Neuroscientists are creating a connectivity map of the brain to understand where neurons project and which neurons they’re talking to. But, just as it would be hard to find your way in a strange city without street signs, it’s difficult for scientists to map the brain when they can’t tell one neuron apart from its neighbors.
Are you fascinated with the idea of humans colonizing Mars? Are you asking yourself - why Mars? Or why should we humans go to Mars at all?
PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center today (8/18/15) announced a partnership to bring new digital resources to teachers and students. Beginning today, the professional development series Good Thinking! will now be available on PBS LearningMedia, the media-on-demand service for educators that serves over 1.6 million users across the country.
Join the Petersburg Public Library as they host the Sciencetellers, on Tuesday, July 7th at 2:00 p.m., at the Tabernacle Community Life Center – 444 Halifax Street, Petersburg, Virginia. This educational and engaging event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Science Pub RVA is turning 3 this month! Congratulations on this fantastic community program that has been imagined, created and coordinated by Cynthia Gibbs. Science Pub RVA held its first public event in June 2012 and has engaged more than 1,400 curious minds at 25 public events.
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?
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has awarded nine partnership grants totaling more than $1.6 million to increase the content knowledge and sharpen the classroom skills of 649 teachers in science and mathematics.