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7-Nov-2013
Math modeling contest expands westward! Registration open in 45 states and D.C.
With the addition of the US heartland this year, more students than ever are eligible to compete for a share of $125,000 in scholarship prizes to be awarded in the 2014 Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a prestigious applied math competition for high school students. Internet-based and free of registration and participation fees, the M3 Challenge requires participants to consider and analyze a relevant issue using mathematical modeling to come up with a practical solution.

Contact: Frank Kunkle
kunkle@siam.org
267-350-6388
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

7-Nov-2013
Registration deadline approaching for UH Mars rover event
Houston-area grade schoolers have until Nov. 15 to reserve a spot in the 12th Annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Competition at the University of Houston. Open to students in grades three through eight, the contest is an educational program developed to spark students' interest in science and technology. Student teams research, design and construct a model rover to carry out a specific science mission on the planet's surface.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

6-Nov-2013
The largest asteroid impact on Earth in a century
Earlier this year, on Feb. 15, an asteroid violently exploded above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. It caused the largest airburst, or explosion, on the planet since a similar event occurred back in 1908 (also in Russia). And since it happened in a heavily populated area, where cell phones, video cameras and other recording devices are common, researchers have been able to gather a tremendous amount of information about it.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

1-Nov-2013
Jellyfish pumpkin takes grand prize in VIMS carving contest
Ph.D. student Itchika Sivaipram of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science carved the winning entry in VIMS' 2013 "Pumpkano" Contest.

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

31-Oct-2013
Beyond rats: Bats reveal neurons' role in 3-D navigation
When Princeton University's Michael M. Yartsev chose to study how bats build mental maps of their whereabouts, he chose an animal model that would greatly expand neuroscientists' insights into the way the brain encodes space.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

29-Oct-2013
Termite NASCAR coming to the Austin Insect Rodeo Expo
Termite NASCAR is just one of many activities for children at the Austin Insect Rodeo Expo, a free event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Mariel Snyder
msnyder@ipminstitute.org
608-232-1410
Entomological Society of America

25-Oct-2013
Student scientists receive unexpected results from research in space
For then-high school students Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma of Troy, Mich., and Amr Mohamed of Alexandria, Egypt, the sky no longer is the limit for their research questions. Chen, Ma and Mohamed completed research investigations as winners of the YouTube Space Lab global contest.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

25-Oct-2013
Now you see me, now you don't
Like the stars they evolve from, there are different kinds of supernovae. One kind is the "Type Ib" supernova. Every year astronomers see dozens of them in far away galaxies, but they've never managed to identify exactly which star exploded. Before they turn into bright supernovae, the distant stars are usually too faint to make out. However, with this supernova astronomers think that for the first time they've worked out which star created the super-bright object in this picture!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

25-Oct-2013
Sharing our cosmic vision
The night sky is enormous, and filled with billions of strange and exotic objects. In this issue of Space Scoop, we learn about the Virtual Observatory and how one team of astronomers has used it to analyze data on thousands of galaxies.

Contact: Ryan Laird
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

24-Oct-2013
Grasshopper mice resist pain, thanks to evolution
Bark scorpions have one of the most painful stings in the animal kingdom -- but the grasshopper mouse doesn't know that. In fact, these rodents can get stung multiple times while they're eating bark scorpions, and they hardly even seem to notice! That's because grasshopper mice have evolved a unique kind of resistance to the scorpion's venom over the years, researchers say in Science.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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