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Family Science Day Solar Car Challenge
Family Science Day is an annual event hosted by CeMaST to excite and interest students and families in STEM fields in our society.
CeMaST hosted the Normal Pit Stop of the American Solar Challenge.
CeMaST and the Center for Renewable Energy are working to create the Illinois Pathways Energy Learning Exchange which features a series of orientation and advanced pathway courses.

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CAST interns spend eventful summer in Washington, D.C. article thumbnailCAST interns spend eventful summer in Washington, D.C.Every summer, the Washington, D.C., internship program is available to students in good academic standing within the College of Applied Science and Technology. ...
Video: Christian Stoinev returns to Illinois State article thumbnailVideo: Christian Stoinev returns to Illinois StateThe Gamma Phi Circus star was in Normal rehearsing for his next appearance but took time out to visit the Thomas Metcalf School and a broadcasting class in Fell Hall. ...
A Day in the Life of a CAST Alum: Ryan Snyder, Agriculture article thumbnailA Day in the Life of a CAST Alum: Ryan Snyder, AgricultureThe College of Applied Science and Technology's A Day in the Life of a CAST Alum series is designed to shed some light on how CAST alumni spend their days. ...
A look at three new courses this semester article thumbnailA look at three new courses this semesterThere are several new courses this semester on topics ranging from the hospitality industry to big data. Here's a closer look at three of the new courses offered for the first time this fall. ...
KNR uses social media to attract new students, connect with alumni article thumbnailKNR uses social media to attract new students, connect with alumniBusiness as usual in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR) has meant "going digital" in recent years.  ...

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Back to School—The Time to Engage Parents and FamiliesDiane J. Briars, NCTM PresidentIt's August—back-to-school time. As you plan for the new school year, don't forget to make explicit plans for engaging parents and families. As you well know, parents can be invaluable supports for their children's mathematics learning. While it's helpful to send parents basic information about their children's mathematics class, such as course outlines, assignments, and descriptions of teacher expectations, they typically need much more than that to be prepared to support their children's mathematics learning. President’s Message ...
Twitter Math CampTwitter Camp“Consider joining some of your inspirational fellow teachers online by blogging or tweeting,” writes John Golden in the latest post of the Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School blog, “Blogarithm:Standards of Mathematical Practice in the Middle Grades.” Read about his “FANTASTIC!!!” experience at Twitter Math Camp, July 23–27, in Jenks, Oklahoma. ...
Mathematics for EquityMathematics for Equity book coverIn Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice, copublished with Teachers College Press, nationally renowned scholars join classroom teachers to share equity-oriented approaches that have been successful with urban high school mathematics students. Compiling for the first time major research findings and practitioner experiences from Railside High School, the volume describes the evolution of a fundamentally different conception of learners and teaching. The chapters bring together research and reflection on teacher collaboration and professional communities, student outcomes and mathematics classroom culture, reform curricula and pedagogy, and ongoing teacher development. ...

National Science Teachers Association (NTSA)

NSF Grant to Promote Scientific Research Activities in SchoolsStudents and teachers will have the chance to engage in their own hands-on scientific research, thanks to a new five-year, $7.3 million "citizen science" initiative, led by North Carolina State University, from the National Science Foundation. ...
NSTA’s Citizen Science Brings Biology to LifeThe editors of NSTA’s new book Citizen Science have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. ...
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