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Coeur d’Alene Tribe Opens Northwest’s First Tribal Eagle Aviary

The first tribal eagle aviary in the Northwest is opening on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, which will allow the tribe to keep captive bald and golden eagles and collect their feathers for ceremonial and religious use. Read more from…

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News and Announcements:

Volunteers Needed For Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week is approaching soon (December 5-11, 2016) and we are seeking industry professionals that are willing to visit their local Idaho classroom and speak with students about career opportunities. Sign up before October 28, 2016: Volunteer Now

STEM Professional Development Grant Solicitation Opens

Applications under the STEM Action Center Professional Development Initiative are again being accepted to support outstanding inter-disciplinary STEM professional development opportunities for Idaho educators. Get more information and submit an application here. If you have any questions, please call (208.315.7850) or email Gina Schatteman.

INDEEDS Award Winners Announced

The Idaho STEM Action Center is honoring two teachers who champion science, technology, engineering and mathematics while connecting students with
industry leaders to mentor projects and providing invaluable career guidance. Learn More Here

2016 INDEEDS Award Winners:
Melyssa Ferro – Caldwell
Sonia Galaviz – Boise

Featured Opportunities:

PK12 Innovative STEM Project Grant

Application Deadline: November 4, 2016

This grant is available to Idaho educators, library staff, and out-of-school staff to improve student understanding and learning experiences in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Awards will be granted for innovative and creative projects in STEM subjects which are hands-on and/or project-based in nature. Learn More Here

Computer Science Device Grant

Application Deadline: November 10, 2016

This grant is available for current Idaho public educational programs focusing on K-12 computer science (schools, libraries, afterschool educational programs, educational nonprofits/community centers, etc) to apply for funding to improve student understanding and learning experiences in the subjects of computer science and coding. Learn More Here

Idaho Science & Engineering Fair Student Project/Travel Grant

Application Deadline: December 16, 2016
The STEM Action Center is proud to sponsor regional high school science and engineering fairs for the 2016-2017 school year. If selected, the educator will receive up to $2,000 to support participation in their regional fair. Educators will use these funds to purchase classroom materials for student projects and to cover travel costs for the educator and students to attend their regional fair. Learn More Here