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The Memphis Striving Readers Project (MSRP)

The MSRP is a $16 million, US Department of Education funded program awarded to Memphis City Schools (now Shelby County Schools) with the U of M-led Memphis Content Literacy Academy (MCLA) as a key component. The MCLA is a joint University of Memphis/Memphis City Schools venture aimed at helping subject area teachers at selected middle schools in SCS to develop expertise in implementing scientifically-based literacy practices as part of instruction in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts education, so that children living at the poverty level will realize their full potential in American education. Memphis is one of only eight Striving Readers sites in the United States. Results of the project will be available to help teachers of middle school students all across America achieve their potential.

For more information visit:

St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program

The St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program ("Cure4Kids for Kids") aims to become the leading source of cancer education for students in Kindergarten – 12th grades. This multilingual program helps school children, their parents and teachers understand the basic science and treatment of cancer. Through the use of age-appropriate content, the program focuses on three main objectives: 1) educating students, parents, teachers and communities about cancer and dispelling common misconceptions; 2) promoting healthy lifestyle choices in children that can help them reduce the risk of developing cancer as adults; and 3) increasing interest in science and scientific careers.

Three children's books, each written at a grade 3-5 reading level, are the foundation of the Cure4Kids for Kids curriculum. With a combination of cartoon-like graphics and real photographs, What Are Cells?, What Is  Cancer?, and What Is Healthy Living? explain that cells, the basic units of life, grow and divide in a controlled way to replace old cells and help things grow. Cancer then can be understood as a disease of unhealthy cells  that grow out of control. Healthy living and cancer prevention are discussed as healthy behaviors than can help prevent and protect cells from damage that would cause them to become unhealthy cancer cells. An interactive website extends the experience beyond the classroom so students can continue to learn about cancer and healthy living wherever they go ( For teacher resources for this program visit St. Jude Cure4Kids for Teachers (

The TI Robotics Scholarship

Do you help mentor or coach a Robotics Team?  Do you know a high school student involved with robotics competitions - BEST, FIRST, and/or VEX? 

Now announcing:  The TI Robotics Scholarship, in partnership with the REC Foundation!

For more information please visit and

The Texas Instruments scholarship is offering two (2) $5,000 non-renewable scholaships to two (2) high school seniors intent on pursing a degree related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics in college.  The award will be presented at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in April 2014, however the student does not need to be present to win.

The second link provided will list 76 additional opportunities available worth a combined total of 1,523,000!

be sure to apply by February 15, 2014.

Teacher Opportunities:


What: Aerospace Education Basic and Advanced: Basic-ICL 4761(undergraduate), ICL 6761 (graduate); Advanced ICL 4762 (undergraduate)/6762 (graduate).

Who is Eligible: West TN teachers, librarians and administrators, all grade levels K-12, all subject areas.

When:  June 2-June 20, 2014, 9:00am- 3:00pm, M-F Ball Hall, Room 309, UofM

Scholarship includes:
In-state tuition for course(3 Credit hours),$100 stipend, 2 hours of flight instruction (if unable to participate in flight instruction, do not apply) Fieldtrip to Huntsville 6/118-6/20

Contact: Ms. Bonnie Cummings, Director, Aerospace Education Workshop, 420 C Ball Hall, ICL Department, College of Education, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Phone: 901-678-5356,  FAX: 901-678-3881, Email:


STEMfinity: This is a great comprehensive list of STEM grants from federal sites and corporations with links to each. Lots of K-12 opportunities are listed.


Upcoming Conferences

None listed at this time.


STEM Web Resources for Teachers

(Be sure to look at the Useful Links Page for a variety of different sources by STEM subject area)

STEM Cyber Learning Community:

National Science Foundation Classroom Resources:


National Geographic Learning:

American Society for Engineering Education

PBS Design Squad

Computer Science Resources

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Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-1303

Peter K. Bridson, Ph.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4423

Associate Director
Education & Non-Profit
Judith A. Faris, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4911

Associate Director
Corporate Partnerships:
Catherine Wilson, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-3418

Administrative Associate:
Erica M. Boyce
Phone: (901) 678-1303

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