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  • NISE Grants

    Need funding for travel in order to present at a national conference? Want to attend the NISE Conference but your school doesn't fund out-of-district PD? Need financial assistance to run a summer STEM workshop? NISE is offering grants that might be able to help. NISE's grant program supports STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professional development activities for K-12 educators in the greater Chicago area. Eligible expenses the grant would cover include: reasonable travel, registration fees, and materials. [more]
  • Model Water Tower Competition

    The Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) is proud to announce the State-Wide Annual Model Water Tower Competition (MTWC). The Competition provides students with a fun-filled, science oriented competition aimed at introducing middle school aged students to opportunities in the water profession. This competition requires students to design and build a water tower with specific size and height requirements. The models are judged based on 5 categories including cost efficiency, hydraulic efficiency, structural efficiency, design ingenuity and interview presentation. The East Regional will be held March 7, 2020 at Westmont Jr. High School and the state competition at the same location on April 25, 2020. Numerous resources on running the competition, judging, rules, etc. are available on the links below. Monetary prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the state competition. [State Competition ...] and [Regional Competition ...]