Program and Funding to Collaborate with Science Researchers
The Emperor Science Award program is committed to helping students in grades 10 and 11 who have a passion for science to join the next generation of cancer researchers. To be considered for the program, students should submit an application and a 750-word essay answering the questions, “Why is scientific research so important in helping to find a cure for cancer, and if you could be a scientific researcher, what would you study and why?” Through this award program, 100 winning students from across the country will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on an important cancer research project. Whether virtually or in a lab, students will be able to connect with their mentors to develop valuable research, organizational, and communication skills. Participating students will receive a free Google Chromebook to help facilitate communication and $1,500 for project expenses. The award is sponsored by PBS LearningMedia, Stand Up to Cancer, and Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Deadline: March 17, 2017, for entries; research projects to be conducted from June to August 2017
Since 2008, more than 700 high school chemistry teachers have received AmericanChemical Society (ACS)-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants to support ideas that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry.
Phenology is a fascinating study of the interconnectedness among plants, animals, and climate. It concentrates on the timing of different life-cycle changes that occur throughout the year. With Nature’s Notebook, teachers and their students can join more than 15,000 other naturalists across the nation in taking the pulse of our planet.
The National Weather Association (NWA) Foundation’sSol Hirsch Education Fund Grantsare awarded annually to K–12 teachers/educators to help improve the education of their students, their school, and/or their community in the science of meteorology.