Global Science & Technology Week
During Global Science
and Technology Week (GSTW) our nation will highlight the international nature
of science and underscore the importance of math and science education in today’s
era of globalization.
Speaking to the heart of the JASON Foundation for Education’s mission to inspire
in students a lifelong passion to pursue learning in science, math and technology
through exploration and discovery, we encourage all students, teachers, parents
and communities to take part in GSTW. The JASON Foundation for Education supports
the GSTW mission to emphasize to students that mathematics is our world’s universal
language and science is our planet’s common ground.
A wide range of public and private organizations are developing GSTW outreach
activities to excite and engage young students about math and science. For an
up-to-date listing of activities in your area, visit the GSTW Web site.
JASON teachers and students are invited to be creative and plan events for
GSTW too! All events will be included on the GSTW Web site. As a start, JASON
Engage students in GSTW online Web casts and classroom activities – watch the
GSTW Web site for continued updates.
Accept the GSTW Mentoring Challenge – Initiate a "math and science mentoring
program" in your local community. Find volunteers from community organizations,
school clubs or other interested citizens to donate time tutoring young students
in math and science.
On the GSTW Web site you will find resources designed to assist in planning
and implementing your own GSTW activities and a response form to make sure your
activity is included on the site.
In conjunction with JASON Capitol Hill Day, JASON participants are invited
to celebrate GSTW at the Capitol Hill Day reception April 30, from 5:30-7:30
p.m. in Room B354 Rayburn House Office Building. Stay tuned for more information
about JASON/GSTW activities during Capitol Hill Day.