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  1. The Inventioneers Ready, Set, PATENT! Scholarship

    August 31, 2012 - December 31, 2017

    Location: New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.InventioneersPatentScholarship.blogspot.com

    Established in 2010, the Inventioneers' Patent Scholarship program provides patent scholarships to student inventors ages 8-16. Each scholarship, valued at $3,000, includes working with an intellectual property attorney to create and file a provisional patent application to give the students' invention patent pending status (and patent protection) for one year. In addition to the patent scholarship, the program provides education about the patent process and a planned intellectual property curriculum for young inventors. Since 2007, the Inventioneers, a youth-run organization and a non-profit public charity, has been dedicated to promoting STEM education nationwide.


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    Posted on: May 14, 2012

  2. Science on Tap

    November 5, 2013 - December 13, 2016

    Location: 909 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.see-sciencecenter.org/visitors/Science-on-Tap.aspx

    A series of monthly informal discussions with scientists and experts on current topics.


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    Posted on: Oct 23, 2013

  3. Climate, Water, Soil, and Hope - Looking for Pilot High Schools

    March 16, 2015 - March 16, 2016

    Location: Online, Online, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.soilcarboncoalition.org

    A new carbon based curriculum project that is looking for schools to help pilot. The curriculum includes short videos, richly-illustrated articles, cross-disciplinary writing assignments, data collection and analysis, and hands-on experimental work. There are also opportunities for outdoor exploration, creativity, personal and spiritual reflection, photography, filmmaking, and open-source software development.


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    Posted on: Mar 16, 2015

  4. Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science (GSS)

    May 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016

    Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    Website: http://gss.unh.edu/

    The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science (GSS) at the University of New Hampshire is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide graduate level education in the applied and theoretical technology and applications of geospatial science. Students within the program are afforded the opportunity to build their five course requirement certificate from a variety of required and elective classes from different disciplines to best fit their academic, research, or professional interests. The flexibility of this program makes the program ideal for a student looking to complement their degree or a professional looking to build knowledge, skill and credentials within the Geospatial Sciences.


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    Posted on: Mar 9, 2015

  5. VEX Robotics Competitions

    August 18, 2015 - August 31, 2018

    Location: Pembroke Academy, 209 Academy Road, Pembroke, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.roboticseducation.org/

    VEX Robotics Competitions are STEM focused competitions for students spanning grades 3 through college. The VEX IQ competitions are for Elementary and Middle Schools, the VEX Robotics Competition is for Middle school and High School, and the VEX-U Competitions are for universities and Colleges. There are head to head competitions, and individual team competitions (robot skills, programming skills and online challenges) There are events throughout New Hampshire.


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    Posted on: Aug 17, 2015

  6. CAP Aerospace Dimensions Teacher Workshops

    September 19, 2015 - April 16, 2016

    Location: Laconia Airport Terminal, 65 Aviation Dr, Gilford, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.winnaero.org/

    WinnAero is offering Aviation and Space professional development to the STEM teachers of New Hampshire. WinnAero is the Aviation and Aerospace Education Center at Winnipesaukee and is headquartered at the Laconia Airport. Six different session are planned that will cover the 6 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Modules; Introduction to Flight, Aircraft Systems and Airports, Air Environment, Rockets, Space Environment and Spacecraft. Two additional sessions have been added, a Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flight and an Aerospace Excellence session. Teachers attending these sessions will receive a one year CAP Aerospace Education Member (AEM) membership and an opportunity to apply for CAP grants. NH CAP Aerospace Education Officers are invited to participate as well.


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    Posted on: Jun 1, 2015

  7. Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Programming in the Science Practices

    January 7, 2016 - March 10, 2016

    Location: UNH STEM Discovery Lab, 88 Commercial St. room 329, Manchester, New Hampshire
    Website: http://extension.unh.edu/Inquiry-Teaching-Methods

    Inquiry Teaching Methods is geared towards K-12 teachers interested in exploring ways to support classroom teaching in moving toward an inquiry-based approach in which your students take more responsibility for their learning. Participants will practice shifting their existing curriculum to align with Science Practices that are within the Next Generation Science Standards.


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    Posted on: Nov 30, 2015

  8. Coaching in Mathematics

    February 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016

    Location: To Be Determined, To be determined, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    No time to organize the mathematics training and coaching opportunities you know your team needs? Choose a topic and a training date, and UNH Professional Development & Training will do the rest — and deliver a professional and expert program right to your school or district. We will partner with you to provide customized coaching and/or teacher training services to groups of teachers, district administrators, and other school professionals. An mathematics instructor experienced in K-12 teaching and coaching will facilitate up to six hours of interactive instruction designed to fit your school’s needs. You may customize the experience to benefit your teachers by grade level and/or content. One popular model includes joint coach/teacher lesson planning; a classroom visit with a focus predetermined by the teacher; and follow-up meeting. We can also recommend an instructor to facilitate school-based in-service days and grade-level meetings. Note: This is non-credit professional development for which participants receive Continuing Education Units. Pricing based on hours and the number of participants.


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  9. Using Problem-Solving to Teach the 8 Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (Gr. 1-5)

    March 11, 2016

    Location: UNHM-88 Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    Through instructor-led peer discussion and sharing, you will gain a deeper understanding of the eight Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice as well as explore successful problem-solving strategies in working with students. During the workshop, you will cover an array of math problems that teach number and operations in base ten. You'll also become more familiar with Number Talks through readings and brief videos. You'll discuss different ways to keep students engaged during mathematics lessons, and, through discussion and brief videos, explore ways to foster student interaction in successful math talks. Emphasis will be placed on: 1) habits of mind; 2) problem-solving tools and perseverance; and 3) quantitative reasoning and viable arguments through mathematical communication. This workshop is appropriate for regular and special education teachers as well as elementary math curriculum specialists. Note: This is a non-credit professional development workshop for which participants receive Continuing Education Units. Cost: $149-lunch included.


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  10. Ocean Exploration in the Classroom STEM Professional Development Workshop

    March 12, 2016

    Location: Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, 24 Colovos Rd, UNH campus, Durham, New Hampshire
    Website: http://extension.unh.edu/oceanexploration

    UNH has joined Dr. Robert Ballard’s Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) to bring STEM experiences and ocean exploration to New Hampshire classrooms. A one-day teacher workshop highlighting STEM elements in professional deep-sea exploration, will show how to use cutting edge technologies in the classroom, spotlight STEM careers, provide new resources for your students, and introduce teachers to the New Hampshire OET Community STEM Program. Participants will receive training on and access to OET’s STEM Learning Modules— an inquiry-based lesson and activity resource designed to match the excitement of live exploration with NGSS & CC for the classroom and out-of-school environment, and a demonstration and training in incorporating live broadcasts from the E/V Nautilus and streaming exploration in your classroom. Early registration for live ship-to-shore interaction for your students will be available.


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    Posted on: Feb 1, 2016

  11. Junior Science and Humanities Symposium - Northern New England Region

    March 31, 2016 - April 1, 2016

    Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.unh.edu/nnejshs

    The Junior Science and Humanities Program (JSHS) was established in 1958 to increase the number of highly trained scientists and engineers in the United States by promoting research and experimentation at the secondary school level and by recognizing high school students for their original research achievements. Since that time JSHS has become one of the most prominent pre-college programs in the country.


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    Posted on: Dec 3, 2015

  12. "Unpacking" Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Effective Science Education and Assessment (Middle & High School Science Educators)

    April 6, 2016

    Location: UNHM-88 Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    In this workshop you will engage in a thorough discussion of the Next Generation Science Standards to more fully understand implications for curriculum and instruction. Small group activities will focus on analyzing the standards for content, depth of knowledge, performance expectation, pedagogical approach, and assessment for an authentic classroom context. Products of the small group work will be reviewed and discussed. Note: This is a non-credit professional development workshop for which participants receive Continuing Education Units. Cost: $149-lunch included. Co-sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension. A limited number of scholarships may be available for this offering. To request consideration of a scholarship, please contact Mark Wiley at mark.wiley@unh.edu. Scholarships are based on a "first come, first served" basis.


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  13. Essential Curriculum Components to Build Number Sense (K-8)

    April 15, 2016

    Location: UNHM-88 Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    Develop your students' mathematical confidence by learning ways to build a stronger number sense. A strong number sense is the foundation needed for students to be flexible with their thinking about mathematics. In this workshop you will explore hands-on activities, daily routines, and the essential components to turn your students into confident mathematicians. Note: This is a non-credit professional development workshop for which participants receive Continuing Education Units. Cost: $149-lunch included.


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  14. Entering a New Era : Inspiring STEAMs Future

    April 17, 2016

    Location: 105 Main street , Durham , New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.unh.edu/nsbe/index.html

    The University of New Hampshire's chapter of National Society of Black Engineers presents 2015-2016 End of Year Celebration. Entering a New Era: Inspiring STEAM's Future Date: Sunday, April 17th 2016 Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm Venue: Huddleston Hall Ballroom - UNH Campus Keynote Speaker: Ms. Sossena Wood, National Chair Emeritus


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    Posted on: Jan 15, 2016

  15. 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internship

    May 2, 2016 - August 26, 2016

    Location: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Various locations across the country , New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required Application deadline: December 16, 2015, 11:59PM EST How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1468 Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.


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    Posted on: Dec 8, 2015

  16. Marine Mammals: Exploration Comparing Anatomy

    May 5, 2016

    Location: Seacoast Science Center, 870 Ocean Blvd, Rye, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    Stop! Look! It's a skeleton! There's a rib cage, a spine, a skull... If you were on the CSI forensic science squad, you'd be investigating human remains, but it could be something else. There are an amazing number of anatomic similarities among different mammals. Come to this workshop to test your forensic skills. Using real bones, you will reconstruct skeletons and discuss species, structure, and function. During this workshop, you will also become a rescuer for the day and see what happens when responding to stranded seals. You will learn about the species that live in the Northeast and about the job of a marine mammal responder by collecting data, making inferences, and educating the general public. You will also learn content, role play through fun, hands-on activities at the Seacoast Science Center, and receive take away lessons and resources. Note: This is a non-credit professional development workshop for which participants receive Continuing Education Units. Cost: $149-lunch included. Co-sponsored by the Seacoast Science Center


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  17. Fisher Cats STEAM Seminar

    May 11, 2016

    Location: 1 Line Dr., Manchester, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.nhfishercats.com


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    Posted on: Jan 20, 2016

  18. Fostering Science Inquiry and Observation Skills in Young Learners (Gr. 1-3)

    June 8, 2016

    Location: 119 International Drive, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    Inquiry is the basis of science, and young learners with their natural curiosity about the environment, are often filled with questions. This workshop will explore simple ways of helping children observe more closely, experiment, and make connections with their world. Participants will investigate activities that will encourage learners to answer their own questions and prompt them to ask more. Note: This is a non-credit professional development workshop for which participants receive Continuing Education Units. Cost: $149-lunch included.


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  19. Emerging Mathematicians: Early Math Instructional Design, Activities and Assessment (PreK-2)

    June 10, 2016

    Location: UNHM-88 Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    Building a strong math foundation can begin early, but how? Early math evolves out of the many activities embedded in an early childhood classroom such as sorting, classifying and comparing. In this workshop you'll discuss how to engage young children in activities that build number sense and numeracy skills, and you'll identify a trajectory of math skills to use in designing lessons. You'll identify high quality math materials, including technology-based math materials such as educational websites and apps. Through a mix of presentation, hands-on material exploration, video viewing, group discussion, and material design, this workshop will bring your skills to the next level as you learn new ideas to design your day, plan your activities, and assess your students. Note: This is a non-credit professional development workshop for which participants receive Continuing Education Units.


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  20. Project SMART: Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training

    June 26, 2016 - July 22, 2016

    Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.smart.unh.edu

    A summer program for talented high school students in science and mathematics research.


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    Posted on: Jan 25, 2016

  21. High School Summer Internship Program

    June 27, 2016 - August 5, 2016

    Location: 21 Madbury Rd. Suite 100, Durham, NH 03824, New Hampshire
    Website: https://www.iol.unh.edu/students/highschool-internship

    Each year, we recruit bright and ambitious students interested in networking and data communications for paid internships at our state-of-the-art networking facility. This internship is geared towards students who have just completed their Junior year of high school. Learn more at website: https://www.iol.unh.edu/students/highschool-internship


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

  22. Research Experience for Teachers - Ecosystems & Society

    June 27, 2016 - August 12, 2016

    Location: Variable at NH Institutions of Higher Education, Variable at NH Institutions of Higher Education, New Hampshire
    Website: http://nhepscor.org/research/experiences

    NH EPSCoR supports teachers in obtaining research experiences so they can more effectively explain scientific inquiry and research to their middle and high school students. Research Experiences for Teachers is a summer program that provides a community within which educators can obtain research experience and then work together to design ways to incorporate research into their classroom curriculum. Research will focus on the interaction between ecosystems and society and their resulting impacts on each other.


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    Posted on: Dec 2, 2015

  23. Teaching the Genome Generation

    July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016

    Location: 600 Main St., Bar Harbor, Maine
    Website: https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/high-school-students-and-undergraduat...

    Teaching the Genome Generation (TtGG) provides a new way to teach genetics and genomics through the lens of personalized medicine. In TtGG, students conduct classroom experiments, collect and analyze real data, and discuss of the ethical complexities of research. Classroom implementation of genomics research begins with a one-week paid professional development short course taught at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Academic year classroom implementation includes all requisite equipment and supplies provided by The Jackson Laboratory.


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    Posted on: Dec 3, 2015

  24. Rocky Shore Ecology: Tide Pool Treasures through Immersive Investigations

    July 14, 2016

    Location: Seacoast Science Center, 870 Ocean Blvd, Rye, New Hampshire
    Website: http://www.learn.unh.edu/training

    Discover the treasures found in tide pools. Learn more about the coastal critters that call this habitat home. Dive deeper into the science of inquiry through the lens of transects and data collection. In this hands-on, feet-wet workshop, participants will leave with lesson plans, identification guides, and a greater connection to the rocky coast. Bring boots and a change of clothes, as we will spend much of the day outside comparing the flora and fauna of New Hampshire's coast. Note: This is a non-credit professional development workshop for which participants receive Continuing Education Units. Cost: $149-lunch included. Co-sponsored by the Seacoast Science Center.


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    Posted on: Nov 12, 2015

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