Educator Services News

Students in grades 4 - 8 compete in the Regional 24 Challenge® Math Tournament, using the popular 24 game. Top 3 winners from each division will be eligible for the State Championship held in Harrisburg in June. We encourage schools to have competitions at the school level as only 4 students per division per school can attend the Regional Tournament. For more information email: studentprograms@iu5.org

Constrx

November 9, 2017

Students in 5th grade and up will apply their creativity to solve wacky and exciting challenges by combining arts and technology.  A potpourri of scavenged and recycled materials will be supplied. Through tinkering, students will engineer and fabricate an end product of their own creation. Please e-mail studentprograms@iu5.org for more information.

K'NEX STEM Design Challenge

November 8, 2017

This competition challenges teams of students in grades 4-8 to create an environmentally friendly people mover using K’NEX kits. Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their inventions and present their models. Please e-mail studentprograms@iu5.org for more information.

This themed competition focuses on exposing students to jobs, skills, and concepts centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This year’s competition, “Improving Pennsylvania through STEM”, will feature teams of students from across the commonwealth challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that is capable of making the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania.

Regional Choice Initiative

November 4, 2017

Dual enrollment offers a unique experience for all Northwest Tri-County Intermediate area students who are ready to do college level work. Pennsylvania legislators passed legislation that allows high school juniors and seniors to be enrolled in their home high school and college at the same time while receiving credit for both. While high school freshmen and sophomores can enroll in RCI, they require special permission through the university admissions office.

TEAMS is an annual competition that gives students an opportunity to discover engineering and how knowledge in engineering can help make a difference in the world.  Students in grades 9-12 work collaboratively to solve real-world engineering challenges and applying their math, and science skills in practical, creative ways. For more information e-mail studentprograms@iu5.org or visit the TEAMS website at http://teams.tsaweb.org/.

Summer Food Service Program

November 2, 2017

The purpose of the Summer Food Program is to: Provide healthy, safe, and nutritious meals to students during the summer months in a cost effective manner. Provide training, on-site monitoring and record keeping to assure compliance with USDA, PDE and Health Department rules and regulations. Partnering with community agencies, school districts, and government agencies to provide quality services.

Talent Search

November 1, 2017

SERVING UNION CITY AREA MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS, AND ROOSEVELT AND WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND CENTRAL TECH IN THE CITY OF ERIE. The Talent Search Program is unique because of its early intervention building block. Union City, Wilson and Roosevelt Middle School students participate in college and career awareness activities beginning as early as grade 6.

Upward Bound Math & Science

October 31, 2017

SERVING 50 LOW-INCOME, FIRST GENERATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM CENTRAL TECH, CORRY, EAST, IROQUOIS, SENECA, STRONG VINCENT, AND UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOLS. The Upward Bound Math and Science Program consists of an academic year component with bi-monthly workshops, tutoring, SAT/ACT prep, college access activities and multiple Saturday day trips to math and science venues. Students spend six weeks of the summer in an on-campus residential academic institute at Gannon University where they are exposed to college life, challenging classwork and lab projects, and interact with college faculty and current college students. Dual enrollment courses are offered free of charge. For more information on the Upward Bound Math and Science Program, contact Sheri Welsh at 814-636-7374 or email info@iu5.org.