Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in

Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 15:39:43 EDT

Science Conference
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K-12 educators: take part in a three day "Institute
on Inquiry" to benefit students traditionally underrepresented
in the sciences.
Scholarships available!
2000 SACNAS K-12 Teacher Workshops
October 12-15, 2000
Atlanta, Georgia

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native
Americans in Science (SACNAS) seeks to promote science
and mathematics education in underrepresented minority
communities. Held in conjunction with the Society's
professional scientist annual conference, the SACNAS
K-12 Teacher Workshops are designed to support educators
in addressing the needs of pre-college students from
backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

Workshop participants will:
1. Acquire skills in the variety of inquiry-based methodologies

2. Expand background knowledge in science, mathematics
             and engineering
3. Gain innovative curriculum to implement in the classroom
4. Build nationwide networks of teachers and scientists
             dedicated to minority education

In addition to interactive sessions lead by SACNAS,
activities include in-depth workshops presented by
partner organizations, keynote speaker and Nobel laureate
addresses, off-site visit to a local informal education
site, catered meals, exhibits and social events. Partner
organizations to present teacher workshops include
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the
GLOBE Project, the American Society for Microbiology,
National Institutes of Health/ Office of Science Education,
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, EQUALS math
program, Wonderwise: Women in Science Learning Series,
the SMILE program and more.

Registration: Final Deadline: September 15, 2000 (postmarked).
Registration includes participation in all activities
of the teacher workshops and national conference. Meals
are included.

Scholarships: Application Deadline: June 16, 2000 (postmarked).
Selected educators will receive full airfare and lodging
scholarships to attend the Workshops.

For more information or to request registration and
preliminary program materials please contact Lin M.
Hundt at: (831) 459-0170 x222,, or download
registration form and scholarship application from
the SACNAS website at:

***The deadline for scholarship applications is June
16, 2000 (postmarked)***

Lin M. Hundt
K-12 Education Manager
(831) 459-0170 x222 phone
(831) 459-0194 fax

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