Join the Cedar Valley's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) movement by participating in fun experiments, playing games, experiencing interactive demonstrations and many other ‘hands-on’ activities. The target audience for this event are pre-K through 5th grade students and their families! Everyone is welcome to explore STEM activities, have fun, and learn about how you and your family participate in future STEM opportunities! For more information please contact…
ROCK, MINERAL, FOSSIL COLLECTING, QUARRY FIELD TRIPS; PROGRAMS BY THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS, IOWATER, UNI EARTH SCIENCE DEPT., SOIL AND WATER DISTRICT, CITY OF WATERLOO, BLACK HAWK GEM AND MINERAL CLUB, AND MUCH MORE!
Fun, Information, great way to spend an afternoon; it’s FREE and a great experience for all ages. Individuals, School Groups, Scout Groups, and Groups of all ages-something for everyone! A great way to start Earth Science Week!
This year, the Sunday at the Quarry event will be held on October 7nd, 2012 at the BMC Aggregates’ Morgan Quarry located just west of Dewar, IA on East Donald Road, just east of the intersection of Elk Run Road and East Donald Road. Program participants and presentations include University of Northern Iowa Earth Science Department, Iowa Geological Survey, IOWATER, U.S. Geological Survey, Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation Watershed Program, Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Society, City of Waterloo, Iowa Learning Farms, and many more. There will be programs for young and old, Scouts, School Groups, all youth organizations, the general public and everyone interested in the Earth Sciences.
Moms Night Out for STEM, a satellite event of the USA Science & Engineering Festival (USA-SEF), is a one-night, coordinated state-wide extravaganza scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2012.
On this singular evening, events will simultaneously begin throughout the state at universities, community colleges, schools and libraries as well as commercial facilities and informal venues such as zoos, museums and science centers. Moms, dads and other caregivers are welcomed to attend.
So join other moms and other caregivers from across the state to learn about how you can engage and encourage your child in science, mathematics, engineering or technology!
Jeff Weld, executive director of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council, will update the university community on the progress of the Council's efforts to move STEM (science, technology engineering & mathematics) education and innovation forward within the state. A question and answer time will follow the presentation. Free; refreshments served.
The Robert Noyce Scholarship program is a collaborative program of UNI, ISU, and UI to recruit junior- and senior-level STEM majors, as well as working professionals, into the teaching pipeline. It is funded by the National Science Foundation at $899,298 over four years.
Given the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to Iowa's economy and quality of life, legislators will enjoy a transformation of the Capitol rotunda to a STEM showcase on March 7, 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Both the Governor and Lt. Governor are scheduled to speak at 1:00pm, reinforcing their commitments to STEM education. Displays will honor outstanding STEM outreach across the state - from the Girl Scouts to our universities, from 4-H to the Iowa Academy of Science, from K-12 to our community colleges, and from nonprofits to industry and trade organizations will all be on hand. Chad Heinzel will be leading the UNI table, if you have something you would like to share please contact him.. firstname.lastname@example.org OR 273-6168