Radiology Competition at Memorial Sloane Kettering – Deadline – May 8th

Participating students research and write an essay about a specific topic in radiology. The top five essays will be awarded with cash prizes. In addition, this year students can submit a 90 second video to compete for the opportunity to participate in one of five (5) paid summer internships.  The deadline is May 8, 2015: Submit Application, Video and Essays to: http://svaprogram.wix.com/mskcc

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MSKCC Radiology Competition Guidelines

Master Class for K-12 Science Teachers / The Sun, The Stars, and Other Mysteries


The Sun, the Stars, and Other Mysteries

HONORING: K-12 Astronomy, Earth Science, Physics and Other Teachers Interested in the Stars 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Hosted by The Museum of the City of New York

The biggest reason Earth harbors life today won’t be found on Earth. Look instead out to space, among the stars. In this Master Class, we’ll review current scientific understanding of the birth of the first stars, the extreme gravitational and thermonuclear processes that created starlight, and the stellar deaths of stars that seeded the universe with the ingredients for life. Then we’ll zoom in on the history of our particular corner of the cosmos and our own parent star, from the sun’s origins to the formation of the Earth – from the sun’s leftovers! – to the sunlight that has bathed our planet for four and a half billion years.
Charles Liu is a professor of astrophysics at the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island, and an associate with the Hayden Planetarium and department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He received the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for his book One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos.

Don’t miss this chance to nominate a K-12 teacher for this wonderful opportunity. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, April 22nd. The nomination form is here.

New study with NYSCI and Playground Physics!

The SciPlay team at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is delighted to offer you the opportunity to be part of an impact study of our new iPad app Playground Physics. Playground Physics enables kids to notice and experience the physics in everyday activities they love to do.  We’ve worked with designers and students to develop the tool and now we need NYC middle school science teachers to help us test them during the 2015-2016 school year! Teachers can apply by following this link –  Apply Now! (http://nysci.org/impact-study-playground-physics/)

TEACHER INCENTIVES: Upon completion of the program, you will receive:

Two free iPads and grip cases.

VGA-iPad adapter.

Free professional development.

Standards-aligned curriculum.

License to Playground Physics.

One-year educator membership to NYSCI.

The attached flyer contains additional details about eligibility. Please share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested in applying to participate. If you have questions about the study or the application, contact Amanda Jaksha at ajaksha@nysci.org.

Attached Flyer: _NYSCI Playground Physics Flyer Final

Judge’s Scoring Sheets for Science Fairs

Here are links to a variety of sample Judge’s Scoring Sheets for Science Fairs: