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Register Now! For the Southern Virginia STEM-H Summit
The 2014 Southern Virginia STEM-H Summit will culminate in two days of regional events, March 13 & 14 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, VA.
February 27 through March 12- Local Kick-Off Events
March 13- Student Symposium & Counselor/Advisor Workshops followed by an
Evening Community Reception & STEM-Arts Performance
March 14- Educator & Industry Convention
$25 registration fee for Educators; $50 registration fee for Industry & Community Leader attendees (The Industry fee helps subsidize the cost for an educator)
13 diverse workshops will be offered for secondary STEM educators
Videoconference with the Honorable Senator Mark Warner (Invited)
Remarks by the Honorable Deputy Secretary of Education Dietra Trent
Keynote presentation by Dr. Andy Cook, Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence & Innovation, AREVA North America
REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 9TH!
For additional information, please visit www.sovastem-h.org
Hosting, Actinium Level Sponsors: the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, New College Institute, and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
Rhodium Level Sponsors: the Danville Regional Foundation and the Harvest Foundation
The Virginia Museum of Natural History has an exciting opportunity for middle school students! We would like to invite you to register for one of our upcoming Smithsonian Science How live, interactive webcasts. Each webcast will align with the Next Generation Science Standards and Virginia Science Standards of Learning and will focus on connecting students to scientists, increasing students’ understanding of science, and inspiring students about STEM education and careers. In addition to the 25-minute webcast led by Smithsonian scientists and staff, VMNH educators and scientists will engage students in a specially developed, educational program to reinforce the content of the webcast. To sign up or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (276) 634-4185.
For more information on Smithsonian Science How and each of the webcasts and to access classroom activities, lessons, readings and other related resources, visit the webcast homepage at: https://qrius.si.edu/jump/live-qrius-science-webcasts.
VMNH will be hosting the webcasts either by at-the-museum or outreach throughout the Commonwealth.
In-the-classroom or At-the-Museum
Thursday, March 13, 11 am & 2 pm: The Secret Lives of Bugs
Thursday, March 27, 11 am & 2 pm: Human Evolution: Early Human Diets
Thursday, April 10, 11 am & 2 pm: Biodiversity: Life in One Cubic Foot
Thursday, April 24, 11 am & 2 pm: Biodiversity: Exploring Deep Ocean Life
Thursday, May 15, 11 am & 2 pm: Geology: Earth’s Deep Interior
Thursday, June 5, 11 am & 2 pm: Paleobotany: Reading the Tree Leaves
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