Higher Ed Faculty
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.
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.
Attached are the quad charts; evaluation summary; and 3 attachments, a set of slides showing use of OpenSpace during Year 2 across the OpenSpace Informal Science Institution Network, and the 2017 progress report.Download Attachments
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) has been issued.
A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on December 8 at 2 PM EST. Registration is now available at: https://nsfgrantsconferences.com/pappg-update-webinar/
The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Significant changes include:
- Addition of a new eligibility subcategory on international branch...
Attached is a nugget from one of GLOBE Mission EARTH partners: Tennessee State University.
The first class day of the fall semester began on the day of the Solar Eclipse occurred. Dr. David Padgett took full advantage of the event by collecting GLOBE data. Pre-service teachers enrolled in World Regional Geography (GEOG 1020) sections collected ambient air temperature, surface temperature, and cloud cover data, before, during, and after the August 21 solar eclipse event. Data was...Download
ASU’s NASA Exploration Connection PI Recognized as “Top 10 Teaching Innovator”
Ariel Anbar was named as 1 of only 10 top teaching innovators in the first-ever such selection by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Anbar’s innovation was developing the NASA-supported Habitable Worlds online science class for non-scientists which is organized around NASA SMD themes. Habitable Worlds was recently recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education as an exemplar of personalized,...Download
CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON NASA TV
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m. EDT, all NASA TV channels and the agency’s website
NASA TV will carry live coverage of the House Science Joint Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Space hearing on the “The Great American Eclipse: To Totality and Beyond” at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. Witnesses include Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate of NASA and representatives...
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...Download
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:
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...Download
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:
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The best place to watch the eclipse will be along the path of totality. The second best? At the Exploratorium or on its website or mobile app. With the support of NASA, the Exploratorium is sending field crews to two different locations along the path of totality....Download
NASA Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) Released
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled, “Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)” (80JSC017N0001), has been released. This NRA will solicit applied research in support of NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP). This NRA is available through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at: https://tinyurl.com/NASA-HERO-2017.
The research will fall into one or more...
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.Download
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
People not in the path will experience a partial eclipse. For...
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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:
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...
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.
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: email@example.com
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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...Download Attachments
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...Download
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....Download