NASA Education Express — March 21, 2013

Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.

Heat Transfer: MESSENGER — My Angle on Cooling Web Seminar
Audience: 5-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: March 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Free Lecture — GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility
Audience: All Educators and 9-Higher Education Students

Event Date: March 21, 2013, at 8 p.m. EST

Sun-Earth Days 2013: Solar Max — Storm Warning: Effects on the Solar System
Audience: All Educators and Students

Event Date: March 22, 2013

Sun-Earth Days Observing Certificate Challenge
Audience: Students ages 13 and older
Entry Deadline: March 22, 2013

Heritage Family Day Events at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum
Audience: All Educators and Students

Next Event Date: March 23, 2013

Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators

Next Event Date: March 25, 2013

Analyzing Solar Energy Graphs: MY NASA DATA Web Seminar
Audience: 9-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: March 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Music in Space Downlink With the International Space Station
Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Date: March 27, 2013, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. CDT

Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System Web Seminar
Audience: 8-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: March 28, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

MAVEN Educator Ambassador Workshop
Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers
Application Deadline: March 31, 2013
Workshop Dates: July 8-12, 2013

The Challenge of Discovery! Educator Workshops
Audience: All Educators
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2013
Workshop Date: April 6, 2013

2013 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Faculty Research Program
Audience: Higher Education Educators

Deadline: April 1, 2013

NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

2013-14 History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

Fellowship in Aerospace History
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

Pre-Service Teacher Institutes at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Audience: Higher Education Students

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013
Institute Dates: June 10-14 and 24-28, 2013

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Audience: All Educators and Students
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2013

Going to Mars With MAVEN Student Art Contest\
Audience: Students Ages 5 to 17
Entry Deadline: April 8, 2013

NASA Research Announcement (NRA) 2013 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMP+)
Audience: Informal Education Institutions
Proposal Due Date: April 9, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions — NASA Research Announcement (NRA) Competitive Program for Science Museums, 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
Proposal Due Date: April 9, 2013

Reduced Gravity Education Flight Opportunity for Students at Minority Serving Institutions
Audience: Higher Education Educators & Students
Proposal Deadline: April 17, 2013

2013-14 NASA LEARN Opportunity
Audience: 6-12 Educators
Application Deadline: April 22, 2013

2013 Summer Workshops — Climate Science Research for Educators and Students
Audience: 5-12 Educators
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

The Unknown Moon — A Weeklong Institute for High School Educators
Audience: 9-12 Educators
Institute Dates: June 24-28, 2013

2014 NASA Space Settlement Design Contest
Audience: K-12 Educators and Students
Entry Deadline: March 15, 2014

Don’t miss out on upcoming NASA education opportunities.

For a full list of events, opportunities and more, visit the Educator and Student 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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Heat Transfer: MESSENGER — My Angle on Cooling Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences, the NASA Explorer Schools and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute Web seminar on March 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
Learn how the MESSENGER mission to Mercury takes advantage of passive cooling methods to keep the spacecraft functioning in a high-temperature environment. You will also see how to use the mission’s Staying Cool activities to lead students through an examination of different solutions to the problem of how to deal with too much sunlight and energy.

This is the final time this seminar will be repeated during the current school year.

For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar11.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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Free Lecture — GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility

The Global Positioning System, or GPS, has become a ubiquitous, but often invisible, part of modern life. On March 21, 2013, Dr. Bradford Parkinson, chief architect and original program director for GPS in the 1970s, will present the history, applications and future of GPS and the Global Navigation Satellite System.

The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. For those unable to attend in person, the lecture will be webcast live.

For more information, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=5245.

Questions about this lecture should be directed to nasmpubliclectures@si.edu.

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Sun-Earth Days 2013: Solar Max — Storm Warning: Effects on the Solar System

Join NASA in celebrating Sun-Earth Days with a series of programs and events that occur throughout the year, culminating with a celebration on March 22, 2013. This year’s theme, “Solar Max — Storm Warning: Effects on the Solar System,” invites participants to explore the violent nature of our sun at the peak of solar activity and the discoveries coming from the heliophysics and planetary missions during this exciting period. During solar maximum, there are many sunspots, solar flares and coronal mass ejections, all of which can affect communications and technology on Earth.


Learn about solar maximum and how it, along with space weather in general, affects our daily lives. Find out why scientists and engineers find it important to track space weather, much like meteorologists track storms on Earth. And learn about NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and its role in launching rockets to explore weather on Earth and in space.

On March 22, 2013, join the Sun-Earth Days team for a live Sun-Earth Days webcast. For this webcast, the team will combine forces with the award-winning NASA EDGE team known for their offbeat, funny and informative look behind the NASA curtain.

For more information, educational resources and social media connections, visit the Sun-Earth Days website at http://sunearthday.nasa.gov.

Questions about Sun-Earth Days events should be emailed to sunearthday@gmail.com.

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Sun-Earth Days Observing Certificate Challenge

Attention amateur astronomers! NASA’s Sun-Earth Days program wants to feature your astronomy photographs and videos (up to 90 seconds each) of our active sun. Images will be featured on the Sun-Earth Days Solar Maximum Flickr page. And each week, a different image will be selected to highlight on the NASA Sun-Earth Days home page.

Once your image or video is uploaded with the proper supporting information, you will be able to download a certificate of appreciation from the NASA Sun-Earth Days team.

Participants are also invited to upload images of Sun-Earth Days Solar MAX events, celebrations, activities and star parties. These images often provide others with inspiration and new ideas! Make sure to include your name, club or organization’s name and a description of the event.

Images and videos must be submitted online by March 22, 2013.

For more information, including instructions for submitting images and videos, visit
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2013/getinvolved/aa.php.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to
sunearthday@gmail.com.

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Heritage Family Day Events at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum

The 2013 Heritage Family Day event series celebrates the diverse ethnic and cultural communities that have contributed to aviation and space exploration. Events will commemorate historic and current contributions through presentations and activities for the entire family. The events will take place at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., and at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. The events are free and open to the public.

Women in Aviation and Space
March 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Celebrate the incredible contributions of women in aviation, science and aerospace. Enjoy hands-on activities, guest speakers, a theatrical presentation, book signings and Flights of Fancy story time for our youngest visitors.
http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=4833

Explore the Universe Day: Everyone Looks Up!
June 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Everyone looks up! People around the world have always looked to the sky, but they don’t always see the same things. Experience how different people study the sky and hear their stories.
http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=4835

A Century of Women in Aerospace
Sept. 14, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
For over 100 years, women have contributed to technological advances in aviation and space. Hear about the historic women who have inspired today’s role models.
http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=4836

Hispanic Heritage Month: Innovators in Air and Space
Sept. 24, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Oct. 5, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Celebrate Latin America’s historical contributions to aviation and space exploration. Meet current Hispanic scientists and engineers through the Smithsonian Latinos in STEM initiative. Listen to bilingual stories and participate in hands-on activities. The events are free and open to the public.
http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=4837

Questions about this series of events should be directed to the Visitor Service line at 202-633-1000.

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Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project

The Aerospace Education Services Project is presenting a series of free webinars throughout March 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.


Our Earth: A Real World Overview (Grades 5-12)
March 25, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6 – 7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will discuss how we explore Earth using NASA satellites, maps and astronaut observations. Participants will explore how to integrate NASA resources into their existing science, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography curriculum to better understand the processes that shape our planet.

Building Curiosity Using NASA’s Teaching Strategies and Instructional Design (Grades K-12)
March 26, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6 – 7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Susan Kohler will explore inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning and project-based learning models using NASA unique resources. This session will empower participants to design and implement engaging meaningful lessons based on 21st century needs.

I’m Signed up for NEON — Now What? (Grades K-12)
March 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. -Noon EDT and 4 – 5 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Anne Weiss will introduce participants to basic features of the NASA Educators Online Network, or NEON, professional/collaborative learning community. Participants will also learn how to use NEON to find appropriate NASA standards-aligned activities that satisfy state-specific teaching standards.


For more information about these webinars, and to see a full list of webinars taking place through April 2013, visit http://aesp.pspm.outreach.psu.edu/programs/webinars/.

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

The U.S. Department of Education has Green Strides webinars scheduled throughout 2013. To see a full list of Green Strides webinars, visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/green-strides/webinar.html.

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Analyzing Solar Energy Graphs: MY NASA DATA Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute Web seminar for educators on March 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Become familiar with the MY NASA DATA activity, “Solar Cell Energy Availability From Around the Country.” Compare monthly averages of downward radiation in locations around the U.S. and analyze areas where conditions would be conducive to having solar panels. Access data on the NASA Live Access Server as you “journey” around the U.S. to determine the amount of solar radiation and analyze overlay plots to compare data from NASA satellites.

This is the final time during the current school year this seminar will be offered.

For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar20.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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Music in Space Downlink With the International Space Station

Join NASA’s Johnson Space Center, or JSC, Digital Learning Network for a live International Space Station downlink with astronaut Chris Hadfield, space station commander. Commander Hadfield and students from the Pasadena Independent School District’s Pearl Hall Elementary will explore the many cultures and music surrounding the International Space Station partners. Students will perform songs at JSC with astronaut Dan Burbank and with space station astronaut Chris Hadfield. Students from Pearl Hall Elementary in Pasadena, Texas, and the Chris Hadfield Public School in Ontario, Canada, will speak to Chris while exploring about the connection between the arts and science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Watch the webcast live on March 27, 2013, from 2:30-3:45 p.m. CDT* by clicking on the link below.
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/webcast/webcast.html


Questions about the program may be directed to Patricia Moore at
patricia.l.moore@nasa.gov.

*The webcast time is subject change due to communication with the space station. Please visit http://dln.nasa.gov for the most recent information.

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Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences for educators, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on March 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learn about the science of heat transfer and heat dissipation related to NASA vehicles, and receive an introduction to the associated engineering design challenge, Thermal Protection System. In this activity, students are challenged to design a thermal protection system and test it using a propane torch.

This is the last time, during the current school year, this seminar will be offered.

For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar16.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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MAVEN Educator Ambassador Workshop

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the solar wind. Set to launch in November 2013, the mission will provide invaluable insights into the history of Mars’ atmosphere and climate, liquid water and planetary habitability.

The MAVEN Educator Ambassador, or MEA, workshop will bring together educators from around the country for in-depth learning experiences around MAVEN science. The goal of the MEA program is for participants to develop the knowledge and skills needed to train other teachers on NASA’s educational resources. Participants will attend a weeklong professional development workshop and receive training on a variety of standards-based classroom activities, as well as receive follow-up support for several years. The expectation is that participants will implement some of the lesson plans and resources in their classrooms, as well as conduct teacher trainings in their local areas on the MAVEN mission and related educational activities.

A $700 travel stipend is offered, along with a $700 honorarium after a local workshop is conducted. Housing and meals are provided.

Applications are due March 31, 2013.

For more information about the workshop and to apply online, visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/education-outreach/for-educators/mea/.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to Stephanie Renfrow at
stephanie.renfrow@lasp.colorado.edu.

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The Challenge of Discovery! Educator Workshops

You want to go where? What does it take to make a NASA mission happen, and who are the people that drive these tremendous projects?

In Discovery Program’s third annual multisite professional development workshop, we delve into the stories behind some amazing NASA missions, from conception to science results. Learn how scientists, engineers and mission operators collaborate to meet the challenges of complex missions to assure the science goals are met. Investigate what it takes to move a fantastic idea from dream to reality.

The Challenge of Discovery workshop will take place on April 6, 2013, in four locations.
            — NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
            — NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
            — University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
            — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.

All sites will offer special speakers, hands-on activities for K-12 and out-of-school-time educators and resource packets.

The cost of the workshop is $25. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration closes on April 1, 2013.

For more information, visit
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/discovery/challenge_of_discovery.asp.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to Mary Cullen at
mcullen@mcrel.org.

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2013 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Faculty Research Program

Applications are currently accepted for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2013 Summer Faculty Research Program. This program provides opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, faculty to engage in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and a JPL researcher. Non-STEM faculty will be considered based on available opportunities.


To be eligible to participate in the program, a potential fellow must hold a full-time appointment at an accredited university or college in the U.S. Special requirements for foreign national faculty members may apply. Fellows are required to submit a research report and present their work at the end of the session.

The program awards $13,500 fellowships for the 10-week session. A housing allowance will be offered for awardees who live beyond a 50-mile radius of JPL. Please note that stipend payments or salaries from other federal funding sources, including research grants and contracts, may not be accepted during the 10-week tenure of a JPL faculty research appointment.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2013. For more information about this opportunity, visit http://jsfrp.jpl.nasa.gov/.

Inquiries about NASA’s JPL Summer Faculty Research Program should be directed to the Petra Kneissl-Milanian at Petra.A.Kneissl-Milanian@jpl.nasa.gov.

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NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology

The NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology, offered by the Society for the History of Technology and supported by the NASA History Division, seeks applications for a yearlong predoctoral or postdoctoral fellowship related to the history of space technology. The fellowship may support advanced research related to all aspects of space history, leading to publications on the history of space technology broadly considered, including cultural and intellectual history, institutional history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and history of engineering and management.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $17,000, paid quarterly. Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees. The NASA Fellow will also receive complimentary membership in the Society for the History of Technology for the year of fellowship.

Applicants must possess a doctorate in history of technology or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student in a doctoral degree program and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, in history of technology or a related field. Eligibility is not limited to U.S. citizens or residents.

Applications are due April 1, 2013.

For detailed information on the fellowship and the application process, visit http://www.historyoftechnology.org/awards/nasa.html.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to shot@virginia.edu.

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2013-14 History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science

The Fellowship in the History of Space Science, offered by the History of Science Society and supported by the NASA History Division, seeks applications for a nine-month predoctoral or postdoctoral fellowship related to the history of science. The fellowship may support advanced research related to all aspects of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $21,250. Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees.

Applicants must possess a doctorate in history of science or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student in a doctoral degree program and have completed all requirements for the degree, except the dissertation, in history of science or a related field. Eligibility is not limited to U.S. citizens or residents.

Applications are due April 1, 2013.

For detailed information on the fellowship and the application process, visit http://www.hssonline.org/about/society_NASAFellowship.html.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to info@hssonline.org.

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Fellowship in Aerospace History

The Fellowship in Aerospace History, offered by the American Historical Association and supported by NASA, seeks applications for a predoctoral or postdoctoral fellowship related to the history of aerospace. The selected Fellow will have the opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering and management.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $20,000 for a six- to nine-month fellowship and is adjustable for longer fellowships of up to a year. Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees.

The fellowship is open to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in history or in a closely related field, or who are enrolled in and have completed all coursework for a doctoral degree-granting program.

Applications are due April 1, 2013.

For detailed information on the fellowship and the application process, visit http://www.historians.org/prizes/NASA.htm.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to aha@historians.org.

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Pre-Service Teacher Institutes at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

The Pre-Service Teacher Institute is a one-week summer residential session for education majors preparing to teach in an elementary or middle school classroom. Two institutes will take place this year: June 10-14 and June 24-28, 2013. Both events will take place at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

College students from diverse backgrounds will be exposed to aerospace, mathematics and science enrichment activities. Pre-service teachers are able to interface with NASA personnel and tour Johnson Space Center facilities while learning to incorporate NASA’s cutting-edge research into lesson plans for their students.

Full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior year are invited to apply.

The application period closes on April 1, 2013. For more information, visit http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/psti/.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to Suzanne Foxworth at suzanne.m.foxworth@nasa.gov.

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST, program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science (including computer science) teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Since 1983, more than 4,100 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year.

Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by the president of the United States, a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The PAEMST program is open to outstanding mathematics and science teachers in the 50 states and the four U.S. jurisdictions (Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Department of Defense education activity schools and the U.S. territories as a group). Anyone — principals, teachers, parents, students or members of the general public — may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website. Teachers may also apply directly.

Nominations for secondary school teachers (grades 7-12) are due April 1, 2013. Elementary school teachers (Grades K-6) are eligible to apply in 2014.

For more information, visit http://www.paemst.org/.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to info@paemst.org.

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Going to Mars With MAVEN Student Art Contest

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission, also known as MAVEN, is set to launch to the Red Planet in November 2013. And your artwork could hitch a ride to Mars!

To enter the contest, participants must be ages 5-17. All artwork must be original. The contest is open to students worldwide. Entries are due April 8, 2013. The public will vote to select the winner. Winning artwork will be used on a DVD label that will fly to Mars on the MAVEN spacecraft.

For more information and to submit your artwork, visit
http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/art-contest/.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to
http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/contact/.

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NASA Research Announcement (NRA) 2013 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMP+)

The NRA management team, in collaboration with the NASA Mission Directorates, is recruiting qualified peer reviewers who volunteer to externally review CP4SMP+ proposals. A diverse reviewer pool, including but not limited to practicing or retired scientists, engineers, technologists, higher education faculty, educators (e.g., K-12; informal; public outreach) and other experts (including individuals without a current institutional affiliation) with experience or knowledge of activities described in the Announcement NNH13ZHA001N is sought. The review will include proposals from eligible non-profit entities, including NASA Visitor Centers, as authorized under Public Law 109-155 SEC. 616. MUSEUMS: The Administrator may provide grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, museums and planetariums to enable them to enhance programs related to space exploration, aeronautics, space science, earth science, or microgravity. For the full funding opportunity visit the very long URL ending in =open/ at: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7B37764C2A-F415-01DF-1B30-F1971BE7F8BE%7D&path=open/

Please submit your qualifications, interest, and availability — or nominate qualified colleagues at this short URL: https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/reviewer. If you click the “Register to Be Considered as a Reviewer” link, please have your 2-3 page resume ready to upload.  No resume is necessary to nominate a colleague from your organization (or elsewhere) using the “Suggest Qualified Reviewers” link.

Although NASA cannot guarantee an invitation to review will result, we thank you for your consideration and/or referrals,

The 2013 CP4SMP+ Management Team

*P.S. CP4SMP+ reviewers sign a nondisclosure/conflict of interest statement prior to being granted access to any proposal. NASA will ask each selected peer reviewer to disclose all conflicts of interest, as well as situations which may give the appearance of a conflict of interest or COI. To read more about NASA COI policies see Appendix C and Appendix E.3 in the 2013 NASA Guidebook for Proposers at
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/nraguidebook/.

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Frequently Asked Questions — NASA Research Announcement (NRA) Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMP+) (Announcement Number: NNH13ZHA001N, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 43.008)

Fifteen new Frequently Asked Questions were posted on the CP4SMP+ portal page on NSPIRES on March 18, 2013.

Visit: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7B37764C2A-F415-01DF-1B30-F1971BE7F8BE%7D&path=open

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Reduced Gravity Education Flight Opportunity for Students at Minority Serving Institutions

NASA is offering undergraduate students from minority serving institutions an opportunity to test experiments in microgravity aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft.

This opportunity is a partnership between the Minority University Research and Education Program and NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, which gives aspiring explorers a chance to propose, design and fabricate a reduced-gravity experiment. Selected teams will test and evaluate their experiments aboard NASA’s reduced-gravity airplane. The aircraft flies about 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips during experiment flights to produce periods of weightlessness and hypergravity ranging from 0 gravity, or g, to 2 g.

Proposals are due April 17, 2013.

All applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit
https://microgravityuniversity.jsc.nasa.gov/murep/.

Questions about this opportunity should be emailed to Suzanne Foxworth at
jsc-reducedgravity@nasa.gov.

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2013-14 NASA LEARN Opportunity

The Long-term Engagement in Authentic Research at NASA, or LEARN, Project is seeking educators for an innovative program that provides onsite research and training opportunities with NASA scientists in the summer and guided research projects that continue on throughout the school year. Participants conduct their own research with help of a team of NASA scientists and share and integrate these projects into the classroom.

This summer, participants will complete two weeks of onsite work at NASA’s Langley Research Center during the weeks of July 8-12 and July 15-19, 2013. Teachers will receive approximately 70 hours of professional development. Onsite work will be followed by continued research through 2014 via virtual research team meetings and data presentations. A stipend is offered for participants, and educators may present proposals for travel funding to present their research at regional conferences.

This opportunity is open to science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators of grades 6-12. Earth science, physics, chemistry and mathematics teachers are strongly encouraged to apply. Application is open to U.S. citizens only.

Applications are due April 22, 2013.

For more information and to register for the workshops, visit
http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/LEARN/.

Questions about these workshops should be directed to Margaret Pippin at
m.pippin@nasa.gov.

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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 brooksdr@drexel.edu.

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The Unknown Moon — A Weeklong Institute for High School Educators

NASA’s Lunar Science Institute is hosting a weeklong institute for high school science educators. Participants will receive hands-on standards-aligned classroom resources that bridge the topics of Earth and the moon, as well as a variety of science and engineering topics. Tours of scientific research facilities and interaction with lunar scientists will also take place during the institute.

The Unknown Moon Institute will take place June 24-28, 2013, in Laurel, Md. Registration is free, and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will receive a certificate for professional development hours.

For more information and to apply for the institute, visit
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/workshops/unknownMoon/.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Christine Shupla at
shupla@lpi.usra.edu.

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2014 NASA Space Settlement Design Contest

Design a space settlement! Space settlements are permanent communities in orbit, as opposed to a place to work for a few months and go home. Designing a space settlement involves physics, mathematics, space science, environmental science and many other disciplines.


The NASA Space Settlement Design Contest is for K-12 students throughout in the world. Individuals or teams may enter. Grade levels are judged separately, except for the grand prize. All participants will receive a certificate.

Submissions must be received by March 15, 2014.

For more information about the NASA Space Settlement Design Contest, visit http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/.

If you have any questions about the contest, please email Al Globus at aglobus@mail.arc.nasa.gov
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Don’t miss out on education-related opportunities 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
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