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TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS

March 14—Achievement: Applications are due for the Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education, sponsored by the McGraw-Hill Companies. The award honors teachers whose accomplishments have helped improve or served as a model in their field of education. Three winners will receive a $25,000 prize. Contact: Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, The McGraw-Hill Companies,1221 Avenue of the Americas, 47th Floor, New York, NY 10020-1095; (212) 512-6113; Web site: www.mcgraw- hill.com/prize2003.

March 14—Team-teaching: Applications are due for the 2003-2005 Connections program, sponsored by the SMARTer Kids Foundation. The program provides eight to 10 upper elementary schools with technology, teacher training, and collaborative projects that the schools can share. Teacher teams from grades five and six in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Winners will receive collaborative training in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Contact: SMARTer Kids Foundation; (403) 802-2595; e-mail: pr@smarterkids.org; Web site: www.smarterkids.org/k12/conne ctions.

March 21—Leadership: Applications are due for the Defense of Freedom Award, sponsored by the National Council for Social Studies. The award honors teachers who have advocated and defended academic freedom. The winner will receive a $1,500 award and the opportunity to make a presentation at the annual NCSS conference. Contact: Ana C. Post, NCSS, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 296-7840 ext. 114; e-mail: apost@ncss.org; Web site: www.socialstudies.org/awards.

March 21—Service: Applications are due for the Outstanding Service Award, sponsored by the National Council for Social Studies. The award honors teachers who have shown commitment and service to the profession. The winner will receive a lifetime NCSS membership. Contact: Ana C. Post, NCSS, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 296-7840 ext. 114; e-mail: apost@ncss.org; Web site: www.socialstudies.org/awards.

March 21—Social studies: Applications are due for the Spirit of America Award, sponsored by the National Council for Social Studies. The award honors teachers who have contributed to the spirit of democracy. The winner will receive a commemorative gift and the opportunity to make a presentation at the annual NCSS conference. Contact: Ana C. Post, NCSS, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 296-7840 ext. 114; e-mail: apost@ncss.org; Web site: www.socialstudies.org/awards.

March 26—Literacy: Applications are due for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development research grants, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's office of vocational and adult education and the office of special education and rehabilitative services. Grants support research on the cognitive, behavioral, hormonal, and genetic phenomena that can affect adolescent reading and writing abilities. Letters of intent are due Feb. 26. Contact: Peggy McCardle, MPH Child Development and Behavior Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B05, MSC 7510m, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510; (301) 435-6863; fax: (301) 480-0230; e-mail: PM43Q@nih.gov; or Marlene Simon, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, 330 C St., S.W., Room 2128, Washington, DC 20447; (202) 205-9089; fax: (202) 401-4079; e-mail: Marlene.Simon@ed.gov; Web site: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03- 012.html.

March 31—Social education: Applications are due for the Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award, sponsored by the National Council for Social Studies. The award honors research that contributes to social education. K-12 teachers and researchers are eligible to apply. The winner will receive a $250 cash award and a chance to present his or her research at a conference. Contact: Ana C. Post, NCSS, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 296-7840 ext. 114; e-mail: apost@ncss.org; Web site: www.socialstudies.org/awards.

April 1—Social studies: Applications are due for the Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by the National Council for Social Studies. The award honors exceptional social studies teachers in grades K-12. Winners receive a $2,500 award, a one-year membership in the NCSS, and the opportunity to make a presentation at the annual NCSS conference. Contact: Ana C. Post, NCSS, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 296-7840 ext. 114; e-mail: apost@ncss.org; Web site: www.socialstudies.org/awards.


STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS

March 14—Space education: Applications are due for the Become a Student Astronaut essay contest, sponsored by the Planetary Society. Students born between Sept. 1, 1990, and Sept. 1, 1996, are eligible to participate. Applicants must submit a 1,500- word essay discussing the decisions facing planners of the 2004 Mars Exploration Rover mission and where the two land rovers slated to land on Mars should go once they reach the planet. Winners will be invited to Pasadena, Calif., to see mission operations. Contact: Red Rover Goes to Mars, The Planetary Society, 65 North Catalina Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106; (626) 793- 5100; e-mail: rrgtm@planetary.org; Web site: www.redrovergoestomars.org.

March 15—Environmental education: Applications are due for the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge, sponsored by the National Energy Foundation. The competition is open to all K-12 students. Applicants will be asked to submit ideas on energy conservation and the environment through a variety of formats. Three grand-prize winners will receive a trip to Washington where they will attend the Energy Efficiency Forum. Contact: Igniting Creative Energy Challenge, NEF, 3676 California Ave., Suite A117, Salt Lake City, UT 84104; Web site: http://www.ignitingcreativeenergy .org/

March 20—Arts education: Applications are due for the Emerging Artist Student Competition, sponsored by the Multicultural Youth eXchange Gallery in Philadelphia. The competition is open to all high school students and gives young artists the opportunity to have their work professionally evaluated. Winning pieces will be exhibited for two months at the MYX Gallery. Contact: Janine Tarlecki, Curator, The MYX Gallery, 110 Church St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 923-1415; fax: (215) 923-1146; e- mail: janine@myxworld.org; Web site: www.myxworld.org.

March 28— Science: Applications are due for the Physics Bowl Competition, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. High school students will be asked to compete by taking a 40-question physics-related test. Winners will receive a TI-83 Plus silver edition calculator and an all-expense-paid trip to the AAPT summer national meeting. Contact: Maria Elena Khoury, Director of Programs and Conferences, AAPT Physics Bowl, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740; (301) 209-3344; fax: (301) 209-0845; e-mail: aapt-prog@aapt.org; Web site: www.aapt.org.

March 31—Arts education: Applications are due for the Plush Toy Design Contest, sponsored by Amazing Kids! and Ty Inc. Students ages 5-17 will be asked to invent and design a plush toy. Seven finalists will receive Beanie Baby toys from Ty, and the grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and mentoring from a professional toy designer. Contact: Amazing Kids! 1158 26th St., PMB 485, Santa Monica, CA 90403; (310) 514-9203; Web site: www.amazing- kids.org/toycontest02.htm#top1.

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