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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
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
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:
Exploring the Moon Webinar and 3-Way Virtual Connection with NASA Centers on International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).
A live webinar event designed to generate excitement about InOMN and lunar science was facilitated on October 17, 2018. Johnson Space Center (JSC) Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) scientist John Gruener was the lead SME. ~1500 participants attended the live event with an additional 3000+ expected to be reached through the archive. Participants...Download
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 internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with a science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the graduate students coursework and class schedule during the fall and spring and is considered to be a part time position that supports the graduate students major area of study...Download
We have started our series of summer camps in underserved regions and they are getting attention. See the local news acticle at
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...
The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH is guiding accessibility implementation in WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project. Team member Madeleine Rothberg will be presenting on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 5:00 pm EST, at the OZeWAI (Australian Web Adaptability Initiative) Conference in Canberra, Australia, where she will join a panel that includes Microsoft, ABC, and Blackboard. Madeleine will discuss the decisions, trade-offs, and innovations that impact the...
The NASA eClips™ team joined NASA Langley Research Center in celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a Centennial Open House on October 21, 2017. Over 20,000 people attended the daylong event, while 2,000 people stopped by the NASA eClips™ booth. At the booth, educators presented the “Launchpad: Colors of Ice” activity and showcased the “Our World: NASA at Jamestown” video. NASA Langley has a Nondestructive Evaluation Science Branch that continues to be the world’s leading NDE lab in the...
NASA eClips™ was presented at the 2017 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) National Conference on October 26th by Stacy Dees, Outreach Program Manager from the National Institute of Aerospace. The presentation, titled “Incorporating NASA eClips™ products and activities into K-12 STEM Outreach,” was presented during the session “NASA Educates to Innovate: Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act” to a group of around eighty (80) women...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
Nugget announcing the public launch of WGBH's first set of interactive digital resources produced as part of the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms" project. (Cooperative Agreement Notice Award No. NNX16AD71A; WGBH Principal Investigator: Rachel Connolly).Download
Program Description: The NASA GISS 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 and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...Download
On August 21, 2017, the NASA eClips™ team hosted a viewing party at a local church in Virginia for the 2017 Eclipse. Around fifty participants learned about the sun by watching the NASA eClips™ videos “Our World: The Sun, A Real Star” and “Launchpad: Solar Eclipses”, by creating solar images using the NASA eClips Interactive Lesson on Solar Images, and by making a pinhole viewer with instructions from www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov. Attendees used their solar eclipse glasses to view the stages of...
On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Shannon Verstynen and Victoria O’Leary of the NASA eClips™ team, along with three volunteers, traveled to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center in Awendaw, South Carolina to lead National Eclipse spectators in outreach activities. Over 200 children and their families participated in the NASA eClips™ Solar Images interactive lesson, where they learned about the ways NASA studies the sun, created solar images and UV bracelets, and modeled an eclipse...
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Joan Harper-Neely, STEM Education Specialist for NASA eClips™, and Christian Mouton, student producer from Hampton High School, attended the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) STEM Mixer. Christian presented to a group of 75 service members and guests the NASA eClips™ Spotlite video on Physical Change which his team produced during a workshop at NIA this past summer. NASA Spotlite videos correct science misconceptions and are...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
On July 11-12, 2017, the NASA eClips team facilitated outreach at four branches of Hampton City Public Libraries. Hands-on activities focusing on the upcoming total solar eclipse were facilitated with over 350 students. A Hampton University intern, and students from local high school honor societies and the Virginia Governor's School summer program volunteered during the events. Families were encouraged to view the NASA eClips™ videos Launchpad: Solar Eclipse and Our World: The Sun a Real...Download
July 26, 2017, STEM Education Specialist Joan Harper-Neely from the NASA eClips™ team led fourteen Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers attending the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) summer conference in using the engineering design process to produce NASA Spotlite videos. Teacher production teams spent several hours learning to implement the design challenge, designed with NASA content, into the CTE curriculum.Download
The NASA eClips™ Video “Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery” was recommended by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Product Review Panel for broad distribution and approved for inclusion in the NASA Wavelength Database.
This video can be viewed on the NASA eClips website at:
And on Youtube at:...Download
Eclipse 101 for teachers!!
Due to popular demand, I am offering three additional online eclipse teacher professional development sessions.
These will be:
Monday June 19, 2 - 3:30 CDT
Monday June 19, 7 - 8:30 pm CDT
Wednesday, June 28, 3:30 - 5 pm CDT
These are FREE to teachers but preregistration is REQUIRED. Contact Patricia Reiff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for login instructions.
A PDF of the powerpoint is posted at Eclipse101.pdf . This has links to the movies which are...
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the National Institute of Aerospace’s NASA eClips™ team exhibited at the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, a flagship event for the NASA Langley Centennial. The booth promoted three activities as part of a newly developed “NASA eClips™ Guidelite” lesson on solar images, the Sun’s corona, and the 2017 total solar eclipse. Over 3,000 people attended the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, while roughly 500 parents and children participated in creating solar images and...Download