K-12 Teacher Workshops

Thu, 14 May 1998 10:54:02 -0400

from Susan Carter

SACNAS K-12 Teacher Workshops

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

(SACNAS) is currently organizing its 1998 K-12 Teacher Workshops in

conjunction with its Silver Anniversary Conference in Washington D.C.,

October 8-11. SACNAS expects between 1,500 and 2,000 total attendees. This

year's conference highlights include keynote addresses by two Nobel

Laureates and, as in previous years, graduate school workshops, student

poster board sessions, round table discussions with scientists, exhibits by

private and government organizations, and much more.

The 1998 K-12 Teacher Workshops are cosponsored by NASA, the American

Society for Microbiology, and the National Research Council. SACNAS is now

searching for 100 dynamic teachers from across the nation to attend and

participate in these hands-on, inquiry-based workshops. The ideal

teacher/candidate works in a school district with a high percentage of

students who are underrepresented in the scientific fields. There is an

application fee of $50, and the deadline to apply is June 1, 1998. SACNAS

will cover the transportation to D.C., meals, and lodging for the 100

teachers selected. Those who are not selected will get their application

fee refunded. For more information, contact Dante A. Cant=FA at (408)

459-0170 x222, or e-mail: dante@sacnas.org. To learn more about SACNAS,

visit our remodeled website: www.sacnas.org.

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