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Teach Electricity and Electronics in the WV mountains

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Do you want to raise the awareness and understanding of technology and its impact on society
to middle and high school students from around the world? The IEEE emeritbadges Project is a
global pre-university technology education program for boys and girls. emeritbadges has
developed a program to foster the accomplishment of its vision around the Electricity Merit
Badge and the Electronics Merit Badge programs. A group of thirty (30) volunteers is needed to
implement most of the project objectives at the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel
Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia from 15 – 29 July 2017. The Jamboree will be attended by
thousands of boys and girls from around the world.
YOU are needed to staff the Electricity and Electronics Merit Badge booth in the STEM Quest
area at the 2017 National Jamboree.
Contact Ralph W. Russell, II at to volunteer to spend two (2) weeks in
the scenic West Virginia mountains adjacent to the New River Gorge National River area to
teach boys and girls the basics of electricity and electronics.

Call for PAESMEM Award Nominations

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Nominations Now Open for the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) PAESMEM nomination materials due June 5, 2013 The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) seek nominations of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated at least five years of excellence in mentoring students, trainees, and/or early career scientists and engineers from groups that are underrepresented in STEM, including women, people with disabilities, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, as well as individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds and some geographic regions (such as urban and rural regions). PAESMEM awardees receive a $10,000 honorary Presidential award and are invited to participate in recognition events and meetings with STEM policy leaders in Washington, D.C. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for Individual and Organizational PAESMEM awards: · Individual PAESMEM awards recognize exceptional individual mentors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in industry, academia, primary and secondary education, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations. · Organizational PAESMEM awards recognize organizations that demonstrate exceptional mentoring. Organizations must be affiliated with a U.S. corporation, educational institution or agency, military or government agency, non-profit organization, or foundation. Please review the call for nominations for complete instructions on preparing and submitting nomination materials. PAESMEM Webinar on preparing and submitting nomination materials April 24, 2013 at 3pm EDT Click here to register Attention corporations, agencies, organizations, foundations, and professional societies: NSF will co-host a targeted PAESMEM webinar with you for your employees and/or organizational members to learn more about eligibility and how to prepare the nomination materials. Please contact for more information and availability. Contact or visit for more information about the PAESMEM program and instructions on preparing and submitting nomination materials.