CSTME Outreach Initiatives
The NJAS main office is now located in Kean University's NJCSTM. New Jersey Academy of Science is a private, non-profit, scientific and educational organization of scientists and others interested in science. It was founded in 1954, is affiliated with American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the National Association of Academies of Science.
The purpose of the academy is to stimulate education and research in science throughout New Jersey. The academy seeks to accomplish this purpose by publication of a scholarly journal, The Bulletin, by support of secondary school programs in science, such as our Science, for Breakfast program, the Grant-In-Aid program to promote high school research, and by dissemination of current research results through our annual meetings and special symposia, as well as other occasional publications.
Visit www.njas.org for more information, application paperwork and updates.
The NJAS 55th Annual Meeting will be held at Kean University, organized by NJCSTM and sponsored by NJAS on April 24, 2010. The annual meeting draws over 100 presentations in competition. For more information please visit www.njas.org
K-12 Science and Mathematics Outreach to Student Classrooms
Curiosity in science and mathematics starts early. We look to encourage these interests in young students through targeted activities. NJCSTM's faculty and our college students routinely go out to NJ schools and spend time with the children in hands-on science, mathematics and computational enrichment activities. Starting in fall 2010 school groups can also come to Kean University's NJCSTM new, green/sustainable design science building for scheduled science and mathematics activities.
If you are a K-12 teacher and wish to discuss having a science/math presentation for your students, please contact NJCSTM at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NJCSTM also hosts the annual BioTrac Biomedical Careers Program with the Girls Scouts of Washington Rock Council (NJ) and the NJ Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR). For four Saturdays in March and April 2010, a dozen school girls will spend Saturdays at Kean University's NJCSTM for this biomedical education and science careers exploration program.