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American Chemical Society National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest

The RI Section of the American Chemical Society invites you to celebrate National Chemistry Week, October 16-22

Please encourage your students to enter the 2022 Illustrated Poem Contest on the theme, “Fabulous Fibers: The Chemistry of Fabrics.” 

An individual copy of the entry form must be attached to each student’s entry. ncw-poem-contest-entry-form-.pdf

Contest rules are listed in the flier. 2022-ncw-poem-contest-flyer.pdf

We hope you will be able to participate this year.

Elaine Magyar, PhD

RI Section NCW Coordinator

Professor of Chemistry

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI 02908

RIEEA Youth Leadership Program - Application Open!

Applications are now being accepted for the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association's 2022 Youth Leadership Program! This program is for teams of current 9th-12th grade RhodeIsland students and their adult mentors. Teams should consist of 3-6 students from the same school or organization, and a teacher, youth leader, club advisor, etc. over 21 years of age. The program includes: an in-person retreat on Thursday, November 10, from 4:00-8:00pm; direction and guidance from youth who participated in this program previously and RIEEA staff; a $500stipend for teams to carry out a project that will promote environmental justice and/or improve environmental literacy in their school or community; and the opportunity to meet new people and have fun!  Thank you to Sierra Club of Rhode Island, Avangrid Renewables, Verizon Foundation, and Rhode Island College for their generous support of this program. Applications are due by October 6th. Learn more at https://www.rieea.org/programs/youth-leadershiphttps://www.rieea.org/programs/youth-leadership/.

Career Opportunities in Marine Sectors (COMS) Friday, September 30, 2022 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Vets Hall (in person or Zoom Webinar)Sponsors: Boston Sea Rovers, Salem State University Biology. The Career Opportunities in Marine Sectors (COMS) Symposium offers a free series of dynamic presentations about the world’s oceans, as well as discussion of Career Opportunities in the Marine Sector, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and the Arts. This will be a hybrid format with in-person attendance or via Zoom to your classroom. It is free to area students and teachers with confirmed reservations. In Person Symposium will be held in Vets Hall at Salem State University. Reservations are required and can be made at https://boston-sea-rovers.idloom.events/boston-sea-rovers-68th-coms-registration

This year’s Presentations Include:

  • 8:30 – 8:45. Welcome and Introduction – Ted Maney
  • 8:45- 9:30. Amy Giannotti - Marine Ecologist - Schoolyard Films
  • 9:30 – 10:15. Jenn Selletti - Shipwreck Diver, D/V Tenacious - Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 10:15 – 11:00. Joe Mazraani- Shipwreck Diver, D/V Tenacious - Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 11:00 – 11:45. Amy Malkoski - Naturalist and Expedition Diver - Lindblad Expeditions
  • 11:45 – 12:30. Dave Morton - Marine Acoustical Engineer - Ocean Acoustical Services and Instrumentation Systems (OASIS)
RI College Mainstage Theatre presents: RADIUM GIRLS by D. W. Gregory. Sept. 28th-Oct. 1st at 7:30pm, Oct. 1st and 2nd at 1:00pm

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure. Madame Curie, an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science. Students and teachers are also invited to watch a free run-through of the production! To reserve seats, please email our Managing Director of Theatre at nfrechette@ric.edu

October is Educator Appreciation Month at Mystic Aquarium!

In celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5th, Mystic Aquarium is providing complimentary general admission for educators and discounted tickets for their household family members for the entire month of October! It is our way of thanking you for all you have given, and all you continue to do, to help our children learn and grow. Go to https://www.mysticaquarium.org/visit/current-promotions/ for more information.

NSTA Awards and Grants

The National Science Teachers Association has many awards with a variety of categories. Many include incentives to support educators attending the National Conference or the NationalCongress in the summer. For more information go to: http://www.nsta.org/about/ awards.aspx

Several classroom grants are also available at: http://www.nsta.org/ publications/calendar/

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grants

The AIAA Foundation believes that educating and inspiring the next generation of aerospace professionals is one of the most important investments it can make. The classroom grant program aims to bridge the gap in STEM funding by awarding more than 80 educators with up to $500 for 

STEM programs. A clear connection to science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics (STEAM) with an emphasis on aerospace must be included in the grant proposal. Applicants must be K–12 classroom teachers with funds that will be paid to the school. (Deadline September 30). For details go to: https://www.aiaa.org/get-involved/students-educators/aiaa-foundation-classroom-grant-program

Enter the Monthly Esri K–12 Teacher Video Challenge

We're looking for the September winner of the Esri Teacher Video Challenge. Create a video—up to 60 seconds long—of how you use ArcGIS Online in your classroom instruction (e.g., Geo Inquiries, ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Community Analyst). Entrants in the September video challenge must submit their video by September 30, 2022. Contest will repeat each month through June!

Monthly Esri Teacher Video Challenge winners receive the following:

  • A cash prize of $500
  • Acknowledgment on the Esri website
  • An opportunity to produce a three-minute video of your story with an Esri staff member

Submission guidelines are simple. Just visit the Esri K–12 Teacher Video Challenge page for detailed instructions. Questions? Email k12schools@esri.com. We look forward to your submissions!

James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

The American Chemical Society (ACS) presents this award to outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the United States, its possessions or territories, at the national level. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2022. For details visit: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding/awards/james-bryant-conant-award-in-high-school-chemistry-teaching.html.


A Teachers Guide to Energy: Giving Life and Creating Change
Choose one of the sessions below and earn 3 Continuing Education Credits.

Session 1: August 26th from 9 AM-12 PM ET
Session 2: August 26th from 1-4 PM ET
Session 3: September 13th 9 AM-12 PM ET
Location: Rhode Island College
Craig-Lee (CL) Room 212
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue Providence, RI 02908

Session 1 March 28th from 2-6 PM ET Session 2 March 31st from 2-6 PM ET Where Online (2).png

If you are an educator and have a passion for sustainability, we need you!  GBRI has partnered with EERMC to provide FREE energy efficiency training for K-12 educators in Rhode Island. Help empower students across the globe on sustainability, mindfulness, social equity, green buildings, and more!

Ideal for primary, middle, and high school teachers, college teachers, and faculty who are passionate about sustainability.

Register for Free!
Download Event Flyer

Don't forget to share this with any educators you think may be interested!

Contact Felicia Fuller with any questions!
Felicia Fuller
Director of Operations, GBRI

Monday-Thursday, August 1-4

Chemistry Presenters Needed for the Annual NEACT Summer Conference

IN PERSON at Colby College in Waterville, ME from 
We are currently seeking presenters for the conference. Educators at all levels are encouraged to present!

If you would like to present, submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/FGa78HD7AqAeMN3b9


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