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2014 National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state.  Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. 

The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.  The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants, so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status.  The NYSC runs from Friday, June 27 through Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Eligible applicants:

Application forms are available on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.orgApplications must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2014.

For more information or questions, please contact Shaun Bates at 573-751-2857 or

Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce

Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.


Math and Science Initiatives for Educators and Students

The ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States, provides support for math and science opportunities for educators and students. Information about specific programs, such as the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy and the Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for middle school students can be found at the link below.

Mark Your Calendars

2014 Interface Professional Development Event

"Enhancing Mathematics and Science Classroom
Resources and Technology"

Interface A: (Grades K-6) February 20-22, 2014

Interface B: (Grades 7-12) February 23-25, 2014

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Nominations for PAEMST 2012 for mathematics and science teacher science in grades K - 6 are now open. Please contact Shaun Bates, Science consultant for more information.

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