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Advocates Program through the Society for Science & the Public

05 Mar 2019 11:40 AM | Anonymous

Help inspire STEM confidence in underserved
middle school and high school students!

Society Advocates

Dear STEM Educator, Mentor, or Youth Advocate,

We invite you to apply for the Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program, which provides a $3,000 stipend and training to an individual (teacher, scientist, counselor, or mentor) who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underserved students to transition them from conducting scientific or engineering research projects to completing applications to scientific competitions. This year the program has added three new Advocate roles, expanding eligibility for the grant and allowing more experienced teachers and mentors to further expand their student research programs.

Many students doing science research are not aware of the myriad of opportunities that are attainable by submitting their work to competitions. Just completing the rigorous application process can inspire confidence in their scientific abilities and lead them to consider a STEM career. Many competitions provide monetary awards for post-secondary education and can boost a student's chance of acceptance into the college or university of their choice. Too few underrepresented students are presented with these opportunities and often lack the know-how to successfully enter.

For eligibility information and to apply for the Advocate Grant Program, click here. Advocatesmust already have a formal role with students completing research projects. This program is sponsored by Arconic Foundation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and Regeneron.

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2019

Please reply to this message with any questions.
Caitlin Sullivan — Director of Outreach & Equity Programs
Victor Hall — Senior Specialist for Outreach

Society for Science & the Public

Society for Science & the Public is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. In addition to running the top science research competitions in the world (Regeneron Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS), the Society also publishes Science News magazine and Science News for Students online.   

The North Dakota Science Teachers Association is a group of interdisciplinary science educators. Our membership is open to K-12 classroom teachers, university faculty, informal educators, concerned citizens, and business personnel.

Our Mission Statement: 
"Science is part of everyone’s natural curiosity and encompasses all aspects of our lives.  It has had an impact on human history and promises to have an influence on the future.  The NDSTA seeks to:  inspire, promote and support excellence in science education and learning.  We will therefore, voice the continued need for quality science education in the state of North Dakota."

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