2015 Spring Programs- 8th Grade Girls
After School Matters (ASM) is looking for 8th grade girls who attend James Hedges Elementary to participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) after school program, Scientists for Tomorrow. Girls must attend Hedges in order to participate.
- Learn about the Physics of Music and build three musical instruments using hand tools.
- Participate and present at the STEAM Conference May 2, 2015 where they will get a certificate and recommendation letter.
- Visit and explore the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for free with their families at the Family Science Day May 23, 2015
- Learn about other programs where high school teens get paid to learn and have FUN through After School Matters!
High School Teen STEM Program
The Junior Research Scientists program at Columbia College Chicago is looking for teens interested in learning about Astronomy, Solar Energy and other STEM related topics. The program begins in February and runs Tuesday and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:30pm at Columbia College Chicago.
- Design, engineer, and build solar power and astronomy based projects!
- Conduct college level research and science projects in a college setting. Gain real work experience and work with established scientists.
- Teens conduct collaborative research projects and increase their competence in conducting scientific investigations by designing and building personalized products such as a programmable solar powered rover and a desktop planetarium (nanotarium).
- Participants present their results of their engineering designs and research through oral presentations supplemented with PowerPoint slides and physical models in a public symposium at the College. The symposium is attended by participants’ friends and family, members of the scientific, engineering, and artistic communities, and the community at large.
- Attend and present at the STEAM Conference May 2, 2015
To apply register at http://afterschoolmatters.org/teens
Look for: Junior Research Scientists-Columbia College Chicago
This is an Advanced Apprenticeship and participants will be eligible for a small stipend through After school Matters. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are officially days away from ending our fall Scientists for Tomorrow (SfT) program. To continue our efforts to better facilitate SfT programming in your site, we would like to get your feedback on your experience with the program.
For our Community Partners Meeting, December 19, we will discuss on some of the answers from the survey below. Directors and Coordinators who will implement Scientists for Tomorrow in the Winter 2015 and Summer of 2015 need to participate.
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Scientists for Tomorrow in collaboration with Food Patriots, is offering an opportunity for your community organizations to have their sites learn about food choices and be featured in the media. This Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Family Science Day, Emmy award winner, Jeff Spitz will join us to talk about the Food Patriot project.
Touched by their teenage son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, filmmakers Jeff & Jennifer Spitz document their family’s struggle to raise backyard chickens, grow food, and transform into Food Patriots. This film features inspiring stories about ordinary people who are changing the way consumers think about food for the better.
Concerned over the long-term health threats to young people today, many parents and teachers realized that food habits start with the young and are hard to change. The Food Patriots film and education program in collaboration with Scientists For Tomorrow aims to inspire a young generation of eaters to make better food choices and to engage their parents and communities in conversations about healthier food choices. Food Patriots offers a practical approach and culturally relevant solutions to eating better and saving money. This is a tool for any community centers that wants to start this conversation.
If your community sites would like to be part of the Food Patriot project please contact email@example.com
To learn more about Food Patriots visit www.foodpatriots.com