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NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has an essential role in NASA's education mission "to inspire the next generation of explorers." The discoveries and new knowledge from our missions and research programs consistently engage people's imaginations, inform educators, and excite children about science and exploration. SMD encourages the development of education and public outreach programs and products that utilize and excite our audiences about SMD research, missions, and discoveries. Here you will find information that will allow you to:
- Propose an Education or Public Outreach Project to SMD
- Partner with an SMD E/PO Community Member
- Find Resources
Propose an Education or Public Outreach Project to SMD
SMD encourages proposals for related education and outreach programs. If you have a great idea for an educational project, you might consider pursuing a grant offered by SMD.
Proposals for Education and Public Outreach in Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) are requested every two out of three years, as part of NASA SMD’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES). These typically are in the range of $100,000 annually for one to three years.
If you are interested in including students directly in your research efforts, there are several traditional pathways that NASA researchers can leverage. Such research experiences are highly valuable in helping students develop as young professionals. Undergraduate researchers can be supported through internships and as part of Research and Analysis grants. In addition, Student Collaborations, whether hands-on instrument programs or data analysis collaborations, can be important components of mission science efforts.
Partner with an SMD E/PO Community Member
New opportunities for partnership are advertised through Community Announcements. Please contact the correspondent listed. If you would like to find a partner, please contact the Science Education and Public Outreach Forum that most closely aligns with your content interest; contacts are listed in the “About” menu under “Questions / Contact.”
The NASA SMD E/PO program has created a wide range of resources that use the excitement of SMD’s scientific explorations of our Earth and the universe beyond. The Forums have assisted SMD in developing NASA Wavelength, a “one-stop shop” to provide an online catalog of SMD products and activities. New resources will also be listed in the Community Announcements section of this workspace.
NASA Wavelength is an intuitive and searchable database of SMD products and activities.
Other resources of interest:
You can also search for education resources created by all areas of NASA