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NASA is looking for experienced scientists to join the staff as Program Scientists in the Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science divisions of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.  

A program scientist:

Performs a range of scientific program planning duties. Takes responsibility for the science content of flight mission programs or projects to carry out Science Mission Directorate (SMD) investigations. Develops, reviews, and...

There are a variety of education and public engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public at the 2018 LPSC conference, in the Woodlands, TX.  The SMD Science Activation teams and infrastructure community is invited to join us and invite your scientists to participate in student and public engagement activities.

Abstract submission guidelines: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2018/abstract-submission/

Education and Engagement details:

The 2017 Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Professional Development Institute was held at the Hotel Roanoke on November 16-18, 2017.  Over 800 formal and informal educators from across the Commonwealth attended.

NASA Langley activities included:

• Tours of the Langley Centennial Trailer and visit with Spacey Casey

• Pre-conference workshop on Elementary GLOBE

• 8 concurrent sessions hosted by SD Education and Office of Education staff in the "NASA Room"

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There are a variety of education and public engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public at the 2018 LPSC conference.  Please join us and invite your scientists to participate in student and public engagement activities.

Submit an Abstract —

The LPSC abstract deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 5pm US Central Standard Time.  In addition to abstracts on a variety of planetary science topics, we are soliciting abstracts for Education and Public Engagement posters. ...

School Site Visits!  GME-West continues to support teachers and students.  At Antioch and Arise high schools, students learn site definition and hydrology protocols along the delta and in a local creek in preparation of Student Research Symposium projects. At Skyridge elementary school students learn how to use a calitoo and collect data to measure Aerosols as they participate in NASA’s Air Quality Campaign.

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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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Follow-on to last week's NASA Advisory Council Science meeting. Agend attached. WebEx and dial-in info included in agenda.

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The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH is guiding accessibility implementation in WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project. Team member Madeleine Rothberg will be presenting on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 5:00 pm EST, at the OZeWAI (Australian Web Adaptability Initiative) Conference in Canberra, Australia, where she will join a panel that includes Microsoft, ABC, and Blackboard. Madeleine will discuss the decisions, trade-offs, and innovations that impact the...

NASA chartered a group of planetary scientists and technologists to run a community workshop and prepare a report that represents the planetary science communities’ perceptions of where planetary sciences will be by the year 2050, with science goals and technology requirements mapped out over the coming 3 decades. The workshop was a great success, with creative and innovative input from both in-house and virtual participants. The full report is still in work. 

Based on presentations from...

Aerial Exploration of Environmental Study Sites, Using Kites, Cameras, and Other Sensors
March 17, 2018, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Georgia World Congress Center, A314

National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference


Take a look at your environmental study site from 150 meters above ground level. STEM presentation from NASA’s AREN Project and the GLOBE Program.

Presenters:  David Bydlowski and Andy Henry, AREN Project

https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/Conversations/draft-gpm-november-7

See our telecon FAQs and etiquette reminders.  

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM Pacific (Extended End Time)
Call-in: 1-877-951-7311 (New Call-In Number)  For non-US call-in numbers, click here.
Passcode: 4256755

Come learn how and why NASA satellite data is being used to predict the onset of water-related and vector-borne diseases as well as to inform operational users so they can...

The NASA eClips™ team joined NASA Langley Research Center in celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a Centennial Open House on October 21, 2017. Over 20,000 people attended the daylong event, while 2,000 people stopped by the NASA eClips™ booth. At the booth, educators presented the “Launchpad: Colors of Ice” activity and showcased the “Our World: NASA at Jamestown” video. NASA Langley has a Nondestructive Evaluation Science Branch that continues to be the world’s leading NDE lab in the...

Attached are the annual progress report documents for the NASA SMD Exploration Connection team at Arizona State University.

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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...

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GME – West engages 4th graders in GLOBE pedosphere protocols as they learn about geographic regions of California. Practiced collaboration and analytical skills are evident as they learn about rock formations/fossils and how landscapes change over time due to weathering  (NGSS 4-ESS1-1 and 4-ESS2-1.)

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GME Webinar #1-Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign and Results of the Surface Temperature Changes during the Solar Eclipse

Presenters: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Scientist, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio and Rick Sharpe, GLOBE Teacher, Huntington High School, Huntington, West Virginia

Dr. C reviewed the GLOBE clouds, air temperature and surface temperature data submitted during the solar eclipse. Dr. C then asked teachers and students to help in collecting surface temperature...

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AREN Project Quad Chart for September, 2017

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Nugget announcing the public launch of WGBH's first set of interactive digital resources produced as part of the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms" project. (Cooperative Agreement Notice Award No. NNX16AD71A; WGBH Principal Investigator: Rachel Connolly).  

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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...

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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...

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Due to an overwhelming response from Michigan and Ohio teachers, The University of Toledo held two professional developments on Elementary GLOBE this past summer. UT solicited teams of teachers from the same school or feeder pattern so that older students could work with younger students to collect and submit GLOBE data.  

22 Grade K-8 teachers from 11 Schools were trained in Clouds, Air Temperature & Surface Temperature GLOBE Protocols. Teachers experienced what their students will be...

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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:

https://tinyurl.com/GMEWebinar

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Check out the latest NASA opportunities for the education community.

Cross the Curriculum With the Wind: Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Audience: Educators of Grades K-5

Event Date: Sept. 6, 2017, at 5 p.m. EDT

Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to explore the NASA Aeronautics educator guide. Learn how to incorporate the ideas and principles found in popular children’s...

Dearborn Heights teen spent summer interning with NASA program

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Keeping track: Crestwood students monitor environment during eclipse project

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