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(2.13.15) Virginia Department of Education: Science Update

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(1.31.15) Region II, III, IV Miniconferences

(1.6.15) Call for video submissions – 2015 E4U2 Video Competition
Throughout history, engineering has advanced civilization from the way we connect with each other, to the way we heal, to how we get around, and simply have fun. But society still faces major obstacles. The National Academy of Engineering has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. We are looking for individuals or teams to review the 14 Grand Challenges, and then create and submit a 1 to 2 minute video that shows how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world!
$5,000 prizes are available for the winners in each of the following 4 categories:
•    Middle School or Younger
•    High School
•    Tertiary Education Students (2-year college through graduate school, part- or full-time)
•    General Public
The Grand Prize of $25,000 will go to the most inspiring 1-2 minute video. We hope that you will participate in the contest and also encourage those in your communities to enter as well!
The E4U2 Video Contest is open for video submissions from January 5, 2015 to March 2, 2015.
Visit www.e4uvideocontest.org to learn more!
For any additional questions, please email E4Uvideocontest@nae.edu.

(10.9.14) VIRGINIA MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS! Sign-up today to bring Smithsonian and Virginia Museum of Natural History scientists and educators to your classroom via the Smithsonian's Science How live, interactive webcasts! Give your students the unique opportunity to interact with some of the foremost experts in science right from your classroom!

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. Be one of the first to register and 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 inquire, visit http://www.vmnh.net/smithsonian-science-how, contact discover@vmnh.virginia.gov or call (276) 634-4185.

(6.5.14) Please check out the Advocacy page to see  the latest VAST response regarding the education reform bills.


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