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Opportunities for Collaboration with Texas A&M University


Collaboration opportunities for middle schools:

1. Yearly Drawing and Essay Contest for Middle Schools
Students from middle schools across the nation are invited to participate.     Learn more about these contests!
2. Local Outstanding Math or Science Teacher Awards
     The Texas A&M University Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society , is accepting nominations.

Each year Sigma Xi confers meritorious achievement awards to local math and science educators. These awards are the following:

       Outstanding High School Science or Math Teacher
       Outstanding Middle School Science or Math Teacher
Elementary School Science or Math Teacher

If you are a teacher or administrator, please consider nominating an exceptional teacher for this honor. Nomination consists of writing a letter of nomination. Obtaining a resume from the nominee, and submitting letters of support from fellow teachers, administrators, parents, and students is optional, but encouraged. Awardees will be honored at the Annual Sigma Xi Banquet at Texas A&M University in the spring. Awardees receive a $500 cash award, honorary plaque, free banquet dinner, and recognition from the academic community for their contributions to education.

Nomination packets are to be submitted by February 12, 2016 to:

Mrs. Torri Whitaker
PEER Program
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University
4458 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-4458

For more information see the Sigma Xi Website at: 

    Please pass this announcement on to any elementary, middle school or high school educator or administrator in a school within 70 miles of Bryan-College Station who might be interested in nominating teachers for these awards.

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The PEER Program is composed of three grants entitled "GK-12 Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle Schools", "Integrating Environmental Health Science in Rural Schools," and a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) entitled "Science Promotion in Rural Middle Schools".

Major funding for the PEER Program is provided by the
National Science Foundation, the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health.