Founded in 2003, Science News for Students (SNS) is an award-winning onlinepublication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators. SNS is a program of the Society for Science & the Public (SSP), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. SNS—which is free to use—helps to fulfill the Society’s enduring mission to inform, educate, and inspire. Scientists explore other planets, dive deep into caves, and chart the ocean depths. These are just some of the incredible things that the researchers in SNS’s Cool Jobs series have done. Each of those scientists started out as a student, and in their journeys from student to scientist, they have used hard work, determination, and sometimes a little luck to achieve scientific success. Now these researchers have advice to help others follow in their footsteps. On the SNS website, students can listen to sage advice from scientists with Cool Jobs.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offers Teaching Fellowships in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics, technology, and physical sciences. The fellowships are designed to lead new high school math and science teachers through the first and second years of their career and provide financial and professional resources for successful STEM teaching.
To combat America’s rapidly growing opioid and heroin epidemic, the Milken Institute’s Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health is joining forces with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education to expand the reach of Operation Prevention—a national, standards-based initiative developed to educate students, families, and employees about the science behind opioids and their impact on the brain and body.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding math and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website. Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.