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Mathematics - Grants and Initiatives

The Mikkelson Mathematics and Science Teachers Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to encourage and reward excellence in the teaching of mathematics and science by providing scholarships for teachers to attend short courses, seminars, and workshops that will improve or renew their technical knowledge and skills. The deadline for 2014 applications is March 26, 2014.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing Research Assistantship funding for high school students and Research Experiences funding for teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct innovative research in an entrepreneurial setting with small businesses and start-ups funded by the NSF Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program. As today's economic trends have resulted in critical workforce shortages in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, these SBIR reserach opportunities aim to help bring STEM to life.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program has opened nominations for the 2013-14 award year. Principals, teachers, parents, students, or other members of the general public may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6.  Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.

The U.S. Department of State Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program sends highly accomplished primary and secondary teachers from the U.S. abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S. for a three to six month long program. Distinguished Teachers also have the opportunity to apply for professional development funds to support development and research, or cover the expenses of attending a conference or workshop related to their fields of teaching expertise. Deadline for the 2014-15 program is December 15, 2013.

Verneir Software & Technology is committed to helping educators develop the next generation of engineers and scientists. To this end they are hosting a contest for middle school, high school, and college teachers, and will award those most creative in introducing engineering concepts or engineering practices. Applications are accepted through January 15, 2014.

For website assistance in Mathematics, please contact Mary Pittman.


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