Kansas Citizens for Science sponsors a Raspberry Pi Innovation Contest during school year. The motivation is to increase opportunities for students in coding and engineering. Contestants must program a Raspberry Pi to run a piece of machinery. Kansas Citizens for Science provides a Raspberry Pi and $150 grant for materials. If you want to help us in these efforts, you can provide funds for a sponsorship by making a donation.
The hallmark event of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) organization each year is the April conference. Dozens of teachers from all corners of the state and from every grade level converge on Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City to spend a weekend sharing ideas and enthusiasm for science teaching. http://www.kats.org/ Kansas Citizens for Science offers scholarships for those that wish to attend. You can help us by offering to provide funds for a scholarship via our Join/Donate page. An application form can be found here.
During election years for legislative candidates or members of the State Board of Education, KCFS sends out questionnaires that ask about the candidates’ positions on science-related issues. We have an archive of previous responses here.
Kansas Citizens for Science presents awards and $100 in prizes at the Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair, usually held in April.
Kansas Citizens for Science wants to make sure that our educators have available information concerning climate change, especially if it helps correct misinformation that has been sent to Kansas teachers:
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