VOLUNTEER JUDGES NEEDED
Sign-up now to be a judge for the InvestWrite essay contest, a component of The Stock Market Game program. Volunteering is done on your own time, in front of your own computer.
InvestWrite is an innovative national writing competition, produced by the SIFMA Foundation, that adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.
Hundreds of financial services professionals serve as judges each year to score the InvestWrite essays. Judges are provided with comprehensive grading directions, an explanation of the point system and the InvestWrite assignment for the grade division to which they are assigned.
Judging will begin on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.
The essay questions are posted at InvestWrite.
STEMfest, October 18
Investigate lasers up close with hands-on Laser Lunacy displays; dare to explore the Spooky Science of the hugely popular Haunted Physics and Creepy Chemistry Labs; check out cool gadgets from Microsoft; observe robotic devices from the Winnovations Robotics Team, the students of IMSA, Girl Scouts, and more regional teams; see a selection of snakes, reptiles, and other creepy crawlies from the Midwest Museum of Natural History.
STEMfest celebrates innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Join Econ Illinois, along with Northern Illinois University STEM departments, student groups, regional corporations, museums, educators, and national labs as we join forces to present hundreds of activities that range in complexity to entertain people of all ages. We hope to increase awareness of the critical role STEM fields play in our world every day.
The 2014 event will be held Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb.
For more information, visit STEMfest.
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3M Outstanding Economic Educators
To make reservations, visit EED.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
October 18 - STEMfest at Northern Illinois University
October 21 - Econ Illinois Annual Meeting of the Boards and 3M Economic Educator Awards
November 20 - Econ IL Young Professionals Group Speaker Series, hosted by Crains Chicago Business
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