2012 GLOBE at Night
February 12-21, 2012
GLOBE at Night is an international citizen-science event created to raise awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and report their observations online to a world map from a computer or smart phone. The GLOBE at Night website features teacher and parent information pages that include free downloadable activity packets in multiple languages.
NGCP/CSCP Joint Webinar Engaging Underserved Youth: Strategies for Family Involvement
February 22, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific
Research findings consistently illustrate a strong relationship between family involvement and positive youth outcomes. Family involvement has been shown to be especially important in engaging Latino/a youth in educational opportunities. This webinar will highlight current research and practical examples of family engagement from Washington MESA's Acceso a la Ciencia (Access to Science) project, working with Latino communities in rural eastern Washington. This webinar is a collaboration between the Computer Science Collaboration Project and the National Girls Collaborative Project.
Seattle Expanding Your Horizons
March 10, 2012
Seattle Expanding Your Horizons (SEYH) is a hands-on conference that encourages girls in 6th-8th grades to explore math, science, and technology. Women biologists, botanists, engineers, veterinarians, and local professional women volunteer their time to host workshops that introduce girls to careers involving math, science and computer technology. $15 per student covers the registration fee, lunch and all materials. Scholarships are available through Seattle University.
Intel Northwest Science Expo (NWSE)
March 23, 2012
The Intel Northwest Science Expo (NWSE) is the state-level science research competition for Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Students in 5th through 12th grade compete in categories encompassing all the scientific disciplines. The mission of NWSES is to develop scientific talent and promote science literacy in Oregon students by providing a structure and a venue for presenting high quality student research.
May 18-20, 2012
Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th grade students to seek new ways to support the transition to alternate energy sources. Students form a team and choose among four challenges (biofuels, design, technology, behavior) and address the challenge by developing creative, well-researched solutions. The challenges are aimed to invite collaboration and translate ideas into results. Winners will be awarded cash for each student team members and their schools.
Registration opens March 1, 2012 and closes April 2, 2012.
2012 Seattle Science Festival
June 2, 2012
While Seattle is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair, area businesses, educational and cultural institutions are joining together to host the inaugural Seattle Science Festival. The festival will feature a Girl Zone, hands-on experiments, exhibits, demonstrations, interactive activities, games, and live theatrical and musical performances. Students, K-12, are encouraged to enter the "Design a Martian Habitat Contest". Entries may be created by hand or by using design software programs. The design must account for how the astronauts will survive on the planet's surface and what science they will do while they are there. Contest entry deadline is April 6, 2012.