Grants for Education in Microbial Science (GEMS)
Next application deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2013!
C-MORE awards grants (up to $1500) to foster awareness in microbial science. Any educator may apply for one of these grants, but preference will be given to public school teachers, non-profit organizations, and first-time applicants. C-MORE-affiliated students and researchers are also encouraged to apply for grants to help fund their outreach activities. Funds may be requested for equipment, consumable supplies, substitute teacher compensation for relevant professional development experiences, bus transportation for field trips, and other projects related to microbial science. Every grant requires a C-MORE or University of Hawai‘i sponsor, so we expect this program to significantly promote interaction between C-MORE scientists, other stakeholders in science and education, teachers and students. To find a sponsor, please visit the C-MORE team webpage. Any member of the C-MORE team, including graduate students, can serve as a sponsor.
If you are interested in applying, download the GEMS application form as either a form-fillable PDF or as a Word document (rev. 06-12-12).
Final Project Reports
A one-page final project report (Word document) with photographs is due 30 days after the completion of your project. Please include the project title, author(s), school name(s) and date on top. Reports should be emailed to email@example.com. Below are some examples of final project reports. A signed media release is required for every individual who is featured in any photograph that you submit. Click here for media release waivers (Word .docs) for kids and adults. Please mail the signed waivers to Barbara Bruno, 1000 Pope Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New! Laura Biggs & John Calvo: “Introducing Guam‘s Middle School Students to Microbial Research and Education” (PDF report)
- Mark Friedman: “C-DEBI Collaborative:Exploring Sub-Ocean Floor Deep Sea Microbes” (PDF report)
- Paul Crowe: “Sampling of Microbial Communities in Kalapaki Bay, Kauai ” (2.4MB PDF report)
- Jon Svenson: “I Met my Crush” (9MB PDF report)
- Susan Kelly: “Yellowstone Lake Microbial Bio-Blitz” (PDF report)
- Elizabeth Shaw: “Science Teachers Aboard Research Ships” (Blog report)
- Randi Wold-Brennon: “Taking Plankton to a Deeper Level” (PDF report)
- Katy Gilpin: “Microscope with digital video attachment” (PDF report)
- Chris Keefe and Lisa Powell: “Bringing Plankton to Light: Viewing ‘Invisible’ Plankton in a Narragansett Bay Salt Marsh” (PDF report)
- Nancy Caruso: “I Swallowed a Swordfish!” (PDF report)
- Betty Brask: “Science is Fun!” (PDF report)
- Frances Kinney: “Ocean Connectors Education Program” (PDF report)
- William White: “Bacterial Microscopy” (PDF report)
- Elizabeth Trowbridge: “Onboard Oceanography” (PDF report)
- Rudy Bonn: “Coral Camp for Kids sponsored by Reef Relief” (PDF report)
- Sheila Folan: “Science Teachers Aboard Research Ships! Setting sail July 18-22, 2011” (PDF report)
- Leah Wold: “Plankton: Life in a Drop of Water” (PDF report)
- Alfred Ralifo: “Bringing Ocean FEST to Gau Secondary School” (PDF report)
- Lillian Yanagawa: “Plankton Pioneers Project” (PDF report)
- Matt Duarte and Malia Huber: “Discovery of The Plankton World” (PDF report)
- Bethany Ghigliotto: “Marine Science Education for 5th Grade Students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School” (PDF report)
Completed Projects from Previous Years
Archived reports for 2007 through 2010 are available here.
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