NASA Education Express — Feb. 14, 2013

Check out the followingNASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listedbelow.

Newton’sLaws of Motion: Lunar Nautics Web Seminar
Audience: 5-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Feb. 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EST

NASA’s REEL Science CommunicationContest
Audience: 9-12 Educators and Students
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013

Free Smithsonian’s StarsLecture Series
Audience: All Educators and 9-Higher Education Students
Next Lecture Date: Feb. 16, 2013

Free Education Webinar Series from the AerospaceEducation Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators
Event Dates: Various Dates During February 2013

Pre-Proposal Teleconference, Plus Amendments and Update to Frequent AskedQuestions — NASA Research Announcement (NRA) Competitive Program for ScienceMuseums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities(CP4SMP+) (Announcement Number: NNH13ZHA001N, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance(CFDA) Number: 43.008)
Audience: Informal Education Institutions
Amendments and Updates to FAQs to Be Posted On or After Feb. 15, 2013
Pre-Proposal Teleconference: Feb. 20, 1-3 p.m. EST
Proposal Due Date: April 9, 2013

NASA’s Digital Learning Network Webcast –Explore African American History and Science With NASA and Tuskegee
Audience: K-12 Educators and Students
Event Date: Feb. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m.EST

Linear Equations: NASA CONNECT –Breaking Barriers Web Seminar
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Feb 20. 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EST

Electromagnetic Spectrum: RemoteSensing Ices on Mars Web Seminar
Audience: 8-10 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Feb. 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EST

Call for Abstracts: 64thInternational Astronautical Congress
Audience: Full-time Graduate Students
Submission Deadline: Feb. 21, 2013

NASA to HostGoogle+ Hangout Live With International Space Station
Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Date: Feb. 22, 2013

NASA’s GlennResearch Center’s High School Shadowing Project
Audience: Students in Grades 10-12
Sessions III and IV Application Deadline: Feb.22, 2013

2013 SummerUndergraduate Research Fellowships
Audience: Higher Education Students
Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013

5th Annual NASA STEM EducatorsWorkshop Series
Audience: K-12 and Informal Educators
Registration Deadline: Feb. 25, 2013
Event Date: March 4-6, 2013

The Search for Life Beyond Earth:Mars Educator Conference
Audience: K-12 and Informal Educators
Registration Deadline: Feb. 26, 2013
Conference Date: March 2, 2013

What If? LiveStudent Design Challenge
Audience: Students Age 14-18
Registration Deadline: Feb. 28, 2013

Titan and Europa Essay Contest
Audience: 5-12 Students
Entry Deadline: Feb. 28, 2013

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Next Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

HistoricalNASA Space Artifacts Available for Educational Use
Audience: Educational Institutions, Museums and Other EducationOrganizations
Deadline: March 4, 2013

Cooperative AgreementNotice for NASA Internships
Audience: Higher Education Institutions and Organizations
Deadline: March 13, 2013

NASA Announcement for High-Impact,National, Strategic STEM Education Partnerships
Audience: Education Organizations
Informational Teleconference: March 27, 2013, 11:30 a.m. EDT
Response Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

Don’t miss outon upcoming NASA education opportunities.
For a full list of events, opportunities and more, visit the Educator andStudent Current Opportunity pages on NASA’s website:
— Educators https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/current-opps-index.html
— Students https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/current-opps-index.html

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Newton’sLaws of Motion: Lunar Nautics Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences foreducators, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science TeachersAssociation are hosting a 90-minute Web seminar on Feb. 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EST. This Web seminar features threelessons for grades 5-8, focusing on a real-world understanding of Newton’s Lawsof Motion and addresses common misconceptions associated with the laws. Thefeatured lessons are Rocket Staging: Balloon Staging, Lunar Landing: SwingingTray and Lunar Base Supply Egg Drop.

This is the final time during this school year that this seminar will beoffered.

For more information and toregister online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar1.aspx

To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.

Email any questions about this opportunity to NASA-Explorer-Schools@mail.nasa.gov.

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NASA’s REEL Science Communication Contest

So you want to be a NASA producer? NASA is looking for talented high schoolstudents to create videos that engage students in earth science.

Students are consuming over 10 hours of media each day, and video isincreasingly important to reach and engage this audience about science. NASAearth science missions are kicking off a new video contest challenging highschool students to produce a two-minute video for middle school students. Thevideos should focus on one of three topics: Ozone in the Stratosphere, ShipTracks and Our Environment, or The Water of the Water Planet.

Winning videos will be posted on NASA’s website. Winners will also get theopportunity to be a NASA producer working with NASA scientists andcommunication experts in July 2013 to produce an earth science feature video.

The deadline for submitting videos is Feb.15, 2013.

— NEW! Director’s Cut Video from NASA Producer Ali Ogden —

NASA producer Ali Ogden created a video, which shares her insight aboutproducing a video feature for NASA. In this director’s cut version of herMontreal Protocol story, Ali provides practical advice about audience, thinkingvisually, story and post-production. These practical tips for video productionwill help students with the REEL Science Contest. To view Ogden’s video, visit http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/reelscience-video.html.

For more information and instructions for submitting a video, visit http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/reelscience.

Questions about this contest should be emailed to Ginger Butcher at ginger.butcher-1@nasa.gov.

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Free Smithsonian’s Stars Lecture Series

Curious about our nearest star, moon rocks,volcanoes and other wonders of the universe? Come to the Smithsonian’s Stars, aseries of 10 lectures by Smithsonian researchers who are exploring the sun, themoon, planets, stars, galaxies and the universe. These speakers will sharebehind-the-scenes details about how their research is done and technologiesthat advance new discoveries at the Smithsonian Institution.

Each lecture begins at 5:15 p.m. and is followedby a question-and-answer session. A Discovery Station activity will take place at4 p.m. prior to each lecture. Stay after the lecture to visit the observatory,weather permitting.

Feb. 16, 2013 — Venus: 50 Years After Mariner 2
Fifty years ago Mariner 2 flew past Venus,becoming the first space probe to explore another planet. But Venus, ournearest neighbor, still holds many mysteries. Geophysicist Bruce Campbell willdiscuss what is known about Venus, including how it differs from Earth, and howfuture explorers may provide crucial clues to understanding this hot, dryworld.

Feb. 23, 2013 — A Universe of Data: How We GetScience Out of Space Telescopes
This century has seen stunning cosmicdiscoveries. The digital age has given everyone free access to space data; thetrick is to turn that data into quantitative science and pictures that tell astory. Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell will use images from the Chandra SpaceTelescope to help explain how astronomers study space in the computer age.

March 2, 2013 — Robotsand Humans Unite
The universe is far older and vaster than anyone imagined a century ago. Tohelp scientists map the structure and evolution of the universe, a specialinstrument called a Hectospec was needed. A Hectospec uses the precisiontechnology of optical fibers placed by delicate but very fast robots. SeniorPhysicist Dan Fabricant will discuss how the Hectospec was developed, how itworks and how it is used by astronomers for scientific discovery.

For more information about the Smithsonian’sStars Lecture Series and to see a full schedule of upcoming lectures, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/lectures/stars/index.cfm.

Questions about this lecture series should bedirected to the visitor service line at 202-633-1000.

The Smithsonian’s Stars Lecture Series is madepossible by a grant from NASA.

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Free Education Webinar Series fromthe Aerospace Education Services Project

The Aerospace Education Services Project is presenting a series of freewebinars throughout February 2013. All webinars can be accessed online. Joinaerospace education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans,educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom.

I Want to Hold Your Hand (Grades 2-5)
Feb. 19, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EST and6 – 7 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist Beth White will lead participants inan activity to construct a simple robotic-like hand using low-cost materials.Participants will demonstrate how data is collected when using robotictechnology.

Climate Time Machine (Grades K-12)
Feb. 20, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist Sandy Kaszynski will help participants get toknow NASA’s climate website. Learn how to find resources for teaching orlearning about what we know and how we know about what’s happening to Earth.This webinar is part of the Department of Education Green Strides webinarseries

Quantifying Changes Over Time (Grades 4-10)
Feb. 25, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EST and 6 -7 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist Rick Varner will discuss the Landsat missions,one of the longest running Earth observation missions. Participants willcompare remote sensing images of Earth taken across periods of time to reflectchanges to the observed areas that are both natural and influenced by humans.

Blue Marble Matches: Comparing Earth’s Features to the Other Planets (Grades4-12)
Feb. 26, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EST and 6 -7 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist Susan Kohler will present an activity designedto introduce students to the geologic processes on Earth. In the activity,students take on the roles of geologists and planetary scientists as theyobserve and interpret satellite photography and use data to explain thefeatures on distant planets.

For more information about these webinars, and to see a full list of webinarstaking place through March 2013, visithttp://neon.psu.edu/webinars/.

Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to ChrisGamrat at gamrat@psu.edu.

The U.S. Department of Education has Green Strideswebinars scheduled throughout 2013. To see a full list of Green Strideswebinars, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/webinar.html.

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Pre-Proposal Teleconference, PlusAmendments and Update to Frequent Asked Questions — NASA Research Announcement(NRA) Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA VisitorCenters Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMP+) (Announcement Number: NNH13ZHA001N,Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 43.008)

Amendments to the NRAwill be posted on the CP4SMP+ portal page on NSPIRES on or after Feb.15, 2013. https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7B37764C2A-F415-01DF-1B30-F1971BE7F8BE%7D&path=open

A pre-proposal teleconference will be held on Feb. 20, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. EST. Prospective proposers are requested to submit any questions in writingto CP4SMP@jpl.nasa.gov no later than four business days before the teleconference date so that NASA will beprepared to cover as much information as possible at the teleconference. NASAplans to post written questions and answers, and teleconference charts to theNASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System, orNSPIRES, website. The teleconference will provide an opportunity to askquestions and solicit clarifications from proposers. To dial into theteleconference, call 1-888-469-1385. Everyoneis encouraged to dial in 15-20 minutes in advance to allow time for theoperators to take roll and add you to the telecon. The participant passcode is CP4SMP. For relayservices for the hearing impaired, call 711 at least 30 minutes before the callis to begin.

For more information aboutthis opportunity, visit https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7B37764C2A-F415-01DF-1B30-F1971BE7F8BE%7D&path=open.

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NASA’s Digital Learning Network Webcast – Explore African AmericanHistory and Science With NASA and Tuskegee

Join NASA’s Digital Learning NetworkTMFeb. 20, 2013, from 2-3 p.m. EST, fora webcast. Let your students soar through the clouds to explore history,science and the early frontiers of aviation with contrail scientist Dr. LinChambers and Howard Baugh Jr., pilot and son of a documented originalTuskegee Airman. Classes may join the webcast via live streaming on the DLiNfoChannel at the following website: https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/webcast/webcast.html.

For more information, visit
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/index.html.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to BonnieMurray at
bonnie.murray@nasa.gov.

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LinearEquations: NASA CONNECT — Breaking BarriersWeb Seminar

NASA Explorer Schools and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute live professional development Webseminar for educators on Feb. 20, 2013at 6:30 p.m. EST. During this professional development session,participants will receive information about the applications of linearequations at NASA and learn how to implement the Breaking Barriers activity.Breaking Barriers provides students an opportunity to step into the shoes of aNASA engineer to design, build and test an X-1 balloon.

This seminar will not be offered again during this school year.

For more information and to registeronline, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar8.aspx.

To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.

Email any questions about this opportunity to the NASA Explorer Schools helpdesk at NASA-Explorer-Schools@mail.nasa.gov.

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ElectromagneticSpectrum: Remote Sensing Ices on Mars Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences, theNASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association arehosting a 90-minute Web seminar on Feb.21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EST. Learn how to use authentic NASA mission data toinvestigate the composition and distribution of ices in the high-latituderegions of Mars through analysis of visible light, infrared light and gammarays. The seminar includes information about a unique student extensionactivity, where students access a free computer simulation illustrating howgamma rays are used to determine the chemical composition of Mars.

This is the last time this Web seminar will be offered during the currentschool year.

For more information and to registeronline, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar4.aspx.

To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.

Email any questions about this opportunity to the NES Help Desk at NASA-Explorer-Schools@mail.nasa.gov.

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Call for Abstracts: 64th InternationalAstronautical Congress

NASA announces its intent to participate in the64th International Astronautical Congress, or IAC, and requests that full-timegraduate students attending U.S. universities or colleges respond to this callfor abstracts. The IAC, which is organized by the International AstronauticalFederation, or IAF, the International Academy of Astronautics and theInternational Institute of Space Law, is the largest space-related conferenceworldwide and selects an average of 1,000 scientific papers every year.

The upcoming IAC will be held Sept. 23-27, 2013,in Beijing, China. NASA’s participation in this event is an ongoing effort tocontinue to connect NASA with the international astronautical and spacecommunities.

The IAC has posted a “Call forAbstracts,” with a submission deadline of Feb. 21, 2013. NASA plans to alsoannounce a “Call for Abstracts” inviting graduate students to submitabstracts (of no more than 400 words) to participate in the 64th InternationalAstronautical Congress. Abstracts must be submitted to NASA and to the IAF.Details on the NASA “Call for Abstracts” will be distributed bymid-January, with the same submission deadline of Feb. 21, 2013. Theselected NASA-sponsored students must also be selected by the IAF.

Please visit the IAC website (http://www.iac2013.org/) for additionalinformation about the Congress and to obtain information about the “Callfor Abstracts.”

Important IAC Deadlines:

— Abstract submission closes Feb. 21, 2013.
— Paper submission closes Sept. 4, 2013.
— Presentation submission closes Sept. 18,2013.

Questions about this opportunity should beemailed to Carolyn Knowles at carolyn.knowles-1@nasa.gov.

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NASA toHost Google+ Hangout Live With International Space Station

NASA will host its first Google+ Hangoutlive with the International Space Station from 11 a.m. to noon EST, Friday,Feb. 22, 2013. This event will connect NASA’s social media followers with astronautson the ground and those living and working aboard the laboratory orbiting 240miles above Earth.

Google+ Hangouts allow as many as 10 people to chat face to face, whilethousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube.

NASA’s social media followers submitted video questions before the hangout.During the event, several video questions will be answered by the station crewand astronauts on the ground. Additionally, NASA will take real-time questionssubmitted by fans. Use #askAstro to ask real-time questions on Google+, YouTubeor Twitter during the hangout. On themorning of the event, NASA will open a thread on its Facebook page wherequestions may be posted.

The hangout may be viewed live on NASA’s Google+ page or on the NASA TelevisionYouTube channel. To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities toparticipate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA’s Google+ page at http://www.google.com/+NASA.

Astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn of NASA and Chris Hadfield of theCanadian Space Agency will answer questions and provide insight about lifeaboard the station. Crews conduct a variety of science experiments and performstation maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their lifeaboard the station in near-weightlessness requires different approaches toeveryday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.

For information about the space station, research in low Earth orbit, NASA’scommercial space programs and the future of American spaceflight, visit https://www.nasa.gov/exploration.

To follow astronauts Marshburn and Hadfield on Twitter, visit http://www.twitter.com/AstroMarshburn and http://www.twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield.

Questions about this opportunity should bedirected to HQ-social@mail.nasa.gov.

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NASA’s GlennResearch Center’s High School Shadowing Project

NASA’s Glenn Research Center, or GRC, inCleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications for its High School ShadowingProject sessions for the 2012-2013 school year. This opportunity providesstudents with a one- to five-day career exploration experience at GlennResearch Center.

The project provides high school students withan opportunity to explore career possibilities in a research and developmentenvironment while under the guidance of a NASA scientist, engineer, technicianor administrative professional that serves as the student’s mentor. Studentsare provided information about various careers, career paths and Glenn ResearchCenter educational resources and programs.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 16years old by the application deadline. Application periods are still open forthree sessions scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year.

Session III —
Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013
Session Date: March 26, 2013

Session IV —
Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013
Session Date: April 24, 2013

For more information about this opportunity,please visit https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/ShadowingProgram_GRC.html.

Questions about the GRC High School ShadowingProject should be directed by email to GRC-Intern@mail.nasa.govor by telephone to 216-433-6656.

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2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Caltech’s Summer Undergraduate ResearchFellowships, or SURF, project introduces undergraduate students to researchunder the guidance of seasoned mentors at Caltech or NASA’s Jet PropulsionLaboratory, or JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creativeintellectual activity and gain a more realistic view of the opportunities anddemands of a professional research career.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process.Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project andto write research proposals. Caltech faculty or JPL staff review the proposalsand recommend awards. Students work over a 10-week period in the summer,mid-June to late August. At the conclusion of the project, each student willsubmit a technical paper and give a SURF Seminar Day oral presentation.

All application materials must be received nolater than Feb. 22, 2013.For more information, visit http://www.surf.caltech.edu/.

Please email any questions about thisopportunity to the Caltech Student-Faculty Programs office at sfp@caltech.edu.

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5th Annual NASASTEM Educators Workshop Series

Join NASA for the 5th Annual NASA STEM Educators Workshop Series takingplace March 4-6, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C.

This workshop series will explore engineeringdesign challenges, problem-based learning activities, distance learningmodules, inquiry-based lessons and hands-on projects. Each workshop will be ledby experienced educators and education public outreach specialists who willmodel pedagogical techniques and methods to foster problem-based learning,science as inquiry, technology integration and best practices. Workshops targetinservice, informal and preservice teachers who serve the K-12 educationcommunity.

Registration is free. The deadline forregistration is Feb. 25,2013.

For more information and to register for theworkshops, visit https://education.uncc.edu/cstem/nasa.

If you have any questions about the workshops,please contact Brandon Hargis at Brandon.Hargis@nasa.gov.

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The Search for Life Beyond Earth:Mars Educator Conference

Bring your classroom along to share NASA’s greatquest for habitable environments beyond Earth, starting with Gale Crater onMars. Using NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, learn how to use NASA astrobiologyand the exploration of Mars to enhance life science and physical science topicsin your classroom. Engage your students to think critically about big questions,such as “What are the conditions for life?” and “Is there life beyond Earth?”

Special Mars and astrobiology guest presenters from NASA will share the latestnews. NASA education specialists will show hands-on activities relating toscience, technology, engineering and mathematics to help educators extend theirstudents’ learning and demonstrate how activities align to the Next GenerationScience Standards. Conference participants will receive lessonplans, NASA materials and resources

The conference will take place on March 2, 2013, at the Arizona StateUniversity main campus in Tempe, Ariz.

The conference is free, but registration is required before Feb. 26, 2013.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit http://marsed.asu.edu/registerSP2013.

Questions about the workshop should be directed to mars@asu.edu.

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WhatIf? Live Student Design Challenge

Candy, soda and other everyday items will be thetools of the trade for teenage rocket makers competing in the What If? LiveStudent Design Challenge. Registration is open through Feb. 28, 2013, for the worldwide contest, in which 14- to18-year-old students will design experimental propulsion systems usingmaterials that are inexpensive and easy to obtain.

The challenge is designed to excite students about science, technology,engineering and mathematics. The goal is to develop students’ creative andanalytical abilities by learning about the growing need for green fuels anddesigning a vehicle propulsion system using commonly available materials, includingsweet treats and carbonated beverages. Students may work alone or in groups ofas many as four. Participants must create a research plan, write a researchpaper, develop and build the propulsion system, make a video showing thevehicle in action and submit the video to judges via YouTube.com.

A panel of scientists, astronauts and educators will judge the entries andselect finalists. There will be one winning design in each age category.Winners will be announced in May and will receive special recognition from NASAand Ahoora.

To register, submit research and learn more about vehicle design, the officialrules and other information about the What If? Live Student Design Challenge,including view a two-minute video of the propulsion system in action, visit http://www.whatifprize.org.

Questions about this contest should be emailedto info@whatifprize.org.

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Titan and Europa Essay Contest

NASA scientists want to know where students in grades 5-12 think NASA’snext big mission to the outer solar system should go: Saturn’s moon, Titan, orJupiter’s moon, Europa. Both of these moons are fascinating places to explore.Learn why astrobiologists want to explore these worlds.

The Titan and Europa Essay Contest challenges students to learn more aboutastrobiology and the engineering challenges of exploring Titan and Europa.After watching short videos and learning about both moons and how missions toexplore each would work, students should write an essay (no longer than 500words) to explain why NASA should go to Titan or to Europa.

Essays must be submitted by a teacher by Feb.28, 2013.

NASA will send certificates of participation to all students who enter thecontest. Winning essays will be posted on a NASA website, and the winners andtheir classes will be invited to participate in a question-and-answerteleconference, videoconference or webchat with NASA scientists.

This contest is sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, withparticipation from the Titan Astrobiology team and the Astrobiology of IcyWorlds team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

For more information, visit http://icyworlds.jpl.nasa.gov/contest/.

If you have questions about this contest, please email titaneuropa@jpl.nasa.gov.

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NASA Postdoctoral ProgramFellowships

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’sgoal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in whichwe live.

Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- tothree-year Fellowship appointments that offer scientists and engineers uniqueopportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA.

These opportunities advance NASA’s missions in Earth science, heliophysics,planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering,human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology. Opportunities areavailable at NASA Centers and other NASA-approved sites.

As a result, NPP Fellows contribute to national priorities for scientificexploration, confirm NASA’s leadership in fundamental research, and complementthe efforts of NASA’s partners in the national science community.

U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible forJ-1 status as a Research Scholar may apply. Applicants must have completed aPh.D. or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but may apply whilecompleting the degree requirements. Applicants who earned the Ph.D. more thanfive years before the deadline date are categorized as Senior Fellows; allapplicants, no matter their category, must apply and become eligible for an NPPaward via the same process.

Interested applicants may apply by one of three annual application deadlines:March 1, July 1, and November 1.

For more information and application procedures, go to http://nasa.orau.org/postdoc/.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to nasapostdoc@orau.org.

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HistoricalNASA Space Artifacts Available for Educational Use

NASA is inviting eligible educational institutions,museums and other organizations to screen and request historical spaceartifacts.

The artifacts represent significant human spaceflight technologies andprocesses and the accomplishments of NASA’s many programs. NASA and the GeneralServices Administration worked together to ensure broad access to spaceartifacts and to provide a Web-based electronic artifacts viewing capability.The Web-based artifacts module is located at http://gsaxcess.gov/NASAWel.htm.

Eligible participants may view the artifacts and request specific items at thewebsite through March 4, 2013. Onlyschools and museums are eligible to receive artifacts. They must registeronline using an assigned Department of Education number, or through the stateagency for surplus property in their state.

The artifacts are free of charge. Eligible organizations must cover shippingcosts and any special handling fees. Shipping fees on smaller items will be relativelyinexpensive, while larger items may involve extensive disassembly, preparation,shipping and reassembly costs. NASA will work closely with eligibleorganizations, on a case-by-case basis, to address any unique special handlingcosts.

Special items, such as space shuttle thermal protective tiles and packages ofthree packets of astronaut food, also are offered on a first-come, first-servedbasis. Instructions for requesting artifacts and special items are linked onthe website home page.

To date, more than 7,500 artifacts from programs, including the Mercury,Gemini, Apollo, space shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope, have been givento eligible museums, schools, universities, libraries and planetariums in all50 U.S. states.

Questions about this opportunity should bedirected to GSAXcessHelp@gsa.gov.

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CooperativeAgreement Notice for NASA Internships

The NASA Headquarters Office of Education, incooperation with the NASA Johnson Space Center and other NASA centers, hasreleased a Cooperative Agreement Notice, or CAN, for NASA internships.

Institutions eligible to respond to this CAN arelimited to higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations and consortiaor groups of organizations and institutions serving higher education students,whose mission includes capturing student interest and/or improving studentperformance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, orrelated fields. The estimated annual value of the award is $3,000,000 to$10,000,000 per year, for a period of performance not to exceed 5 years.

It is anticipated that this award will be anindefinite delivery indefinite quantity and cost reimbursement cooperativeagreement. The recipient of this single award will support sub-agreements at 10NASA centers delineated by unique cooperative agreement numbers assigned by theNASA Shared Services Center.

All proposals in response to this CAN must besubmitted electronically. Electronic proposals must be submitted in theirentirety by 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on the proposal due date of March 13, 2013.

For more information and instructions forsubmitting a NOI and proposal, visit http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={445EE623-416B-4524-69CF-EA75FCC529BD}&path=open.

Questions about this CAN should be emailed toTamra Ross at tkross@nasaprs.com.

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NASA Announcement forHigh-Impact, National, Strategic STEM Education Partnerships

NASA Headquarters Office of Education requests information from organizationsinterested in helping the Agency, on a no-exchange-of-funds basis, achieve itsstrategic goals for education. NASA uses theAgency’s unique missions, discoveries, and assets to inspire and motivatestudents and learners of all ages in science, technology, engineering andmathematics, or STEM. NASA seeks high-impact, national scale resultsthat will broaden the STEM education audience andinclude diverse individuals who are underrepresented in STEM education.

Potential partnership activities are varied. NASA is receptive to a widerange of creative possibilities. All categories of domestic entities, includingU.S. federal government agencies, are eligible to respond to this announcement.The Announcement is currently open. NASA will accept responses through Dec. 31,2014. Review of responses will begin in May 2013.

NASA will conduct an informational teleconference for the Announcement on March 27, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. EDT.

Organizations interested in learning more about this education opportunity,including teleconference details, can access the Announcement Web page at:

http://go.nasa.gov/VgRZYt

To learn more about NASA’s broad education initiatives, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/education

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Don’t miss out on education-relatedopportunities available from NASA. For a full list of Current Opportunities,visit https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/current-opps-index.html.

Visit NASA Education on the Web:
For Educators: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
For Students: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html
NASA Kids’ Club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub