[NHDOE-ETNews] 2009-20010 Internet Science and Technology Fair

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Thu Oct 8 10:29:44 EDT 2009

New Hampshire Educators:

Please see the following information just received about the next
Internet Science and Technology Fair, and distribute as applicable to
teachers  in your schools:

The University of Central Florida 's College of Engineering and Computer
Science seeks your assistance in alerting science, technology,
engineering and math teachers in your state to the thirteenth annual
Internet Science and Technology Fair <http://istf.ucf.edu/>  (ISTF).
The ISTF is a national technology literacy program that last year
involved 180 student teams from multiple states and two countries. It
offers students in grades 3 through 12 an opportunity to work on-line
with technical advisors from corporations, federal laboratories, and
academic research centers. Students research how National Critical
Technology applications may be applied to real-world problems while
adhering to content guidelines based on national science content
standards. The ISTF combines science inquiry and the Internet while
helping students develop interpersonal and critical thinking skills,
such as teaming, communicating, researching, analyzing, writing, and web

The program begins in October and ends in February, when each student
team's research findings are presented in a web-page format. A national
panel of scientists, engineers and teachers judge teams' final projects
on-line with certificate awards from the National Medal of Technology
and Innovation Program at the US Department of Commerce. From now
through November, education professionals (including but not limited to
science, math, and technology teachers) in your state are encouraged to
enroll student teams. Newcomers <http://istf.ucf.edu/Newcomers/>  can
access information specifically designed to better understand what is
involved. Once a decision is made to participate, teachers may set up an
ISTF Teacher Account at My ISTF <http://istf.ucf.edu/EnrollAdmin/>  and
begin enrolling student teams.

Again, please share this information with your elementary, middle and
high school science, math and technology teachers and other educational
professionals who might be interested. A one-page flyer
<http://istf.ucf.edu/Team_Members/Teachers/Overview/>  is available for
distribution purposes. Should you have any questions, please contact my
office <mailto:director at istf.ucf.edu> .


Bruce Furino, Director, CECS Outreach
College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Central Florida
director at istf.ucf.edu



Dr. Cathy Higgins

State Educational Technology Director

Office of Educational Technology

NH Department of Education

101 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301

Voice: 603-271-2453 *** Fax: 603-271-1953 

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