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Explore the Future

Toshiba Corporation and the National Science Teachers Association are sponsoring the 2000 ExploraVision Awards Program, a national competition in which students work in teams to envision the next 20 years of computer technology and attempt to find solutions to future problems. The students will have to design Web pages explaining their predictions. Each student on the first-place team will be awarded a $10,000 U.S. savings bond, and second-place winners will each receive a $5,000 U.S. savings bond. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 2. For more information or an application, call 800-EXPLOR-9. E-mail exploravision@nsta.org or visit www.toshiba.com/tai/exploravision.

Calling K-12 Science Teachers

Put your most innovative, hands-on teaching proposals to the test in the 2000 Toyota TAPESTRY program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Fifty of the nation's best and brightest K-12 science teachers will receive grants of up to $10,000 for projects that can be implemented in their schools or school districts over a one-year period.

Individual teachers or a team of up to five teachers may submit proposals in two categories: environmental education or physical science applications (applied physics, chemistry and technology). Proposals will be judged on their innovative approach, ability to create a hands-on, interdisciplinary learning environment and ability to increase student participation and interest in science.

This year's 50 award winners also will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, Fla. …

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