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Science News!

Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards!
Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standards


Bring Evolution To Your School/Community For Darwin Day 2015!
Interested in bringing cutting-edge evolutionary science to your school and community?  Apply to be a stop on NESCent’s 2015 Darwin Day Roadshow.

 NESCent (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) is an NSF-funded evolution research center.  To celebrate Charles Darwin’s contributions to science and society, we send our scientists on the road every year around “Darwin Day” (the annual, world-wide celebration of Darwin’s birthday on Feb. 12th) to talk to students, teachers and the general public about their research and career opportunities in science.  Our focus is on small, rural communities (i.e., places that wouldn’t likely have a Darwin Day celebration if they weren’t a stop on our Roadshow) and any schools with traditionally under-served students.  There is no cost to you, the teachers, and we’ll even leave you with a collection of evolution teaching resources!

For more information, and to apply to have your school considered, please visit or contact Jory Weintraub (jory at nescent dot org).  The application deadline has been extended!  Applications are now being accepted now through Friday, December 5th.

To HS Math, Science and Tech Instructors, 

You are invited to lead a team for the 7th annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge, a state-wide high school STEM competition hosted by the Maine Composites Alliance (MCA) and the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII). This STEM activity challenges teams of students to design and manufacture the most effective sets of wind blades with industry partners. The final products will be tested and presented in a competitive setting at the University of Maine, Orono on May 1, 2015.

Along with academic, team building, hands-on, work force development and future education opportunities, Wind Blade Challenge engages students participating in any or all of the following:  technical, traditional, extra curricular and advanced academics. Teachers provide the coordination and oversight of the teams, and we are inviting you to lead a team(s).   The event, guidelines and overall coordination are provided by Maine Wind Blade Challenge in conjunction with wind and composites industry sponsors, as well as UMaine College of Engineering, UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and UMaine Center for Innovation, and SMCC's CERL lab. 

Please contact Lisa Twombly at  or 207-701-6203 with any questions, and visit for more information.

               University of Southern Maine
        Department of Applied Medical Sciences

      Microbes, Microscopy, Molecules, and More
NanoDiscovery Labs Workshop for K-12 Teachers
Fall 2014 SEPA Workshop Theme:

Saturdays, 9:00AM–11:30AM
(Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22)
Science Building Room 007
USM Portland Campus

To register, contact Gail Fletcher,, (207) 780-4377

Dear STEM education colleague,

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program was designed as a model U.S. national STEM education initiative to inspire and engage the next generation.
It was launched in 2010, before "STEM" became a curricular focal point, and serves as a phenomenal, high media visibility, high caliber, turn-key program
that can provide a district a core STEM activity tuned to Next Generation Science Standards. Over 48,900 grade 5-15 students have now been immersed in
real experiment design across 99 communities - and 96 flight experiments - one for each community


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