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STEM News and Events for August

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Afterschool Alliance has released a new report on Afterschool STEM. If you are looking for language to share about the impacts you are making with your STEM activities and programs, this is a great resource. You can find it at: Examining the Impact

Events

Pacific Science Center and the West Seattle YMCA Science on wheels engineering event
August 20th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
@ West Seattle YMCA

Invite your friends and neighbors for a free evening of fun!  Explore the wonder of science and engineering with dozens of hands-on exhibits, and an exciting live science show.  Light appetizers and refreshments provided.

Fees: FREE!

Questions: Mary Sanderson-935-6000 or msanderson@seattleymca.org

 

Engineer It! Weekend
August 22-24, 2014
Seattle, WA

At this event attendees will connect with professional engineers and surveyors and engage in hands-on exploration of the science that designs, moves, builds, and powers our society.

 

STEM Back-to-School Day
August 23, 2014; 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Seattle, WA

The Museum of Flight is hosting a day-long event dedicated to informing students and their parents about new STEM opportunities in education and careers. Parents will learn more about how to help their children develop their interests in STEM topics and help them make better choices about future careers in STEM.

 

Webinar: Students Tackling Authentic & Relevant Science. What does “authentic and relevant” science for youth really mean?
September 5, 2014; 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific

This webinar will address the question, “How do you design inquiry-worthy questions that entice youth engagement, set them up for success while still requiring youth-shaping, and stretch youth images of where science is and what science can do?” Participants will learn strategies for development and why this work is important.

Register.


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