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Kick-Off Space Week 2013 by Seeing “Gravity”

Gravity comes out on Oct 4th and is a great way to start Space Week 2013 – the trailer gives an idea of the action.  It’s a 3D film staring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts surviving in a damaged space shuttle after a space debris collision.  The film brings the real issue of space debris out front while also bringing a fast paced, survival drama in space, to the screen.

This year’s Space Week theme is “Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth”.  Events will be held worldwide Oct 4th-10th.  For more info see the 2013 World Space Week website.

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Go for the Top Score – NASA Glen Spinoffs

You’ll get 5 “spins” per game to test your knowledge on space and the technology that has been brought to our daily lives by the space program.  Have some fun and you’ll probably learn something!

 http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/portal/apps/spinoffs/


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Space Camp Scholarship Applications Open!

The scholarship is open to students in 4th through 12th grade.  Applicants may apply to one of four categories: Financial Need/Disadvantaged, Special Needs, Academic Achievement, or Leadership.  The scholarship covers tuition with room and board for any week long camp in Huntsville, Alabama. 

More than 600,000 students and adults have attended space camps since the program began in June, 1982.  Attending camp is a great way for students to start or support an interest in math and science.  If you know a 4th-12th grader who loves science, pass this on!!  Applications must be submitted by Dec 12, 2013. 

http://rocketcenter.com/scholarship/


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Up to $100,000 College Scholarship Award for Math, Science, & Technology Competition

The Siemens Competition is for high school students with individual or team research projects.  Registration is open until September 30th: http://siemens.collegeboard.org/

 Participants will expand their research skills and gain knowledge helpful in pursuing a technical career.  Regional winners will present their projects to a group of nationally renowned experts in math and science at the George Washington University in D.C.

College Scholarships on STEM Connector

Tech companies and organizations have created college scholarships in support of keeping a competitive edge in the United States in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM).  A number of these scholarships can be applied to every year, significantly reducing the cost of college and allowing more students to pursue math and science degrees.  STEM Connector has a great list of companies and organizations offering scholarships for students in math and science programs.