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National Contest for Middle School Science Lab Makeover is Now Open

Northrop Grumman Foundation is on a mission to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), so they are making five grants of up to $100,000 available to public middle schools for their very own fabulous school lab makeover. The Fab School Labs online contest is open to submissions now through June 12, 2015. You apply and get your community to vote for your project. Want a new Science Lab?

African-American Scientists and Inventors Series: Madam Walker- Innovative Hair Care and Self-made Millionaire

In today’s trip through time, let’s talk hair. Let’s talk not only about hair and hair care innovation, but about dollars--millions of them. Meet Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker, known widely as Madam C.J. Walker.

African-American Scientists and Inventors Series: James West-Can You Hear Me Now?

In this second installment of our Black History Month series honoring black scientists and inventors, we’d like to bring it home to our own state of Virginia. We have James Edward Maceo West to thank for the mechanics used in more than 90 percent of modern microphones.

Start Planning for Summer! Nature Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains

February is a great time to start thinking about your child’s summer plans. There are so many fantastic summer STEM programs in our community and we want you to know about them. To assist you with your research, Science Matters will feature some of the excellent STEM summer programs in Central Virginia.

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