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The Iron Science Teacher Comes to Philadelphia
NEW! Elementary Safety Essentials “At a Glance”
NSF Seeks Proposals for K–12 STEM Teacher Scholarship Program
NSTA Bestows Top Honors on Outstanding Science Educators
NSTA Welcomes a New Chapter, an Associated Group, and an Affiliate to Its Leadership
Food Science—A Tempting Subject for Students!


The Iron Science Teacher Comes to Philadelphia

If you like the Iron Chef, you won’t want to miss the first-ever Iron Science Teacher competition to be held at the NSTA National Convention in Philadelphia. The spirited competition will pit science teachers against one another as they work frantically to create a science activity using a “secret” ingredient. Don’t miss this exciting event presented by the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s museum of art, science, and human perception. For information about this and other sessions, visit www.nsta.org/conventions.

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NEW! Elementary Safety Essentials “At a Glance”

Completely updated, delightfully illustrated, eye-catching, and practical, the new Safety in the Elementary Classroom flip chart is the quick-read resource no elementary school classroom should be without! This indispensable guide covers such topics as Eye Protection, First Aid, Field Trips, Fire Prevention, Animals in the Classroom, Safe Use of Equipment and Materials, a Safety Checklist, and much more. For information and a look at this new resource from NSTA Press®, visit http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB030X2.

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NSF Seeks Proposals for K–12 STEM Teacher Scholarship Program

The National Science Foundation has issued an RFP to higher education institutions and others for a new scholarship program designed to attract more K–12 teachers to the classroom. Click here (http://ecommerce.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_02_24_extra.htm) for more information about the Robert Noyce Scholarship program.

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NSTA Bestows Top Honors on Outstanding Science Educators

More than 25 science educators have been named recipients of NSTA’s 2003 Teacher Awards. These individuals are being recognized for their contributions to the field of science teaching, including their commitment to the profession, leadership, innovative and effective teaching strategies, and overall excellence in science teaching. NSTA will honor the awardees at a special awards banquet at the NSTA National Convention in Philadelphia. Congratulations to all of these outstanding educators! For a list of winners, visit www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/nsta_story.php?news_story_ID=47893.

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NSTA Welcomes a New Chapter, an Associated Group, and an Affiliate to Its Leadership

At its winter meeting on February 8, the NSTA Board of Directors welcomed three new organizations to its leadership. The board approved chapter status for the Quebec Science Teachers Association, associated group status for the New Jersey Earth Science Teachers Association, and affiliate status for the Association for Multicultural Science Education.

NSTA, along with its 92 Chapters and Associated Groups and 8 Affiliates, are independent organizations working together toward the advancement and improvement of science education in your community. Please join us in our efforts to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all!

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Food Science—A Tempting Subject for Students!

Middle level and high school science teachers are invited to apply to attend the FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Science, a sustained training opportunity for certified teachers. Selected participants will attend a one-week summer workshop in Washington, DC, and a two-day follow-up enhancement conference held in conjunction with an NSTA Area Convention. Subsequently, they will be asked to lead their own workshop in their local area. All expenses will be paid. For more information and an application, visit www.nsta.org/fda, or e-mail jheywood@nsta.org. The application deadline is March 1, 2003.

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