STEM COMPETITION PROMOTING ORIGINAL STUDENT RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9–12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The three-day event is organized by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit STEM education organization. Individual students compete for scholarshipsand recognition by presenting their original research before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. The event includes hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits, and networking. In 2018 Eshika Saxena, from Bellevue, Washington, was the winner in the engineering and technology category. She was recognized for HemaCam, a computer vision-enhanced mobile phone imaging system for automated screening of hematological diseases with convolutional neural networks. By participating in the regional and national symposia, students develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits—applying science content to solve a problem or gain new knowledge, writing a paper, and communicating results. Interested students and their teachers are encouraged to contact the JSHS regional symposium director in their area to obtain application guidelines and materials.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of
digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM
resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned
to the most in February.
The KidWind Project and WindWinRI are hosting the twelfth annual REcharge Academy at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center in Narragansett, Rhode Island, on July 15–18, 2019. The four-day training will focus on wind power and the future of offshore wind.
In honor of Dorothy Stout, the first female president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), and her outstanding work and lifelong dedication to earth science education, NAGT awards professional development grants to K–12 teachers to support participation in earth science classes or workshops and field trips, attendance at professional scientific or science education meetings, and purchase of classroom materials.