National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin Team Up to Recognize Teachers Who Bring Science to Life
Educators given chance to win $1,000 and a STEM classroom makeover
CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] are launching the "Teachers Bringing Science to Life" contest that will provide resources and rewards for educators who encourage their students to explore the field of aerospace engineering.
To enter, teachers must submit photos of their students conducting the 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) "Rockets to the Rescue" experiment, which incorporates engineering, math and food security concepts to help youth learn how to apply science to solve a relevant, global issue. Teachers will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win the grand prize--$1,000 and a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classroom makeover. They can also submit an optional 60-second video of their class conducting the experiment to receive an additional drawing entry.
Teachers can submit photos from Aug. 1, 2014 through Sept. 26, 2014, and the grand prize winner will be announced through a surprise STEM classroom makeover on Oct. 6, 2014. For complete rules and to enter the contest, teachers should visit www.4-h.org/nysd/bringsciencetolife.
The contest is part of a National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin collaboration to get American youth engaged in STEM education. Studies estimate that the United States will need to produce approximately one million more STEM professionals than are expected to graduate over the next 10 years in order to ensure the nation's global competitiveness.
"Science teachers often deal with limited resources to help educate the next generation of STEM leaders," said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. "For over 100 years, 4-H has helped by bringing hands-on experiences to the education teachers are providing in the classroom. With a dedicated partner like Lockheed Martin, we're going to reward several lucky science teachers, including turning one science teacher's classroom into a STEM education showplace."
"This contest is designed to reward America's teachers who work hard every day to advance STEM education," said Emily Simone, Lockheed Martin's Director of Community Relations. "At Lockheed Martin, we understand the importance of creating engaging programs that can help educate and inspire tomorrow's scientists, engineers and mathematicians."
About the 4-H
The experiment was designed by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and selected as the winning experiment for the seventh annual 4-H NYSD, which will take place on October 8, 2014. The national rallying event for 4-H Science, 4-H NYSD is an interactive learning experience that gets youth excited about STEM, and spotlights the many ways millions of youth are engaging in 4-H Science programs year-round. Lockheed Martin is a national sponsor of 2014 4-H NYSD.
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SOURCE National 4-H Council
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