STEM Professional Development in the National Arena
Sponsored by the Office of Science in the US Department of Energy, the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for accomplished K–12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows work in a federal agency or in a US congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program or policy efforts. Host agencies that have participated include the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Library of Congress, and NASA. Eligibility for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program requires that all applicants be a US citizen by the application deadline, have a minimum of five complete years of fulltime classroom teaching experience prior to submitting the application, and have been teaching full time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline; current employment may be as an educator or district official. Interested applicants will find this fellowship opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadline: November 15, 2018, at 8 p.m. (ET), for applications
Since 1983 the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have been recognizing excellent educators spanning all corners of the countryâfrom one-room schoolhouses in rural Montana to large school systems in the heart of New York City.
Steven Wang got into the tech field about seven years ago—as a pre-adolescent. Now, at 17, he has a concrete vision for how he wants to use technology to transform the learning experiences of students all over the world. He is CEO and cofounder of a startup company called Realism that offers virtual labs in physics, chemistry, and biology.
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