Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

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Looking for funds to make an innovative technology project possible? Seeking recognition for outstanding teachers or students in your district? Here's the latest scoop on some great opportunities.

* The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are open to students in grades five through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary community service. One high school and one middle school student in each state receives $1,000; a silver medallion; an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. with a parent; and the opportunity to be selected as one of ten National Youth Volunteers to receive an additional $5,000 and a gold medallion. The application deadline is October 31. For further information, see your school principal, call 888-450-9961, or download an application from www.prudential.com/community/ spirit.

* The Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science (IDEAS) grant program is a NASA Office of Space Science (OSS) initiative. The IDEAS program, administered by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and coordinated by the Office of Public Outreach, will award grants of up to $40,000 to fund innovative, start-up educational outreach projects that will enhance science education through astronomy and space science via collaboration between professional astronomers/ space scientists and professional educators. The IDEAS Web site, ideas.stsci.edu, has the 2000 Call for Proposals, as well as resources for developing a proposal and an online submission page. The deadline for submitting applications is October 13. For further information, visit the Web site or send e-mail to ideas@stsci.edu.

* The Computer Learning Foundation sponsors a variety of Computer Learning Month contests featuring computer prizes for students, teachers, and schools. While the deadline is in November, the activities must take place in October. For information on this year's contests, visit the foundation's Web site at www. computerlearning.org or contact them at Computer Learning Foundation, Dept. TL, P.O. Box 60007, Palo Alto, CA 94306-0007; 650-327-3347.

* The Bayer/NSF Award for Community Innovation, sponsored by the Bayer Corporation, the National Science Foundation, and the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, in cooperation with Discover Magazine, seeks to recognize teams of middleschool-age students for creative solutions to community problems or opportunities. …

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