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Representatives Ehlers and Udall Form STEM Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives

A new caucus in the U. S. House of Representatives established by Representatives Ehlers and Udall will focus solely on science, technology, engineering and math  (STEM) education issues. Find out more about the new STEM Caucus and more news from Washington, D.C. in this issue of the NSTA Legislative Update; go to http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_07_06_extra.htm

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Need Funds to Attend the NSTA National Convention? We Can Help

NSTA offers many award and recognition programs for preK-college science educators and principals—all of which reward recipients with funds to attend NSTA’s national convention March 31-April 3, in Dallas. Do you have an innovative science program that encourages students to explore and investigate science? Let us know by applying for one of the many awards. You can also nominate one of your colleagues for his or her outstanding work or contributions to the profession. Download applications from http://www.nsta.org/awardscomp before fall gets here—and you’ll be sure to make the October 15 and November 15, 2004, deadlines.

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Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy (and the Journal Readin’ is Free); Science Teacher Seeking Authors

You may not have known it, but the editors of NSTA’s member journals, Science & Children, Science Scope, and The Science make one feature article from each issue available on our Web site for you to access and read—even if you’re not a member!  It’s sort of a free sample program, and we hope you’ll browse the featured online articles from their first summer issues.  To access them, use the following links:

Science and Children (Grades K-8)—“Is a Materials Resource Center Right for You?”

http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/science_and_children.php?category_ID=86&news_story_ID=49454

Science Scope (Grades 5-9)—“Teaching Photosynthesis” http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/science_scope.php?category_ID=87&news_story_ID=49453

The Science Teacher (Grades 9-12)—“Cool Books for Hot Days” http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/science_teacher.php?category_ID=88&news_story_ID=49452

And there’s news of interest to potential journal authors: The Science Teacher is seeking manuscripts for four upcoming focus issues: Professional Development (submission deadline: July 15), The Science of Art and the Art of Science (submission deadline: August 1), Our Place in the Universe (submission deadline: August 15), and Multicultural Science Education (submission deadline: September 15). In addition, The Science Teacher encourages authors to submit original manuscripts, Idea Bank articles, or commentaries on any secondary science topic at any time for further consideration by our peer-review panel and field editor. For information on each of these focus issues and guidelines for submitting to the journal, visit http://www.nsta.org/420.

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Recently Retired From Science Teaching, But Want To Stay Connected? Here’s How

We hear from many of you who have retired from the teaching profession that you want to stay connected... and NSTA’s retired membership category provides you that opportunity.  You’ll get the same great benefits, but at half the price. (This option is only available to individuals who have been NSTA members for at least five years, though.) To learn more, visit http://www.nsta.org/benefits.

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Gone Fishin’

The July schedule for NSTA Express will be minus one edition.  In light of the summer news lull and NSTA board activities involving Express editors, the next Express will be issued on July 19, as we resume our regular weekly schedule.

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