Organizing a Science & Engineering Fair (OSEF)
A Graduate Course from MSSEF’s Curious Minds Initiative (CMI)
Enroll to earn 1 graduate credit.
OSEF is part of the STEM Certficate in Inquiry from Framingham State University!
August 15 &16, 2013
Provides a framework and guidance for best practices in the logistics of managing a classroom with students working on independent research on different topics, and running a science fair program and building district-based support for it.
Every student deserves the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of the discovery process – the chance to learn something never before known!
Science Fairs enable students to explore their natural curiosity about the world in the same way that “real” scientists and inventors do.
Science fair programs help students develop essential 21st-century life & career skills: reading, math, writing, critical thinking, ethics, communication and graphic arts.
Receive a special invitation to participate in CMI Educator Day at MIT (May 3, 2013).*
Comments from science fair students:
“Allowed me to go to college"
"I was constructing my future."
Benefits for Teachers and Communities:
INSPIRE STUDENTS & BE PART OF THE DISCOVERY PROCESS! Guiding students through the research process provides teachers with a chance to inspire students to pursue science, technology and engineering studies, and also to become involved in the discovery process themselves.
CONNECT WITH PARENTS & LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY. Local businesses and parent/community organizations can provide resources, knowing that science fair programs offer students critical life skills and a potential pathway to college scholarships.
* CMI Educator Day at MIT | May 3, 2013
Apply for a travel stipend and/or matching support for a substitute teacher!
A special free conference held on Friday during the State Science & Engineering Fair for high school students @ MIT. Highlights include: walking the Exhibition Hall of 300 “Best of the Best” high school student science fair projects in Massachusetts; a seat in the Judge Orientation Program (with ~300 judges from academia and industry); feedback and discussion inquiry and project-based approaches in your teaching practice; and breakfast and lunch!
ENROLL ONLINE in CMI Educator Day!
Fees, Credits and More
Registration Fee: $10
Tuition & Course Materials: $200
Graduate Credit: 1 credit will be available to earn at additional cost of $100.
Yes, provided at no cost.
CMI Educator Day
: FREE with course registration!
More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that registration fees & graduate credit costs are non-refundable.