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Exploring science in Maryland one middle school student at a time

July 11 – 15, 2011, 9AM – 4PM, Columbus Center, Baltimore July 18 – 22, 2011, 9AM – 4PM, Montgomery College Germantown July 25 – 29, 2011, 9AM – 4PM, Montgomery College Germantown The Young Science Explorer Program (YSEP) is a one-week summer workshop exploring science in Maryland geared towards rising seventh and eighth grade…

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INSPIREd by NASA

NASA has a really cool program for students in grade 9 – 12:  The Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, which is much easier said INSPIRE.  It’s a year-round program that gives participants and their parents access to an online learning community and the chance to compete for The Explorer Summer Experience…

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Jobs Under the Sea

If you’ve always dreamed of being a dolphin trainer, a veterinarian or an aquarist, then the National Aquarium in Baltimore has a great section on its website for you! The site allows curious students to focus on careers in marine science.  They share information about colleges and universities, education requirements for various careers, career paths…

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What lives in YOUR water?

This week at Arundel High School, MdBioLab piloted the new water exploration lab What lives in your Water?. Ms. Hanson’s and Ms. McMullen’s classes ventured to the watershed behind their schools (in the mud no less) and collected water samples to be tested for quality. They tested the water for temperature and pH and filtered…

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LifeWorks E-mentoring: Where students e-connect with health professionals

LifeWorks® E-mentoring is a free e-mentoring program that helps high school and college students who are interested in behavioral and social science, biomedical science, dental, and healthcare careers find a mentor. Mentors are carefully screened science, healthcare, and education professionals who volunteer to provide information, guidance, and support as students develop their careers. LifeWorks® E-mentoring…

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Jump Start: Summer program for current high school sophomores & juniors

The Jump Start Program will invite 100 rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long summer science immersion program at the University of Maryland. The program is jointly sponsored by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Students considering a career…

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GO Green!

How to go green: The latest trend in the hip science world is to go green. This means to be as environmentally friendly as possible in order to save energy and protect the earth. There are hundreds of ways to go green and save the planet one day at a time. Going green includes many…

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Scholarship fund for female life science professionals, students

Women in Bio (WIB) has established the Robbie Melton Scholarship Fund in honor of the organization’s co-founder to support and encourage women who are building their careers in the life sciences industry.  Two $1,000 scholarships are available.  Applicants must be  a woman currently working within the life sciences industry or a current student working toward a…

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Frederick County STEM Educator of the Year Award: Nominations now being accepted

Nominations are now open for the 2011 Frederick County STEM Educator of the Year Award at the 8th Annual Frederick County Tech Awards Celebration. The STEM Educator of the Year Award is open to all educators who are furthering excellence in the classroom and who are exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and math…

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Nominate now: Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards presented by the Maryland Academy of Sciences, the parent body of the Maryland Science Center.  These prestigious honors recognize and celebrate extraordinary scientific contributions by Maryland residents 35 years of age and under. Nominations are encouraged of…

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Young Women in Bio: JCVI to host biotechnology career leadership for middle school girls

Learn how a science degree opens doors to the laboratory and beyond!  Join Young Women In Bio (YWIB) at the J. Craig Venter Institute for an opportunity to meet and interact with women who have science degrees and work in various careers that support the cutting-edge research in genomics and bioinformatics. Tour the facilities and…

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Maryland’s outstanding teachers in Math & Science

On June 7, 2010, President Obama named 103 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  More details can be found in the White House press release We would like to recognize Maryland’s outstanding teachers in Math and Science and thank them for their dedication…

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