Perimeter Institute Outreach Opportunities

Mon, 2011-02-21 11:20 -- Mike Newnham

Perimeter Outreach would like to take this opportunity to share information about these exciting opportunities:

The Power of Ideas: Teacher Contest

Show us the power of ideas in your classroom! Perimeter Institute challenges Canadian intermediate (grades 7-10) and senior (grades 11-12) science teachers to inspire and engage students with The Power of Ideas multimedia resource that explores the six most powerful ideas in physics history and the transformative effect they have had on our world. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1000 for their science department and a pizza party prize pack worth over $150 for their class. Contest entries are due May 16, 2011.Contest Details.

Confessions of a Converted Lecturer with Dr. Eric Mazur

Last November, PI Outreach hosted aTeacher Talk, “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer,” with Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University. The event attracted over 130 educators. Dr. Mazur’s Teacher Talk is available for online viewing.Watch Now.

Free Summer Programs at Perimeter Institute

Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), is now accepting applications for free summer science camps forstudentsandteacherswith a keen interest in modern physics. All expenses are paid for those applying within Canada.

The International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP)

July 21 – August 6, 2011

Application Deadline: March 31, 2011

"The ISSYP was an excellent and unforgettable experience to me. I learned a lot about physics and got new motivation to continue my studies in physics."

Antti Jokiluoma, ISSYP Participant, Finland

EinsteinPlus Workshop for Teachers

July 10 – July 16, 2011

Application Deadline: May 2, 2011

"PI really does offer the best professional development anywhere."

Sean Jackson, EinsteinPlus Participant, Kitchener, Ontario

Please feel free to share the information above with your colleagues and students through email, blogs, Facebook, websites or newsletters. You may also wish to download and print an ISSYPposterfor your classroom.

CAP Teaching Award

The deadline for submitting nominations for theCAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics. is February 14, 2011. Visit theCAP websitefor more information.

Best Regards,

Greg Dick

Outreach General Manager

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Taylor at(519) 569-7600ext. 5080 orjtaylor@perimeterinstitute.ca