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September 18, 2002 5 min read
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*TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS

October 1— Entomology: Submissions are due for the President’s Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Teaching Using Insects as Educational Material Awards, sponsored by the Entomological Society of America. The awards recognize educators who use insects in the classroom. The society recognizes two teachers: one from grades K-6 and one from grades 7-12. The winners receive reimbursement for contest- related expenses and an invitation to the ESA annual meeting; each winner’s school receives a $400 grant for materials. Contact: ESA President’s Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Teaching Using Insects as Educational Material, Entomological Society of America, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115; (301) 731-4535; fax: (301) 731-4538; e-mail: pubinfo@entsoc.org.

October 1—Private Enterprise: Nominations are due for the 26th annual Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, PA. The awards honor K-12 educators and college professors who design and implement innovative courses, programs, or projects that foster a better understanding of America’s private enterprise system. As many as 20 winners receive $7,500 each; a special award of $15,000 may be given for an exceptional entry. Eligible programs must have been launched or operated during the 2001-02 academic year. Contact: Carolyn Hallman, Director of Awards, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1601 Valley Forge Rd., P.O. Box 706, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0706; (610) 933-8825 or (800) 896-5488; fax: (610) 935- 0522; e-mail: challman@ffvt.org; Web site: www.ffvf.org.

October 15—Science: Submissions are due for the Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition for Teachers, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the College Board. Teachers working full-time for a high school, district or system office are eligible. The contest will recognize 18 regional winners who mentor students and teach epidemiological methods. Six teachers will then be selected as national winners. Each national winner will receive a $15,000 prize. Contact: The College Board, (703) 707-8999; e-mail: yes@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com/yes.

*STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, CONTESTS, AND AWARDS

October 1— Art: Applications are due for the Arts Recognition and Talent Search Program, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. The program is open to high school seniors or artists ages 17 and 18 who do not live in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. (Applicants in those states must enter through regional programs.) The foundation selects 125 students, who travel to Miami for workshops and auditions; receive hotel accommodations, meals, and ground transportation; and get cash awards ranging from $100 to $3,000. About 20 artists are named Presidential Scholars in the Arts and are honored at the White House. Awards are based on merit in one of nine art forms. Applicants pay a $30 to $40 entry fee. For more information, contact: National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, (800) 970-2787; Web site: www.artsawards.org.

October 1— Reading : Submissions are due for the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year award, sponsored by the International Reading Association. The award recognizes a doctoral student whose research focuses on the reading/literacy field or has implications for reading instruction. Dissertations must have been completed between May 15, 2001, and May 14, 2002. The winner receives $1,000. Contact: Marcella Moore, Division of Research and Policy, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731- 1600, ext. 423; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: esearch@reading.org; Web site: www.reading.org.

October 1—Science and Technology: Applications are due for the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in math, science, and technology, sponsored by the Siemens Foundation. The competition is open to high school students who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Applicants working individually or in teams of two or three submit original research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology. The contest awards more than $1 million in scholarships. Top prize for an individual entry is a $100,000 scholarship; the winning team splits a $100,000 scholarship. Contact: Siemens Westinghouse Competition, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6730, Princeton, NJ 08541; (877) 822-5233; Web site: www.siemens-foundation.org.

October 1—Technology: Applications are due for the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center and Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. Each student team from grades 9-12 that participates will be asked to build a machine that performs an assigned task with the aide of an engineer mentor and a teacher sponsor. Each team must submit a preliminary drawing and photos showing the machine’s progress, and give a verbal presentation when they submit their machine at the UPMC SportWorks at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., on December 6, 2002. Each member of the first place team will win a Palm Pilot or Handspring personal digital assistant. Contact: Janet Henke, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850; (412) 237-1640; fax: (412) 237-3375; e-mail: henkej@csc.clpqh.org; Web site: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

October 7—Education Research: Applications are due for the Dissertation Fellowship Program for education-related research, sponsored by the Spencer Foundation. Approximately 30 nonrenewable fellowships of $20,000 each are awarded to support completion of dissertations. Applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree in any field of study at a graduate school in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required. All pre-dissertation requirements must have been completed by June 1, 2002. Contact: Dissertation Fellowship Program, Spencer Foundation, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3930, Chicago, IL 60611-1803; (312) 337-7000; e-mail: fellows@spencer.org; Web site: www.spencer.org.

October 18— Technology: Applications are due for the Future City Competition, sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center and Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. Under the guidance of a sponsor teacher and engineering mentor, student teams from grades 7 and 8 compete in designing model cities, and they write essays on engineering topics. The teams present their models and give verbal presentations at the Carnegie Music Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. on January 18, 2003. The first place team will win a trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Competition Finals. Each student team member will also receive a $1,000 Savings Bond and $50 Gift Certificates for both Borders Books and Carnegie Science Center’s XPLOR Store. Contact: Janet Henke, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850; (412) 237-1640; fax: (412) 237-3375; e-mail: henkej@csc.clpgh.org; Web site: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.


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