March 2017 Newsletter - Connecting you and your students to STEM Opportunities!
If you have questions or inquire about an opportunity, please contact Amanda Smith, CSATS STEM Outreach & Engagement Liaison, or the contact that may be provided in the announcement.
Educator Opportunities
CSATS Teacher Workshops
Exploring the Stream and Wetland Ecosystem--Using Ecological Indicators
April 29, 2017
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
9 AM - 2:30 PM

  • i-STEAM workshops are offered throughout the academic year on a variety of weekdays and even Saturdays
  • i-STEAM workshops are free for K-12 teachers
  • 5 Act 48 hours available
  • Continental breakfast & lunch provided
  • To learn more and register, please visit CSATS i-STEAM
  • For more information, please contact Ashley Rapsinksi, CSATS STEM Outreach Specialist,


Nanodays Teacher Workshop
Nanotechnology Goes to Outer Space!
April 11, 2017
Millennium Science Complex,
Penn State University
8 AM - 4 PM
  • Discover ways in which micro-and nano-scale technology impacts our society
  • Collaborate with faculty and graduate students on cutting edge research
  • Lunch provided
  • Free registration
  • Act 48 hours available
  • To register today, please visit Nanodays 2017
  • For more information, please contact Kristin Dreyer, Program Director for Education & Outreach, Penn State MRSEC,


Interdisciplinary Materials Research Experience for Teachers Program
June 26-August 4, 2017
Penn State University

  • Work with leading scientists in nanotechnology, chemistry, physics or materials sciences
  • Build lesson plans to implement in your classroom
  • $6000 stipend for in-service teachers
  • $5000 stipend for pre-service teachers
  • housing is available
  • To apply, please visit Interdisciplinary Materials RET Program
Student Opportunities
Penn State Berks Summer Camps
Summer 2017
Penn State Berks Campus


  • STEM Summer Camps are offered ranging from topics such as:
  • Cyber Science and Security
  • Engineering
  • Forensics
  • Pre-Med
  • Veterinary
  • Robotics
  • 3-D Video/Mindcraft
  • housing and lunch is available for HS camps
  • Register your camper today by visiting the HS Summer Camps or MS Summer Camps

Pennsylvanian College of Technology Youth Summer Camps
Summer 2017
Williamsport, PA
  • STEM Summer Camps are offered including topics such as:
  • Architecture
  • Designing a Digital Future
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Careers
  • Discounts available
  • Meals and evening snacks included
  • Tuition scholarships available for 9-12th grade campers who attend!
  • To learn more and to register, please visit Penn College Summer Camps

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Youth Camps
Summer 2017
Elementary, Middle and High School Students
Wallops Island, VA
  • Opportunities to engage in ecology research and activities in the Chincoteague Bay!
  • Day and overnight camps available
  • Teachers:  field trips available during the academic year - a great way to engage in AP Biology, AP Environmental, life science course work and more!
  • Visit Chincoteague Bay Field Station to learn more about their programs.

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