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Q: How can my teacher get a chance to go to the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy?
A:  You can enter your teacher for a chance to go the Academy in two different ways. If you know your teacher's e-mail address, send your favorite teacher an e-card. If you don't know your teacher's e-mail, you can also print a certificate for your teacher. You can also nominate any other deserving teacher you know, even if you're not in their class!

Q: Why should my teacher go to the Academy?
A:  Minds are like your muscles. Exercise helps keep both of them strong. The Academy is like a bunch of fun exercises to help keep your teacher's mind strong and make it stronger.

Q: Who gets to go to the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy?
A:  The Academy is for third- through fifth-grade teachers only. They come from all over the United States.

Q: I am a teacher. Can I nominate myself?
A:  Sure! Apply right here: 2015 application.

Q: I'm a grown-up, but I'd like to send my favorite
third-, fourth, or fifth-grade teacher. Can I?

A:  Sure! You can send them an e-card, print a certificate or e-mail them a link to this Web site.

Q: When is the 2015 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy?
A:  The 2014 Academy is held in the summer, usually in late July. Check back soon for 2015 dates.

Q: How long is the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy?
A:  The Academy is one week of fun math and science experiments.

Q: Where is the Academy?
A:  The Academy is at the Hyatt Regency, Jersey City on the Hudson.

Q: Can my teacher apply in person?
A:  No, they have to apply online. You can send them an e-card, print a certificate or e-mail them a link to this Web site.

Q: Will the Academy cost my teacher money?
A:  No. It's free for your teacher (travel, lodging and meals are all paid for). Your teacher just needs to bring their thinking cap.

Q: Who chooses my teacher?
A:  A group of math and science experts will pick your teacher.

Q: How many teachers will the experts choose for the Academy?
A:  They will choose at least 200 teachers from across the country.

Q: How will my teacher know if they are chosen to go the Academy?
A:  Teachers will receive notification directly from the National Science Teachers Association.

Q: My teacher applied last year but was not selected, can they apply again?
A:  Sure! Your teacher is encouraged to apply again for the 2015 Academy.

Q: Why did the Mickelsons start the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy?
A:  The Mickelsons have three children and they all think math and science are super cool. The Mickelsons want all children to share the same excitement their children have for math and science. So they are helping teachers learn more about math and science.
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