DigiGirlz Day March 9th for High School Young Ladies!
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.
About DigiGirlz Day
During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it's like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.
Virtual Math Tournament!
First Virtual Math Competition 2018!
Perennial Math will be hosting our Virtual Tournament this year!
Wednesday, March 21 4:00 – 5:00pm Varsity (12 grade or below)
Thursday, March 22 4:30 – 5:30pm Middle School (8th grade or below)
Wednesday, March 28 4:00 – 5:00pm JV (10th grade or below)
Schools may compete 2 teams (5 members or fewer) per division. Event is FREE for schools (STEM is covering the cost of the events) Equipment check day is Monday, March 19. Registration due by Friday, March 16 at 12:00 pm, You may have students compete even if you don’t have a formalized math team
FCS Regional Science & Engineering Fair!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair! Attached you will find the category winners in the junior and senior divisions as well as the grand prize winners, students advancing to GSEF and ISEF. We had some outstanding projects this year! Please click on the buttons below to see our winners!
FCS Numeracy Framework...coming to secondary schools soon!
The Numeracy Framework will define what high quality math instruction should look like based on research.
Vision: All students will become mathematical problem solvers who can reason and communicate effectively in order to learn to their full potential.
Mission: Provide each student with research-based, explicit mathematics instruction, personalized supports, and resources to ensure that all students succeed on their chosen paths.
Secondary Math Leaders exploring mathematical teaching practices in preparation for the FCS Numeracy Framework!
Save the date for the 2018 #ATLSciFest, held March 9-24 with 100 engaging events at venues throughout metro Atlanta. The festival has been extended from one to two weeks so you can enjoy more public science events with your friends and family. And that’s not all that’s changed. This year the Exploration Expo will be held at Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta!
Save the date—NSTA is holding its 2018 national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 2018.
The conference will begin with concurrent sessions on Thursday, March 15, at 8:00 AM and end on Sunday, March 18, at 12 Noon. Education and learning goes beyond the conference program:
• Network with more than 10,000 fellow science teachers, administrators, principals, curriculum developers, and department chairs from across the United States.
• Visit 350+ companies in the exhibit hall to see innovative technologies, products and services, merchandise, interactive displays, and education solutions from NASA, National Geographic, LEGO®,Carolina Biological, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Texas Instruments, Flinn Scientific,Ward's, Fisher Science, Vernier, Delta Education, Insect Lore, and many other leading organizations!
Twitter hashtags: #NSTA18 (2018 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose)
STEM careers are essential to the future of technological innovation and economic competitiveness. The Obama administration underscored the importance of STEM education to the health of the nation by prioritizing the extension of STEM education and career opportunities to underrepresented groups such as women and minorities. We have to do our part to foster positive educational environments in which our students are exposed to STEM careers and view them as appropriate and obtainable. Piloting STEM Gems Clubs, has influenced over 200 young ladies to pursue a STEM career so far this year.
Nicole Ford-STEM Program Specialist