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15 March 2004                                  Vol. 9, No. 11


              ESTME Week 2004 | Math TODAY | BrainPOP

                        ESTME WEEK 2004


  Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education
  (ESTME) Week is co-sponsored by The National Science
  Foundation and the Department of Education as a celebration
  of science and technology during the week of March 15-20,

  Highlights and features include:
    - Museum Activity - 2004 Intel Science Talent Search
        Project Exhibition
    - 26th Middle School Excellence in Mathematics Contest
    - LearnStar, Inc., a weekly online competition with other
        schools across the nation
    - Web Site Gallery
    - Ask A Scientist
        During ESTME Week, NSDL's Ask A Scientist service will
        offer quicker responses to your math and science
        questions. Register for an NSDL account by visiting



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