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 Science on Tap - A casual monthly forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun.  An expert gives an informal talk for 20 - 30 minutes, followed by Q & A and discussion.  You're invited!  Check the schedule for a detailed speaker/topic schedule and join us at our next meeting.  Science on Tap is free and open to all ages.

Science on Tap - Clemson

Science on Tap - Greenville


STEAMing along with the Arduino Controller

Open to 5th-8th grade TEACHERS, July 6-8, 8:30-4:00 at Tri County Tech
$50. See flyer and application.

Learn about best practices for incorporating the Arduino controller into an exciting STEM curriculum. Use this inexpensive open-source device to teach students about programming, electronics, and other topics on a low budget. You will even learn how to incorporate the Arduino controller into disciplines such as Art and Music. Each participant will receive an Arduino kit and devices including motors, lights, lasers, and sensors. The group will brainstorm potential applications for this exciting learning platform across the disciplines. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this workshop!
Fax or email your completed application to the EIT Office at (864) 646-1897 or EIT@tctc.edu.   The first 16 completed applications will be accepted. When you have received confirmation of enrollment and a waiver form, please contact the Business Office at (864) 646-1802 to arrange a $50 registration fee payment by check or credit card. Questions about the camp can be directed to EIT@tctc.edu or (864) 646-1517.


2015 NASA PRE-SERVICE TEACHER INSTITUTE

The Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), in collaboration with NASA Langley’s Office of Education, will run two one-week sessions of the 2015 NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute this summer.

The NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute (PSTI) engages, empowers, and builds confidence for pre-service teachers to design and implement integrative, standards-based STEM curriculum while strengthening science content using NASA resources. Authentic learning experiences within the context of new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries are modeled for the students. A sustainable collaborative network provides continued support for participants before and after the Institute.

The 2015 PSTI will be a residential program. Stipends to cover expenses, including travel and lodging, will be available for all participants to offset costs associated with attending the Institute. Selected participants will need to arrange for transportation to NIA and/or NASA Langley Research Center on weekdays during the one-week session.

See http://www.nianet.org/education/higher-education/nasa-pre-service-teacher-program/ for program overview and application procedures.


37th Annual Biology Merit Exam - April 2016, Clemson University (exact date TBA this summer)

The Clemson University Department of Biological Sciences conducts the Biology Merit Exam to recognize and promote outstanding achievement in the biological sciences among middle and high school students in South Carolina.  The department also provides laboratory visits and tours around campus to promote interest in the life sciences and a preview of college life. Students attending the Exam at Clemson University will have an opportunity to:

  • Acquaint themselves with Clemson
  • Interact with scientists in the various biological and agricultural disciplines
  • Test their Biology knowledge
  • Prepare for the Advanced Placement Exam
  • Prepare for success on the Biology "End of the Year Exam"
  • Explore a college atmosphere
  • Compete against students at grade levels for awards

For more information see www.clemson.edu/cafls/bme  or contact shevans@clemson.edu, 864/656-5074


Bring your students to the CU Life Sciences Outreach Center (formerly the SC DNA Learning Center) for a laboratory field trip!

The mission of Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center (CULSOC) is to inspire and empower the scientist within each of us. To this end, we:
- Make science relevant and fun through hands-on labs, camps and activities for learners of all ages
- Engage the public through lectures and discussions of scientific issues
- Support classroom teachers through course offerings and lesson ideas

Our programs include:
- Interactive lab experiences in modern genetics and biotechnology for school and community groups
- Summer science camps for grades 5-12
- Graduate courses for teachers
- Science on Tap, a monthly science café
- Science Saturdays, activities for the whole family

For detailed information on all our programs see www.clemson.edu/cafls/culsoc or for a listing of our upcoming events in the community see www.clemson.edu/cafls/culsoc/upcoming_events.html 


BIOL Online - Non-thesis Master's - Clemson University

The Clemson University Department of Biological Sciences is proud to offer an online, non-thesis Master of Biological Sciences designed specifically for K-12 teachers and other science educators interested in biological sciences. This program is fully in a distance-learning format and lectures are available 24/7.   See www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/biosci/biol_online_masters/index.html for details.