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NASA STARS en Español developed from a growing need to promote awareness of NASA’s diverse career opportunities for minority populations and highlight Hispanic professionals as role models in STEM careers. It was only appropriate to do it Spanish.
We are excited that CCRI Educator, Alejandro Mundo, will be featured on NASA STEM STARS en Español!
Please join us on Monday 8/10 at 1:30 pm EDT following this link:
SMD is currently accepting applications for two Program Analyst positions at NASA HQ. These positions are part of a team which manages the budget of one of SMD's five Science Divisions (Earth Science, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, or Biological and Physical Sciences). These positions work closely with SMD's technical staff of program managers and program scientists, and are responsible for the budget formulation and execution of a portfolio of projects. These positions are...
On June 30, the American Museum of Natural History and NASA@My Library, in partnership with the Lunar and Planetary Institute, hosted a live webcast "Follow Perseverance to Mars." The “virtual field trip” used AMNH’s OpenSpace to take viewers to the landing site of the Mars 2020 rover, led by AMNH’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart. LPI Staff Scientists Germán Martínez and Kennda Lynch, and NASA Johnson Space Center Exploration Mission Scientist Liz Rampe participated on-screen...Download
On July 9, 2020, My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner presented "Our Earth, Our Data, Our Instruction: Tips and Tricks for Using NASA Data with Students" to 88 educators through NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative - Kennedy Space Center.
Elizabeth modeled how to locate, access, visualize, and download Earth data from the Earth System Data Explorer. She was joined by Kristin Hunter-Thomson, data literacy expert from Dataspire, who presented instructional...Download
GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) members participated as a team in Dataspire’s Summer Data Literacy Series. Tracy Ostrom (West Ed/UC Berkey), Elizabeth Joyner (NASA LaRC/My NASA Data) and Angela Rizzi (NASA LaRC/My NASA Data) attended. The group participation was designed to inform consistent efforts across GME related to best practices in support of teachers and students with data literacy. The series consisted of seven interactive webinars exploring a variety of topics that provided concrete...Download
Interns at The Learning Center at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute prepared and distributed STEM@Home science kits for homebound students unable to attend summer camp due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 100 kits were distributed across western North Carolina to students in grades 6 -12 through the funding and support of cooperative agreement NNX16AB87A.
“Camp Connect” is a month long (July 1 – August 6) interactive distance learning science experience exploring topics ranging...Download
NASA STEM Stars en Español is part of a web-chat series that connects students with subject matter experts to learn about STEM careers and ask questions about STEM topics. NASA STARS en Español developed from a growing need to promote awareness of NASA’s diverse career opportunities for minority populations and highlight Hispanic professionals as role models in STEM careers. It was only appropriate to do it Spanish.
To join the event, please use the following link:
Most exciting part of our report: 360 degree camera abord the ISS!
We are getting video footage any day now.
The astronauts who saw the preview say that it is the closest thing they've seen to
showing what life in zero G is like.Download
Astromaterials scientist, Liz Rampe, presented a webinar titled “Curiosity Rover Update & Preview of Mars 2020” facilitated by Paige Graff and Suzanne Foxworth. A total of 160 live participants and 100+ archive registrants from 43 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and South Africa were reached by this event. Numerous SMD Science Activation partner audiences were reached including classroom teachers, Solar System Ambassadors, Museum staff, Librarians, Challenger Learning...Download
Congratulations to the My NASA Data team on their Group Achievement Award for outstanding excellence in the development of unique data analysis tools to expand NASA's reach to students and inspire the next generation of NASA Earth explorers.
The NASA Group Achievement Award is an award given by NASA to groups of government or non-government personnel in recognition of group accomplishments contributing to NASA's mission. This achievement recognizes the team’s accomplishments in providing...Download
Follow Perseverance to Mars (OpenSpace & NASA @ My Library Livestream)
June 30, 4 pm EDT
The Perseverance Rover will launch this summer (July 17 – Aug. 5, 2020) and head to Jezero Crater, where it will land at the foot of a river delta which was clearly a lake at the time microbial life was flourishing on Earth.
The American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will lead us on an exploration of this exciting landing site as we fly over it together...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 10:00am EDT (2:00pm UTC): The Baobab Trees in South Africa as a Symbol of Life and Positivity: A historical link to humans through medicine and food. The Baobab is a prehistoric species of tree, which predates both mankind and the splitting of the continents over 200 million years ago. Native to the arid African savannah, the Baobab tree has a historical link to humans through medicine and food. Finn Rautenbach, a horticulturist, botanist and former curator at the...Download
Field Trip: Moon
June 12, 1 pm EDT
Join the American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and astrophysicist Jackie Faherty on a live virtual space fight to our Moon. Experience the phases of the Moon as never before and visit landing sites of NASA’s Apollo and Chinese Lunar Exploration programs, including on the far side of the Moon, to find out why these missions play an important role in advancing science on Earth. Discover clues about the...
The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in collaboration with the Earth Institute, invites you to a special EI LIVE “MASC Snowflake ID” presentation.
The purpose of the project is to involve students and the public in the science of snowflake classification through Zooniverse while simultaneously building a dataset that will be used to "teach" machine-learning algorithms to identify other, larger sets of snowflakes automatically. The detailed structure of snowflakes tells us a lot...
On May 5, 2020 the Infiniscope team hosted a webinar in support of the mission to enhance inquiry-driven, active learning, at scale. This webinar introduced Screencasting, a method of capturing a computer screen with voiceover as the student demonstrates their knowledge. The webinar featured four Infiniscope Advisory Board members demonstrating practical examples of free resources for screencasting that can be used in an online classroom.
145 attended the live webinar, 65 of these...Download
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 4:00 EDT (8:00pm UTC, 10:00pm CEST): GLOBE IVSS and Club de Ciencias Huechulafquenin Argentina: An overview of the combination of trees, land cover, water quality, and mosquito habitats. Join students from the Club de Ciencias Huechulafquenin in Argentina as they discuss their GLOBE research of trees, land cover, water quality and mosquito habitats. The students have been taking many GLOBE protocol observations to help construct a comprehensive picture of what is...Download
Aileen Toback, a seventh-grade life science teacher at Heritage Middle School in New Windsor, NY, is also a NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative Educator Ambassador. Ms. Toback has been participating in meetings with NASA scientists and engaged her students in a snowflake classification project which is part of NASA climate change research. Ms. Toback was recently featured on Times Herald-Record.
To read the full article, please visit:
GLOBE Mission Earth Webinar: What's a Phenological Garden? Cycles of Life in Your Classroom and Neighborhood, broke previous records in registration, attendance, largest number of international attendees and featuring an international speaker. Over 100 people registered and over 70 attended the webinar on Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00 pm EDT. Starting with the GLOBE Green Up/Green Down Protocol, presenters showcased activities being done by students at schools which can be adapted to home...Download
Beginning on Monday April 27th and running through the end of the school year, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is giving teachers a break!
Recognizing the tremendous pressure on teachers created by the shift to online learning, the GMRI team opted to find a way to give our teacher partners a break from carrying the load alone. GMRI Home Delivery is a menu of virtual learning experiences adapted from GMRI’s education programs. All of the programs are facilitated by experienced...Download
This is to alert you about the Request for Information on Earth System Predictability R&D that was released by NASA on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council's Fast Track Action Committee for Earth System Predictability. The closing has changed from May 15, 2020 to June 1, 2020.
The request is for public input on future Earth system predictability R&D activities of Federal agencies as well as their partnerships with the external community. Requested information pertains to...
Brian Campbell and Dorian Janney took part in the 2020 COSI Virtual Science festival, May 6 – 9, 2020, through Facebook Live and Video Premiere events. The festival was, “A Community Celebration of Science,” a four-day community festival that engaged learners of all ages – bringing science to people where they live, work, and lounge – to inspire curiosity and further exploration. Brian’s and Dorian’s features included NASA and GLOBE Program information and have reached thousands of...Download
Weekly Online OpenSpace Tour of the Solar System
This tour will be held weekly on Wednesdays, 4:30 pm PST / 7:30 EST.
Do you love space? Come and join a California Academy of Sciences Morrison Planetarium presenter on a wander through our Solar System and beyond. Explore with us in this Facebook and YouTube live presentation using 3D space visualization software OpenSpace.
Come ready with your questions about planets or astronomy...
Mars 2020: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
You’re invited to join us as Dr. Kenneth Williford, Deputy Project Scientist for the NASA Mars 2020 mission talks about the various ways in which Perseverance will be seeking signs of life.
Join us May 8 @10:00 PT/ 1:00 ET
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This talk will include a mission overview with payload and exploration strategies, a discussion of the Jezero crater landing site, and a brief history of Mars surface exploration. Q & A session will...
Now is the time when many of us are adding plants to our local environments. Many schools have phenological gardens but due to the coronavirus, students are not able to observe the changes occurring. Why not plant your own garden where your children can observe the changes happening to the plants throughout the year. As citizen scientists, they can contribute their data to GLOBE’s Green Up/Green Down Protocol. In this webinar,
- Dr. Kevin Czajkowski from the University of Toledo will...
Field Trip Mars
March 8, 2020, 1:30 pm ET / 10:30 am PT
Are volcanoes still active on Mars? What does Mars smell like? Where did the water that was once on Mars go? Get answers to these questions—and ask your own — in this family-friendly livestream flyover of Mars on the American Museum of Natural History's YouTube. Using OpenSpace, NASA-funded space visualization software, museum scientists will fly over canyons, hover past impact craters, and...