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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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Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects is a comprehensive unit for students grades 9-12. Throughout this unit, students learn how climate is changing in urban settings and produce mitigation solutions for city environmental concerns. Students explore climate simulation models and global temperature profiles; learn about remote sensing and investigate instruments on climate satellites; analyze remote sensing imagery and understand the urban heat island effect; collect...

Blue Carbon: Bringing Field Research and ArcGIS Mapping to the High School Classroom is a comprehensive unit plan for students in grades 9-12 that provides students with background information on the importance of salt marshes as ecosystems by studying blue carbon, the carbon that is stored largely in sediment linked to coastal waters.   Students design an experiment to probe for depth at a local saltmarsh or tidal freshwater marsh and utilize ArcGIS to map local wetlands, compare and...

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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The 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity and Social Justice will be held May 11 – 18, 2021. Consider presenting a short video.

From the STEM For All Video Showcase team:

We are especially interested in presentation narratives that share how your project survived, adapted, and changed due to COVID-19. What...

Nominate A Teacher or Parent for a Chance to Win A Science Lesson Kit from Olay

In September, Olay announced a 10-year commitment to double the number of women and triple the number of women of color in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers by 2030. Women hold only 24% of these roles, a figure that represents the STEM gap.

Today, the brand takes a step toward closing the STEM gap by helping schools intervene at a critical moment when girls’ STEM interests need to be fed in...

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, January 28 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) to hear Kelly Beatty discuss the impact of light pollution on society, and our ability to view the night sky.

Light pollution has become a pervasive and ugly consequence of our 24/7 society. Few of us can enjoy a star-spangled night sky any longer, thanks to the glowing pall caused by all the lights that line roadways, parking lots, and backyards. More ominously, a growing body of research finds that...

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' annual Astronomy Days will be virtual this year, with seven days of astronomical programming! Join NCMNS, the Raleigh Astronomy Club, and NASA Langley Research Center to discover the big picture of the universe. There's something for space enthusiasts of all ages! Visit the official event website for full details, including all programs and member benefits: bit.ly/AstronomyDays2020

There will be three presentations using

[Note:  this program serves as a model and mentor for our new SciAct SaSa project.]

Dear Colleagues,

Please pass along this fantastic summer internship opportunity to interested undergraduate juniors. We accept students with a wide diversity of majors (biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth/atmospheric science, meteorology, engineering, math, computer science, etc). Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

 

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NASA Student Airborne Research...

The individual needs of teachers vary widely and are ever changing due to COVID-19. GLOBE Mission Earth at the University of Toledo works to meet our teachers’ needs

SME (Subject Matter Expert) Visit

Dr. C (Czajkowski) makes virtual visits to classrooms to explain how GLOBE data informs his research. Looking at the data from St. Peter’s High School’s (Mansfield, Ohio) Purple Air, Dr. C  discusses the data with the students.

Online visit to the classroom

Sara Mierzwiak, research...

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NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) members delivered products, gave presentations, and collaborated with NASA en Español, Office of Communications, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to engage many with the December 14th total solar eclipse across South America. NSSEC also collaborated with Science Activation teams: Exploratorium for streaming from Chile and GLOBE Observer for glasses and city locations on the eclipse fact...

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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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NASA’s Citizen Science Program will be featured on this week’s NASA Science Live show. The episode, which premieres tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16th will highlight a few of NASA’s Citizen Science projects. This is really special because it gives viewers an opportunity to JOIN IN, to not only learn about great scientific collaborations between NASA scientists and volunteers, but also learn about ways they can get involved with NASA science. 

 

We hope that this episode can enhance the...

Engineers Week is February 21-27, 2021. This is a time to:
-Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
-Increase public dialogue about the importance of engineers
-Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

Calling the SciAct Collective to:
-Share engineering challenges and other related resources for pre-K, elementary, secondary and non-formal groups
-Collaborate with professional engineering organizations to deliver hands-on engineering experiences to...

AMNH Virtual Frontiers Lecture: Hot Takes on Cool Worlds

12 pm EST, December 16, 2020

Illustration of Kepler-1652b, a super-Earth exoplanet that orbits an M-type star. Courtesy NASA JPL-Caltech.

Is there a moon around Kepler-1625 b? Can rocky planets around small stars hold onto their atmospheres? Are super-Earths habitable?

Laura Kreidberg, exoplanet atmosphere specialist and director of the APEx Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, reviews the latest controversies and recent discoveries of exoplanet research.

Exoplanet detection may be old news — over 4,000 have...

We are excited to invite you and your students to join a GLOBE IVSS (International Virtual Science Symposium) Webinar on "Developing Good Research Questions", with Jillian Anderson and Wade Phillips, high school science teachers at the Lexington School for the Deaf.

Jillian is also a CCRI Educator Ambassador, and we're delighted that both her and Wade will be sharing effective tips to help prepare students to participate in GLOBE's 2021 IVSS!

This webinar will be presented in English...

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, December 17 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) to hear Robert Nemiroff give us a tour of the highlights from the Astronomy Picture of the Day archive for 2020.

Along with Jerry Bonnell, Robert Nemiroff has written, coordinated, and edited NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) since 1995.  The APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet.   

Speaker Information

Dr. Robert Nemiroff is a...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 3:00pm ET (8:00pm UTC, 9:00pm CET). Trees: The Lungs of the Earth. Trees are the lungs of our planet. Through photosynthesis they take up carbon dioxide and water and produce oxygen, a process that plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle. Come hear Dr. Erika Podest, a research scientist with the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California USA, discuss the carbon cycle, the role of trees in it, and how...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Trees are Land Cover! Did you that all the trees that you see in your local environment are all part of the local land cover? Land cover data helps us understand how much of or what part of local regions to global locations are covered by landforms, trees and forests, wetlands, impervious surfaces, agriculture, and other land and water types. This webinar will feature Peder Nelson, Researcher and Instructor and GLOBE Observer Land Cover...

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Former SEES Interns participated in and won Amazon AWS hackathon (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/buildforcovid19-global-online-hackathon/) that they participated in. Their project is titled COVID-19 Health Vulnerability Mapper - Access and Equity. It is posted at http://covid.shawsean.com. The SEES alums participating are Asha Karmaker, Sean Yang, Fiona Pollack, Iris Xia and Ethan McFarlin. 

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On October 15, 2020, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientists Dr. Ann Nguyen and Dr. Nicole Lunning shared an overview of the OSIRIS-REx mission at Bennu and a preview of the TAG (Touch-And-Go) event which occurred on October 20th.

The live event reached ~503 students and ~84 educators with an additional ~650 students and ~270 educators registered to watch the archive. Participants were from 35 states, Washington DC, Mexico, Spain, and...

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Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Kathy Campbell explore the what, how and why in the quest for ET life in the Solar System in the current and coming decades.

Little Green (Wo)Men are out; microbes are in. The search for life beyond Earth has recently accelerated since the lull following the Mars Viking missions in the 1970’s. Both the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ and Icy Worlds are receiving intense scrutiny. This talk will...

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) to hear Carl Hergenrother update us on the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu.

OSIRIS-REx is a NASA New Frontiers-class mission to collect a sample of the carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu and return it to Earth for analysis. Over the past two years, OSIRIS-REx has studied the surface and near-space environment of Bennu in depth. This webinar will provide an update  on the progress of the...

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