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March 23, 2015
Utah STEM Expo for middle and high school students

On Saturday, April 25, students and STEM professionals will gather at the South Towne Exposition Center. Students will present their projects and learn valuable information about how to build a career in STEM.

The expo is hosted by the Beehive Science and Technology Academy, a public charter school, with support from partners that include the University of Utah and Utah State University.

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March 18, 2015
Fellowship opportunities for early career researchers

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is accepting applications from early career researchers for a 12-18 month fellowship with a global organization that aims to eliminate technical and social barriers to research data sharing. RDA Fellows may come from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to deep competence in a relevant discipline, competitive candidates demonstrate cross-disciplinary competence and teamwork and communication skills.

Applications are due April 16. RDA Data Share is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and builds on infrastructure funded by the National Science Foundation.

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March 10, 2015
Opportunity for Earth Science teachers

Applications are now being accepted for a three-day workshop for teachers to explore connections between traditional Dine (Navajo) and western understandings of earth systems. The Workshop on Earth Science from Navajo and Western Perspectives aims to help teachers engage students from any background in Earth Science, Earth Systems, Environmental Science or Integrated Curriculum.

The workshop will run June 10–12 in Blanding, Utah. Stipends are available.

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March 4, 2015
New CI-WATER teacher resources available

New tools for incorporating CI-WATER science into K–12 teaching and learning are now available. Developed from the CI-WATER Summer Institute for Teachers by the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center, online interactives, videos and more help build understanding of how scientists create and use models to predict water resource availability.

During the Summer Institute, science teachers from Wyoming and Utah learned about CI-WATER research from project scientists in both states. Teachers explored the CI-WATER Teaching Toolbox and brainstormed ways curricula could integrate water and computer science methods and concepts into lessons that address core standards.

The new resources include interactives that engage learners in exploring the challenges of watershed modeling.

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