Higher Ed Faculty
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) plays an essential role in inspiring the next generation of explorers, and has a long history of supporting post-secondary opportunities. This link offers higher education faculty information about: SMD Forums’ higher education efforts, classroom resources, programs, events, and opportunities for faculty and undergraduates.
NASA Wavelength is a searchable database that contains a wealth of SMD educational products for the undergraduate classroom.
If you would like to be part of SMD’s E/PO Community, please contact the SMD Education Forum that most closely aligns with your interests; contacts are listed at the top of the People Tab.
“Wetlands” is a comprehensive unit plan for students in grades 9-12 that provides hands on and laboratory investigations that evaluates human impacts on saltmarsh ecosystems while integrating field work activities utilizing GLOBE, My NASA Data and many other NASA educational resources, content and platforms.
To access this resource, please visit: https://www.giss.nasa.gov/edu/res/WangMondaca_Wetlands.pdf
To learn more about the Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI), please visit:
How Much Water Do Trees Use and Need? NASA's New ECOSTRESS Mission on the International Space Station. Come hear Dr. Joshua Fisher, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, talk about how the new NASA ECOSTRESS Mission monitors trees. NASA launched the ECOSTRESS mission to the International Space Station in 2018. ECOSTRESS measures the temperature of plants, and uses that temperature to determine how much water they are using--and losing through evapotranspiration--as...
During the fall semester of 2019, GLOBE Mission EARTH University Professors Drs. Kevin Czajkowski and Mark Templin from the University of Toledo (UT), Ohio and Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University (TSU) engaged their Undergraduate, Pre-Service Education Students in educating K-12 students about GLOBE and conducting research. The K-12 students observed clouds and the heights of trees on their school grounds. They also collected surface temperature data and learned about urban...Download
Future Temperature Projections is a unit plan designed for high school students grades 9 – 12 with access to computers and RStudio.This unit takes approximately one month to complete. The goal of this unit is for the students to learn about global future temperature projections based on output from the NASA GISS ModelE2 Global Climate Model. This unit should be completed after students learn about factors that influence climate, such as Earth’s energy budget and greenhouse gas emissions, and...Download
Episode 114 on "Houston We Have a Podcast", Samuel Lawrence, planetary scientist and lead lunar exploration scientist, discusses what we’ve learned about the Moon and some of the more interesting questions that we hope to answer when humans return in the Artemis program. This episode was recorded on August 28th, 2019
Listen or see the transcript at: https://www.nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/the-value-of-the-moon
“Houston We Have a Podcast” is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space...
The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year-long opportunity for Graduate Student Research Assistants to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in NYC. The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) is a laboratory in the Earth Sciences Division (ESD) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space...Download
Montana State AREN Team Hosts Science Pub Talk on GLOBE Observer's Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Citizen Science ChallengeDownload
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @2:00pm EDT @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Year 2 of the Campaign Begins: Discussion on Data Counts, Year 1 Data Champions, ICESat-2 Data, and What Lies Ahead. This webinar will discuss the the successes of the first year of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. We will highlight those campaign participants (teachers and students) that went above and beyond with taking measurements and using the data to make sense of what is happening in their...Download
On July 11th, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosted thirty (30) Upward Bound Students and seven (7) teachers supported by college mentors to partake in the first STEM Day event with NASA/AREN. Previously, there was a teacher workshop on May 25th for training purposes in efforts to aid in the organizing of the STEM Day Event. The students were involved in a workshop introduction (1.5 hours), design challenge (1.5 hours) and kite flying (1 hour). The event took place from 9:00 am to...Download
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement (OSTEM) invites the NASA Space Grant community, academia, and industry to submit responses to this Request for Information (RFI) NNH19ZHA001L to assist NASA in evolving the student challenge portfolio beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.
NASA’s OSTEM seeks innovative challenge proposals that engage college-level students across the nation in...
NASA's Science Mission Directorate is soliciting proposals for Space Archaeology in Section 2.6 of Interdisciplinary Science in Earth Science program element A.32 of the 2019 Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences "ROSES" solicitation. Substantive connection to remote sensing data is required in all proposals.
NASA Space Archaeology has the scientific objective to use the unique vantage point of space to improve understanding of past human settlement patterns and the...
Join the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, a project led by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team, for a free webinar about topics in climate dynamics. The lecture series is designed to aid students, teachers and interested researchers worldwide to understand aspects of climate change.
2018-2019 LECTURE SERIES IN CLIMATE CHANGE
Projects listing: https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience
Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Policy Document: https://smd-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/science-pink/s3fs-public/atoms/files/SPD%2033%20Citizen%20Science.pdf
All are welcome to join the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, a project led by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team, for a free webinar on June 18 at 3pm EST about climate dynamics. Randal Koster will discuss “Soil Moisture in the Climate System” and Andy Lacis will discuss “Atmospheric Radiation.” The lecture series is designed to aid students, teachers and...Download
Are you a scientist planning to submit a JWST proposal in Cycle 1? Are you interested in serving your community as a local JWST expert during proposal-planning season (Jan-Apr 2020)? Then please consider applying to the JWST Master Class.
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) will host approximately 25 participants for a 4.5-day, in-depth Master Class in Baltimore, MD on November 18-22, 2019. The Master Class will include topics related to James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) proposal...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
3:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern Time (New York City, NY, United States)
- The Importance of Understanding the Last Glacial Maximum for Climate Change by Dorothy Peteet
- Chemistry–Climate Interactions in a Changing Environment: Wildfire in the West and the US Warming Hole by Loretta J. Mickley
Please register for the webinar at the following link:
After registering, you will receive...
What Greens Up, Must Green Down: Greenings Live from Switzerland.
GLOBE Master Trainer, Markus Eugster, and his students from the Sekundarschule Uzwil in Switzerland have been conducting Greenings (Green-Up and Green-Down) research during their tree investigations. Monitoring the the beginning and ending of the growing season of trees helps scientists track plant growing seasons. One way to track the change is through a Swiss GLOBE program called PhenoCam, a way to use automated cameras...Download
Tree Height, Wetlands, and the Invasive Task Force: Live from New York.
Students and teachers from the Mahopac High School in Mahopac, New York have been studying wetlands around their school and local area for years. They have recently started taking tree height measurements to add the next level of observations to their wetland research. Invasive species, in New York, continue to have an impact on trees. Students from Mahopac High School, personnel from the Cornell Cooperative...Download
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Lessons from a Southern Old-Growth Bottomland Forest: Live from Congaree National Park.
Congaree National Park (www.nps.gov/cong) protects the largest intact remnant of southern old-growth bottomland (floodplain) forest remaining in North America. Similar forests once covered over 35 million acres of river bottoms in the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains and up the Mississippi River Valley. Some of the park’s champion trees are 700 to...
LAUNCH OF NORTHROP GRUMMAN CYGNUS ON CARGO RESUPPLY MISSION TO ISS – APRIL 17
Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, April 17, 4:46 p.m. EDT, Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, on NASA TV and the agency’s website
NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the international Space Station (ISS) at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following liftoff, will air live on...
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019; 4:00PM – 6:00PM Eastern Time (New York City, NY, United States)
Topic: "Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Urban Areas" by Vivien Gornitz
Please register for the webinar at the following link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the meeting.
These presentations are part of a monthly series hosted by CCRUN, a NOAA RISA...Download
AREN Project Press Release
Participate in the 2019 GLOBE AREN Project Wind Speed Engineering Challenge from April 1 – May 31, 2019.
Challenge: Engineer a low-cost electronic or non-electronic anemometer (tool for measuring the speed of wind).
The GLOBE Program does not have a protocol for determining wind speed. The GLOBE Program supports the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project, which utilizes kites to collect data. In order to safely fly a kite, it is important...Download
April 2019-Land Cover (Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Fall in the Southern Hemisphere) Begins April 1, 2019!
Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs) are focused periods of time where participants are encouraged to collect large amounts of data and enter it in the GLOBE database. Data that is collected during an IOP will provide other GLOBE students, scientists, researchers, and educators large amounts of concentrated data over a short period of time. This can also be referred to as "Data...Download
The National Science Foundation has an announcement for a Senior Executive position as Section Head of the Evaluation and Assessment Capability (EAC) open until March 25, 2019
The position is within the Office of Integrative Activities, which supports the NSF Director’s Office in policy analysis and special projects to address Foundation priorities. The IPA in the position currently is returning to Ohio State University.
The job posting is on USAJOBs and can be found at the following...