Mars Exploration Program: Mars Student Imaging & Analysis

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Mars Exploration Program: Mars Student Imaging & Analysis
E/PO Project Name:
Mars Exploration Program Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Michelle Viotti
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 321-630
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Short Description:

Connected closely with Mars scientific efforts, Mars Student Imaging and Analysis is one of three content "threads" for formal education listed in the Mars Exploration Program Public Engagement Plan, and is geared for K-12 students.  Activities include Mars Student Imaging Project (5-12), Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (9-12), and Mars High-School Student Interns(11-12).  These activities provide progressively deeper and more sophisticated opportunities for students, supporting a NASA pipeline infrastructure.  The Mars Student Imaging Project enables students (grades 5-14) to use a Mars orbital camera to image Mars for their original analysis.  The Mars Exploration Student Data Teams enable high-school classes to form online virtual teams to analyze Mars’ weather and other data in real-time and contribute their analyses to the mission.  Student Interns gives competitively selected high-school students a chance to work in JPL mission operations.  msip.asu.edu

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM