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I-STEM Encourages Campus Participation in National Lab Day

The National Lab Day initiative, facilitated by the National Lab Network, is part of President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign. NLD co-sponsors are the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Jack D. Hidary Foundation, American Chemical Society and the National Science Teachers Association.

National Lab Day is more than a day. It’s a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support (hubs) that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators. Operations will be ongoing, and celebrated annually in early May.

The Obama Administration is advocating opportunities to provide young people the tools to experiment and build their own tools, machines and platforms through hands-on experiences that allow children to learn at their own pace through discovery and building.

The National Lab Day website provides an electronic “match-up” mechanism website enabling volunteers—university student, scientist, engineer, other STEM professional, or member of the community—to step forward to work together with educators and students to improve labs and discovery-based science experiences for students in grades K-12 (the grades 6-12 portion is already operational; a grades K-5 component is coming soon.)

Sign up today as a volunteer—-university student, scientist, engineer, other STEM professional, or member of the community—to work together with educators and students to improve labs and discovery-based science experiences for students in grades K-12.
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