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The NASA GISS CCRI program has extended the application period for graduate students to apply for a paid internship opportunity in NYC.

Stipend award: $9,750

 

Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the...

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Invite your after-school group or class to join us for the Fall 2017 Solar Week, October 23-27

www.solarweek.org

Please join us for Solar Week/ Fall 2017, October 23-27– a lively week of online activities and current info about our sun for youth ages 10-14, including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games for a whole week. In addition, there’s a an online interactive message board where your group or class can submit a question to leading solar scientists.

Every fall and spring since...

Nugget announcing the public launch of WGBH's first set of interactive digital resources produced as part of the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms" project. (Cooperative Agreement Notice Award No. NNX16AD71A; WGBH Principal Investigator: Rachel Connolly).  

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NASA will live-stream a Virtual Career Summit on Wednesday, September 27th at 1 p.m. EST for students interested in internships, fellowships and scholarships at the space agency. REGISTER at the following link:

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=1498863&sessionid=1&key=3B1202CFE251EA4758B5B043FDCB0438&regTag=&sourcepage=register

The NASA Internships, Fellowships and Scholarship program (NIFS) will showcase some of its missions,...

Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...

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different views of our sun

Invite your after-school group or class to join us for the Fall 2017 occurrence of Solar Week, October 23-27

www.solarweek.org

Please join us for Solar Week/ Fall 2017, October 23-27 – a lively week of online activities and current info about our sun for youth ages 10-14, including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games for a whole week. In addition, there’s a an online interactive message board where your group or class can submit a question to leading solar scientists.

Every...

http://bit.ly/MAVENOW

 

September 27, 2017Deep Dips: Designing a Mission Orbiter

The MAVEN mission has been orbiting Mars since 2014, making periodic “deep dips” to sample Mars’ upper atmosphere. Lockheed Martin designed the MAVEN spacecraft and manages mission operations. The spacecraft is based on the flight-proven designs of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Juno spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, which has since based the design of NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex...

The Deputy Associate Administrator for Research (DAAR) within the Office of the Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate (AA/SMD), and is part of SMD's senior leadership team. The DAAR will provide strategic leadership for SMD's science program and will work with other members of the Front Office as well as SMD division-level leadership to ensure the overall coordination of the program with the Directorate as well as the Office of the Chief Scientist, other NASA Mission...

Due to an overwhelming response from Michigan and Ohio teachers, The University of Toledo held two professional developments on Elementary GLOBE this past summer. UT solicited teams of teachers from the same school or feeder pattern so that older students could work with younger students to collect and submit GLOBE data.  

22 Grade K-8 teachers from 11 Schools were trained in Clouds, Air Temperature & Surface Temperature GLOBE Protocols. Teachers experienced what their students will be...

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Lead Presenter: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Scientist


In this 45 minute webinar, Dr. C will review the GLOBE surface temperature data submitted during the solar eclipse. Dr. C needs your help in collecting surface temperature data for his Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign. Teachers share their previous experiences with his campaign.
JOIN US for our First Webinar produced by GLOBE Mission EARTH.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://tinyurl.com/GMEWebinar

After...

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Gearing up for Another Year of Student-Produced Spotlite Videos!

The NASA eClips team is seeking middle and high school digital media/technology teachers, science teachers, and STEM teachers/coaches to include their students in producing Spotlite videos for NASA. The purpose of these short videos is to correct a science misconception. Students assume the role of producers as they research, create a storyboard, write a script, and film and edit a video to correctly teach a science concept...

GME – West kicks off the school year with eclipse viewing at Antioch High School.

Next Step? Infusing GLOBE protocols and NASA assets into a variety of science classes across multiple grade levels 4th -12th.

Goal? Students DOING Science

 

CA GLOBE Students Reached 2016-2017 = 590 Grades 9-12 (5 schools)

CA & NM GLOBE Students Projected 2017-2018 = 1,025 Grades 4-12 (11 schools)

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The GLOBE Annual Meeting took place from July 30 to August 3, 2017 in New Haven, CT. Our whole team, including some of our Advisory Committee members, was involved in the protocol training, session presentations and poster presentations.

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Check out the latest NASA opportunities for the education community.

Cross the Curriculum With the Wind: Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Audience: Educators of Grades K-5

Event Date: Sept. 6, 2017, at 5 p.m. EDT

Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to explore the NASA Aeronautics educator guide. Learn how to incorporate the ideas and principles found in popular children’s...

Dearborn Heights teen spent summer interning with NASA program

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Keeping track: Crestwood students monitor environment during eclipse project

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Do you love animating data, creating science apps or illustrations, or taking macro photos? In the Vizzies: Visualization Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win cash prizes. https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/index.jsp

On August 21, 2017, the NASA eClips™ team hosted a viewing party at a local church in Virginia for the 2017 Eclipse. Around fifty participants learned about the sun by watching the NASA eClips™ videos “Our World: The Sun, A Real Star” and “Launchpad: Solar Eclipses”, by creating solar images using the NASA eClips Interactive Lesson on Solar Images, and by making a pinhole viewer with instructions from www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov. Attendees used their solar eclipse glasses to view the stages of...

AREN Project Quad Chart for August, 2017

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On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Shannon Verstynen and Victoria O’Leary of the NASA eClips™ team, along with three volunteers, traveled to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center in Awendaw, South Carolina to lead National Eclipse spectators in outreach activities. Over 200 children and their families participated in the NASA eClips™ Solar Images interactive lesson, where they learned about the ways NASA studies the sun, created solar images and UV bracelets, and modeled an eclipse...

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Joan Harper-Neely, STEM Education Specialist for NASA eClips™, and Christian Mouton, student producer from Hampton High School, attended the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) STEM Mixer. Christian presented to a group of 75 service members and guests the NASA eClips™ Spotlite video on Physical Change which his team produced during a workshop at NIA this past summer. NASA Spotlite videos correct science misconceptions and are...

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This summer the Boston University, partner of GLOBE Mission Earth team, ran professional development for elementary and middle school teachers from the high need school district of Providence, RI. In attendance were teachers new to GLOBE: 13 elementary teachers from 4 elementary schools spanning grades 2-5, and 4 middle school teachers from 3 schools. In addition, 4 teachers with GLOBE experience attended for a second summer to share their experience using GLOBE in their classrooms. The...

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Our montly update with a focus on eclipse event follow-up.

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NESSP hosted 8 tribal teams to launch 4 high altitude balloons during the Solar Eclipse of Aug 21,2017. The teams were from Oregon, Washington and Idaho and included about 100 students. 4 other teams dropped out due to fire concerns. In addition to the balloon activities, NESSP hosted NASA STEM activities on Sunday for about 300 students and 300 residents (mostly Native American). During the eclipse event we hosted about 700 spectators (though the activities were only locally advertised -...

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On August 16, 2017 the NASA Langley GLOBE Partnership led two GLOBE Workshops for teachers from Saint Mary Star of the Sea School in Hampton, VA and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Newport News, VA.

•Seven elementary teachers attended the Elementary GLOBE session, led by trainers Tina Harte and Elizabeth Joyner; focusing on the process of environmental data collection through the development of literacy skills.

•Two middle school teachers attended the GLOBE Hydrology Training led by...

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