Fermilab: Bringing Science Education to You
Fermilab Education Program E-Alert — January 2014 - August 2014
Keep up to date with Fermilab’s new community newsletter
How would you like to have a handy calendar featuring all the public events at Fermilab, e-mailed directly to you once a month? We thought you might like that, so last month, we launched a new electronic community newsletter called Science Next Door. It includes information on everything we’re doing that you can attend, including tours, lectures, concerts, educational activities and volunteer opportunities. You can see January’s issue here: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/science_next_door. We’ll be sending this newsletter direct to your inbox starting with February’s issue. You can unsubscribe at any time by heading to this link: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/science_next_door/subscription.html.
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"Quick Links to Programs" links to "Teacher Workshops." Use the "Calendar."
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Use the "Educators" tab or follow the links listed below.
Calendar • What we're planning
February 9 – Fermilab Family Open House
February 15-16 – AAAS Family Science Days
April 6 – Wonders of Science
June 9 – Fermilab Outdoor Family Fair
For High School Students
February 14 (Deadline) – Teacher Research Associates Program at Fermilab
March 28 (Deadline) – Scholarships Available
June 16-18 – The Prairie – Our Heartland
June 19-20 – Insects at Work in Our World
July 28-August 1 – Phriendly Physics
Middle Level Teachers
July 14-18 – Beauty and Charm
July 21-25 – Particles and Prairies
High School Teachers – Summer Secondary Science Institutes
June 16-20 – Summer Secondary Physics Institute - Engineering Applications
June 23-27 – Summer Secondary Physics Institute - Electricity & Magnetism
June 23-27 – Summer Secondary Biology Institute
What we’re planning
Scholarships for Teacher Workshops & Transportation and Science Adventures
Funding for professional development for teachers and enrichment for students such as doing science in the field is becoming increasingly difficult for schools. Not all families have the opportunity to enroll students in science and math enrichment classes. Fermilab Friends for Science Education offers scholarships for teachers to attend summer workshops, assists with field trip transportation expenses and provides scholarships to families for student classes held at Fermilab. Application deadline is March 28, 2014.
Appointments with the Teacher Research Associates (TRAC) program are available for Summer 2014. TRAC program goals are to provide outstanding science, mathematics, computer science and technology teachers with professional scientific, engineering or technical experiences through summer research opportunities. Participants can transfer their increased awareness and understanding of cutting-edge science and technology back to the classroom. The eight-week appointments have a stipend of $700 per week. See details on the website. Application deadline is February 14, 2014.
February 9 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The FREE open house will be most appropriate for families with children in grades 3 and up. Tours restricted to those ages 10 and up. Go to the website to register for the tours. Watch the website for updates.
Visit the Fermilab Education Office at Family Science Days at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting
February 15-16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Family Science Days are FREE and open to all. Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IlL 60601.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics High School Career Expo
April 23 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
High school students from Kane, DuPage Counties are invited to meet scientists, engineers and technicians from many STEM careers. Ask career questions of the experts. Attend panels to learn more. The program at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall (high rise) is FREE with no registration required. Access posters from this site to let your students know about this event: http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/careerfair/posterpage.html
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