Archive for July, 2010

Animal Adoptions

The Animal Discovery Room has a number of animals that have served the Lawrence Hall of Science very well for many years and are now ready to retire from the world of education. There will be a small adoption fee of $15.00 to ensure that the animal goes to a family that is ready to take on the responsibility of adopting an animal. List of available animals

Spaceward Bound 2010

We asked a few of our 2010 Spaceward Bound participants to tell you about their experience on this year’s expedition:

If you’re interested to know more about Spaceward Bound come to CSME in SCI 211 for more details. Join our Mailing List for the latest notifications when 2011 applications are released in late Fall 2010!

(CM)^2 Program Assistant Position

(CM)^2 Program Assistant Position Open

Job Title: Student Assistant
Employer Name: San Francisco State University
Working Location: San Francisco State University, Trailer P – CSME Annex
Days/ hours & Duration of job: 20 hours/week; times negotiable.
Wage/Salary: $10/ hour
Employment Start Date: ASAP

Employment End Date: August 31, 2010 with possible extension into Fall 2010.

Job Description:
The SFSU’s Mathematics (CM)^2 is looking for a student assistant to help with general office support. A description of tasks includes but will not be limited to:
* Assisting students and faculty, responding to email requests, supporting office staff with tasks.
* Developing and maintaining an organizational system for resources and supplies.
*Supporting office staff with tasks, making copies, filing, and many different general office tasks as assigned.

Microsoft Office experience including Word and Excel;  experience handling email mailbox.
Mastery of the English language including spoken and written correspondence, spelling and grammar; strong interper- sonal skills and a cheerful ”can-do” attitude.
Please have an attention to detail and personal accountability!
Office experience a plus, but not required.
Regular attendance is expected.

Application Instructions: Please email resume and contact information for two references (personal or professional) to Brandy Wiegers (

Contact Information
First Name: Brandy
Last Name: Wiegers
Address line 1: 1600 Holloway Ave.
Address Line 2: Thornton Hall 919
City: San Francisco
State/Province: CA
Zip/Postal Code: 94132

NASA Internship positions

NASA Ames in Mountain View currently has 2 open Internship positions.
These are both part-time, paid internships that would be
perfect for a college student, someone just out of college that is not
quite ready for a full-time position, or a recent High School
graduate. Excellent High School student candidates will be considered.
Both Internships offer excellent work experience and any NASA
internship is a prized resume-builder! Interest in science education,
formal or informal, would be a definite plus!

The NASA Ames Research Center Educator Resource Center (ERC)
Coordinator, under the direction of the K-12 Education Lead, supports
the operation of the Ames Educator Resource Center, a facility
designed to support educators in their efforts to incorporate NASA
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into their classroom
curricula; disseminates materials to regional Educator Resource
Centers located within Ames Research Centers’ Service region;
facilitates teacher professional development workshops, and; supports
other activities of the Ames Education and Public Outreach Branch.
Essential Duties and Functions: Support day-to-day operation of the
Ames ERC. Monitor and follow NASA ERC policies and procedures.
Disseminate NASA Educational Materials. Orient educators to NASA
education programs and materials and assist them to find materials to
support their curriculum goals. Maintain ERC and publications storage
facilities. Recruit, train, and schedule ERC docents. Maintain and
update ERC website. Track ERC use and provide reports to NASA’s online
reporting systems as appropriate. Attend and support selected
professional educator conferences. Support other education and
outreach activities of the Education and Public Outreach office. Duty
hours can be established to meet the requirements of the ERC and the

The outreach and informal education functions are charged with
increasing the public’s awareness of NASA’s programs and with using
the allure of NASA to increase science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM) literacy and participation among youth. This is done
through a variety of ongoing activities and special events at NASA
Ames and in the surrounding community, as well as through
partnerships with other informal education organizations
(e.g., science centers,youth groups, etc.). The Informal Education
and Outreach Associate will work with Informal Education and
Outreach program manager providing administrative and logistics
support for ongoing programs and special events, organizing and
staffing events, supporting special tours, preparing informational
material and working with a variety of internal and external customers
and partners to achieve NASA’s objectives. This position requires the
ability to work some evenings and weekends in support of NASA’s programs.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
strong organizational skills, basic computer skills including
word processing, presentations, and spread sheets.

To apply, fill out the on-line application at:

2010 CMC North Conference

The California Mathematics Council (CMC) will be holding a conference this Fall in Pacific Grove, CA This year’s conference theme is: “Exponential Opportunities in Mathematics”

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

What is CMC?

CMC is an organization that has 10,000 teachers, administrators, parents, and teacher-educators from California, 45 other states, Canada, Australia, and 7 other foreign countries who are committed to improving mathematics learning in the private and public classrooms throughout California, North America and the world!

Event Details

Location: Pacific Grove, CA
Date: December 3 – 5, 2010

Registration: Attendees can register online now. On-grounds housing has been reduced to $250.
Register early – space is limited this year. No on-site registration for the Friday Mini-Conference. Click here for online registration

For more information about this conference, please click here