On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Matsuyama Elementary School hosted Elementary MESA Day. 453 students grades 1-6 from 12 schools participated. Award winners are shown in the slide show. Congratulations to all students who participated, and thanks to teachers, RESOURCE fellows, and volunteers!
The Math Competition was held at Mark Hopkins Elementary School on January 26, 2013.
Irene Zhao's Wind Turbine Systems Research Spotlighted in UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Article
Washington Elementary (Kim Williams-teacher, Brendan Higgins-fellow, $550,000) and Isador Cohen Elementary (Kevin Hubble-teacher, Zach McCaffrey-fellow, $450,000) were awarded funding for their student-designed projects.
Congratulations to Natalia Aguirre, a student at Washington Elementary School in Sacramento! Natalia was the 6th grade winner in the “Be Water Smart News Challenge,” sponsored by the Regional Water Authority and Sacramento Bee. Her teacher, Ms. Kim Williams, has been a participant in the RESOURCE program for two years.
Fellows and teachers at the speed-dating event at SMUD on May 8, 2012.
In February 2012, RESOURCE teacher Kim Williams will have the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Antarctica as a representative of the Center for Green Schools on a two week expedition with 2041, Ltd. USGBC launched a coast-to-coast search in November 2011 to find the “Coolest Teacher in The World,” a distinction earned through the teachers’ efforts to make their schools healthy, supportive places to teach students about environmental and civic responsibility.
Fellow information session is 2/2/12. Fellow applications are due 2/13/12. Teacher information session is 2/7/12. Teacher applications are due 2/27/12.
This report from Science (August 19, 2011) found teaching, including the GK-12 experience, beneficial to fellows' research skills.
The Your Solar Home Design an Ad Contest was created to reinforce energy conservation at home and in the community. Young designers in grades 4-12 were asked to create a newspaper ad that promotes the use of solar energy. The City of Sacramento and The Sacramento Bee announced the nine finalists on March 3, 2011 and the winner on April 21. Priscila Lopez, Washington Elementary School 6th grade student, placed 2nd in the elementary division. Congratulations, Priscila! Her teacher, Kim Williams, participates in the RESOURCE program with fellow Aubryn Cooperman.
The RESOURCE project poster, including artwork by students, was presented at the GK-12 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
RESOURCE Fellow Aubryn's research was selected for a poster (only 30 out of 90 applications were selected).
In Washington DC at the GK-12 Annual Meeting, the RESOURCE program received an award for Outstanding Annual Report for 2010-11.
Grad students introduce K-12 youngsters to the ‘aha!’ moments
Kim Schouten-Williams wins $1,000 grant for "Going Green" Garden.