The Chemistry Olympiad is an annual, international competition of chemical knowledge designed to recognize outstanding chemistry students and foster cross-cultural experiences. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University (KSU) and the Georgia Local Section (GLS) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are sponsoring the first-tier of the Chemistry Olympiad program, which is a local competition.
A qualifying exam will be given on Saturday, March 17th 2018 at KSU from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. The 13 students who score the highest on the qualifying exam will be invited to take the national exam on Saturday, April 21st 2018 at Kennesaw State University. This national exam will consist of a written portion and a laboratory portion. The National Committee will then evaluate the national exam results to select the 20 members of the U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team. These students get to participate in a two-week study camp, and the best four students will be selected for the US team. The international competition will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic the week of July 19-29 2018. More information about this event can be found at http://www.acs.org using the keyword search ‘Chemistry Olympiad’.
Interested students should register online by 5 pm on Monday, January 15th: https://kennesaw.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4ZTwIUqOuSyQpkF&Q_JFE=0
This poster session provides a platform for 9th-12th grade students to share their water science research projects and monitoring results, and to receive recognition throughout the water quality monitoring community. Presenters will interact with peers, professionals, and volunteers in the field. All accepted abstracts will be published on the AAS website. Selected abstract entries will present their posters at Confluence, the Adopt-A-Stream volunteer monitoring conference, held on Friday and Saturday, March, 2018 at the Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, Georgia. Travel stipends are available for eligible participants.
Poster Session Guidelines
Abstract Submission Form
Deadline to submit abstracts: Monday, January 15, 2018
View previous winners' abstracts and posters on the Water Science Poster page.
For questions or more information, contact 404-651-8512, or email us at AAS@gaepd.org.
Phenomenal Science Fun is a powerful morning of learning, sharing, and connecting around the new Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science.
For this event, you will be provided with opportunities to connect with local educational resources, led by Georgia Public Broadcasting and Discovery Education, that will help you to bring the new standards to life in your classroom. Join fellow area educators in a roundtable format to brainstorm ideas and walk away with ready to implement lessons and strategies that you can use right away in your own classroom...think "science resource speed dating"!
We'll review the updates and allow you to spend time learning, sharing, and connecting with each of our educational partners in grade level groups.
January 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Registration opens at 8:30 AM)
Tellus Museum | Cartersville, GA
We have a diverse set of voices ready to provide compelling resources and insights into ideas for helping you to address the new Science GSE. We can't wait to share, learn, and connect with you! We are excited to learn with:
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Science Teachers Association
Tellus Science Museum
Georgia Tech CEISMC
The cost is free. We'll provide lunch, and you bring your curiosity and ideas. See you on January 20th! Space is limited. REGISTER HERE
Have questions about Phenomenal Science Fun with GPB Education & Discovery Education? Contact Discovery Education - Kelly Hines
Show your Cobb Science pride! After all, science is the only subject that "matters." Several t-shirt styles are now available for purchase at https://ccsdscience.itemorder.com/ The first printing will be on January 7th.
Elementary and middle school teachers can apply now through December 31st for a Project Learning Garden Grant. The Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden Program encourages educators to consider the school garden as an extension of the traditional classroom rather than an extracurricular activity. All Project Learning Garden lessons are tied to common core curriculum standards, encourage inquiry-based learning, provide hands-on experiential learning, and guide the teacher towards the next generation science standards. Each lesson also provides an environmental stewardship learning opportunity. Grantees will receive a Project Learning Garden™ provided by Captain Planet Foundation, including: 5 garden beds or garden enhancement (for schools with an existing garden), a mobile garden cooking cart, standards-based Learning Garden lessons and lesson supply kits, and teacher training. Apply at https://captainplanetgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
Apply Now! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and educational leaders to bring public health into middle and high schools across the United States and beyond. Selected fellows tour CDC’s state-of-the-art facilities and work with CDC scientists to design innovative lessons using today’s emerging public health topics.
Who? Teachers and educational leaders
When? July 16-20, 2018
Where? CDC Headquarters (Atlanta, GA)
How? Apply Now through January 15, 2018
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/scienceambassador.