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Virtual 2020 Governor's School for the Sciences & Engineering

The 2020 Virtual Governor's School for the Sciences & Engineering is in full swing and has just completed its third week! Read below to check out some of the things the 2020 GSSE scholars have experienced.

  • Courses taught by university faculty ranging from physics to industrial and systems engineering
  • Opening ceremony hosted online
  • Presentations and Q&A sessions with:
    • Ann Makosinksi (inventor and entrepreneur)
    • CERN laboratory in France/Switzerland
    • IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica
    • NASA engineer Dr. Tracie Prater who works on the in-space manufacturing project
    • Discover Life in America/Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Virtual "brown bag lunches" with multiple University of Tennessee departments
  • Frequent meetings with RA cohort groups led by current college students, many of whom are graduates of the GSSE program
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2020 GSSE Scholars
Society for Science & the Public Opportunities

Check out these three opportunities from the Society for Science & the Public:

  1. Research Teachers Conference Lottery - Enter to have a chance to be one of 200 teachers to go to Washington, D.C., October 2–4, 2020, for an all-expenses-paid, peer-led weekend of sharing best practices involved in leading students in science research. The deadline to enter the lottery is July 15.
  2. Regeneron Science Talent Search - Do you know a rising high school senior with an extraordinary science research project? The Science Talent Search recognizes the future leaders of the scientific community and awards more than $3 million each year to deserving students and supportive schools. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2020.
  3. Science News in High Schools - aims to boost science literacy for every U.S. high school student – and gives teachers easy ways to bring today’s science developments into their teaching. School administrators, science teachers, librarians or anyone else interested on behalf of a public high school can sign up for the free program here.
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July 1-14, 2020
INSPO Research & Innovation Competition

Virtual STEM project competition held from July 1-14, 2020. Open to all youth ages 13-19 in North America. Selected projects will be showcased in an online exhibition and will compete for cash awards, scholarships, and the chance to compete in Korea, Spain, or New York. Apply here no later than June 21, 2020 to be eligible.

INSPO Competition
Summer STEAM Resource Hub

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, has released new summer learning opportunities which provide weekly challenges to guide students and families through June and July.

Summer STEAM
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utk_prep Ann Makosinski is a 22 year old inventor, speaker, and entrepreneur. She has given 5 TEDx talks, been named as one of Forbes Magazine’s and Times Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and one of Glamour Magazine’s College Women of the Year. We are excited to hear about her story, successes, and more tomorrow at 3:30PM ET! #GSSE2020
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