Computational Astronomy is back! The South Dakota Space Grant
Consortium has once again made funding available for a workshop
for middle and high school math and science teachers.
The workshop will be held online for six Saturdays (every other
week) starting on September 10th. Small groups will meet on two
additional Thursday evenings to complete a group project.
Earn one graduate credit; tuition is $40.
Links for additional information and registration
Opportunities for Students
Marian Fillbrandt SDCTM/SDSTA
The application deadline is
December 1st. To apply, go to
Marian Fillbrandt graduated from South Dakota State in 1933 with a Mathematics
major. She spent many years teaching math and science. She established the
Fillbrandt Endowment at South Dakota State to help South Dakota math and science
teachers. A committee of faculty, along with Jeff Nelson with the SDSU
Foundation, has determined that this endowment can be best utilized by providing
$400 stipends to second through fifth year math and science teachers to attend
the SDSTA/SDCTM conference. This will allow new teachers in rural areas to
interact with their colleagues with similar professional interests.
The $400 stipend intends to defray the costs of conference registration,
accommodations, a substitute teacher for the Friday of the conference if a
district will not provide one, and other costs associated with conference
If you are selected for this stipend, you will be required to write a brief
report at the end of the conference stating how the stipend benefited you and
what you learned at the conference that you plan to use in your classroom. If
you are selected, but are unable to attend for some reason, the stipend money
will be returned to the endowment fund. The selection committee will take
financial need into account during the selection process.
suggestions for professional development opportunities!