Archived News from NASA SMD Headquarters
Submitted by heather.dalton on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 6:17pm
The call for Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) grant proposals has been released! The Notice of Intent (NOI) / Step 1 due date is April 8; the proposals are due on May 23.
To view the solicitation (funding opportunity number NNH13ZDA001N), go to the NSPIRES website, click on Complete ROSES 2013 Solicitation Document (.PDF, approx. 6.5 MB), and scroll down to Appendix E.4.
Submitted by jim.lochner on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:51am
The 2013 Research Opportunities in Earth and Space Science (ROSES) has been released by the NASA Science Mission Directorate. It includes a proposal call for Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (EPOESS).
For details on the EPOESS call and ROSES 2013, see the NSPIRES page at http://bit.ly/YtVg1F.
The EPOESS proposal deadline is May 23, 2013.
Submitted by mangala.sharma on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:37am
NASA’s website, www.nasa.gov, has won awards in two categories as the best government site in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. The site received its fourth consecutive People’s Voice Award, its fifth overall, and for the first time won the judges’ Webby Award in the category.
To read more, visit http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/may/HQ_12-145_2012_Webby_Awards.html.
Submitted by mitch.watkins on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 3:15pm
Stephanie Stockman has posted an OEPM report spreadsheet on the SMD E/PO workspace at http://smdepo.org/node/3356#comments. NASA SMD E/PO efforts reached 49,432 K-12 educators, 559,203 K-12 students, and 1,809 higher education students. Great job, everyone!
Submitted by karin.hauck on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 4:02pm
NASA has named physicist and former astronaut John Grunsfeld as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate. Grunsfeld currently serves as the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. His background includes research in high energy astrophysics, cosmic ray physics, and in the emerging field of exoplanet studies with specific interest in future astronomical instrumentation.
For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/dec/HQ_11-396_Grunsfeld.html.
Submitted by renee.frappier on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 8:07pm
ROSES-11 Amendment 22: Two week delay of proposal Due Dates for ROSES-11 Appendixes A.32, C.18, E.5, and E.6
In order to give more time to proposers who are without power because of Hurricane Irene, this amendment delays by two weeks the proposal due date for the following program:
Appendices E.5 and E.6, the Cross Division Supplemental Outreach and Education Programs, respectively, for ROSES Investigators. The new proposal due dates for E.5 and E.6 are now Friday, September 16, 2011.
Submitted by karin.hauck on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 5:19pm
Our recruitment for a new Evaluation Manager is underway and has been posted to USA Jobs. The position description can be found at:
The position is a Full Time Permanent position, graded at the GS 14/15 level. The position is open until September 16, 2011.
Submitted by karin.hauck on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 1:08pm
Investigators who have been awarded ROSES research grants can apply for education and outreach funding. Deadlines are approaching to submit Supplemental Outreach and Education Proposals. The Notice of Intent is due August 3rd and the proposals are due September 2nd, 2011. Education awards can be funded at $15K per year as a supplement to one ROSES investigation. Up to $50K per year can be awarded for a supplemental Education effort to four or more ROSES investigations bundled together. Outreach awards can be funded at $10K per year as a supplement to one ROSES investigation.
Submitted by morgan.woroner on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 1:08pm
NASA's Office of Education is recruiting qualified reviewers for external peer reviews of proposals submitted to informal education proposal opportunities. Qualified reviewers are invited to express their qualifications, interest and availability by registering at https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/reviewer.
Submitted by morgan.woroner on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 1:43pm
In support of the Year of the Solar System, up to two detailee positions are available in Planetary Science at NASA HQ. Each position is for a one-year effort, renewable, to assist the Planetary Science Division (PSD) staff, within the Science Mission Directorate, NASA HQ, to help with the coordination of Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) technical and scientific information for programs within the Division, including Mars.
Submitted by cassie.soeffing on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 3:24pm
NASA Research Announcement for Competitive Program for Informal Education Institutions (Proposal Due June 29)
The 2011 NASA Research Announcement: Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums Plus Opportunities for NASA Visitor Centers and Other Informal Education Institutions (CP4SMP+), Announcement Number NNH11ZHA004N, has been released. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or Grants.gov.
Submitted by heather.dalton on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 7:39pm
WASHINGTON -- U.S. high school students are invited to participate in NASA's Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience, or INSPIRE, through an online learning community. INSPIRE is designed to encourage students in ninth through 12th grades to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Submitted by heather.dalton on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 7:36pm
WASHINGTON -- NASA will debut its new Women@NASA website during a Women's History Month event at the agency's Headquarters in Washington at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 16.
Approximately 200 local students from elementary through high school level will attend and learn about the significant and varied roles women have played in the agency's history.
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will host the event. The featured guest will be Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public
Submitted by heather.dalton on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 6:35pm
The 2011 Research Opportunities Earth and Space Science (ROSES) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) has been released and includes an announcement for the Education and Public Outreach in Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) opportunity (E.4) within the ROSES AO.
Education and Public Outreach in Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) (E.4)
Notices of Intent (NOI) due 04/08/2011 / Proposal due 05/06/2011
Submitted by heather.dalton on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 5:08pm
Please join us in sending heartfelt thanks and best wishes to Larry Cooper, whose detail in NASA HQ SMD EPO ended January 28. Larry has been an untiring and committed advocate of SMD E/PO for many years, to the great benefit of all of us. Larry has accepted a position at NASA HQ in the Office of the Chief Technologist, where he will continue to be involved in EPO. Thanks so much, Larry, and best of luck in your new position!
Submitted by heather.dalton on Tue, 01/25/2011 - 5:13pm
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Waleed Abdalati the agency’s chief scientist, effective Jan. 3. Abdalati will serve as the principal adviser to the NASA administrator on agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related investments. Abdalati is currently the director of the Earth Science and Observation Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also is an associate professor in the university’s geography department. To read the full story, visit http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/dec/HQ_10-332_Chief_Scientist.html
Submitted by heather.dalton on Tue, 12/07/2010 - 12:39pm
By a wide margin, NASA placed first in a study released on Nov. 30th that ranks 100 public sector organizations in the effectiveness of their website, digital outreach, social media use and mobile sites. The study reports NASA “is in its own stratosphere” and the clear leader in digital use, noting the agency’s innovation on nearly every platform. To view the full article, rankings and key findings, visit http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/nov/HQ_10-311_L2_Digital.html.
Submitted by heather.dalton on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 6:51pm
From Paul Hertz, Chief Scientist, Science Mission Directorate:
The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is seeking to fill two positions on its Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) management team. SMD is responsible for expanding scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live.
Submitted by heather.dalton on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 6:48pm
Oct. 12, 2010
Ann Marie Trotta
NASA SELECTS ASTRONAUT LELAND D. MELVIN TO LEAD OFFICE OF EDUCATION
WASHINGTON -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday the selection of Leland D. Melvin as the agency's new associate administrator for education, effective immediately. He succeeds James L. Stofan, who had served in an acting capacity since the spring.
Submitted by heather.dalton on Fri, 09/17/2010 - 12:02pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today at the White House, as part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign to raise American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade, President Obama will announce the launch of Change the Equation, a CEO-led effort to dramatically improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Submitted by heather.dalton on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 4:33pm
Submitted by heather.dalton on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 4:33pm
Submitted by stephanie.shipp on Wed, 06/30/2010 - 5:45pm