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STEM Educator & Associate Researcher: New Horizons in Space Additive Manufacturing and STEM Education

Dates of Program: 7/2/2018 - 8/10/2018
Stipend Amount: $4,500 
Application Deadline: 5/25/2018

Description:
The New York City College of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) as well as a baccalaureate degree. Both degree programs are hands-on with engineering applications in areas such as CAD, CAM, Materials...

A nugget from joint efforts of the Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative and the AREN Project.

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Total observations: 56,514 cloud observations 3x more than North American Solar Eclipse!

The NASA GLOBE Clouds Challenge, organized by NASA Langley with strong collaborations from GLOBE and GLOBE Observer social media, motivated people around the world to make up to 10 GLOBE cloud observations daily from March 15 - April 15, 2018. GLOBE received over 56,500 cloud observations from more than 15,000 locations in 99 countries, including observations from every continent  even Antarctica....

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On April 19–20, scientists and outreach professionals from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Solar System Exploration Division participated in an Earth Day event at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Travelers, school groups, and the public had the opportunity to learn about NASA Earth and planetary science at this pop-up booth style event. Our contributions to the event included Hyperwall presentations and hands-on activities focusing on the Earth and Moon, Titan, and...

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From April 6–8, 2018, NASA scientists and outreach professionals participated in the USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The Solar System Exploration Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center hosted two booths at the event, both organized by Andrea Jones of the Planetary Science Institute and NASA GSFC. The booths featured Goddard’s support of lunar and martian science and exploration. At the Moon table, visitors learned...

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From March 30 to April 1, 2018, NASA scientists and outreach professionals from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center participated in AwesomeCon, Washington, D.C.’s ComicCon, with an estimated attendance of 67,000 people.Dawn Myers of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission led the effort on behalf of NASA. At the booth in the exhibit hall, visitors learned about lunar topography and moon landing sites with LRO, terrestrial elevations from the ICESat-2 mission, and the Global...

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LPI recently completed the 2017-18 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series titled Diving into Ocean Worlds, featuring presentations about ocean worlds of the outer solar system (Europa, Titan, and Enceladus) and beyond, and what we have learned about habitability from exploration of these worlds. 

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Wednesday, April 18–Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and 6:00–10:00 p.m. Thursday (Ages 18+)
Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio, The Exploratorium, San Francisco

Join NASA and Exploratorium scientists to learn all about the InSight Lander mission, the first to focus on examining the deep interior of Mars. Launching in May 2018, it will be the very first interplanetary launch from the  West Coast. 

InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat...

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Presenter: Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Communications: science and outreach

Making complex issues such as Climate Change understandable and relatable to our students and greater community can be a challenging task, to say the least. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is more complex than simply looking at CO2 and temperature values.  And understanding how climate change effects on our nation's environmental and economical securities plays a role in how...

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The Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative supported GLOBE-trainee Amanda Clapp with a GLOBE field day for her students, centered around atmosphere protocols.

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AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) -- Wayne RESA, Wayne MI - Monthly Status Report -- March, 2018

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•Finished production of GRACE satellite video, incorporating changes from test audiences (and the SciAct members who saw and commented on it). Are now distributing to planetariums throughout the US.

•Finished production of a short video on the detection of life around nearby M dwarf stars.  Posted a version on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/218834480 and will soon distribute to other planetariums.

Entered the “STEM for ALL” video showcase.

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ISTE/NASA Virtual Workshop – Demystifying Coding – Have Your Pi and Eat It, Too!

Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 pm PT/ 4:30 pm ET

 

Join us Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 pm PT/ 4:30 pm ET for the next free ISTE/NASA virtual workshop, where you’ll learn how to get started with coding using Raspberry Pi and block coding. Register now for the March 20 event.

 

Direct link to register: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/e3b7wyn41cn1/event/event_info.html

Register even if you can't make the live...

All are invited to join our next Mars MAVEN webinar, on April 18 (1pm HT, 3pm ADT, 4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT):

Do Habitable Worlds Require Magnetic Fields?
What does it take for a planet to be hospitable for life? Join MAVEN Co-Investigator Dr. Dave Brain of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) to learn about the role that a global magnetic field may play in the evolution of a planet’s atmosphere and in planetary habitability. 

 Topic: Do Habitable Worlds...

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 12, to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work. These events follow President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal delivery to the U.S. Congress.  . . Lightfoot will provide a “State of NASA” address to the agency’s workforce at 1 p.m. EST from Marshall Space Flight...

January began and ended with two spectacular lunar events. The largest ‘supermoon’ of the year welcomed us into 2018 then the month ended with the Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) communications team at GSFC conducted two successful social media campaigns to coincide with these lunar events in order to promote lunar science and exploration. 

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Wow.  It's been a year since I last posted an update of helio visualizations available at the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio.

With the Sun still relatively quiet (from a magnetic activity perspective), it's been another year dominated by particles and fields...

Alfven waves (basic)

Alfven waves (kinetic)

... down to the ionosphere with new products supporting GOLD and ICON...

(with more collected in the gallery "Interface to Space").

...and visits to the...

The Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Explorer 1 mission and the associated discovery of the Earth’s radiation belts. The event will also be the first celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Space Studies Board in 2018. The agenda will focus on scientific and technological advances over the last 60 years, beginning with the history of the mission and radiation belt discoveries and...

The CosmoQuest project is looking for input on how people are learning and doing science in a variety of environments that will allow us to compare the needs of different free-choice learners and the needs of formal educators. We could use your help both as survey participants, and in getting the surveys out to wider audiences. Please take any and all surveys that are relevant to you and share these links as relevant through your program newsletters.

Podcast Listeners Survey...

NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers Cover ImageNASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is excited to announce the release of NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers. The guide is intended for first-time CubeSat developers, and especially for CubeSats being developed at educational institutions, interested in applying for a launch opportunity through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.  It covers the CubeSat development...

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Join us for the ENSO Phase III Science and Collaboration webinar on Tues., Jan. 9th at 9 am EST/ 2 pm UT/ 9 pm Thailand time

This webinar will focus on the impacts of water- both above and below the surface- on the regions in Far Asia and the Pacific. We will hear from a GLOBE scientist and teacher in Thailand, as they share their experiences with the flooding that has increased during the past few monsoon seasons. They will describe how they have their students use GLOBE protocols to...

The following funding announcements have limits on institutional eligibility. Please read the full announcements carefully before applying.

Funding Announcement #1

Solicitation Number: NNH18ZHA002N-MAA Release Date: 12/21/2017   Close Date: 04/30/2018

Solicitation Title: Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA)

The goal of the NASA MAA is to utilize NASA’s unique resources to:  Build the interest, skills and knowledge necessary for K-12...

The citation is: Edu, Inc. (2017). Eclipse 2017 Livestream – An evaluation report for NASA. Palo Alto, CA: Spencer, D., Graham, J., & Pickering, D.

Abstract From InformalScience.org: 

The Exploratorium’s livestream of the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse reached over 63 million people. Live programs in English and Spanish provided an informal learning experience outside the museum. Over 2.75 million people viewed on-demand videos on eclipse science. Sixty major media providers...

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NASA Spotlites - Science for Students by Students
Wednesday 01/17/2018
6:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

NASA Spotlites – Science by Students for Students

Join us to learn how to engage students in a problem based activity that results in students producing NASA Spotlite videos. 

What's a NASA Spotlite video? These 90 to 120 second videos are written, filmed, edited, and produced by students as they think through an engineering design process. Each video targets a science...

Mapping GLOBE Atmosphere and Surface Temperature Data Using ArcGIS Online

 Presenters: David A. Padgett, Associate Professor of Geography, Tennessee State University, TSU students

This webinar spotlights Tennessee State University's Geographic Information Systems Day and National Geography Awareness Week outreach activity.  Ninth grade students attending Nashville's Stratford STEM Magnet High School collected GLOBE Atmosphere and Surface Temperature Protocol data on the Friday prior to...

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