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October 2016

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

Michael Bloomberg We are thrilled to report that on October 18, the Museum of Science, Boston and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 million gift, the largest in the Museum’s 186-year history! The endowment will support and name the Museum's Education Division the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center in honor of the parents of Michael Bloomberg.

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Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
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THE NATION


CALL TO ACTION: Robust Funding for Title IV

We urge all who care about STEM education to ask their Senators to support full funding for Title IV, Part A, or at least, the House-approved $1 billion appropriation. Please call, email or tweet your Senator. (See Title IV Resources under ADVOCACY on right.)

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CISCO Awards $125K to Museum of Science Digital Engineering Initiative for Teachers

Cisco Systems, Inc. will fund "Engineering is Elementary: Implementation Support through Online Resources," a pilot project to create digital professional development resources for elementary engineering teachers nationwide. A Global Impact Grant supports the Museum of Science's mission to transform engineering and technology education across the United States and beyond.

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ASTC Honors Museum of Science's The Science Behind Pixar

In September 2016, the Museum of Science, Boston received the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience from ASTC for its 13,000-square-foot traveling exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar, which engages visitors in the computer science, math, and science behind Pixar Animation Studio’s films. The exhibition also produced the Museum's best summer attendance in 17 years.

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STATE NEWS


Museum Curriculum Chosen for New York City Summer School Programs

This past summer, thousands of New York City students boosted their STEM skills -- and their understanding of what it's like to be an engineer -- by learning with three different curricula developed by the Museum of Science, Boston's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®).

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Oracle, Museum of Science Bring Hands-on Engineering to Florida Schools

The Museum of Science and Oracle are collaborating with the Orlando Science Center (OSC) to bring the Museum's award-winning Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) developed by the National Center for Technological Literacy® to Orlando area schools. A $25,000 Oracle grant supports 20 elementary teachers in learning to implement the curriculum through a professional development workshop hosted by OSC and EiE curriculum materials.

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Da Vinci –The Genius Visits Museum of Science, Boston

Da Vinci - The Genius On October 23, 2016, the Museum of Science unveiled Da Vinci – The Genius, the most comprehensive traveling exhibition created on Leonardo da Vinci. It explores his world-changing innovations in the arts, science, medicine, engineering, and design. Pascal Cotte (photo right) was allowed to take the Mona Lisa out of its frame for his analyses.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- Bloomberg $50 Million Gift
- Title IV, Part A Funding
- Cisco Award
- ASTC Honors Museum

STATE NEWS
- NYC Summer STEM
- Oracle, NCTL Curriculum in Florida

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- Da Vinci Visit to Boston

ADVOCACY

Title IV Resources

NCTL Impacts STEM

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MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Building Math middle school 3-book series
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News on the NCTL's Engineering the Future® high school curriculum
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Hands-on, minds on engineering design videos for students and teachers
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GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Download Gateway Project brochure on how school districts can lead change.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Interested in professional development in STEM education? 

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