STARS idea for the day – from y.f.l.

Hi All –

I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up, but I thought it might be interesting to post one idea a day for possible STARS / Donor’s Choose project proposals.

Check out this cool one!!  I’m going to a PI meeting for STARS in D.C. August 20th, and this workshop is one of my options to check out.  Dates: “July 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014” – Could it BE more perfect?  I know it says that the deadline for application is July 1st, but if anyone is REMOTELY interested in participating, let me know.  I’ll see if extensions are possible.  Looks awesome to me!!

April (Y.F.L.)


Innovate to Mitigate ( is a competition for middle and high school students to design a method for combating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The goal of the competition is to engage teams of students in project-based learning either in or outside the classroom as they design and test a prototype that reduces CO2 and demonstrate that it is effective. Projects can relate to chemistry, environmental science, social science, or behavior change. Interdisciplinary teams of students are welcome! At the end, they will create a video and poster presentation for an online conference. Scientists will judge the presentations; $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. The deadline for application is JULY 1st, but space is limited in this first pilot of the competition to 20 teams, so it will be first-come, first-served. The competition will close in December (2014). Contact Gilly Puttick (gilly_puttick [a] terc [dot] edu or 617-873-9712) for information or to register.

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  1. I love this idea! I will have to talk to T.E.S. (Team Earth Science) to see if it is what we want to do. We already have lots of ideas, though, that I think we’d have to bail on if we did this. I bet kids would love competing for a prize!

    I thought, before Wed, that we would go into STARS with no idea of what we wanted to do, because we could let our kids pick. I see now that we have to have ideas, but I still would like to engage my kids’ interests, by doing what they like, maybe see which direction our conversation goes within the context of what we will have proposed to them. This could lead to a study like this, if the kids are interested. Wrong approach? I just want it to feel like it is theirs.

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