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Weekly News and Announcements – January 16, 2015


1.) Last call for session proposals for NSTA 2015 area conferences TODAY

2.) Heliophysics Educator Ambassador Opportunity

3.) Help U.S. Cope with Climate Change: Enter NASA-USGS Data App Challenge

4.) Eco-Comedy Video Competition, Spring 2015 Call For Entries

5.) Earth Science Community TagUp Notes now posted on the workspace http://smdepo.org/post/7643


Upcoming Events/Deadlines:

  • January 23, 2015 DEADLINE for...

The complete press release may be viewed by clicking here: http://1.usa.gov/1IDNjAa


 

NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change.

The Climate Resilience Data Challenge, conducted through the NASA Tournament Lab, a partnership with Harvard University hosted on Appirio/Topcoder, kicks...

Astrophysics E/PO Community Tag-Up

December 16, 2014

Next Tag-Up

The date for the next Astro E/PO Community Tag-Up will be January 20, 2015, at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT / 11 am PT.

A. NASA Updates

B.  Workspace Updates

C.  Space Studies Board NASA Science Education Workshop Debrief

D.  Meeting Planning:  AGU, AAS-Seattle, ACA

E.  Forum-Community Updates:  CoSTEM “Brown Bags”

A.  NASA Updates (Denise Smith and Hashima Hasan)

Science Education CAN (Denise...

Astrophysics E/PO Community Tag-Up

November 18, 2015

Next Tag-Up

The date for the next Astro E/PO Community Tag-Up will be December 16, 2014 at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT / 11 am PT.

A.  NASA Updates (Denise Smith and Bryan Mendez)

Science Education Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN)

Denise reported that the draft Science Education CAN was released November 6 and the community has 30 days to submit comments to the email address contained within the announcement.  An issue...

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The Heliophysics Science Mission Directorate Forum team is excited to invite informal educators that work with professional development for K-12 educators and informal audiences to be part of the Heliophysics Educator Ambassadors for Informal Educators program through the generous partner support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorates’ Heliophysics missions. 

 

Purpose The Heliophysics Educator Ambassador (HEA) for Informal Educators program will focus on in-depth, learning...

Do you work with informal educators who deliver professional development to K-12 educators? Please help us pass the word about this AMAZING opportunity for them! Please feel free to copy and paste the following information that includes a link to the program overview and application to send to any informal educators that you have worked with. I have also attached is a short flyer document outlining the program for you to distribute at workshops, in your institute, or any educator newsletters...

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