Upcoming Webinars

 


 

Summer Meals: Serving High-Quality Meals - Thursday, January 26 @ 1:00pm MT

The second webinar in FRAC’s Summer Meals: Back to Basics series will explore strategies for developing menus and serving high-quality meals. This webinar will share insight on working with vendors and different ways sponsors can increase meal quality. Attendees will also hear from sponsors using innovative strategies to increase food quality and appeal at their summer meals sites.
 

NIFTY Pre-Application Information Session -  Thursday, January 26 @ 1pm MT

Join SciGirls and National Girls Collaborative staff to learn more about NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY), led by Twin Cities PBS in partnership with the National Girls Collaborative. Funded by NASA, the project goal is to connect NASA STEM role models with youth-serving STEM programs for underrepresented youth (with a focus on girls and youth of color) and their families. Outreach programs will run July - December 2023 and January – June 2025. Each partner will receive funding for participating in the project, including pre-program training and evaluation activities.  This webinar will provide an overview of the grant application process.

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Explora: Floaters and Sinkers

Thursday, January 26 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm MT

A virtual workshop for early childhood teachers, OST professionals, and librarians (2 CEU hours)

Roll up your sleeves and experiment! Modify materials to make them float or sink, and design a foil boat that will carry a cargo.

Register by January 16 in order to receive a kit for thefirst 20 registrants. Share a kit and login!

Please contact Explora Reservations with questions - reservations@explora.us

These workshops are provided at no cost because of generous support from the State of New Mexico. 

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The Impact of STEM Role Models and Mentors -  Thursday, January 26 @ 5pm MT

NGCP is celebrating National Mentoring Month this January by highlighting the importance of mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Learn from a panel of speakers including dynamic professionals in STEM who currently serve as mentors and the female students they are mentoring. Speakers will share their unique perspectives, their journeys, and advice on how mentoring can be a tool for supporting sustained career success in STEM. 

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Deadline for Student Nominations - Friday, January 27

Teachers, nominate students for Tech Trek. Deadline for 2023 Tech Trek nomination submissions is January 27, 2023. Tech Trek nominees should be female students entering the 8th grade in Fall 2023, who show an interest and a potential to excel in the math, computing, engineering, and/or science disciplines.

Letters will be sent to 7th grade math and science teachers early in January, 2023. Tech Trek NM hopes to remain closely connected to administrators, Principals, and teachers. However, the letters are available electronically here, as well as a new electronic nomination form!!!

Student Applications will be sent to all nominees by February 1, 2023, and are due by February 24, 2023 in order to be considered.


Deadline to submit interest form for Community Partners Showcase - Friday, February 3

The Central NM STEM Research Challenge is proud to offer community partners TWO (2) opportunities to showcase the work of their organizations, engage students/teachers/families in hands-on activities, highlight STEM careers available in their organization, and provide additional resource materials/flyers.

The in-person Community Partners Showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 3:00-7:00pm at EXPO NM in the Manuel Lujan Exhibit Complex – Hall B during the Student Project Set Up period.  Students, teachers, and family members will be coming in to set up student research project displays to prepare for judging which takes place on 3/23/23 & 3/24/23.  Student project set-up can take place any time within the 4-hour window, so the traffic to partner booths will ebb and flow with some periods of high activity and some with lower activity.

Additional information and links to submit interest form.

 


Summer Meals: Recruiting and Retaining Meal Sites - Thursday, February 9 @ 1:00pm MT

Join FRAC’s Summer Meals: Back to Basics series to learn more about ways that sponsors can recruit new sites as well as retain sites from one summer to the next. Speakers will share how to handle unexpected challenges and best practices for recruiting new sites in underserved areas.
 

Girls in STEM: A (Data-based) Tale of Confidence & Satisfaction -  Tuesday, February 21 from 10am - 11:30am MT

What attracts female-identifying students to STEM fields, particularly those that use digital technologies, and what distances them from these fields? Join NGCP in collaboration with Gender Scan as we explore what data tells us about the importance of educators, parents and peers in order to engage, retain, and fulfill women and girls in technology fields, and STEM in general.

This webinar will present and break down data collected from approximately 3,000 teenage participants who took the Gender Scan 2021 survey. Speakers from the Gender Scan project will explain the need to build adolescent girls’ confidence in STEM, show them the global importance of studying STEM, and describe the role of educators, parents, and peers. Participants will leave the webinar with resources, tips, and suggestions derived from survey findings to help them support and inspire students in STEM.

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Summer Meals: Planning and Partnerships - Thursday, February 23 @ 1:00pm MT

Planning and partnerships are key components to increasing participation at summer sites. FRAC’s Summer Meals: Back to Basics will explore best practices for bringing partners to the table, identifying underserved areas, and the best way to maximize your program impact. Hear from partners that have fostered new partnerships and built momentum behind their summer meals expansion efforts.
 

Nurturing an Engineering Mindset in Students (Session 1 of 3) - Tuesday, February 28 @ Noon MT

NMOST welcomes Shannon McManus for a 3-part series of workshops on developing the characteristics of an engineering mindset in children and youth. Shannon will provide an overview of the component characteristics of the engineering mindset and how we might foster this way of thinking in youth. Together, we will analyze activities that highlight and support those elements, and collaboratively consider ways to enhance existing STEM activities with the use of purposeful questions to draw out and nurture student's natural curiosity to align with an engineering view of the world. We encourage active participation and strongly recommend attending all three sessions, if possible, although each session will provide its own insights and recommendations.
 
Shannon McManus is a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty and a STEM Teaching Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. She also works as an independent education  consultant and part time as a Senior Professional Learning Developer at Penn State University’s Youth Engineering Solutions curricula. Shannon has taught high school physics and previously served as director of professional development at Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science in Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics education from University of Delaware and her master’s degree in environmental science and management from University of Rhode Island.
 

Nurturing an Engineering Mindset in Students (Session 2 of 3) - Tuesday, March 7 @ Noon MT

NMOST welcomes Shannon McManus for a 3-part series of workshops on developing the characteristics of an engineering mindset in children and youth. Shannon will provide an overview of the component characteristics of the engineering mindset and how we might foster this way of thinking in youth. Together, we will analyze activities that highlight and support those elements, and collaboratively consider ways to enhance existing STEM activities with the use of purposeful questions to draw out and nurture student's natural curiosity to align with an engineering view of the world. We encourage active participation and strongly recommend attending all three sessions, if possible, although each session will provide its own insights and recommendations.
 
Shannon McManus is a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty and a STEM Teaching Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. She also works as an independent education  consultant and part time as a Senior Professional Learning Developer at Penn State University’s Youth Engineering Solutions curricula. Shannon has taught high school physics and previously served as director of professional development at Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science in Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics education from University of Delaware and her master’s degree in environmental science and management from University of Rhode Island.
 

Summer Meals: Developing an Outreach and Marketing Plan - Thursday, March 9 @ 1:00pm MT

The last installation of FRAC’s Summer Meals: Back to Basics series will dive into strategies for developing and executing a summer outreach plan. Join FRAC and guest speakers to learn more about innovative campaigns to maximize participation in summer meals through effective outreach and marketing strategies.
 

Nurturing an Engineering Mindset in Students (Session 3 of 3) - Tuesday, March 14 @ Noon MT

NMOST welcomes Shannon McManus for a 3-part series of workshops on developing the characteristics of an engineering mindset in children and youth. Shannon will provide an overview of the component characteristics of the engineering mindset and how we might foster this way of thinking in youth. Together, we will analyze activities that highlight and support those elements, and collaboratively consider ways to enhance existing STEM activities with the use of purposeful questions to draw out and nurture student's natural curiosity to align with an engineering view of the world. We encourage active participation and strongly recommend attending all three sessions, if possible, although each session will provide its own insights and recommendations.
 
Shannon McManus is a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty and a STEM Teaching Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. She also works as an independent education  consultant and part time as a Senior Professional Learning Developer at Penn State University’s Youth Engineering Solutions curricula. Shannon has taught high school physics and previously served as director of professional development at Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science in Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics education from University of Delaware and her master’s degree in environmental science and management from University of Rhode Island.
 

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