COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 34

December 18, 2001

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Science, Mathematics, and Technology

Opportunities for High School Students and Teachers

 

This memorandum contains information related to the following topics:

 

        2002 Lucent Global Science Scholars Competition

        Summer Research Program at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute

        Virginia Junior Academy of Science Set for May 2002 in Hampton, VA

 

2002 Lucent Global Science Scholars Competition

 

The Lucent Technologies Foundation is conducting the 2002 Lucent Global Science Scholars competition for high school seniors in the United States. This annual international competition seeks to identify 30 of the most accomplished graduating high school seniors in the areas of science and mathematics to receive the Lucent Global Science Scholar award. The program recognizes the students achievements with a $5,000 scholarship for each scholar and an invitation to attend the Lucent Technologies Global Summit. Detailed information can be found at the website of the Institute of International Education at http://www.iie.org/pgms/lucent.

 

Summer Research Program at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute

 

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, will hold its annual Summer Research Participation Program in Science for high school juniors during the summer of 2002. This program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Cancer Institute, will take place June 14-August 9, 2002. Application information can be obtained at http://www.roswellpark.org.

 

Virginia Junior Academy of Science Set for May 2002 in Hampton, VA

 

The Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) will take place May 21-23,2002, at Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The sixty-first annual VJAS provides middle and high school students the opportunity to present original research papers before an audience of practicing scientists. To find more information about this program contact http://www.vacadsci.org/vjas-1.htm. The Virginia Science Resource Network (VSRN) will provide several scholarships to teachers who would like to learn about the VJAS experience. These scholarships cover the registration package for VJAS, training on the VSRN network, and a stipend. The application is available at http://www.vast.org/vsrnapp.doc.

 

For further information about any items mentioned in this memorandum, please contact Delores Dalton Dunn (mailto:ddalton@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary science specialist, at 804-371-0778.

PIW/DUD