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National STEM Video Game Challenge Names Winners of Third Annual Competition
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Jul 11, 2013

The 2013 challenge generated nearly 4,000 entries from middle school and high school students. This year, IMLS-sponsored workshops encouraged libraries and museums to promote the competition and support participation. Read More

 
IMLS and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Partner with Libraries

Jul 01, 2013

IMLS announces a $286,104 award to OCLC’s WebJunction to meet public demand for information about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read More

 
Landmark Treaty for Visually-Impaired Persons
Marrakech Signing

Jun 28, 2013

Historic multilateral treaty will oblige all nations to establish copyright exceptions for people with print disabilities. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Tackling Digital Citizenship

Aug 07, 2013

Homa Naficy was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Hartford Public Library she designed and directs The American Place (TAP), program for Hartford’s immigrants and refugees. TAP has become a magnet for new arrivals seeking immigration information, resources for learning English, and preparing for United States citizenship. Read More

 
Blog Post: Nurturing an Interest in Science

Aug 06, 2013

Discovery Science Center President Joe Adams and Community Member Kate Upton describe how the science center captures visitors’ interest in science. Read More

 
Blog Post: Growing Healthy Snacks
Students learn about healthy food choices at the Powell Gardens' Good to Grow program.


At the Powell Gardens, Kansas City's Botanical Gardens, students learn how to make smart food choices while experiencing the benefits of "green" exercise. Read More

 
 



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Teacher Institutes for Science Education and Ocean Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium offered expanded professional development programs for teachers through a teacher institute project, providing 450 teachers with new tools, skills, and support through 15 year-long, grade-appropriate teacher institutes over 3 years. Participating teachers were better able to engage and inspire students to develop a connection to their local environment and gain the basic ocean science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and ocean stewards. Read more..

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