Archive for June, 2010

2010 SACNAS National Conference

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) will be holding its annual National Conference this fall in Anaheim, California. This year’s conference theme is: Science, Technology & Diversity for a Sustainable Future.

**CSME Teaching Fellows may apply for funding for event registration, visit SCI 211 for details**

SACNAS provides unparalleled conference activities for students, postdocs, educators, administrators, and researchers in all disciplines of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Interdisciplinary, inclusive, and highly interactive, the national meeting motivates and inspires with an array of mentoring and training sessions, research presentation opportunities, nationally renowned keynote speakers, over 275 exhibits, networking activities and special events, and cultural performances

The 2010 SACNAS National Conference explores the multifaceted and highly relevant world of sustainability research—both as approached by interdisciplinary teams and in subject-specific investigations. This year’s conference honors the commitment to environmental stewardship and human service, which characterizes the SACNAS community.

Date: September 30 – October 3, 2010
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
Registration: Attendees can pre-register online by September 2 or register onsite.  Click here for online registration.

NOTE: The MAES Symposium 2010 will be held simultaneously with this event.

For more information about this conference, please click here.

MAES Symposium 2010

The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) will be hosting its annual Symposium in Anaheim, California titled The Real Magic is in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

**CSME Teaching Fellows may apply for funding for event registration, visit SCI 211 for details**

MAES Symposium is the premier conference event for MAES, featuring a variety of unique and innovative events not seen at other similar conferences. It features traditional workshop sessions, with a newly restructured curriculum under the MAES PLUSS Program. University students also compete for academic scholarships, present cutting-edge technical research, and participate in the fast-paced College Decathlon competition. The Career and Graduate School Fair is the ideal venue to recruit internship and full-time talent in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

This conference raises funds to support MAES’ outreach and leadership development programs as well as operation of the national office, which runs this conference and other national events.

Date: September 29 – October 2, 2010
Location: The Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, California 92802
Registration: Please click here to register online

NOTE: The 2010 SACNAS National Conference will be held simultaneously with this event.

For more information about this event, please visit the MAES website or click here to view the program brochure.

USF Fusion Project Workshop


The University of San Francisco’s Fusion Project has obtained funding
and with the support of the de Young Museum will offer the first
workshop for teachers in this unique and exciting bridge between
middle school math classrooms and the de Young Museum.
You can read more about this distinct program of the USF College of
Arts and Sciences with the collaboration of the USF School of
Education in two papers published last summer:

The goal of this Workshop:

Unite our Teachers Advisory Group (middle school math teachers in public, private, and parochial schools) and other instructors together with a small number of teachers who are interested in implementing the FP methodology, materials, and activities in their classrooms.  Ideally, a student field trip to the de Young Museum can be part of this, but the field trip is not required.

When and Where:

The workshop will take place at the de Young Museum during the week
of June 14.  The schedule is still flexible, but we foresee three to four
days at the Museum, with classwork in the morning and touring the
collections in the afternoon.


USF FP will offer an honorarium of at least $500 to each participating trainee, half to be paid at the close of the workshop and the other half after a successful visit to a classroom to see an implementation there. Certificates of participation in all phases will also be provided.

Teaching Assignment in Doha, Qatar (Persian Gulf)

Subjects to be taught are English and Math at the high school level.

When and Where:
Assignment is at an all-girls high school during the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August. Travel accommodations and a stipend will be provided.

Contact Information:
Please contact Mr. Jounaidi Taleb. His email address is He and his wife operate Simple English Academy. They provide teachers to schools in Qatar. Sonya, his wife, will be in the Bay Area week after next for interviews. Jounaidi is in Paris, France. Include your telephone number and he will call you.  Let him know you were referred by Kimara and Tesha.

Bright Futures Scholarship

We are excited to have three scholarships available for students pursuing degrees in early childhood education or in a related field who meet the criteria for each degree category below up to these amount levels:

  1. $1,500 Scholarship for those entering their second year of an associate’s degree program.
  2. $2,500 Scholarship for those entering their junior year in a bachelor’s degree program.
  3. $2,500 Scholarship for those enrolled in a master’s program.

Our Bright Futures Scholarship Program supports the field of early childhood education by offering scholarships for future teachers and directors. We believe the profession of early childhood education deserves more respect and support. It is our hope that this scholarship will be a way to encourage students of great promise to continue pursuing their dreams of caring and teaching young children.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored early care, education and work/life solutions. With centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Ireland, Bright Horizons is the partner of choice for hundreds of organizations, including more than 82 Fortune 500 firms. More than 80% of our eligible centers have received NAEYC accreditation – an honor unparalleled in the child care industry. In addition, we have been chosen eleven times by FORTUNE magazine as one the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

To download application click here.