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.
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...Download
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...
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...Download
From: Dr. Ellen E. Lettvin Email: email@example.com
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.
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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,...
NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which looks at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology or innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding (grants), or under a contract including a self-driving tractor that harvests food, cameras used in car-crash safety tests, tools making brain surgery safer, Spinoff 2017 is available in several digital formats at: https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2017/index.html
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Real People Behind Hidden Figures, Stars Join NASA to Mark Anniversary, Celebration of Diversity
NASA will kick off a yearlong centennial celebration for its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, with events Thursday, Dec. 1 highlighting the critical work done by the African American women of Langley’s West Computing Unit, a story told in the book and upcoming movie Hidden Figures.
The day will begin with an education...
NASA’s Digital Learning Network Presents: ‘Hidden Figures’ Virtual Event
You might think you know NASA’s story, but there’s always a story behind the story. Did you know the first computers were people? That in the early days of spaceflight, there were women (including minorities) working to make sure that the United States was able to successfully launch humans into space and breaking social barriers at the same time?
Join NASA experts, director Ted Melfi, and Octavia Spencer, who...
It’s not too early to begin preparing your applications for paid summer research experiences and graduate programs!
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You are invited to join our next Mars MAVEN webinar, on November 30 (1pm HT, 3pm ADT, 4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT): The MAVEN Mission and Mars' Auroras.
The NASA Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (MAVEN) has been studying Mars’ climate evolution since September 2014, particularly the loss of its atmosphere to space due to interactions with the sun and the solar wind. Among its discoveries, MAVEN has observed auroras in unexpected locations in the Martian...
The 16th meeting of the Small Bodies Assessment Group will be help at the University of Arizona on January 11-13, 2017. The 16th SBAG meeting is now available for sign up on the NASA Conference Tracking System for anyone who must request approval for attendance on that system. It is NCTS # 27699-17.
Early career travel support: We are planning to offer limited U.S. travel support for early career scientists to participate in the SBAG 16 meeting, to be held at the University of Arizona...
This award is established by the Planetary Science Institute in memory of Senior Scientist Betty Pierazzo to support and encourage graduate students to build international collaborations and relationships in planetary science. Two awards will be made each year, contingent upon there being meritorious applications. One will be awarded to a graduate student working on his or her Ph.D. at an institution within the U.S. This is to support travel to a planetary science related meeting...
AREN Presentation - NASA SMD STEM Science Activation Baseline Meeting -- November 15, 2016 -- Lansdowne Resort and Conference Center -- Leesburg, VADownload
Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a Federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund -- and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.
As the nation's largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America's nonprofit sector and addressing our nation's...
Manages research elements within the Heliophysics Research Program. Develops solicitations and evaluates research proposals. Initiates and monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish...
How can the federal government better engage citizens?
Federal agencies are using "open innovation" tools to leverage the knowledge and skills of people outside government. Using dedicated websites and in-person outreach, agencies have worked with the public to rebuild communities after Hurricane Sandy, improve methods to find asteroids that could threaten the Earth, and reduce the amount of time required for highway construction projects.
We identified 7 practices that agencies can...
Date: Oct. 25, 2016
Time: 11am–12:30pm PDT, 2–3:30pm EDT
Speaker: Conor Nixon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Direct from a Cassini Project Science Group workshop held a mere two weeks before the October CHARM! Hear about what we know about Titan topics that were investigated early in Cassini’s mission. Learn what questions have baffled and perplexed Cassini scientists for a long while (cough cough cryovolcanism cough cough). Join us...
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