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AREN Project -- Monthly Status Report for April, 2018
On May 30, 2018, NASA scientists and public engagement professionals shared NASA science with 4,200students and teachers from 58 schools acrossthe Boston area at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Students discovered a wide array of NASA careers, observed the Sun through a solar telescope, explored a supernova in virtual reality, launched water bottle rockets, and listened to Astronaut Sunita Williams share her experiences in space. Goddard Planetary Scientist Maria Banks wowed...Download
On May 23, 2018, seven high school students, their teachers and the Lexington School for the Deaf’s administrators, connected via video conference with GLOBE SME’s at NASA Langley: Dr. Margaret Pippin, Jessica Taylor, Tina Harte, Marilé Colon Robles, and William Wood. Interpretation services were provided by Christina York, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter at NASA Langley, and an interpreter at the Lexington School for the Deaf. The students asked questions about clouds and weather...Download Attachments
STEM Day at Fenway Park was held in Boston, MA on May 30, 2018 and reached ~4000 students and educators. This cross-collaborative effort, led by NASA GSFC, enabled Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from a variety of organizations to share rich science content reflecting NASA research & exploration.
NASA Astromaterials scientists Dave Draper & Liz Rampe presented their research to a packed stadium of participants.
The NASA Astromaterials tables enabled participants to observe and hold...Download
The Midwest U.S. GLOBE Student Research Symposium took place on May 18-19, 2018 hosted by the AREN Project, at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. 52 Students,9 GLOBE teachers representing two GLOBE Partners from MI and OH, attended. The students presented a total of 31 GLOBE research projects in a poster presentation session. Student projects were reviewed both by their peers and by local scientists.
GLOBE GIO Director Tony Murphy, and GLOBE Mission EARTH...Download
NASA Astromaterials connected audiences with authentic and unique NASA assets including STEM experts, astromaterial samples, and curation labs. Sharing these assets within the context of exciting NASA Events & programs provided relevance, enthusiasm, and STEM career awareness.Download
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
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...
And the winners are…..
On May 1, 2018, more than 100 students from Michigan & Ohio presented over 70 research projects at the GLOBE Mission EARTH SATELLITES Student conference at The University of Toledo’s Student Union. This conference, originally named SATELLITES: Students And Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret The Earth from Space, has grown over the years. The speaker, John Moore from the Palmyra Cove Nature Center, showed students how their data can be visualized by...Download
Presenters: Kathleen Johnson, Donald DeRosa, and Peter Garik from Boston University.
The GLOBE Greenup Webinar will explore green up events in phenological gardens. We will discuss taking data of budburst of shrubs and trees and observations of blooming of flowers using USA Phenological Network specified plants and GLOBE protocols. Examples of phenological garden plants, data, and observations will be from schools in Providence, RI.
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In April, over 1600 Students from 30 states and Mexico were able to interact and hear from a NASA Scientist, Dr. Doug Ming, about the latest Mars rover activities, what the scientist teams are learning from these activities, and some of the challenges humans will face if we plan to live and work on Mars.
Conducted at NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Astromaterial Webinars connect NASA scientists with learners from all backgrounds in formal and informal settings to provide the spark to...Download
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...Download
Presenter: Tracy Ostrom, UC Berkeley
Tracy provides a follow up session to Susan Hassol's presentation given on April 10 for students. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is complex. Simple communication strategies are presented.
To view the webinar from April 10, go to https://youtu.be/1hJ-fl7O8CI
Please register for this event: https://tinyurl.com/GMEWeb8Student
The Infiniscope team spent time engaging with science teachers in the NASA booth, at the NASA Hyperwall, and through an NSTA session at the 2018 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference on March 15-18 in Atlanta, GA. Science teachers learned about the Infiniscope Digital Teaching Network and everything it has to offer regarding STEM-focused activities and the upcoming community building features. 331 teachers opted to join the network based on the use of authentic NASA data...Download
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...
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...Download
AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) -- Wayne RESA, Wayne MI - Monthly Status Report -- March, 2018Download
Presenter: Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor in the Dept. of Earth & Environment, Boston University
Weather and its day-to-day changes are omnipresent in a child’s life. Observing weather and its day-to-day changes allows students to interact with their environment, take measurements, make predictions, and establish deep foundational knowledge called for by the standards. In this webinar, we will discuss how measurements made as part of the GLOBE Protocols can help students in all of these...Download
Pre-proposal Workshop Teleconference/Webex
Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS)
2018 NASA Research Announcement
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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On a chilly Friday in February, 28 teachers and two GLOBE researchers with the Arctic and Earth SIGNs project gathered in Tok, Alaska.
Drs. Elena Sparrow and Katie Spellman (University of Alaska Fairbanks) ran a workshop for teachers of the Alaska Gateway School District to learn how to use GLOBE protocols and NASA resources to study climate change in their schools and Alaska Native communitiesDownload
Solar Week is lively week of online curriculum and fun activities about our sun for grades 5-9 or youth age 11-14, including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games for a whole week. There’s a an online interactive message board where your group or class can submit a question to leading solar scientists.
NASA 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...Download
GME Webinar #5 - Classroom Career Connections
Presenters: Svetlana Darche and Tracy Ostrom, GME West & Jessica Taylor, NASA LaRC
This webinar will include a test-drive of the Green 360 Career Catalyst, an on-line college and career readiness resource. The webinar will include a focus on the importance of networking as a career exploration strategy with NASA scientist, Jessica Taylor, discussing the networking opportunities within NASA and the GLOBE program.
To make the most out of...Download
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...
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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...