Andy Shaner Andy Shaner

Advisors Needed for High School Research Program

Updated on August 4, 2016 - 3:44 PM CDT
Posted on August 4, 2016 - 11:35 AM CDT

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The LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) is looking for volunteers to advise a team of high school students participating in the 2016-2017 Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS) program. ExMASS is part of CLSE’s education efforts with the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). Working alongside their teachers and an advisor, students undertake authentic, open-inquiry, lunar or asteroid research projects that engage them in the process of science and support the goals of SSERVI.

Advisor time commitment varies; in the past, advisors reported spending 1-3 hours a week communicating with their team. Some spent more time. A webpage outlining the role of an advisor can be found here. If you are interested in being an advisor, or would like more information, please contact Andy Shaner at shaner@lpi.usra.edu or 281-486-2163 by August 26, 2016. Advisors will be placed with teams no later than September 30th. The 2016-2017 program begins September 1, 2016 and concludes in April 2017.