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[Stemed-l] Fwd: GEMS Mini Grants for 2016/2017




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From: Kimberly Kamborian <gems@scifair.com>
Sent: October 18, 2016 6:03:39 AM EDT
To: mort@umassk12.net
Subject: GEMS Mini Grants for 2016/2017

Hello Educators,

Apply Now! GEMS Science Fair Mini Grants of up to $4,000 
are now available to all schools with grades 6-12 that currently do not have 
a science fair program.  GEMS Mini Grants provide support to help schools develop a sustainable Science Fair program, and tuition scholarships for teachers to enroll in CMI courses that help them bring science & engineering practices into their classrooms in alignment with the new MA STE standards.

Please see the flyer for details and how to apply.  

Deadline is November 30, 2016.

The GEMS team looks forward to hearing from you soon.

Kimberly Kamborian 
GEMS Director

Eligible Schools: All schools with grades 6-12 in Massachusetts that currently do not offer, OR wish to expand their annual Science and/or Engineering Fair program.  For Application: https://form.jotform.com/62245971165964
 
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2016
 
Goal: Schools develop or expand a sustainable Science Fair program, and teachers bring science & engineering practices into their classrooms.
 
Benefits:
  • Grants up to $1,000 for the first year; or up to $4,000 for a sustainable 3-year program.
  • Tuition Scholarships for CMI Courses for up to 5 STEM teachers who enroll in http://scifair.com/curious-minds/
  • Science Fair consultant to visit your school upon request
  • Invitations for Teachers & School Leaders to:
    • Join meetings of the MSSEF High School Committee that helps to shape policy and organize the statewide science fair programs.
    • Attend MSSEF Educator Day (free) at MIT - a look behind-the-scenes at the statewide Science & Engineering Fair for high school students held annually in May.   http://scifair.com/educator-day/ 
For more information:  gems@scifair.com
MSSEF, Executive Office, 955 Massachusetts Avenue, #350, Cambridge, MA 02139
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