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Greetings from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies!

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This Thursday, 3/4, Nichole Anest, will let us take a look inside...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10 - 11 am ET

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the African American Advisory Committee are hosting this event in observance of Black History and Women's History Months and in alignment with the NASA Unity Campaign. Click here to participate.

Stephanie Wilson is an engineer and NASA astronaut who flew aboard three space shuttle missions. She is the second African-American woman to travel into space, following Dr. Mae Jemison. Wilson is currently among 18...

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Applications due March 1, 2021 for NISE Network Sustainability Fellowship

Submit your application to participate in a program for museum staff who are interested in developing sustainability-related projects! Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 NISE Network Sustainability Fellowship professional development program, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Staff from up to 90 museums will be selected to participate in a series of online...

NASA’s new Planetary Analogs website introduces planetary analog field work to broad audiences. Verbal and visual storytelling convey Earth’s role in helping scientists to understand our solar system’s past, present, and future. Visit the site: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/planetary-analogs.

Initial content, published in February 2021, emphasizes geologic analogs. Examples of mission analogs and astrobiology analogs, with links to existing NASA websites focused on these topics,...

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When You Picture a Scientist, Who Do You See? A panel conversation on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

Wednesday, March 24, 3pm ET/ 12pm PT (75 minutes)

https://www.choice360.org/webinars/when-you-picture-a-scientist-who-do-you-see/

You are invited to join this candid conversation with world-renowned scientists on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM.

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During this live event, Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Jennifer Doudna (featured in the film Human...

Convener: Manoj Nair (manoj.c.nair@noaa.gov)
Co-Conveners: Edgar Bering (spacephy@Central.UH.EDU) | Raju Sakar (rajusarkar.cst@rub.edu.bt) | Hannah Rogers (h.f.rogers@sms.ed.ac.uk) | Tereza Kameníková (kamenitka@gmail.com)


This symposium calls for papers describing innovations in geoscience instruction methods, citizen science initiatives and community learning efforts. Papers are welcome on all aspects of education and citizen-science including methodology, data collection, data...

Convener: Manoj Nair (manoj.c.nair@noaa.gov)
Co-Conveners: Edgar Bering (spacephy@Central.UH.EDU) | Raju Sakar (rajusarkar.cst@rub.edu.bt) | Hannah Rogers (h.f.rogers@sms.ed.ac.uk) | Tereza Kameníková (kamenitka@gmail.com)


This symposium calls for papers describing innovations in geoscience instruction methods, citizen science initiatives and community learning efforts. Papers are welcome on all aspects of education and citizen-science including methodology, data collection, data...

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, March 23 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Kelly Lepo update us with the latest on the James Webb Space Telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's next flagship space observatory, which will launch in October 2021. In this presentation, Dr. Lepo will discuss the science and challenges of infrared astronomy, as well as the big questions that the Webb telescope will help to answer: What were the first galaxies like? How do galaxies...

Resources from the SciAct Collective to celebrate Engineers Week and encourage engineering throughout the year have been compiled on the Engineering page at the NASA eClips website. This website contains a collection of NASA-funded resources to inspire students to explore engineering and other STEM-related activities and careers. More resources will be added to this page as engineering challenges, activities, and events are submitted.

 

Posting GBH's Framework for Diversity and Equity in K-12 Science Educational Media Final Report The Framework consists of five parts:

  • Part I, A Summary of Diversity and Equity Research, summarizes key research in diversity and equity related to four themes identified by the advisory group.
  • Part II, Practices that Support Diversity and Equity in K-12 Education, identifies practices that support diversity and equity in science education that are grounded in the research literature....

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On Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021 at 7 pm, Lick Observatory astronomer Dr. Elinor Gates will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on:

”Lick Observatory During Pandemics: 1918 and 2020.”

On line at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SVAstronomyLectures

          [if you go to this address the evening of the talk you will see and be able to participate in the live event; we will also make a recording]

The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series (through Foothill...

The NASA SMD ROSES-21 Solicitation is out, at https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={70022F64-A0FD-0B3D-7FFA-FCC298C068E6}&path=open

Solicitation Number: NNH21ZDA001N-SCIACT
             Solicitation Title: F.6 Science Activation Program Integration
             Release Date: 02/12/2021
             Close Date: 05/14/2021

The SMD Science Activation Program (SciAct) seeks to further enable NASA science experts and content into the learning...

Greetings from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies!

 

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  Today, Spencer Hill, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty...

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has just opened the search for a new Chief Scientific Officer. Full details can be found here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/451541

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is an independent marine research, education, and community institution located in Portland, Maine. We pioneer collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. We investigate dynamic ocean systems, from marine life to environmental conditions to...

On January 21, 2021, My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner presented on the science practice of "Data Analysis and Interpretation" using NASA Earth Data to 18 middle and high school educators.  This event was hosted by the Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) as part of the SECO monthly series geared to help educators understand science and engineering practices as they learn to design experiences for their students to engage in these practices. The My NASA Data program was chosen specifically...

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The Arizona SciTech Festival in collaboration with Univision Arizona is doing a series of Facebook Live events on Hispanic Leaders in Science. These are open to everyone, will be in Spanish, every Thursday in February, from 3-4MST. The event on Feb 18, will be of particular interest: Space and Science, including our NESEC colleague at NASA Langley, Marilé Colón Robles, who is the science lead for GLOBE Clouds, and former NASA astronaut, José Hernandez.

 

 

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In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This week, Dannie Dinh, Program Officer and Deputy Country Lead for the Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) project, International Research...

The Attached poster is a description of the NASA Community College Network.

NCCN to bring NASA Subject Matter Experts (SME), research findings, and science resources into the nation’s community college system. For more information, follow the links in the PDF, or contact PI Simon Steel

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NASA, Texas Space Grant Consortium, and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research Summer Intern Program is a nationally competitive STEM program for high school students. The program provides selected students with exposure to Earth and space research. Interns will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work.

Scientists and Engineers at UT/CSR are conducting NASA supported research on astronomy,...

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Thank you for sharing your SaSa 2021 Kick Off Slides. Please download the zipfile to access them.

 

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Join the NASA eClips Team at the Virtual Children's Engineering Convention to learn how to use remote engineering and collaborate virtually to design and test spaghetti towers. Participants will learn by doing. We will model how to use the 7E model, the engineering design process, and virtual collaboration like NASA scientists and engineers.

Learn more about the 25th Annual Children's Engineering Convention.

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 60-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This week, Dr. Margie Turrin, Director of Educational Field Programs and Laurel Zaima, Education and Outreach Coordinator from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will...

Mark your calendars for February 18 at 2 pm ET. The next GMM webinar “How to Make Your IVSS Project Stand Out”. Dorian Janney will demonstrate how to use Story Maps effectively.

IVSS is the International Virtual Science Symposium and is a way for primary through undergraduate students from all GLOBE countries to showcase their research and hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Getting Started with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Projects: An open forum webinar with students, educators, and the Trees Campaign core team. With the first four months of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focusing on the science (Tree Height, Greenings, Carbon Cycle, and Land Cover), we will now focus on how to take that science and create student research projects. We will hear from several students...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Continuing with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Projects: Looking more in-depth at online tools, story mapping, and the NASA GLOBE Observer trees and land cover tools for student research projects, including student research on lime trees in Croatia. The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will continue Phase II of Year 3 by bringing teachers and students together with the common goal of discussing and...

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