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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...
I am writing to solicit applications to give a presentation at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) 2019 General Assembly Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for July 15-17, 2019, at the 2019 General Assembly (GA) of IUGG. The GA will be held in the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The GIFT workshop typically is attended by 50-75 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but...Download
•As libraries across the country prepare to implement space science-themed programs in summer 2019, the Space Science Institute and Lunar and Planetary Institute are partnering with state libraries to deliver training on NASA science learning experiences.
•Two workshops reached the following states and individuals:
- NM on 10/31/18: 17 participants
- CO on 11/15-16/18: 34 participants
•This effort is part of the SMD Science Activation program and the STAR Library...Download
This is an opportunity to learn about the science of climate change from the leading experts at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and affiliate institutions and organizations. Please register for this webinar. Registration links for future webinars will be sent to you in future notices for the additional programs as described below. Please mark your calendars for the additional webinars below.
Registration Link for December 18th:
The NASA Langley GLOBE Teacher Summer Internship was a 10 week on-site experience that included interactions with NASA scientists, engineers, and educators; virtual SME connections; daily GLOBE data collection; GLOBE workshops; and the development of a GLOBE implementation plan for their classroom. During the experience the interns assisted the NASA Langley with a variety of education & outreach events. Throughout the internship the central theme focused on the process of developing...Download
The MEI (MUREP Educator Institute) attendees received GLOBE Training in Clouds and Surface Temperature Protocols at the NASA Centers this summer. NASA’S Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) invites professors and their education students to attend a 5-day institute at each center. This year GLOBE trainers worked alongside with NASA education specialists to train the MEI participants. Marile Colon Robles from NASA Langley, and Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, lead scientist for the...
Would you like to take middle school children beyond the solar system? With Afterschool Universe you can!
Afterschool Universe is a freely available curriculum for an out-of-school-time astronomy program for middle school students (roughly grades 6-8 or ages 11-14) developed by NASA. Using hands-on activities and interdisciplinary teaching techniques, it explores basic astronomy concepts and takes participants on a journey through the universe. Afterschool Universe offers an opportunity...
From May 24-26, 837 student teams (7 per team) from 33 U.S. states and 13 countries competed at the world finals of this creative problem solving extravaganza - Odyssey of the Mind (held at Iowa State University).
NASA scientists and educators worked with >4,000 K-12 students, coaches, and parents in 36 classroom sessions, 7 science talks, and at the Creativity Festival. Students learned how to be citizen scientists using NASA’s GLOBE Observer app to provide ground observations of clouds...Download
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of 46 states, Washington D.C., and 6 territories that empowers public libraries to engage their communities.
100 state and public library representatives participated in the STAR Library Network’s hands-on space science training during the CSLP Annual Meeting, April 9-12 in Denver, CO.Download
The ASP's 130th Annual Meeting (Advancing Astronomy for All: A Conference on Education, Communication, and Diversity in Science) welcomes your contributions to the advancement of science literacy through astronomy. Share your work and network with other innovative leaders in astronomy education and outreach.
Learn from a thoughtful network of educators and expand your understanding of what's possible in astronomy education with us. Meeting will be held from September 10 - 13, 2018 in...
On February 27, 2018, over 60 NASA@ My Library Partners participated in a hands-on Lunar and Meteorite Sample Disk Certification training program in Denver, CO, led by Suzanne Foxworth and Bridget Mcinturff from the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
This training was a collaboration between SSI’s NASA@ My Library program and mindSpark Learning – launched and funded by the Morgridge Family Foundation. This project is part of the STAR...Download
On February 28 to March 1, 2018, over 80 NASA@ My Library Partners (including 4 state libraries and public library staff from 49 states) gathered for intensive professional development training in Denver, CO. These NASA@ My Library Partners participated in numerous discussions, demonstrations and hands-onSTEM activities. This project is part of the STAR Library Network (www.starnetlibraries.org).Download
ISTE/NASA Virtual Workshop – Demystifying Coding – Have Your Pi and Eat It, Too!
Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 pm PT/ 4:30 pm ET
Join us Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 pm PT/ 4:30 pm ET for the next free ISTE/NASA virtual workshop, where you’ll learn how to get started with coding using Raspberry Pi and block coding. Register now for the March 20 event.
Direct link to register: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/e3b7wyn41cn1/event/event_info.html
Register even if you can't make the live...
The MUREP Educator Institutes (MEIs) brings together students and professors from Minority Serving Institutions to each of the NASA centers for an authentic STEM experience. The GLOBE Mission Earth team (University of Toledo and NASA Langley) have been working in collaboration with Texas State University, the GLOBE Implementation Office, GLOBE Partners, and NASA to incorporate GLOBE training into the 2018 summer activities.
Recent Preparation Activities
- Presentation to Educator...
NASA Mars Science: MAVEN Webinars
You are invited to join our next Mars MAVEN webinar, on February 28 (1pm HT, 3pm ADT, 4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT):
Making Mars: The story Mars tells about planet formation and migration in the early Solar System
Mars' composition and properties were influenced by where and how it formed. Join Dr. Katherine Kretke of the Southwest Research Institute to learn about planetary formation and migration and how Mars is proving to be a crucial piece...
On a chilly Friday in February, 28 teachers and two GLOBE researchers with the Arctic and Earth SIGNs project gathered in Tok, Alaska.
Drs. Elena Sparrow and Katie Spellman (University of Alaska Fairbanks) ran a workshop for teachers of the Alaska Gateway School District to learn how to use GLOBE protocols and NASA resources to study climate change in their schools and Alaska Native communitiesDownload
Earth to Sky’s Interpreting Climate Change Workshop was held Nov 13-14, 2017. Content focused on climate science basics and linking NASA ABoVE campaign research to the lower 48 states. Communication techniques featured sessions on putting research to practice. Course materials are posted at https://tinyurl.com/ets-nai-2017.
Participants had a high level of satisfaction with the workshop; 100% of the participants felt the workshop met their expectations and would...Download
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) has been issued.
A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on December 8 at 2 PM EST. Registration is now available at: https://nsfgrantsconferences.com/pappg-update-webinar/
The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Significant changes include:
- Addition of a new eligibility subcategory on international branch...
See our telecon FAQs and etiquette reminders.
Come learn how and why NASA satellite data is being used to predict the onset of water-related and vector-borne diseases as well as to inform operational users so they can...
On September 25, NASA Langley presented the session, "The Importance of Questioning and Observation Skills through NASA's Elementary GLOBE Resources: Developing Young Scientists" at the Southeastern American Camp Association (ACA) Conference in Wilmington, NC. About 18 people participated in the session. Participants included Camp Directors and Camp Facilitators. Elementary GLOBE resources model the practices of science. Participants read the Elementary GLOBE storybook, The Scoop on Soils...Download
Date: Tues., Oct. 3rd
Time: 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/6 pm MT/ 5 pm PT/ 1 am UT
Log in information: https://gsfc610.adobeconnect.com/webinar1/
8 to 8:30 pm: To start off Phase III of our ENSO Campaign, we are going to focus on Earth’s water. The first half of the webinar will be a presentation from a NASA scientist, Dr. John Bolten. He will share the many ways in which NASA missions are able to study Earth’s water.
8:30 to 9 pm: The second half of our webinar will focus on Collaboration....Download
September 27, 2017—Deep Dips: Designing a Mission Orbiter
The MAVEN mission has been orbiting Mars since 2014, making periodic “deep dips” to sample Mars’ upper atmosphere. Lockheed Martin designed the MAVEN spacecraft and manages mission operations. The spacecraft is based on the flight-proven designs of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Juno spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, which has since based the design of NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex...
Due to an overwhelming response from Michigan and Ohio teachers, The University of Toledo held two professional developments on Elementary GLOBE this past summer. UT solicited teams of teachers from the same school or feeder pattern so that older students could work with younger students to collect and submit GLOBE data.
22 Grade K-8 teachers from 11 Schools were trained in Clouds, Air Temperature & Surface Temperature GLOBE Protocols. Teachers experienced what their students will be...Download
On August 2, 2017, STEM Education Specialists for NASA eClips™ presented nine workshop sessions to 150 high school students attending the Hispanic College Institute sponsored by the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN). The HCI, held at Virginia Tech, helps prepare underrepresented students for a college experience and exposes them to possible STEM careers. The STEM focused workshops featured NASA eClips™ resources, including the recently approved solar eclipse lesson, Solar...Download
July 17-19, 2017, educators and staff from the NASA eClips™ team facilitated learning for seven local high school students using the engineering design process to produce Spotlite videos. Student production teams spent 3 days researching, storyboarding, writing scripts, filming and receiving feedback from the NASA 360 team, Elizabeth Joyner from SMD at NASA Langley MyNASAData, several teachers from Hampton City Schools, and Suzanne Zaremski of NIA. Once the Spotlite videos are approved by...Download