Archive for January, 2014

2014 CSU Student Research Competition (includes 2013 alumni) Deadline: 2/10

The Twenty-Eighth Annual California State University Student Research Competition is to be held at California State University, East Bay, on May 2-3, 2014, and is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University.

Who May Apply:
All currently registered undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit their work, in addition to alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in spring, summer, or fall of 2013. Research involving human or animal subjects must have an approved protocol on file with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs – Human and Animal Protections,

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Education Outside: Corps Member

Education Outside currently looking for Corps members.

Benefits of being a Corps Member:
- $25,000 annual living stipend
- Full medical and dental benefits
- Paid vacation and Holiday time
- 140 hours of training and professional development

Via Education Outside website:

We bring nature directly into the hands of thousands of elementary students. Our students are as comfortable with microscopes as they are with shovels and compost.

We believe that outdoor classrooms are the epicenters of 21st-century learning, environmental sustainability, and innovation.

Every day, our Corps members transform school gardens into lush, living laboratories where they teach engaging, hands-on lessons that encompass not only science but also sustainability, healthy living, gardening, and cooking. Our standards-based curriculum focuses primarily on science—because science comes alive outdoors!—but also covers English language arts and math.

Corps members encourage schools to become healthy ecosystems, where students lead lunchroom composting efforts, teachers become energy-reduction experts, storm water is captured, energy usage is reduced, and walking and biking to school are embraced.

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ESTEM: Math Problem-Solving Study. Earn EFE Hours!

Math Problem-Solving Study

Are you pursuing a career in math or science? If you said yes, then we invite you take part in a new research study. ESTEM (Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a research team in the Psychology department working in partnership with Dean Axler, Dr. Petkovic from the Computer Science Department, and other departments in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) to investigate gender equality in STEM education.

We are currently recruiting Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, and Chemistry majors. This is a two-part study. Part one involves completing several short online surveys. Part two of the research will take place in a Psychology department lab, and will consist of a GRE-style math test. You will receive service hours and your test score with a projected GRE score. If interested please contact .

Pixar Math Festival seeks Mathematical Help (2/8/14)

The Julia Robinson Festival is looking for some mathematical help with the upcoming Pixar math festival.
This mathematics festival is open to kids in grades 6-12 and will take place 9:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. It will be held at Pixar which is at 1200 Park Avenue in Emeryville.
Future festivals include a couple of smaller ones hosted by local schools that are still in the works, dates to be determined, and the usual Stanford one in early May.
The Pixar location is great, for those of you who haven’t been there (we were last there in 2009) and the time is our usual 9 to noon, so setup at 8:30 should be a good time to arrive.  Pixar’s parking lot is nice, but there is security (and you have to sign an NDA), so it takes a little longer to get through the check-in line.
As always, we can pay you $100 to thank you for contributing your time and energy to the event.  Signups are at .

We also have plenty of room left for kids at this point, so please tell people about the student signup page at — because of Pixar’s security, we do need to get everyone to register well in advance of the event.

Creative Arts Charter School seeks Middle School Math Teacher

Creative Arts Charter School seeks an experienced and innovative educator to teach middle school math and one section of advisory.

Based on the premise that all children are born with innate creative and innovative capacities, CACS seeks to nurture each child and teach them how to use their creativity as a tool in their learning process. To that end, we employ a constructivist philosophy, and emphasize arts integrated, project based learning activities. For more information, please see our website:

We are looking for an educator that has a solid foundation in mathematics—preferably with a BS in an associated field. We are especially interested in a teacher who has knowledge of and experience with backwards design curriculum development. We seek an individual who is confident developing engaging and rigorous curriculum that meets the varied needs of students in his/her class and is aligned with the Common Core Standards.

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7th Grade Science Teacher at KIPP Academy (S.F.)

In the San Francisco Bay Area, five KIPP middle schools and three KIPP high schools are closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. Two additional middle schools will open in East San Jose in the summer of 2014. These tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in the underserved neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, and the Western Addition in San Francisco, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, and West Oakland. KIPP Bay Area Schools serves more than 2,800 students.

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Math/Science Teacher, Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy

Provides a high quality, personalized education program in math and science for students in middle school grades. Upholds the mission and values established by Aspire Public Schools.

Your work as a math/science teacher will not only change the lives of your students, but the lives of students throughout California. Much like your classroom is a vital part of your school community, your school is a vital part of the network of Aspire schools across the state. Together our schools are changing public education and proving that every student can achieve at the highest levels. Aspire Public Schools is a non-profit organization that opens and operates small, high-performing public charter schools that are preparing the most underserved students for college. We provide our educators with the tools and support they need to provide a high quality, personalized education for every Aspire student. We respect you and treat you as a professional, and provide you with a laptop computer, business cards and your own budget for classroom supplies. Our small schools and small classes give you the chance to know every student and his/her family at a personal level. Our network of schools across the state provide you with incredible opportunities to grow personally and professionally in various roles across the organization. We hope you join us in this important work for the children of California!

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Georgia McHugh Scholarship Program for HS Seniors

Established by SISF in 1991, the Georgia McHugh Scholarship program awards up to two scholarships annually to high school students living in San Francisco planning to attend a four-year university or college in California. It is funded by a bequest from a long-time member, the late Georgia McHugh.

Makda Beyene has been accepted at Pitzer College in southern California and will be pursuing a medical career. Rachel Ng has been accepted at UC Berkeley and plans to go into law.

SISF awards one to two scholarships in the amount of  $5,000, annually.

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (for HS Seniors)

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.  Deadline: Mid February

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The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS)

The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a new program beginning in the 2014-15 academic year that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.

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