Angela Rizzi

NASA Earth System Science Award Webinars

Posted on May 18, 2020 - 10:50 AM CDT

Tags: High School | Middle School | Educator | Webinar | Scientist Engagement | Awards / Recognition | Community Posts | Earth Science

Students from around the country who received the NASA Earth System Science Award* were invited to one of two webinars on May 4 and 6, 2020.

79 students registered from 26 states and Puerto Rico; 39 students attended live. Marilé Colon Robles, GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist, shared her journey to NASA. Angela Rizzi introduced data tools to help students continue their Earth systems research. Resources included: My NASA Data, Worldview and NASA Earth Observations (NEO).

Over 100 student questions were answered. The students asked many thoughtful questions about how they can prepare for and pursue NASA STEM careers. The interactive sessions conveyed the broad scope of NASA research and opportunities and addressed student questions about topics such as: geoscience, NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training, biology, farming on Mars, and becoming an astronaut. Students were also provided with documentation of all resources discussed in the webinars. 

* The purpose of NASA Earth System Science Award is to increase awareness of the importance of scientific research in the area of Earth system science. It is presented at regional International Science and Engineering Fairs (ISEF) around the country to middle and high school projects that best demonstrate insight into Earth’s interconnected systems.