Alaska Science Teachers Association

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    • 20 Jan 2017
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • Anchorage

    The Alaska Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Alaska) is pleased to announce the 52nd Anniversary of the AIA Alaska Frank Maier High School Design Competition. The competition is an annual architectural design challenge sponsored by the Alaska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Frank Maier, a Juneau Architect, started this program in 1965 and managed it personally for the first twenty years. Following his death in 1991, AIA Alaska elected to name the competition in his honor. Now, in its sixth decade of success, the competition continues to expose Alaskan high school students to architecture and the profession.

    Throughout the years the competition has challenged hundreds of high school students with a variety of building types and sites of Alaskan relevance. Past programs have included both rural and urban sites for a wide range of facilities such as a Library of the Future, Rural Air Taxi Facility, Talkeetna Ski Chalet, Urban Coffee House, Youth Hostel, Wilderness Retreat, Whale Watching Census Station, Visitor Centers, and Mt. Denali Cabin to name a few. The program has evolved to encourage student’s development of computer aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) software skills. Energy efficient and sustainable design solutions are now being emphasized in the design programs. In addition to providing high school students with professional feedback on their design submissions, all entrants are provided with a certificate of participation. Four place winners will be awarded a cash prize and their design submissions posted on the AIA Alaska website.


    http://aiaalaska.org/FMHSDesignCompetition.html

    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 15 May 2017
    • Alaska

         Alaska and the nation lost a science education leader in October of 2012. To continue to honor her service to encourage and strengthen science literacy throughout the country, colleagues may nominate a science educator whose work is primarily carried out in Alaska and who exemplifies Emma's knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment. This recognition comes with a $500 cash award to be applied to professional development, particularly travel to the biannual Alaska Math/Science Conference, where a formal citation and a suitable token of appreciation for the outstanding service rendered by the recipient will be given. The next Conference is in September in Fairbanks.

         The first recipient was granted the award in 2007. Since then, recipients have included Cheryl Cooper, Elena Sparrow, Ray Barnhardt, Kenji Yoshikawa, and Pam Randles.

       The award is designed to recognize Alaska educators who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education in the sciences and science teaching.  Each award consists of up to $500 to travel to the biannual Alaska Math/Science Conference, where a formal citation and a suitable token of appreciation for the outstanding service rendered by the recipient will be given.

          Recipient does not have to be a member of ASTA and a person could nominate him/herself.


    EM WAL Award Form 2017.pdf

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 28 Aug 2017
    • Denali National Park and other Alaska sites

    Multi-day courses with various start dates.


    Alaska Geographic offers high quality learning experiences. Popular multi-day field courses immerse participants in intensive wilderness-based experiences led by experts in fields ranging from wildflowers and wolves to art and archaeology. These are active learning vacations. Participants must be in good physical condition and ready for some of the challenges of exploring Alaska. Hiking distance and physical fitness levels are described in greater detail for each course. These courses are accredited through the University of Alaska.

    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 09 Jun 2017
    • Pack Creek, Admiralty Island

    For updates on this course, contact info@discoverysoutheast.org

    • 07 Jun 2017
    • 14 Jun 2017
    • Fairbanks and points north

    North for Science! is an active science education program. The group works hard and plays hard, living outdoors and getting dirty in all kinds of weather and bug conditions. Participants need to be energetic, flexible team members who will enthusiastically jump into all the opportunities along the way! Thanks to our sponsors and collaborators, North for Science! is operated at no cost to the participating students.


    Click for more details.
    • 16 Jun 2017
    • 27 Jun 2017
    • Cascade Mts., Resurrection Bay, Southeast Alaska

    Inspiring Girls Expeditions are not rewards for past academic achievement; they inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.

    Join our team! Each year we select expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors to spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine or marine environment. Through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers, you will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. One team explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. Another team sleeps under the midnight sun while exploring an Alaskan glacier. Our third team explores the connections between glacier and ocean by kayak in Resurrection Bay, near Seward, AK.


    Girls on Ice Website

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 01 Jul 2017
    • UAF and Bonanza Creek Ecological Research Site

    Welcome to our 2017 Summer Camp: Hot Times - Fire in the Forest!

    Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30


    Are you going into a grade from 7th through 10th? Are you in foster or temporary care? You are invited!


    Come spend a week outside exploring nature, being creative, hiking, making art, making friends, experimenting, and working with scientists in a real experimental forest. Wildfire is a fact of life in interior Alaska, and its aftermath has fascinating impacts on the forest's plants, soil, animals, and water. Come explore the regrowing forest at our camp in the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Site and discover the surprises it has for us. Campers will leave with a deepened understanding and appreciation for fire in the forest, experience with professional science tools and methods, and potential continuing projects to develop science and leadership skills after the camp is over.


    Click here for the information page

    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks

    https://www.uaf.edu/asra/summer-programs/high-school/


    High School ASRA is an intensive, DAY ONLY two-week learning experience for students with an interest in   science, technology, engineering and math. Students study one subject (module), work in small teams, and participate in project based learning in a college-like environment.  No housing is provided; however, some modules take students off campus for portions of the ASRA experience to engage in field work. Module sizes are small with an average of ten students and two instructors. Our instructors are faculty,     graduate students and industry professionals. There are no grades, tests or homework. Modules are designed to be fun and engaging while offering challenging content. 

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • University of AK Fairbanks

    Middle School ASRA is an intensive, two-week DAY ONLY (housing is not provided) learning experience for students   with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Students study one subject  
      (module), work in small teams, and participate in project based learning in a college-like environment.  
      Module sizes are small (usually ten students and two instructors). Our instructors are faculty, graduate students     and industry professionals. There are no grades, tests or homework. Modules are designed to be
      fun and engaging while offering challenging content. Past module subjects include Math, Robotics, Ecology,     Bacteria and bugs, and many others.


    Middle School ASRA

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      

    Announcing the 2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska September 2017.  This premier professional development opportunity is jointly sponsored by Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alaska Science Teachers Association, Alaska State Literacy Association and Alaskans for Language Acquisition. 

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      

    Announcing the 2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska September 2017.  This premier professional development opportunity is jointly sponsored by Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alaska Science Teachers Association, Alaska State Literacy Association, and Association for Language Acquisition. 


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