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NASA GISS CCRI Educator Recruitment Notice

Updated on August 31, 2020 - 12:17 PM CDT
Posted on August 27, 2020 - 12:48 PM CDT

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We have an amazing opportunity for High School STEM Teachers to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams while developing STEM curriculum for their current classes:

The NASA GSFC Office of STEM Engagement at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)  is currently recruiting high school STEM Teachers to apply for the NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI).

Teacher Stipend: $7,650.00

Application Period: Applications are considered upon receipt and the application period closes on September 21, 2020.

Multiple positions are available

Program Description: The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a yearlong STEM engagement opportunity for NYC metropolitan area STEM educators, who will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and STEM education experts who will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while improving STEM education within their community.   During the fall and spring term of CCRI the research team will consist of NASA Principal Investigators who will lead graduate student research assistants and high school STEM teachers to become immersed in a NASA science research area of study related to climate change. During the spring semester, the graduate student research assistant and high school STEM educator will continue to perform NASA research. Additionally, the high school STEM educator will develop an Applied Research STEM Curriculum Portfolio, which will integrate components of their research into a comprehensive unit plan that utilizes NASA education resources while aligning instruction of NASA Science and STEM curriculum to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. The teacher will then implement the STEM curriculum into their classrooms and provide community outreach STEM engagement events related to their NASA research study. The fall and spring term will not conflict with the educators’ primary schedule, roles or responsibilities at their school site. During the summer session, the primary research team will add an undergraduate intern and high school intern to the CCRI research team. The STEM educator will lead and work collaboratively on a full-time basis to complete the research project, create a PowerPoint presentation and a scientific poster that will be presented at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and other regional symposiums. The final symposium may have participants from other government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and many others.

Program Dates:

Fall: 10/5/20 -12/11/20: (5 hours per week for 10 weeks)

Spring: 02/01/21 – 04/09/21: (5 hours per week for 10 weeks)

Summer: 07/05/21 - 08/13/21: (40 hours per week for 6 weeks)

For more information about the program and for details instructions on how to apply, please visit the NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) website.

If you have any question, please contact Matthew Pearce at