum present at your library, summer camp, or community function! Rutgers geologists and Museum staff will visit your organization and present an activity aligned with the "Universe of Stories" theme of the New Jersey Summer Reading Program.
Check out the attached flyer and our website for more details and to register!
NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) in Madison Wisconsin is pleased to announce a virtual science fair for students from grades 6-14 applying GOES-16 or GOES-17 data to investigate weather scenarios and natural hazards.
Read the following blog posted to the American Meteorological Society Front Page for more information.
Or, go directly to the science fair site for details.
Accepting entries between March 1st and May 3rd, 2019
A Mapping Contest Open to all New Jersey Middle School and High School Students!
ESRI is pleased to announce a contest to create New Jersey-themed online maps, using Esri’s freely available ArcGIS Online platform. Teachers: Encourage your students to learn some online mapping skills and create a story map using New Jersey content. The contest is part of a national mapping competition sponsored by ESRI, the maker of ArcGIS. Students working alone or in pairs submit their maps to their schools, who in turn submit up to 5 of their best maps to be judged at the state level. New Jersey may award up to ten Amazon gift cards of $100 each for the top high school and middle school maps ($100 per team, max of 5 high school and 5 middle school). The top high school and middle school StoryMaps will be submitted for judging at the national level. From among all the winners across the nation, ESRI will award to one high school and one middle school team travel grants to attend in San Diego July 6-9, 2019.
Important Dates: School must pre-register by March 22 and submit maps by May 1
For more information about the contest, visit NJ StoryMap Contest (https://arcg.is/mO8Ou)
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Webinar! - New to ArcGIS Online and Story Maps? Join us for a free webinar “Introduction to Making a StoryMap” on Tuesday, February 26th at 3:30PM. To register, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/tHxlpfvaNQd0r9Zm
Girls Who Code, a leading national non-profit with the mission to close the gender gap in technology, opens its Summer Immersion Program application on January 22nd.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO 10th AND 11th GRADE NEW JERSEY GIRLS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND STEM EDUCATORS.
WHO: 10th and 11th grade girls who have not taken AP Computer Science are eligible to apply, no computer science experience required
WHAT: the Summer Immersion Program is a free 7-week full time non-residential program during weekdays in the summer, teaching computer science skills and providing girls with access to tech careers. The program offers up to a $1,400 stipend for eligible girls!
WHERE: for 2019 the program will take place at these companies in NJ:
Prudential in Newark
Jet.com/Walmart in Hoboken
Johnson & Johnson in Raritan
JPMorganChase and DTCC in Jersey City
PwC in Philadelphia
DEADLINES: Early application deadline is February 15th. Second round application/final deadline is March 15th.
HOW TO APPLY: Girls should apply starting January 22nd at girlswhocode.com/SIPapply
PARTNERSHIPS: School districts or organizations who would like to be SIP Community Partners to spread the word to students in their network should contact Eve Balick at email@example.com
QUESTIONS? Ask questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching for thirty-five high school teachers working with students in grades 11-12 who could win an Excite Award (free trip to MIT and a 3-day professional development workshop) and become finalists for the 2020 $10,000 InvenTeam grant. Interested teachers must apply before April 8, 2019 at lemelson.mit.edu/inventeams.
We encourage potential applicants to participate in an informational webinar scheduled for February 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM EST. Register here now.
Please help us find these exceptional educators by:
We also offer resources to support educators worldwide in providing invention education opportunities for their students. Educators can:
The New Jersey Department of Education is pleased to announce its participation in the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). NYSCamp is an academically challenging residential science education program and will be held June 27-July 20, 2019 in Barstow, WV. Two delegates and two alternates will be selected from every state and Washington, DC to participate in this program. These students will have the opportunity to participate in lectures and seminars with nationally-recognized STEM professionals, attend special events in Washington, DC and engage in a variety of outdoor adventure activities.
Students who are interested in applying to attend the 2019 NYSCamp must be a graduating high school senior from a public or nonpublic school, resident of New Jersey and submit their completed application by February 28, 2019. The NYSCamp staff will work with families to ensure that delegates from New Jersey are able to attend their high school graduation ceremony, should there be a conflict. All travel and accommodation expenses are paid for by the National Youth Science Foundation.
As part of the application process, students will be asked to demonstrate high academic achievement, particularly in areas of mathematics and science, strong leadership abilities, and a strong commitment to school and/or community activities. In addition, students should be interested in pursuing higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) related field. A panel of New Jersey STEM professionals will score the applications and select two delegates and two alternates. Applicants will receive a notification of their status by March 19, 2019.
Please contact Michael Heinz, program administrator, for additional information about 2019 NYSCamp or the application process at email@example.com.
Shore Bowl is one of the 25 regional competitions of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The NOSB aims to encourage the next generation of ocean scientists, educators, policy-makers and stewards. High school teams from NJ and PA will battle it out in a fun quiz-style competition focused on ocean science and other ocean-related topics. The winning team will represent our region at the NOSB finals.
Shore Bowl 2019 cannot run without your help! Volunteers are needed to perform a range of essential roles, such as moderator, timekeeper, scorekeeper and judge. No prior knowledge is needed!
Several training sessions take place mid-January 2019; all volunteers will be required to attend at least one. Learn more at https://shorebowl.marine.rutgers.edu/
To register as a volunteer, please click this link
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From: Zakiya Smith Ellis, Ed.D., Secretary of Higher Education, State of New Jersey
The selection process for the prestigious Governor’s School of New Jersey has begun, and we would like you to identify high-achieving high school juniors who may be interested in these rigorous and demanding STEM summer residential academic programs.
There will be two programs operating in 2019. The Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology will be hosted at Rutgers University from June 30-July 26, 2019 and the Governor’s School in the Sciences will be hosted at Drew University from July 14-August 3, 2019.
The Governor’s School is open to outstanding juniors who are selected by their high schools, and you all play an instrumental role in identifying and encouraging potential applicants for these programs. As always, this program is free of all tuition and fees.
The applications and information for the Governor’s School in the Sciences and Governor's School of Engineering and Technology can be found on the following links:
Please note that applications are due by January 10, 2019.
High schools with up to 325 juniors may submit one application for each of the Governor’s School programs. If your high school has between 326 and 650 juniors, you may nominate two applicants for each of the two programs, and if your high school has 651 or more juniors, you may nominate three applicants for each program.
If you have any questions regarding application process or programs, please contact the respective program administrators listed below:
Thank you all for your continued interest and commitment to connecting students with supplementary academic enrichment opportunities.
Panasonic Corporation of North America and the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning are pleased to present the 2018 – 2019 Student Eco Citizenship Project. This exciting project will guide 5th-8th-grade students in New Jersey as they:
You are challenged to participate in the