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NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) plays an essential role in inspiring the next generation of explorers, and has a long history of supporting post-secondary opportunities. This link offers higher education faculty information about: SMD Forums’ higher education efforts, classroom resources, programs, events, and opportunities for faculty and undergraduates.

NASA Wavelength is a searchable database that contains a wealth of SMD educational products for the undergraduate classroom.

Astrophysics E/PO Resource Sampler and Planetary Science E/PO Resource Sampler are quick-start guides and “samplers” of the variety of Astrophysics and Planetary Science education resources.

If you would like to be part of SMD’s E/PO Community, please contact the SMD Education Forum that most closely aligns with your interests; contacts are listed at the top of the People Tab.

The Arizona State University Infiniscope Team participated in the NASA booth at the American Library Association National Conference in Chicago in June 2017. Our team showcased our newest digital learning experiences for the librarians offering them free, engaging activities that use NASA data for their audiences. Librarians were also invited to join our Infiniscope Teaching Network to be able to customize these experiences for their local areas.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 12:00– 4:30 p.m. East Coast. 9am -1:30pm West Coast.  11am-3:30 pm Central  ADDRESSES: National Institute of Aerospace, Room 142, 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary, NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of...

Overview Video of the 2017 Eclipse from the Exploratorium

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed Sun will be visible along a 70-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the Sun.

https://youtu.be/8ae8yI14Uo4


People not in the path will experience a partial eclipse. For...

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Send questions/Posted on Behalf of Mary E. Arnold, Ph.DI Professor|  4-H Youth Development Specialist

Program Research and Evaluation | School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

105 Ballard Hall | Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331

(541) 737-1315 (V)

(541) 737-1332 (F)

mary.arnold@oregonstate.edu

I want to pass along this call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Youth Development. I hope you...

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Please check out this video to learn about how the Exploratorium will make music from a Total Solar Eclipse. You can view on our YouTube channel, link here:

https://youtu.be/Hh5kK37KSEE

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On August 21st, 2017, Wayne Grim, a Bay Area composer and Staff Sound Artist at the Exploratorium, will be producing a real-time sonification of the eclipse that will be streamed by the Exploratorium as part of a composition for the renowned musical group Kronos Quartet. This auditory...

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The eclipse professional development from Monday June 19 is now available for free rebroadcast.  Teachers watching the rebroadcast can qualify for 1.5 hours of professional development training, and those doing the homework and observing the eclipse can get 4 hours.  After watching, the web page has the links to download the powerpoint in pdf or pptx.  

http://space.rice.edu/eclipse/eclipse_training.html

There will be one more "live" training session, Wednesday at 3:30 pm CDT.  ...

Shared at the request of  Liv Detrick, Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Questions or comments via email to: ldetrick@ibparticipation.org

Several resources on the PathwaysToScience.org website that may be useful if you are planning  development activities for undergraduate summer research students.  

"Funding your STEM Graduate Education" Webinar Recording:

http://pathwaystoscience.org/Webinars.aspx#GradFundingSum2016

This webinar recording is a great resource for...

Eclipse 101 for teachers!!

Due to popular demand, I am offering three additional online eclipse teacher professional development sessions.

These will be:

Monday June 19, 2 - 3:30 CDT

Monday June 19, 7 - 8:30 pm CDT

Wednesday, June 28, 3:30 - 5 pm CDT

These are FREE to teachers but preregistration is REQUIRED.  Contact Patricia Reiff (rreiff@rice.edu) for login instructions.

A PDF of the powerpoint is posted at Eclipse101.pdf .  This has links to the movies which are...

Total Solar Eclipse App

For Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Explore Total Solar Eclipse, our first mobile app that incorporates live webcasting. This free app gives you access to our live video streams of the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017, which will cross from the west to east coasts of the United States.   Tune in to five simultaneous video streams, all from your smart phone or tablet: 1) Live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators and...

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With just over two months to go until the August 1, 2017 deadline, now is the time to focus on your Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application! Fulbright Scholars are selected for their academic merit and leadership potential to teach, research, and exchange ideas. There are nearly 500 awards available in more than 125 countries; complete details are located in the Catalog of Awards.

You are invited to join any of our upcoming webinars. We run a series of Application Walk-Through and...

Students from Ohio and Michigan Present Findings about their Environment 

On May 3, 2017, 130 students presented 90 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; in 2016 there were 82 students presenting 58 projects. 

Through research projects, students answer...

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, over 40 high school digital media students from Hampton City Schools and Newport News Public Schools in Virginia were recognized for their effort in creating NASA eClipsTM Spotlites and Subject Matter Experts as Educators (SME2) videos to increase science understanding and promote STEM careers. An awards ceremony was held at Hampton University by Shelley Spears (PI) and Joan Harper-Neely of the National Institute of Aerospace, where certificates were presented....

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The April issue of Western Michigan's EvaluATE’s newsletter is all about reporting. It highlights a blog on how to include evaluation results in Advanced Technological Education (ATE) annual reports to the National Science Foundation, and resources on alternative and public report formats, data visualization resources, etc. Although funded by NSF for ATE projects the resources may interest NASA-funded projects. April newsletter attached as a PDF.   More about EvaluATE at:...

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Register here: http://bit.ly/2meRP3E

 
Every day can and should be Earth Day! During this webinar, we will focus on the various ways in which all citizens can be engaged in helping make our home planet a better place. Participants will learn how this is possible through both the GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app. We will look at the current status of Earth's "vital signs" by showing everyone how to access and review the current status of Earth’s health from NASA’s Global Climate...

Approximately 30 students and faculty from Tennessee State University attended at the annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference held from March 15-19 at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. Dr. David Padgett and his students presented about the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program and provided training. The purpose of the conference is to strengthen the partnerships between students and faculty at historically black colleges/universities and...

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Register today for the GLOBE ENSO Student Research Campaign webinar: “NASA Earth Science Efforts.” The webinar will take place on Tuesday, 14 March, at 8:00 p.m. EST (1:00 a.m. UTC). You can join this webinar by registering here.

In this hour-long webinar, we will learn more about how and why NASA missions study Earth’s systems. By looking at NASA’s Earth Science “Big Questions”, we will frame our understanding about the overall vision and goals. We will learn about the Global...

The Call for Papers for the IAGA 2017 Scientific Assembly in Cape Town, 27 August -1 September is now open at http://iapso-iamas-iaga2017.com/. There is an EPO session. Abstract Deadline is March 12. Please submit.http://iapso-iamas-iaga2017.com/

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We are in the process of trying to revitalize the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Interdivisional Commission on Education and Outreach (IDCEO).

While we welcome input, commentary, and tasking requests from all of you 
at any time, our first job right now is to populate the Commission. As 
you may know, IAGA Divisions and Commissions are mostly populated by the 
people who attend the conferences and come to the business meetings. 
Officers are required...

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From: Dr. Ellen E. Lettvin  Email: ellen.lettvin@ed.gov
Robert Noyce Senior Fellow in Informal STEM Learning
US Department of Education/Office of Innovation and Improvement
400 Maryland Ave SW, Office 4W345
Washington, DC 20202
Office Phone: 202-260-0823

The U.S. Department of Education issued an updated Dear Colleague Letter on January 18, 2017 to states, school districts, schools and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science,...

 

CGS is looking for an Education Research Analyst, who will serve as a task lead for various activities related to benchmarking, policy analysis, and research projects that are essential to the Council of Graduate Schools’ mission. Full position description, including position requirements and requisite skills, as well as a link to apply for this job can be found here: http://careers.cgsnet.org/jobs/8707814/education-research-analyst.

 

The position is open until filled, but review...

I am pleased to announce that Rice University, under partial NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium support, has commissioned Don Davis to create fulldome animations of the geometry of solar and lunar eclipses.   

Previews of these animations can be seen at:
    http://space.rice.edu/eclipse/eclipse_animations.html

To get on our email list for additional information and links to more eclipse tips and tricks, please sign up at

    http://eepurl.com/cv68Qj

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Manages research elements within the Heliophysics Research Program. Develops solicitations and evaluates research proposals. Initiates and monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Integrates and coordinates the efforts of agency personnel with those of U.S. and international scientists and technologists, university personnel, industry contacts, or contractors in research, development, and physical science. Provides advice on measurement and instrumentation related to...

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. 

The deadline for application is January 6, 2017

Summer interns will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, they will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch...

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Science Policy Analyst. The successful candidate will actively monitor and analyze developments in federal science legislation, budgets, leadership, and related matters, for FYI, an authoritative news and resource center for federal science policy. Under the guidance of the Director of Science Policy, write, edit, and publish content for multiple FYI products as part of an editorial team. Make contributions to the development of a growing suite...

As an Education Specialist you will serve as the Evaluation Program Manager performing the following duties:

You will be responsible for managing and conducting educational research on K-12 and higher education STEM-related literature, performance assessment, and portfolio management.

You will be implementing, monitoring, and updating the Office of Education (OE) performance measurement strategy by defining performance measures, identifying the appropriate methods for collecting data,...

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