3DBear’s 2018 STEAM Summer Camp– Augmented Reality provides training for 3DBear’s innovative product 3DBear AR (Augmented Reality), a gamified learning application that allows users to implement virtual 3D models in a real living environment. For a limited time, 3DBear will be accepting proposals from qualified educational institutions to receive free annual licenses of the newest release of its augmented reality teaching tool 3DBear AR App. The grant is open to any learning institution in the United States working with students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) programs to develop skills in these areas, as well as to build collaborative problem-solving skills. Each grant provides access to 3DBear for one year from the date of award (March 1, 2018). The license will provide access for up to 200 students and includes professional development and ongoing support for up to 10 teachers and staff. Planning and professional development will occur from March to June, with summer camps in June or July. Also included is continued use of the software throughout the 2018–2019 school year. Three 2018 STEAM Summer Camp Grants will be awarded nationwide.
Deadlines: February 14, 2018, for applications; winners notified by March 1, 2018
Designed to boost interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), the Samsung Solve for Tomorrowcontest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6–12 to create solutions using STEAM skills that can be applied to help improve their community. All you have to do now is start thinking of a local or relevant issue that impacts you school. Once the next school year begins, Samsung will remind you to brainstorm a solution with your students for a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology for your school. Sign up now to receive Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest emails and updates to be the first to know when the contest officially starts.
Those Amazing Professions has launched Those Amazing Engineers, a website to inform young people about careers in engineering through real-life examples of what engineers do and where they work. The website, particularly appropriate for middle school students, can be used with students in upper elementary and high school as well.
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges. One of IGB’s programs is the Art of Science, a celebration of common ground between science and art.