The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
Since 1983, more than 4,700 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.
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The Alaska Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) is an Intel ISEF-Affiliated science fair that is run by a nonprofit organization. Grade K-12 students throughout Alaska are invited to enter a science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics project in the fair. It is not necessary to win or even participate in a local school fair before entering the state-wide ASEF. Every K-12 student from Alaska is welcome!
There are many local and national prizes for all age groups at the fair. Senior High students, don't forget to do your paperwork first so that you can be eligible for the grand prizes. The senior high grand prize winners will have their expenses paid to attend the international ISEF competition.
State Science Fair
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.
The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.
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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
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.
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
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.