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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for Inputs to the Science Mission Directorate Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing (NNH18ZDA017L).
The NASA Science Mission Directorate requests information, comments and suggestions to assist in the development of a Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing. RFI NNH18ZDA017L solicits input from all stakeholders, including but not limited to members of scientific...
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
he 2018-2019 lecture series in climate change, Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics, first lecture in the series will be Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
The three topics and their presenters on September 18th are:
• Introduction to Webinar Series; by David Rind and Cynthia Rosenzweig
• Instability of the North Atlantic Circulation in a Warming Climate; by David Rind
• Climate Change Challenges to Agriculture, Food Security, and Health; by Cynthia Rosenzweig
ICESat-2 Pre-launch Educator Workshop from the Dick DeWees Community Center in Lompoc, California was on GME (GLOBE Mission EARTH) Facebook Live on September 13, 2018. Brian Campbell, NASA Earth Science Education Specialist at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, described the science behind the mission and its connection to the GLOBE Program. John Moore and Peter Dorofy from the Palmyra Cove Nature Park’s Institute for Earth Observations explained how the data from ICESat-2 can be display on the...Download
Dr. C will take all the data collected so far and make a visualization. Dr. Nektaria Adaktilou from West Virginia University will compare the data collected by her students in Morgantown, WV to the LandSat overpass. Dr. Diana Johns, a GME teacher at Crestwood High School in Dearborn, MI will share some tips on how to get your students to analyze their data and her students’ participation in the International Virtual Science Symposium.
It is best for you to register so that you may...
Dr. C will look at all the data entered in October, December and February. He will showcase heat islands in various locations on Earth and discuss the importance of implementing mitigation efforts. A panel of teachers will share their students’ research on the Urban Heat Island Effect. Next steps for students-upload their projects to the GME webpage.
It is best for you to register so that you may receive notifications of any changes.
Did you know that NASA uses your GLOBE data? Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University showcases the NASA satellites which collect surface temperature data and explains how that data is collected. In the teacher feature, Jeff Bouwman from Shumate Middle School, Gibraltar, MI will focus on how to get students to develop research questions. Dates & locations of GLOBE Research Symposia will be announced.
It is best for you to register so that you may receive notifications of any...
Now is the time to get ready to collect surface temperature and cloud observations in October. Dr. C (Kevin Czajkowski) will explain urban heat islands and why students should study them. A brief review of the protocols will be given. Kelly Reeves, one of our GME teachers from Jackman Elementary, Temperance, MI, will share some classroom tips and student projects.
It is best for you to register for webinar so that you may receive notifications of any changes.
Dr. C (Czajkowski) is launching his Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign for 2018-2019 in the GLOBE Program!
He needs your students to collect surface temperature and cloud observations and submit the data to GLOBE.
More detailed information can be found at https://www.globe.gov/web/surface-temperature-field-campaign/overview.
This GLOBE Mission EARTH (GME) webinar series for 2018-2019 will be offered on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. It is best...Download Attachments
One of our CCRI teachers Nicole Dulaney recently created a unit plan (9-12) that passed SMD product review and is available for national distribution. Please distribute to your relevant teacher networks. All questions and feedback are welcome.
Earth’s Energy Budget is a unit plan designed for high school students grades 9 – 12 with access to computers, NASA GISS Panoply software, and RStudio. This unit takes approximately three weeks to complete. The goal of this unit is for the students...
Program Description: The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative – CCRI is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...Download
2018 Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition
Students are invited to enter AGU's Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition and show how they can creatively present data pertaining to the Earth, solar system, and the universe. Winners will receive the opportunity to present their visually based story on the NASA Hyperwall, travel grants, and complimentary registration to Fall Meeting. This...
STEM Day at Fenway Park was held in Boston, MA on May 30, 2018 and reached ~4000 students and educators. This cross-collaborative effort, led by NASA GSFC, enabled Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from a variety of organizations to share rich science content reflecting NASA research & exploration.
NASA Astromaterials scientists Dave Draper & Liz Rampe presented their research to a packed stadium of participants.
The NASA Astromaterials tables enabled participants to observe and hold...Download
NASA Astromaterials connected audiences with authentic and unique NASA assets including STEM experts, astromaterial samples, and curation labs. Sharing these assets within the context of exciting NASA Events & programs provided relevance, enthusiasm, and STEM career awareness.Download
STEM Educator & Associate Researcher: New Horizons in Space Additive Manufacturing and STEM Education
Dates of Program: 7/2/2018 - 8/10/2018
Stipend Amount: $4,500
Application Deadline: 5/25/2018
The New York City College of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) as well as a baccalaureate degree. Both degree programs are hands-on with engineering applications in areas such as CAD, CAM, Materials...
Black Hole Outreach and Education with NOVA and the ASP
Join WGBH's NOVA program "Black Hole Apocalypse" and educators from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific on May 22 at 6pm PT 9pm ET for a webinar that explores of the cosmos’ greatest mysteries: black holes. They will share some fun, hands-on activities about gravity and finding black holes using indirect evidence, and take a deep dive into the new NOVA Black Holes app. This session is a great fit for both classroom and out of...
Presenters: Kathleen Johnson, Donald DeRosa, and Peter Garik from Boston University.
The GLOBE Greenup Webinar will explore green up events in phenological gardens. We will discuss taking data of budburst of shrubs and trees and observations of blooming of flowers using USA Phenological Network specified plants and GLOBE protocols. Examples of phenological garden plants, data, and observations will be from schools in Providence, RI.
In April, over 1600 Students from 30 states and Mexico were able to interact and hear from a NASA Scientist, Dr. Doug Ming, about the latest Mars rover activities, what the scientist teams are learning from these activities, and some of the challenges humans will face if we plan to live and work on Mars.
Conducted at NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Astromaterial Webinars connect NASA scientists with learners from all backgrounds in formal and informal settings to provide the spark to...Download
Presenter: Tracy Ostrom, UC Berkeley
Tracy provides a follow up session to Susan Hassol's presentation given on April 10 for students. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is complex. Simple communication strategies are presented.
To view the webinar from April 10, go to https://youtu.be/1hJ-fl7O8CI
Please register for this event: https://tinyurl.com/GMEWeb8Student
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...
The 2018 conference for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific will be from September 10 - 13, 2018 in the Sonoma Wine Country. There will be workshops, panels, oral sessions, poster sessions, professional networking, opening reception, formal dinner, and optional extracurricular tours (including wine tasting and tours of Mission Sonoma and Sonoma Square).
See ASP 2018 Meeting Details about meeting registration, lodging, and other important information. (
Presenter: Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Communications: science and outreach
Making complex issues such as Climate Change understandable and relatable to our students and greater community can be a challenging task, to say the least. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is more complex than simply looking at CO2 and temperature values. And understanding how climate change effects on our nation's environmental and economical securities plays a role in how...Download
•The STEAM Innovation Lab team hosted a lab tour for Dr. Steve VandenAvond (Northern Michigan University)
I finally made it back to Marquette and wanted to take a second to thank you once again for taking time out of your busy life to show me the lab and all of the wonderful initiatives that you have going. I couldn't be more excited about continuing to learn from you and helping in some way to move STEM education and the use of virtual reality in education forward. I was so impressed...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...
Presenter: Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor in the Dept. of Earth & Environment, Boston University
Weather and its day-to-day changes are omnipresent in a child’s life. Observing weather and its day-to-day changes allows students to interact with their environment, take measurements, make predictions, and establish deep foundational knowledge called for by the standards. In this webinar, we will discuss how measurements made as part of the GLOBE Protocols can help students in all of these...Download