Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.
- 2013 Astrobiology Summer Science Experience for Teachers
The 2013 Astrobiology Summer Science Experience for Teachers, or ASSET, is being held July 29 - Aug. 2, 2013, at San Francisco State University. ASSET will feature presentations by leading astrobiology researchers from the SETI Institute, NASA and the California Academy of Sciences. Scientists will share the latest in astrobiology research on the origin of life on Earth, the extreme conditions in which life exists, Mars exploration, the formation of planetary systems around sun-like stars and the search for life in the universe.
The six-day workshop features a combination of cutting-edge science, inquiry-based teaching and learning and leadership skills development to support teachers and teacher trainers.
Participants receive the entire Voyages Through Timecurriculum and complementary astrobiology materials, developed by NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, for use in their classrooms.
Applications are due April 30, 2013.
For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.seti.org/seti-educators/asset.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Pamela Harman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project
The Aerospace Education Services Project is presenting a series of free webinars throughout April and May 2013. All webinars can be accessed online. Join aerospace education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom.
Robotics on a Budget (Grades 4-8)
April 30, 2013, at 4 - 5 p.m. EDT and 6 - 7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will explore how to use robotics to enhance your students' understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Participants will also learn about NASA STEM robotics missions, curriculum and activities that are available.
For more information about these webinars, and to see a full list of webinars taking place through May 2013, visit http://aesp.psu.edu/programs/webinars/.
Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to Chris Gamrat at email@example.com.
- 2013 Summer Workshops -- Climate Science Research for Educators and Students
The Institute for Earth Science Research and Education, in collaboration with Queens College/City University of New York, is seeking participants for summer professional development workshops in the third year of its Climate Science Research for Educators and Students project. Funded by the NASA Innovations in Climate Education program, this project seeks to improve student engagement in climate science by helping teachers and students develop authentic climate-related science research projects.
During summer 2013, two climate science workshops will take place in New York City. The first workshop will be held in late June. The workshop will focus on understanding sun/Earth/atmosphere interactions and Earth's radiative balance, a fundamental concept for climate science. All participants will build instruments called pyranometers, which monitor solar radiation. A follow-up workshop will take place later in the summer. During the summer, participants are expected to conduct their own research.
Applications are due May 1, 2013.
For more information, visit http://www.instesre.org/GCCE/GCCEHome.htm.
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to David Brooks via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Program
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, is a 747SP aircraft carrying a 2.5 meter-diameter telescope. The SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Program is seeking educator teams of two to participate in an upcoming SOFIA flight. One of the team members must be a middle- or high-school educator. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents teaching in a U.S. school.
Applications are due May 3, 2013.
For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.seti.org/epo/SOFIA.
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Pamela Harman at email@example.com.
- Pre-Service Teacher Institutes at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has partnered with Oakwood University to offer a two-week Pre-Service Teacher Institute taking place July 12-24, 2013, in Huntsville, Ala. This residential session is for education majors preparing to teach grades K-8.
Participants will engage in hands-on learning experiences designed to develop their skills for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics using NASA-developed curriculum resources. Full-time rising junior or senior undergraduate and graduate students at minority institutions are invited to apply. Housing, meals, travel assistance and a stipend will be provided.
Applications must be postmarked by May 10, 2013.
For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/education/msfc/psti.
Please email any questions about this opportunity to Marilyn Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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