Volume: 07, Issue: 04 04/08/2009 
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NASA Prepares for Next Space Shuttle Mission
NASA Team Finds Riches in Meteorite Treasure Hunt
Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice
One Mars Rover Sees a Distant Goal; The Other Takes a New Route


Educator grant opportunities announced, deadlines approaching…

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants
Deadline: 5/1/2009

The Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.

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Advanced Micro Devices Corporate Contributions Grants
Deadline: 5/1/2009

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s K-12 initiatives target programs that increase student interest or proficiency in literacy, math, science, and computer technology. Because great teachers are the key to successful learning, AMD also funds programs aimed at developing and supporting effective classroom instruction. Funding decisions are communicated no later than six months following the application deadline. December 1 and May 1 are the annual deadlines.

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ASM International Foundation Teacher Grants
Deadline: 5/25/2009

Here’s a fun and rewarding way to exercise your creativity as a teacher – and be recognized for it! The ASM Materials Education Foundation’s mission is to "excite young people in materials, science, and engineering careers". Members of ASM International visit schools and frequently observe that students are fascinated by materials, but rarely have an opportunity to learn anything about them. To help teachers bring the "real world" of materials science into their classrooms, the ASM Materials Education Foundation is awarding 10 grants of $500 each to teachers, K-12.

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