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March 2015

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New Montage Video Celebrates Nine Massachusetts Massachusetts TeachersTeachers and their BLOSSOMS Lessons
MIT BLOSSOMS is pleased to release a short video in honor of nine Massachusetts science and math teachers who have recently contributed to our online repository of video lessons. These teachers hail from schools in Swampscott, Newton, Concord, Wellesley, Boston, Springfield and Canton. BLOSSOMS is extremely grateful for their excellent contributions and is planning an event to honor them in May. Watch here.

Six-Month Online MOSTEC Program Gives High School Students Confidence to Succeed in Math and Engineering
mostecIn the six-month MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) program, high school seniors from across the country who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering complete online coursework and projects in science, engineering, and science writing during the summer in the Academic Phase (July through August). When the summer ends, students enter the Enrichment Phase (August through January) and continue to learn more about science and engineering; interact with faculty, researchers, and professionals via webinars and Q&A sessions; and receive online mentorship from undergraduates, graduate students, and industry professionals. Read more here.

Science + Engineering = Conquering Cancer Together: MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Offers Online Resources for Students
Koch InstituteThe Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research is a state-of-the-art cancer research facility as well as a hub of cancer research on the MIT campus. MIT’s cancer researchers are a diverse community. Biologists and chemists work side-by-side with biological, chemical, mechanical, and materials science engineers, computer scientists, clinicians and others to advance the fight against cancer. This uniquely MIT approach accelerates discovery and innovation, with an eye toward the next generation of cancer research pioneers, including today's K-12 students. The online links below provide insight and education for young minds about the science and technology of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer. Research Animations | Inside the Lab

BLOSSOMS Sponsoring Video Lesson Contest for Rhode Island Science Teachers

Computer lessonsWhile presenting at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rhode Island Science Teachers Association (RISTA), MIT BLOSSOMS invited Rhode Island middle and high school science teachers to participate in a BLOSSOMS lesson contest. Read more.

BLOSSOMS Has Lessons on DNA and Genes

DNA LessonsTeachers use these lessons to enhance their units on Genetics. Read more.

Japan Partnership Kicks Off with Voicing-Over of Seven BLOSSOMS Lessons into Japanese
voice over lessonsMIT BLOSSOMS has begun a partnership with teachers at the Tokhatsu High School near Tokyo. Read more.