Monthly Archives: May 2013

NASA Education Express — May 30, 2013

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

Guidance for Education and Public Outreach Activities UnderSequestration

NASA has taken the first steps in addressing themandatory spending cuts called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The lawmandates a series of indiscriminate and significant across-the-board spending reductionstotaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

As a result, NASA has been forced to implement anumber of new cost-saving measures, policies, and reviews in order to minimizeimpacts to the mission-critical activities of the Agency. Guidance regarding conferences,travel, and training that reflect the new fiscal reality in which the agencymust operate has been provided.

For specific guidance as it relates to public outreach and engagementactivities please reference the following webpage.

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/sequestration-NASA-education-guidance.html

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

Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators
Next Event Date: May 30, 2013, at 4 p.m. EDT

NASA History Program Office Fall 2013Internships
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Fall 2013 Application Deadline: June 1, 2013

Heritage Family DayEvents at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum
Audience: All Educators and Students
Next Event Date: June 1, 2013

Center for AstronomyEducation Teaching Excellence Workshops
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Next Event Date: June 1-2, 2013

Center of Massand Center of Pressure: Engineering a Stable Rocket Web Seminar
Audience: 9-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: June 4, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science,Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
Audience: All Educators and Students
Nomination Deadline: June 5, 2013

NASA Seeks AcademicPartners for SmallSat Technology Collaboration
Audience: U.S. Colleges and Universities
Proposal Deadline: June 5, 2013

National Air and SpaceMuseum Super Science Saturday Events
Audience: All Educators and Students
Next Event: June 8, 2013

LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Early Bird Entry Deadline: June 15, 2013
Final Entry Deadline: July 15, 2013

CosmoQuest Lunar Surface GeologyWorkshop
Audience: 5-8 Educators
Workshop Dates: June 17-21, 2013

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program –Mission 5 to the International Space Station
Audience: School Districts Serving Grades 5-12, Informal EducationInstitutions, Colleges and Universities
Inquiry Deadline: June 30, 2013

Free Virtual Professional DevelopmentWorkshop Series: Rockets to Racecars
Audience: K-12 Educators and Home Educators
Event Dates: First workshop takes place on July 16, 2013, at 2:15 p.m. EDT

Don’t miss out onupcoming NASA education opportunities.
For a full list of events, opportunities andmore, visit the Educator and Student Current Opportunity pages on NASA’swebsite:
— 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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Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education ServicesProject

The Aerospace Education Services Project is presenting a series of freewebinars throughout May and June 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.

Missions to Planet Earth: Remote Sensing (Grades 4-8)
May 30, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6 -7 p.m. EDT
The world around us is constantly changing. Sometimes these changes happensuddenly and are easily observed. In many cases, changes in the Earth are noteasily seen, yet are readily apparent in comparisons made over time. Join aerospaceeducation specialist Steve Culivan for this session designed to help teachersand students appreciate these changes and study the impacts of Earth’s naturalsystems and how humans affect their environment.

Messenger Mission to Mercury: Introduction and Hands-On Activities (GradesK-8)
May 31, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Tony Leavitt will provide an overview of theMessenger mission along with lessons and activities connected to the mission. Participantswill explore images of the surface of Mercury and discuss the latestdiscoveries. A hands-on/minds-on activity will be shared, and participants willvisit the Messenger mission website to get a glimpse of available resources.

Physics Resources for Secondary School (Grades 6-12)
June 3, 2013, at 5 – 6 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist John Weis as he demonstrates simpleactivities and resources for teaching physics at middle and high school levels.Topics and resources covered will include Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy, lightand gravity. Lesson plans and modification strategies will be discussed.

Messenger Mission to Mercury: Introduction and Hands-On Activities (GradesK-8)
June 4, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6 -7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Tony Leavitt will provide an overview of theMessenger mission along with lessons and activities connected to the mission. Participantswill explore images of the surface of Mercury and discuss the latestdiscoveries. A hands-on/minds-on activity will be shared, and participants willvisit the Messenger mission website to get a glimpse of available resources.

Applying the Engineering Design Process to STEM Content (Grades 3-12)
June 5, 2013, at 5 – 6 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist John Weis as he discusses ways to modifylessons to teach the engineering process while still covering required content.Upon completion, participants will be able to modify lessons and units toincorporate engineering design into any science, technology, engineering and mathematicssubject as recommended in the Common Core standards.

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

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

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NASA History Program Office Fall 2013 Internships

The NASA History Program Office is seeking undergraduate and graduate studentsfor fall 2013 internships. The History Program Office maintains archivalmaterials to answer research questions from NASA personnel, journalists,scholars, students at all levels and others from around the world. The divisionalso edits and publishes several books and monographs each year. It maintains alarge number of websites on NASA history.

Students of all majors are welcome to apply. While detailed prior knowledge ofthe aeronautics and space fields is not necessary, a keen interest and somebasic familiarity with these topics are needed. Strong research, writing andediting skills are essential. Experience with computers, especially hypertextmarkup language, or HTML, formatting and social media (Twitter and Facebook) isa plus.

Intern projects are flexible. Typical projects include handling a variety ofinformation requests, editing historical manuscripts, doing research andwriting biographical sketches, updating and creating websites, creating Twitterand Facebook entries, and identifying and captioning photos.

Applications for fall 2013 internships are due June 1, 2013.

For more information, visit http://history.nasa.gov/interncall.htm.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Bill Barry at bill.barry@nasa.gov.

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Heritage Family DayEvents at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum

The 2013 Heritage Family Day event seriescelebrates the diverse ethnic and cultural communities that have contributed toaviation and space exploration. Events will commemorate historic and current contributionsthrough presentations and activities for the entire family. The events willtake place at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-HazyCenter in Chantilly, Va., and at the Smithsonian’s National Air and SpaceMuseum in Washington, DC. The events are free and open to the public.

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

To see a list of all upcoming Heritage Family Days events, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/heritage-days/.

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

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Center for AstronomyEducation Teaching Excellence Workshops

NASA’s Center for Astronomy Education, or CAE, announces a series ofeducator workshops for astronomy and space science educators.

These workshops provide participants withexperiences needed to create effective and productive active-learning classroomenvironments. Workshop leaders model best practices in implementing manydifferent classroom-tested instructional strategies. But most importantly, youand your workshop colleagues will gain first-hand experience implementing theseproven strategies yourselves. During many microteaching events, you will havethe opportunity to role-play the parts of student and instructor. You willassess and critique each other’s implementation in real time, as part of asupportive learning community. You will have the opportunity to use unfamiliarteaching techniques in collaboration with mentors before using them with yourstudents. CAE is funded through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s ExoplanetExploration Program.

June 1-2, 2013 — Indianapolis, Ind.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop forCurrent and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors

June 17-20, 2013 — College Park, Md.
New Faculty Workshop for Physics and Astronomy

Aug. 24-25, 2013 –Albuquerque, N.M.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomyand Space Science Instructors

For more information and to register forworkshops online, visit http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/workshops/index.cfm.

Inquiries about this series of workshops shouldbe directed to Gina Brissenden at gbrissenden@as.arizona.edu.

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Center of Mass and Center of Pressure: Engineering aStable Rocket Web Seminar

NASA Explorer Schools and the National Science Teachers Association are hostinga 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on June 4, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT thatwill address the Next Generation Science Standards. As a result of thisseminar, you will be able to use the lesson “Engineering a Stable Rocket” fromNASA’s Rockets Educator Guide to address the middle school dimensionsassociated with forces and interaction performance expectations. This seminarprovides an overview of the activity, explores the NASA connections, sharestips and tricks for implementing this lesson in the classroom, showcases videosof students engaged in the lesson and discusses possible modifications orextensions.

This is the only time this seminar will be offered during the current schoolyear.

NOTE: The NSTA website will be out of service untilMonday, June 3, at 9 a.m. EDT. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information and to registeronline, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar7.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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Presidential Awards forExcellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

The White House Office of Science and TechnologyPolicy and the National Science Foundation are currently accepting nominationsfor the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics andEngineering Mentoring, or PAESMEM. This award program recognizes U.S. citizensor permanent residents and U.S. organizations that have demonstrated excellencein mentoring individuals from groups that are underrepresented in science, technology,engineering and mathematics education and the workforce.

Presidential awardees receive a $10,000 awardand a commemorative presidential certificate. Awardees are invited toparticipate in an awards ceremony in Washington D.C., which includes meetingswith education policy leaders.

Individuals and organizations in all public andprivate sectors are eligible, including industry, academia, primary andsecondary education, military and government, nonprofit organizations andfoundations. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due June 5, 2013.

For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/PAESMEM.

Please email any questions about thisopportunity to PAESMEM@nsf.gov.

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NASA Seeks AcademicPartners for SmallSat Technology Collaboration

NASA is seeking small spacecraft technology project proposals fromU.S. colleges and universities that would like to collaborate with agencyresearchers.

Small spacecraft, or smallsats, represent agrowing field of space research and operations in which universities often haveled the way in technology development. Smallsats, some of which are as small asa four-inch cube, are not expected to replace conventional spacecraft, butsometimes can provide an alternative to larger, more costly spacecraft.Smallsats can serve as platforms for rapid technology testing or specializedscientific research and exploration not otherwise possible. Smallsats also canbe developed relatively quickly and inexpensively, and can share a ride toorbit with larger spacecraft.

NASA expects to competitively selectapproximately 10 proposals. Each team will form proposal partnerships withresearchers from any of NASA’s field centers. Awards for each project willinclude as much as $100,000 ($150,000 for teams of more than one school).Proposals submitted in response to this NASA cooperative agreement notice aredue June 5, 2013.

In addition, NASA will fund the time for NASAemployees to work with each selected team. Project funding is for one year withthe potential to continue for a second year. Proposed projects could includeanything from laboratory work to advance a particular spacecraft technology toflight testing of a new smallsat. For example, projects might focus on atechnology area such as propulsion, power or communications, or on a smallsatcapability, such as formation flight or satellite rendezvous.

Details of the opportunity and instructions forsubmitting proposals are provided in a Cooperative Agreement Notice that isavailable online at http://tinyurl.com/cb3mqdw.

For additional information on the SmallSpacecraft Technology Program, visit https://www.nasa.gov/smallsats.

The Small Spacecraft Technology Program is partof NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating,developing, testing and flying hardware for use in NASA’s future missions. Formore information about NASA’s investment in space technology, visit https://www.nasa.gov/spacetech.

Questions about this opportunity should bedirected to Rachel Khattab at rachel.khattab@nasa.gov.

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National Air and SpaceMuseum Super Science Saturday Events

Join the National Air and Space Museum on the second Saturday ofeach month during 2013 for Super Science Saturday at the Steven F. Udvar-HazyCenter in Chantilly, Va. Through demonstrations and hands-on activities,visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineeringand mathematics topics related to aviation and space exploration. Each eventtakes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Admission is free, and parkingis $15.

Upcoming topics include:

June 8, 2013 — Energy
July 13, 2013 — Weather
Aug. 10, 2013 — Helicopters
Sept. 14, 2013 — Living and Working in Space
Oct. 12, 2013 — Balloons and Blimps
Nov. 9, 2013 — The Moon and Beyond
Dec. 14, 2013 — The Wright Brothers

For more information, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/superscience/.

Questions about this series of lectures shouldbe directed to nasmpubliclectures@si.edu.

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LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013

NASA, the U.S. Agency forInternational Development, the U.S. Department of State and Nike recentlyannounced a challenge to identify 10 game-changing innovations that couldtransform the system of fabrics to one that advances equitable global economicgrowth, drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet’s resources.

Challenge organizers are interested in innovations with potential to scale intwo years, as well as game-changing early stage technologies and prototypes.Innovations can be business models, financial instruments, technologies andprograms that accelerate research, education and capacity building.

The LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013 is open through July 15, 2013. Early bird submissions are due June 15, 2013. Teninnovators that apply by the June 15early submission deadline will be selected to qualify for professionaladvice on submissions. The first 10 innovators will receive a special messagefrom an astronaut or elite athlete.

Forum partners will select 10 innovators to present their technology solutionsat the LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013 forum, which will be held Sept. 26-29, 2013,at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

NASA and the LAUNCH Council — thought leaders representing a diverse andcollaborative body of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, government, mediaand business — will participate in the forum and help guide these innovationsforward. The selected LAUNCH innovators will receive networking and mentoringopportunities from influential business and government leaders, as well asportfolio presentations.

LAUNCH was created to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches toglobal sustainability challenges. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose ideas,technologies or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts onsociety in the developed and developing worlds.

For more information about the LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013 and how to enter,visit http://www.launch.org/challenges/systems-2013.

Inquiries about this challenge should be directed to http://www.launch.org/contact.

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CosmoQuest Lunar SurfaceGeology Workshop

Join astronomers and educators from Southern Illinois University Edwardsvilleand CosmoQuest to learn how your students can conduct authentic astronomyresearch in the classroom. The workshop is open to middle school educators andwill take place June 17-21, 2013, inEdwardsville, Ill.

Participants will receive practical ideas for bringing citizen science into theclassroom. Free materials and a stipend will be provided. Optional continuingprofessional development units and graduate course credit are available.

For more information, visit http://www.smdeponews.org/programs-events/cosmoquest-lunar-surface-geology-workshop-for-middle-school-educators-june-17-21/.

Questions about the workshop should be directed to Georgia Bracey at gbracey@siue.edu.

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Student SpaceflightExperiments Program — Mission 5 to the International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the ArthurC. Clarke Institute for Space Education, in partnership with NanoRacks LLC,announce an authentic science, technology, engineering and mathematics, orSTEM, opportunity for school districts across the U.S. and space stationpartner nations. The newest flight opportunity, Mission 5 to the InternationalSpace Station, or ISS, gives students across a community the ability to designand propose real experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the InternationalSpace Station. This opportunity is part of the Student Spaceflight ExperimentsProgram, or SSEP.

Each participating community will receive a realmicrogravity research mini-laboratory capable of supporting a singlemicrogravity experiment, and all launch services to fly the mini-lab to thespace station in spring 2014 and return it to Earth. An experiment designcompetition in each community — engaging typically 300+ students — allowsstudent teams to design and propose real experiments vying fortheir community’s reserved mini-lab. Content resources for teachers andstudents support foundational instruction on science in microgravity andexperimental design. Additional SSEP programming leverages the experimentdesign competition to engage the community, embracing a learning communitymodel for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education.

This competition is open to students in grades 5-12 and college. Informaleducation groups and organizations are also encouraged to participate.Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than June 30, 2013. The National Center for Earth and SpaceScience Education is available to help interested communities in the U.S.secure the needed funding.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the SSEP Mission 5 to InternationalSpace Station National Announcement of Opportunity at
http://ssep.ncesse.org/2013/05/to-school-districts-announcing-student-spaceflight-experiment-program-ssep-mission-5-to-the-international-space-station-for-2013-14/.

SSEP is enabled through a strategic partnership with NanoRacks LLC working withNASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the InternationalSpace Station as a national laboratory. The Center for the Advancement ofScience in Space (
http://www.iss-casis.org/) is a national partner on SSEP. To view a list of allSSEP national partners, visit http://ssep.ncesse.org/national-partners/.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email SSEP NationalProgram Director Jeff Goldstein at jeffgoldstein@ncesse.org.

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Free Virtual ProfessionalDevelopment Workshop Series: Rockets to Racecars

Start your engines! Engage students inreal-world mathematics and incorporate standards-based hands-on activities tomake mathematics challenging and fun. Bring the thrill of racing and itsconnections to flight into your classroom with the “Rockets 2 Racecars”educational materials.

Learn about tires and air pressure as you calculatethe effects of temperature on regular tires as well as Space Shuttle andracecar tires in the session “Measure Up and Calculate.” Use mathematicsto interpret air pressure and air flow data on airplane wings and racecarspoilers in “May the Force Uplift You…or Not!”. Test the variablesthat affect cars’ stability to travel by constructing a balloon-powered racecar and maneuver through different angles to see force in action in “Newton’sAngle on Force and Motion.” Design a capsule to land on Mars and see itseffectiveness by calculating speed or rate of descent in “Drag Race toMars Engineering Design Challenge.”

Sign up today to join the free four-day workshop series on July 16, July 18,July 22 and July 24, 2013, from 2:15pm to 3:30pm EDT.

Participants who register and complete all four workshops areeligible to receive five continuing education credit hours

For more information, visit http://dln.nasa.gov.

To register for the Rockets 2 Racecars workshopseries, visit https://digitalmedia.wufoo.com/forms/dln-virtual-professional-development-form/.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Marilé Colon Robles at marile.colonrobles@nasa.gov.

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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

NASA Education Express — May 23, 2013

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

Guidance for Education and Public Outreach Activities UnderSequestration

NASA has taken the first steps in addressing themandatory spending cuts called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The lawmandates a series of indiscriminate and significant across-the-board spending reductionstotaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

As a result, NASA has been forced to implement anumber of new cost-saving measures, policies, and reviews in order to minimizeimpacts to the mission-critical activities of the Agency. Guidance regarding conferences,travel, and training that reflect the new fiscal reality in which the agencymust operate has been provided.

For specific guidance as it relates to public outreach and engagementactivities please reference the following webpage.

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/sequestration-NASA-education-guidance.html

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

Build NASA’s Future With LEGO Bricks: Inventing Our Future of Flight
Audience: Students Ages 13 and Older
Contest Deadline: Coming Soon

Sign Up for The Space Flyer Newsletter
Audience: All Educators and Students

Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators
Event Date: Multiple Upcoming Dates

NASA History Program Office Fall 2013Internships
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Fall 2013 Application Deadline: June 1, 2013

Heritage Family DayEvents at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum
Audience: All Educators and Students
Next Event Date: June 1, 2013

Center for AstronomyEducation Teaching Excellence Workshops
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Next Event Date: June 1-2, 2013

Presidential Awards forExcellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
Audience: All Educators and Students
Nomination Deadline: June 5, 2013

NASA Seeks AcademicPartners for SmallSat Technology Collaboration
Audience: U.S. Colleges and Universities
Proposal Deadline: June 5, 2013

2013 Lunar Workshops forEducators
Audience: 6-9 Educators
Workshop Dates: June 24-28, and July 8-12, 2013

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

Langley AerospaceResearch Student Scholars — Fall 2013 Session
Audience: Higher Education Students
Application Deadline: June 26, 2013

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program –Mission 5 to the International Space Station
Audience: School Districts Serving Grades 5-12, Informal EducationInstitutions, Colleges and Universities
Inquiry Deadline: June 30, 2013

Going to MarsWith MAVEN Campaign
Audience: Educators and Students Worldwide
Deadline: July 1, 2013

HistoricalNASA Space Artifacts Available for Educational Use
Audience: Educational Institutions, Museums and Other EducationOrganizations
Deadline: July 1, 2013

NASA Exploration DesignChallenge
Audience: K-12 Educators and Students
Virtual Crew Registration Deadline: March 14,2014

Don’t miss out onupcoming NASA education opportunities.
For a full list of events, opportunities andmore, visit the Educator and Student Current Opportunity pages on NASA’swebsite:
— 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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Build NASA’s Future With LEGO Bricks: Inventing Our Future of Flight

Teachers, can your team of young, aspiring inventors out-design theprofessionals?

Develop creative designs for real-world needs. Combine authentic research and aprototype built out of LEGO bricks.

Coming in summer 2013, student teams will have their chance to compete againstthe most imaginative minds in the world. Your students can tackle the sameaeronautics challenges that NASA and industry teams have been working on. Wewant to see if your team can do better.

LEGO Group and NASA have teamed up for the “Inventing Our Future of Flight”design contest, and now it’s your turn.

— Entrants will be asked to develop a research paper and a LEGO built prototype(using LEGO bricks or LEGO Digital Designer).
— Individuals or teams of up to five may enter.
— Minimum age for entry is 13 years of age. While all researchers and builderswill be entered in the overall category, builders ages 13 to 18 will also beentered in the young builders category.

We can’t release the full contest details yet, but we wanted you to be thefirst to know. Details will be released at the end of May, so make plans andwatch for your chance to design the future!

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Sign Up for The Space Flyer Newsletter

Are you looking forways to transform your summer vacation into an out-of-this-worldlearning experience? From sea to shining sea, NASA Visitor Centers arebustling with exciting new missions and programs that inspire the imagination. Sign up to receive The Space Flyer newsletterand stay up-to-date on all of the fun activities taking place at all 11 NASAVisitor Centers.

The Space Flyer newsletter highlights incredible new experiences that offer aunique blend of history, entertainment and education that only the NASA VisitorCenters can offer. This year, escape the ordinary and drop by to experience thewonder of space!

To learn more aboutthe NASA Visitor Centers and to signup to have The Space Flyer delivered straight to your inbox, visit http://www.visitnasa.com/.

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Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education ServicesProject

The Aerospace Education Services Project is presenting a series of freewebinars throughout May 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.

Looking at the Sun (Grades 3-8)
May 28, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6 -7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Rick Varner will give participants a glimpse ofNASA’s solar missions, share sun-Earth classroom activities and introduce a Solarand Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, activity using current sun data to tracksun spots.

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

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

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NASA History Program Office Fall 2013 Internships

The NASA History Program Office is seeking undergraduate and graduate studentsfor fall 2013 internships. The History Program Office maintains archivalmaterials to answer research questions from NASA personnel, journalists,scholars, students at all levels and others from around the world. The divisionalso edits and publishes several books and monographs each year. It maintains alarge number of websites on NASA history.

Students of all majors are welcome to apply. While detailed prior knowledge ofthe aeronautics and space fields is not necessary, a keen interest and somebasic familiarity with these topics are needed. Strong research, writing andediting skills are essential. Experience with computers, especially hypertextmarkup language, or HTML, formatting and social media (Twitter and Facebook) isa plus.

Intern projects are flexible. Typical projects include handling a variety ofinformation requests, editing historical manuscripts, doing research andwriting biographical sketches, updating and creating websites, creating Twitterand Facebook entries, and identifying and captioning photos.

Applications for fall 2013 internships are due June 1, 2013.

For more information, visit http://history.nasa.gov/interncall.htm.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Bill Barry at bill.barry@nasa.gov.

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Heritage Family DayEvents at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum

The 2013 Heritage Family Day event seriescelebrates the diverse ethnic and cultural communities that have contributed toaviation and space exploration. Events will commemorate historic and currentcontributions through presentations and activities for the entire family. Theevents 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 andSpace Museum in Washington, DC. The events are free and open to the public.

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

To see a list of all upcoming Heritage Family Days events, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/heritage-days/.

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

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Center for AstronomyEducation Teaching Excellence Workshops

NASA’s Center for Astronomy Education, or CAE, announces a series ofeducator workshops for astronomy and space science educators.

These workshops provide participants withexperiences needed to create effective and productive active-learning classroomenvironments. Workshop leaders model best practices in implementing manydifferent classroom-tested instructional strategies. But most importantly, youand your workshop colleagues will gain first-hand experience implementing theseproven strategies yourselves. During many microteaching events, you will havethe opportunity to role-play the parts of student and instructor. You willassess and critique each other’s implementation in real time, as part of asupportive learning community. You will have the opportunity to use unfamiliarteaching techniques in collaboration with mentors before using them with yourstudents. CAE is funded through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s ExoplanetExploration Program.

June 1-2, 2013 — Indianapolis, Ind.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop forCurrent and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors

June 17-20, 2013 — College Park, Md.
New Faculty Workshop for Physics and Astronomy

Aug. 24-25, 2013 –Albuquerque, N.M.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomyand Space Science Instructors

For more information and to register forworkshops online, visit http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/workshops/index.cfm.

Inquiries about this series of workshops shouldbe directed to Gina Brissenden at gbrissenden@as.arizona.edu.

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Presidential Awards forExcellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and theNational Science Foundation are currently accepting nominations for thePresidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and EngineeringMentoring, or PAESMEM. This award program recognizes U.S. citizens or permanentresidents and U.S. organizations that have demonstrated excellence in mentoringindividuals from groups that are underrepresented in science, technology,engineering and mathematics education and the workforce.

Presidential awardees receive a $10,000 awardand a commemorative presidential certificate. Awardees are invited toparticipate in an awards ceremony in Washington D.C., which includes meetingswith education policy leaders.

Individuals and organizations in all public andprivate sectors are eligible, including industry, academia, primary andsecondary education, military and government, nonprofit organizations andfoundations. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due June 5, 2013.

For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/PAESMEM.

Please email any questions about thisopportunity to PAESMEM@nsf.gov.

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NASA Seeks AcademicPartners for SmallSat Technology Collaboration

NASA is seeking small spacecraft technology project proposals fromU.S. colleges and universities that would like to collaborate with agencyresearchers.

Small spacecraft, or smallsats, represent a growingfield of space research and operations in which universities often have led theway in technology development. Smallsats, some of which are as small as afour-inch cube, are not expected to replace conventional spacecraft, butsometimes can provide an alternative to larger, more costly spacecraft.Smallsats can serve as platforms for rapid technology testing or specializedscientific research and exploration not otherwise possible. Smallsats also canbe developed relatively quickly and inexpensively, and can share a ride toorbit with larger spacecraft.

NASA expects to competitively selectapproximately 10 proposals. Each team will form proposal partnerships withresearchers from any of NASA’s field centers. Awards for each project willinclude as much as $100,000 ($150,000 for teams of more than one school).Proposals submitted in response to this NASA cooperative agreement notice aredue June 5, 2013.

In addition, NASA will fund the time for NASAemployees to work with each selected team. Project funding is for one year withthe potential to continue for a second year. Proposed projects could includeanything from laboratory work to advance a particular spacecraft technology toflight testing of a new smallsat. For example, projects might focus on a technologyarea such as propulsion, power or communications, or on a smallsat capability,such as formation flight or satellite rendezvous.

Details of the opportunity and instructions forsubmitting proposals are provided in a Cooperative Agreement Notice that isavailable online at http://tinyurl.com/cb3mqdw.

For additional information on the SmallSpacecraft Technology Program, visit https://www.nasa.gov/smallsats.

The Small Spacecraft Technology Program is partof NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating,developing, testing and flying hardware for use in NASA’s future missions. Formore information about NASA’s investment in space technology, visit https://www.nasa.gov/spacetech.

Questions about this opportunity should bedirected to Rachel Khattab at rachel.khattab@nasa.gov.

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2013 Lunar Workshops forEducators

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO,mission is sponsoring a pair of workshops for educators of students in grades6-9. These workshops will focus on lunar science, exploration and how ourunderstanding of the moon is evolving with the new data from current and recentlunar missions.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has allowedscientists to measure the coldest known place in the solar system, map thesurface of the moon in unprecedented detail and accuracy, find evidence ofrecent lunar geologic activity, characterize the radiation environment aroundthe moon and its potential effects on future lunar explorers and much, muchmore!

Workshop participants will learn about these andother recent discoveries, reinforce their understanding of lunar scienceconcepts, gain tools to help address common student misconceptions about themoon, interact with lunar scientists and engineers, work with LRO data andlearn how to bring these data and information to their students using hands-onactivities aligned with grades 6-9 National Science Education Standards andBenchmarks.

Workshops will take place: June 24-28 and July 8-12, 2013,at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Workshop participantswill have the opportunity to tour the LRO Mission Operation Center and theGoddard spacecraft testing facilities.

Each workshop will be limited to 25participants. Interested educators are encouraged to apply early to secure a spot.Qualified applicants will be accepted in the order they apply.

For more information and to register for theworkshops, visit http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/lwe/index.html.

Questions about these workshops should bedirected to Katie Hessen at Katie.K.Hessen@nasa.gov.

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The Unknown Moon — AWeeklong Institute for High School Educators

NASA’s Lunar Science Institute is hosting a weeklong institute forhigh school science educators. Participants will receive hands-onstandards-aligned classroom resources that bridge the topics of Earth and themoon, as well as a variety of science and engineering topics. Tours ofscientific research facilities and interaction with lunar scientists will alsotake place during the institute.

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

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

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

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Langley AerospaceResearch Student Scholars — Fall 2013 Session

Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars, orLARSS, is offering a 15-week fall internship at NASA’s Langley Research Centerin Hampton, Va. Internships are available for rising undergraduate juniors,seniors and graduate students at accredited U.S. colleges, universities andcommunity colleges. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. The gradepoint average requirement is a 3.0 out of a 4.0.

The internship includes doing a research projectunder the supervision of a researcher, attending technical lectures byprominent engineers and scientists and presenting project results at a postersession. Additional elements include tours of Langley wind tunnels,computational facilities and laboratories, as well as several networkingactivities.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicationsare due June 26, 2013.

Note: Spring and summer sessions are alsooffered. Please see the website for details.

For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.nianet.org/LARSS-2012/index.aspx.

Please email any questions about thisopportunity to Debbie Murray at Deborah.B.Murray@nasa.gov.

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Student Spaceflight Experiments Program — Mission 5 to the International SpaceStation

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the ArthurC. Clarke Institute for Space Education, in partnership with NanoRacks LLC,announce an authentic science, technology, engineering and mathematics, orSTEM, opportunity for school districts across the U.S. and space stationpartner nations. The newest flight opportunity, Mission 5 to the InternationalSpace Station, or ISS, gives students across a community the ability to designand propose real experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the InternationalSpace Station. This opportunity is part of the Student Spaceflight ExperimentsProgram, or SSEP.

Each participating community will receive a realmicrogravity research mini-laboratory capable of supporting a singlemicrogravity experiment, and all launch services to fly the mini-lab to thespace station in spring 2014 and return it to Earth. An experiment designcompetition in each community — engaging typically 300+ students — allowsstudent teams to design and propose real experiments vying fortheir community’s reserved mini-lab. Content resources for teachers and studentssupport foundational instruction on science in microgravity and experimentaldesign. Additional SSEP programming leverages the experiment design competitionto engage the community, embracing a learning community model for science,technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education.

This competition is open to students in grades 5-12 and college. Informaleducation groups and organizations are also encouraged to participate.Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than June 30, 2013. The National Center for Earth and SpaceScience Education is available to help interested communities in the U.S.secure the needed funding.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the SSEP Mission 5 to InternationalSpace Station National Announcement of Opportunity at
http://ssep.ncesse.org/2013/05/to-school-districts-announcing-student-spaceflight-experiment-program-ssep-mission-5-to-the-international-space-station-for-2013-14/.

SSEP is enabled through a strategic partnership with NanoRacks LLC working withNASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of theInternational Space Station as a national laboratory. The Center for theAdvancement of Science in Space (
http://www.iss-casis.org/) is a national partner on SSEP. To view a list of allSSEP national partners, visit http://ssep.ncesse.org/national-partners/.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email SSEP NationalProgram Director Jeff Goldstein at jeffgoldstein@ncesse.org.

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Going to Mars With MAVEN Campaign

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

Names that are submitted to the Going to MarsWith MAVEN website will be placed on a DVD that will be carried aboard theMAVEN spacecraft. Participants who submit their names to the Going to Marscampaign will be able to print a certificate of appreciation to document theirinvolvement with the MAVEN mission.

The MAVEN spacecraft will also carry personal messages from three contestwinners. The Message to Mars contest is looking for personal messages in theform of haiku poems to send to the Red Planet. Thepublic will vote to select the top three entries. Entries must be written inEnglish. Winning haikus will be carried aboard the MAVEN spacecraft andwill be prominently displayed on the MAVEN website.

Names and entries for the Message to Mars contest are due July 1, 2013.

For more information and to submit your name and message, visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/send-your-name/.

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

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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 now and request specific items atthe website June 10 through July 1, 2013. Only schools and museumsare eligible to receive artifacts. They must register online using an assignedDepartment of Education number, or through the state agency for surplusproperty 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 berelatively inexpensive, while larger items may involve extensive disassembly,preparation, shipping and reassembly costs. NASA will work closely witheligible organizations, on a case-by-case basis, to address any unique specialhandling costs.

Special items, such as space shuttle thermal protective tiles, space shuttlemain engine turbine blades and packages of three packets of astronaut food are alsooffered on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructions for requestingartifacts and special items are linked on the website home page.

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

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NASA ExplorationDesign Challenge

Students from Kindergarten through 12th gradewill have the opportunity to play a unique role in the future of humanspaceflight through participation in NASA’s Exploration Design Challenge, orEDC. NASA EDC invites students around the world to think and act likescientists in order to overcome one of the major hurdles of deep spacelong-duration exploration — the dangers associated with space radiation.Students taking part in the challenge will discover how to plan and designimproved radiation shielding aboard the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle,currently being developed by NASA, Lockheed Martin and other partners to carryastronauts to space, venturing farther than humans have ever gone before.

Through a series of science, technology,engineering and mathematics, or STEM, engagement activities, students in gradesK-8 will analyze different materials that simulate space radiation shieldingand recommend materials that best block radiation and protect astronauts.Students in grades 9-12 will think and act like engineers as they apply whatthey learn to design shielding to protect a sensor on the Orion crew modulefrom space radiation. After a review of the design solutions submitted by teamsin the grades 9-12 challenge, five finalist teams will be selected and matchedwith a mentor from NASA to test their designs in a virtual simulator. Thewinning team will build a prototype radiation shield that will be analyzed andsubmitted to Lockheed Martin for flight certification on the inaugural flightof the Orion Exploration Flight Test, or EFT-1.

The five U.S. finalist teams from the grades9-12 challenge will be invited to attend the EFT-1 launch, currently scheduledfor November 2014. The names of all students, grades K-12, participating in theNASA EDC will fly aboard the spacecraft as honorary virtual crewmembers forOrion’s first flight. The deadline to register students for the virtual crew isMarch 14, 2014.

For more information and to register online,visit https://www.nasa.gov/education/edc.

For more information about Orion, visit https://www.nasa.gov/orion.

Email any questions about this opportunity to nasaedc@nianet.org.

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

Guidance for Education and Public Outreach Activities UnderSequestration

NASA has taken the first steps in addressing themandatory spending cuts called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The lawmandates a series of indiscriminate and significant across-the-board spending reductionstotaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

As a result, NASA has been forced to implement anumber of new cost-saving measures, policies, and reviews in order to minimizeimpacts to the mission-critical activities of the Agency. Guidance regarding conferences,travel, and training that reflect the new fiscal reality in which the agencymust operate has been provided.

For specific guidance as it relates to public outreach and engagementactivities please reference the following webpage.

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/sequestration-NASA-education-guidance.html

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

2013 GLOBE Virtual Student Conference
Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Dates: Ongoing Through May 31, 2013

Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal ProtectionSystem Web Seminar
Audience: 8-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 16, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.

NASA’s Digital Learning Network Event –International Space Station EarthKAM Celebration
Audience: Middle School Educators and Students
Event Date: May 17, 2013, 11 a.m. – Noon CDT

Free Education Webinar Series from the AerospaceEducation Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators
Next Event Date: May 17, 2013

ROSES-13 Amendment 9: Final Text forROSES-13 Appendix A.35, The GLOBE Implementation Office
Audience: Education Organizations and Consortiums
Notice of Intent Requested by: May 20, 2013
Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2013

The Curiosity Rover: Robotic Geologistand Explorer Web Seminar
Audience: Grades 4-9 Teachers and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 21, 2013

Engineering Design Challenge: SpacecraftStructures Web Seminar
Audience: 5-9 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 22, 2013

NASA ISS FIT iPad AppChallenge
Audience: Application Designers, Developers and Producers
Challenge Runs through July 1, 2013

MAVEN Workshop — Red Planet: Read,Write, Explore!
Audience: Teachers of Grades 3-5
Application Deadline: July 24, 2013
Workshop Date: Aug. 24, 2013

Airborne Research Experience forEducators Academy
Audience: 4-12 Educators
Applications Open Until Spots Filled

DIYPodcast — Tutorial Videos
Audience: K-12 Educators

Teacher Learning Journeys Project
Audience: All Educators

What’s New at NASA’s Space Place Website
Audience: K-6 Educators

Don’t miss out onupcoming NASA education opportunities.
For a full list of events, opportunities andmore, visit the Educator and Student Current Opportunity pages on NASA’swebsite:
— 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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2013 GLOBE Virtual Student Conference

The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE,Virtual Student Conference is a place for GLOBE students to showcase theirresearch projects for peer and scientific review. These projects will beavailable online for the public to view and to post comments and questions. Projectswill be available for viewing through May31, 2013.

To learn more about the GLOBE Virtual Student Conference, visit http://www.globe.gov/web/scrc/virtual-conference/2013-virtual-student-conference.

Questions about this event should be directed to
http://www.globe.gov/contact-globe.

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Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System 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 live professional development Web seminarfor educators on May 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learn about the scienceof heat transfer and heat dissipation related to NASA vehicles, and receive anintroduction to the associated engineering design challenge, Thermal ProtectionSystem. In this activity, students are challenged to design a thermalprotection system and test it using a propane torch.

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

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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NASA’s Digital Learning Network Event — International Space Station EarthKAMCelebration

NASA invites students and educators to tune in for a special Digital LearningNetwork webcast event celebrating International Space Station, or ISS,EarthKAM. Students around the world recently used a camera aboard the spacestation to take pictures of erosion on Earth during the ISS EarthKAM missionthat took place April 23-26, 2013. These same students will video conferencewith NASA astronaut Michael Fincke at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to share whatthey learned about erosion, to exchange images and to chat about the researchbeing conducted from the space station.

The event will be webcast on the NASA DLiNfo Channel on May 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. CDT.

All students are invited to join in the fun by submitting questions to dlinfochannel@gmail.com.

Formore information about the ISS EarthKAM Event and to view the webcast, visitthe DLiNfo Channel page at https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/webcast/webcast.html.

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Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project

The Aerospace Education Services Project ispresenting a series of free webinars throughout May 2013. All webinars can beaccessed online. Join aerospace education specialists to learn aboutactivities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into yourclassroom.

Climate Versus Weather: It’s a Matter of Time (Grades 3-8)
May 17, 2013,
at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and6 – 7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Tony Leavitt will explore how weather andclimate are related and how they differ. Participants will be introduced to NASAwebsites that will engage and educate students about these important topics.

Understanding the Red Planet: Mars Image Analysis (Grades 5-12)
May 20, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6 -7 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist Tony Leavitt as he shares ways to use imagestaken by Arizona State University’s Thermal Emission Imaging System, or THEMIS,visible camera aboard NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The Odyssey spacecraftarrived at Mars on October 24, 2001, and its images show the shape of the Martiansurface (geologic features).

Modeling the Solar System: What Is a Planet? (Grades 3-8)
May 21, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6 -7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Angelo Casaburri will discuss the challenges ofteaching students about the scale of our solar system. Using a simple cashregister tape activity, participants will learn how to model the vast distancesbetween the sun and planets. Mathematical scale, astronomical units anddifferences between planets and a dwarf planets will also be discussed.

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

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

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ROSES-13 Amendment 9: Final Text for ROSES-13 Appendix A.35, The GLOBEImplementation Office

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit theEnvironment, or GLOBE, Program is an important element of NASA’s commitment topromoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educationamong youth worldwide and to enhancing its international collaboration throughthe peaceful use of space. The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science MissionDirectorate solicits proposals for an organization or a consortium oforganizations to host the GLOBE Implementation Office and collaborate with NASAin the implementation of GLOBE, with the objective of strengthening theprogrammatic support for GLOBE and enhancing the value of GLOBE to itsworldwide community of partners, students, teachers and scientists.

NASA anticipates making one award through this competitive solicitation atapproximately $0.5-0.8M for the first four months of transition from thecurrent operations and $2.0-2.5M per year for the subsequent three years, for atotal of three years and four months.

This Amendment creates Appendix A.35. Notices of Intent are requested by May 20, 2013, and proposals are due July 19, 2013.

This amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunitiesin Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013” (NNH13ZDA001N) has been postedon the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and appears on the RSS feed at http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013.

Questions concerning Appendix A.35, The GLOBE Implementation Office, may bedirected to Ming-Ying Wei, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate,NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-0771; Email:mwei@nasa.gov.

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The Curiosity Rover: Robotic Geologist and Explorer WebSeminar

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 May21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. JordanEvans from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide an overview of theCuriosity mission and talk about some stunning geologic discoveries. Curiosityis packing 10 science instruments, including four spectrometers, a rock-zappinglaser and the first drill used on Mars.

For more information and to registeronline, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar27.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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Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures 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 live professional development Web seminarfor educators on May 22, 2013 at 6:30p.m. EDT. Learn how to incorporate the excitement of rocketry into yourclassroom during this Web seminar and receive an overview of the studentengineering design challenge, Spacecraft Structures, where students design andconstruct a strong, but lightweight, structure that can withstand the launch ofa water bottle “rocket.”

Due to popular demand, this Web seminar is being offered this one final timeduring the current school year.

For more information and toregister online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar14.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 ISS FIT iPad AppChallenge

The NASA Tournament Lab has launched a newchallenge in support of International Space Station operations. The ISS FoodIntake Tracker, or FIT, iPad App Challenge asks participants to design, developand produce an iPad application that will allow space station crewmembers toeasily track what foods they eat.

The application should seamlessly identify theuser, track all dietary intake (food and beverages) and provide a timestamp ofwhen the intake was consumed. And the app must be compatible with the iPadoperating system.

This challenge is divided into multiple stages,and each stage has its own start and end date. The challenge is currentlyscheduled to run through July1, 2013. For full challenge details and a list of what stepsare currently in progress, visit http://www.topcoder.com/iss/fit/.

Questions about this opportunity should bedirected to https://www.nasa.gov/offices/COECI/contact_us.html.

iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

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MAVEN Workshop — Red Planet:Read, Write, Explore!

The Mars Atmosphere and VolatileEvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere,ionosphere and interactions with the solar wind. Set to launch in November2013, the mission will provide invaluable insights into the history of Mars’atmosphere and climate, liquid water and planetary habitability.

Join the MAVEN education team for aone-day workshop on the MAVEN mission and the accompanying program for grades3-5, Red Planet: Read, Write Explore! This program features six standards-basedlessons that combine science, literacy and art to help students understandplanetary habitability and the MAVEN mission. The workshop will introduce participantsto these lessons and concepts. The workshop also will have a session devoted toSpanish speaking English Language Learner and English as a Second Languagestudents. Attendees will receive free classroom materials.

The workshop will take place Aug. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles, Calif. Applicationsare due July 24, 2013, but space islimited so interested educators are encouraged to apply early.

For more information aboutthe workshop and to apply online, visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/education-outreach/for-educators/red-planet/los-angeles-workshop/.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to
epomail@lasp.colorado.edu.

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Airborne Research Experience forEducators Academy

In support of our nation’s commitment to training and retaining100,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, teachersover the next decade through the 100Kin10 initiative, NASA’s Earth ScienceProject Office and NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center Office of Education arerecruiting 12 STEM teachers to participate in the Airborne Research Experiencefor Educators Academy, a 10-day research experience July 15-25, 2013, at the AerospaceEducation Research Operations, or AERO, Institute in Palmdale, Calif. Applicantscan be formal (traditional classrooms, public or private) or informal (museum,science center, etc.) educators of grades 4-12.

Through interactions with NASA’s unique content, facilities and personnel, the academywill focus on three education goals through a variety of interfaces (virtual,in-person, self-directed learning):
1. Engage in NASA’s unique, airborne research-based missions.
2. Increase core scientific and research knowledge base.
3. Generate NASA mission-based STEM resources and teaching materials.

Participants will be anchored in a community of scientific practice through anend-to-end airborne experience that will focus on two NASA Earth sciencemissions: (1) Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, an investigation ofhow tropical storms form and develop into hurricanes, and (2) Airborne TropicalTRopopause Experiment, or ATTREX, a study of atmospheric compoundconcentrations and their impact on the Earth’s climate and energy budget.

Experiences will include technical content instruction from mission scientistsand engineers, utilization of technology via an online tool to monitor missionsin real-time, pedagogical content instruction in 21st century skills,inquiry-based teaching and learning, engineering design and project-basedlearning. Experiences will be translated into teaching practice through thedevelopment of a thematic STEM module and action plan.

This opportunity will remain open untilall seats are filled. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and may apply asindividuals or as an interdisciplinary team of two – three persons.

For more information, visit https://www.nasa.gov/education/arees or http://aeroi.org/node/13.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Shaun Smith at shaun.smith@nasa.gov.

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DIY Podcast — Tutorial Videos

Are you tired of struggling to find new ways to integrate technology into yourcurriculum? NASA’s Do-It-Yourself Podcast website is the place to begin: Itoffers free public-domain resources to help you and your students build yourown podcasts. With DIY Podcast, you and your students can start creatingpodcast files immediately.

Building podcasts supports national education standards in the science,technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines. The process alsosupports different learning styles. The auditory and visual learners can listento and watch their podcasts to review the content and learn even more. Thekinesthetic learner can perform demonstrations to add to the video. And becausethey are in the starring roles, students will watch/listen to the podcastrepeatedly. The repetition reinforces the content.

NASA offers six video tutorials to show educators and students how easy it isto make podcasts and vodcasts. In just minutes, we show you how to create audioand video podcast files with the free video clips, audio tracks and images onthe DIY Podcast site. The six-video series comprises:

— What Is a Podcast?
— DIY Podcast Tour
— Viewing and Downloading Video Clips
— Listening to and Downloading Audio Clips
— Building an Audio Podcast
— Building a Video Podcast

The series provides time-saving tips for helping students create podcasts andexplains the benefits of using podcasts as an educational tool. You can findadditional techniques and tips on the DIY Podcast Blog. Visit today to learnhow you and your students can make podcasts — all it takes is a few minutes!

NASA’s DIY Podcast Tutorial Videos
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/diypodcast/tutorials-index-diy.html

NASA’s DIY Podcast Blog https://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/newui/blog/viewpostlist.jsp?blogname=diyPodcastBlog

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Teacher Learning Journeys Project

NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project has teamed up with the NationalScience Teachers Association to launch the new Teacher Learning Journeysproject. This new approach to individualized professional development isdesigned to help teachers meet personal learning goals and increase studentlearning and motivation.

Educators can select, prioritize and complete professional development paths thatallow them to find and make use of specific resources, teaching strategies andcontent they need for their students. Participants may apply for digitalbadges, a form of recognition that explains the activity, required effort andskills acquired.

For more information and to register for the free project, visit http://aesp.psu.edu/programs/teacher-learning-journey/.

Questions about the Teacher Learning Journeys project should be directed toChris Gamrat at gamrat@psu.edu.

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What’s New at NASA’s Space Place Website

More and more of our readers are using mobile devices. For that reason, we haverecently optimized the design of The Space Place to work well on mobile phonescreens. You will see only what fits comfortably (at a readable size) on eventhe smallest screen, with the rest of the page accessible at your touch. Here’swhat else we’ve been doing . . .

What’s New?
Why would a pigeon racer phone the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder,Colo., for a report before entering a prized pigeon into a big race?

It’s surprising how many ways the sun affects Earth and its living things.Solar storms can cause “bad space weather” on Earth. Bad spaceweather can damage communication and navigation satellites, power grids andhurt astronauts on the space station. But that’s not all. Read this new articleon The Space Place to find out why homing pigeons and their human handlersmight care about space weather. Go to http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/pigeons.

Un Rescate en Español
We have all heard stories in which it took many days and a lot of trouble andexpense to rescue or find people who were lost in the wilderness or at sea.Sometimes, the rescue comes too late. Here’s a story with a much happierending, thanks to advance planning and the help of a well-designed and -managedsystem involving weather satellites and a ground-support system. This newfeature on Space Place is in both English and Spanish, with Spanish being thestory’s original form. Go to http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sarsat/sp.

Spotlight on a Dream Career
A Mars mission is good example to show how different scientists and engineerscan be. The engineers build and operate the spacecraft, and the scientistsdetermine what information it will gather once it is on the ground or in orbit.Engineers and scientists have different priorities. So there is a special kindof engineer who designs and sets up tools that allow these two types of peopleto work smoothly together. That’s the job of our latest Mission Chroniclesblogger. Sarah Milkovich gives a unique view of how a diverse missionoperations and science team can work together even though they are locatedaround the country. Check it out at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/mission-chronicles/#milkovich.

For the Classroom
No matter what kind of science lesson or activity you are doing with yourclass, the most important lesson is how to think like a scientist. Scienceisn’t just a bunch of facts. And although there is a formal process known asthe scientific method, it is not always necessary to follow it in order to “doscience.” So what is science? That is the weighty topic dealt with lightly at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/science.Along with this discussion is an introduction to doing a science fair project,which can be found at spaceplace.nasa.gov/science-fair. Although it may be abit late in the year to think about science fairs, such projects can also beencouraged just to satisfy students’ curiosity — or, if that isn’t enough –for extra credit!

For Out of School Time
A menu full of games will entertain kids all summer, while sneaking in a fewinformal science and technology lessons — but don’t let them know about thislatter advantage! See them all in one place at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/play.

Also, don’t forget about our iPhone and iPad mobile apps over the summer. SpacePlace Prime updates daily with new images, videos and articles from The SpacePlace. Games “Satellite Insight” and “Comet Quest” are alsofun challenges. Find out more at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ios.

Special Days

June 8: World Oceans Day
Pick from a diverse set of ocean-related pages and activities at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/search/ocean.

June 16:Father’s Day
Any dad would love a cloud mobile or a galactic mobile. Check out the mobilesat http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/cloud-mobileor http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/galactic-mobile.

June 21: Summer Solstice, First Day ofSummer
There’s a simple explanation of why we have seasons at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/seasons.

We Love Feedback
Thanks to the many of you who have written to info@spaceplace.nasa.gov to tell ushow you use our website in your teaching and informal work with kids. We arehappy to be able to bring you this valuable resource to enhance and supplementyour curriculum.

Have a restorative, relaxing summer. Meanwhile, we will continue working tobring you more new materials for next school year.

iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

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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

NASA Education Express — May 9, 2013

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

Guidance for Education and Public Outreach Activities UnderSequestration

NASA has taken the first steps in addressing themandatory spending cuts called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The lawmandates a series of indiscriminate and significant across-the-board spendingreductions totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

As a result, NASA has been forced to implement anumber of new cost-saving measures, policies, and reviews in order to minimizeimpacts to the mission-critical activities of the Agency. Guidance regardingconferences, travel, and training that reflect the new fiscal reality in whichthe agency must operate has been provided.

For specific guidance as it relates to public outreach and engagementactivities please reference the following webpage.

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/sequestration-NASA-education-guidance.html

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

Free Education Webinar Series from the Aerospace Education Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators
Next Event Date: May 9, 2013, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. EDT

Engineering Design Challenge: LunarPlant Growth Chamber Web Seminar
Audience: 4-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 9, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Pre-Service TeacherInstitutes at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Audience: Higher Education Students
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Institute Dates: July 12-24, 2013

National Air and SpaceMuseum Super Science Saturday Events
Audience: All Educators and Students
Next Event: May 11, 2013

GetCooking With the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
Audience: Students Ages 8-12
Entry Deadline: May 12, 2013

EngineeringDesign Challenge: Water Filtration Web Seminar
Audience: Grades 9-10 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 15, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Free Lecture — “Star Trek’s” Continuing Relevance
Audience: All Educators and 9-Higher Education Students
Event Date: May 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT

Engineering Design Challenge:Thermal Protection System Web Seminar
Audience: 8-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 16, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.

NASA’s Digital Learning Network Event– International Space Station EarthKAM Celebration
Audience: Middle School Educators and Students
Event Date: May 17, 2013, 11 a.m. – Noon CDT

ROSES-13 Amendment 9: Final Text forROSES-13 Appendix A.35, The GLOBE Implementation Office
Audience: Education Organizations and Consortiums
Notice of Intent Requested by: May 20, 2013
Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2013

NASA ISS FIT iPad AppChallenge
Audience: Application Designers, Developers and Producers
Challenge Runs through May 23, 2013

Center for AstronomyEducation Teaching Excellence Workshops
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Next Event Date: June 1-2, 2013

Presidential Awards forExcellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
Audience: All Educators and Students
Nomination Deadline: June 5, 2013

NASA Seeks AcademicPartners for SmallSat Technology Collaboration
Audience: U.S. Colleges and Universities
Proposal Deadline: June 5, 2013

Going to MarsWith MAVEN Campaign
Audience: Educators and Students Worldwide
Deadline: July 1, 2013

Don’t miss out onupcoming NASA education opportunities.
For a full list of events, opportunities andmore, visit the Educator and Student Current Opportunity pages on NASA’swebsite:
— 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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Free Education Webinar Series fromthe Aerospace Education Services Project

The Aerospace Education Services Project is presenting a series of freewebinars throughout May 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.

Exploring Our Earth From Above (Grades 4-9)
May 9, 2013, at
4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6- 7 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan as he shares ways to integratescience, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography, or STEM-G, withEarth observations, remote sensing and maps to explore planet Earth from above.NASA curriculum products, missions and other resources will be integrated todemonstrate an inquiry-based teaching strategy.

Engineering Design Process, Part 2 (Grades 6-12)
May 13, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and6 – 7 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist John Weis as he providesteachers with additional details outlining the final steps of the engineering designprocess: build, test and evaluate, redesign and share solution. Participantswill also model experimental facilitation and the questioning process.

Our Solar System: A Model Overview (Grades 4-8)
May 14, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and6 – 7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will present NASAinquiry activities that demonstrate remote sensing and scale models to bettervisualize our sun, planets, asteroids and other objects as a whole system.

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

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

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Engineering Design Challenge:Lunar Plant Growth Chamber 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 live professional development Web seminarfor educators on May 9, 2013, at 6:30p.m. EDT. Learn how to incorporate exciting space exploration problems intoyour technology or life science classes. See how you can use the engineeringdesign process to have students design, build and evaluate the effectiveness ofa lunar plant growth chambers while engaging them in research andstandards-based learning experiences.

This is the last time this seminar will be offered during the current schoolyear.

For more information and toregister online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar25.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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Pre-Service TeacherInstitutes at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has partnered with OakwoodUniversity to offer a two-week Pre-Service Teacher Institute taking place July12-24, 2013, in Huntsville, Ala. This residential session is for educationmajors preparing to teach grades K-8.

Participants will engage in hands-on learningexperiences 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 atminority institutions are invited to apply. Housing, meals, travel assistanceand a stipend will be provided.

Applications must be postmarked by May 10, 2013.

For more information, visit https://www.nasa.gov/education/msfc/psti.

Please email any questions about thisopportunity to Amy Holmes McDowell at amy.mcdowell@nasa.gov.

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National Air and SpaceMuseum Super Science Saturday Events

Join the National Air and Space Museum on the second Saturday ofeach month during 2013 for Super Science Saturday at the Steven F. Udvar-HazyCenter in Chantilly, Va. Through demonstrations and hands-on activities,visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineeringand mathematics topics related to aviation and space exploration. Each eventtakes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Admission is free, and parkingis $15.

Upcoming topics include:

May 11, 2013 — Astronomy
June 8, 2013 — Energy
July 13, 2013 — Weather
Aug. 10, 2013 — Helicopters
Sept. 14, 2013 — Living and Working in Space
Oct. 12, 2013 — Balloons and Blimps
Nov. 9, 2013 — The Moon and Beyond
Dec. 14, 2013 — The Wright Brothers

For more information, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/superscience/.

Questions about this series of lectures shouldbe directed to nasmpubliclectures@si.edu.

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Get Cooking With the Healthy LunchtimeChallenge

First Lady Michele Obama is challenging America’smost creative junior chefs to put their talents to good use and whip updelicious lunchtime recipes. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invites studentsages 8-12 and their parents or guardians to create and submit an original lunchrecipe that is healthy, affordable and tasty.

Recipes must adhere to the guidance that supports the Department of Agriculture’sMyPlate (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/)initiative. Recipes must also represent each of the food groups, includingfruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy foods, withfruits and vegetables making up roughly half of the plate or recipe.

Fifty-six students and their parents/guardians — one pair from each of the 50states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories — will beflown to Washington, D.C., to attend a Kids’ State Dinner at the White House,where a selection of the winning recipes will be served.

Recipes may be submitted online through May12, 2013.

For more information about the challenge, visit http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com/.

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Engineering Design Challenge: WaterFiltration 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 live professional development Web seminaron May 15, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.Get background information about water recycling on the International SpaceStation, and then see how to incorporate the information into an excitinghands-on, inquiry-based challenge requiring students to solve a problem. Participantswill watch a video showing students engaged in the challenge and discusspossible modifications to the challenge to adapt it for different students andclassroom situations.

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

For more information and toregister online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar3.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 — “Star Trek’s”Continuing Relevance

“Star Trek” is not only popular, it’s important for currentscholarship and industry. On May16, 2013, an educational panel of fourpresenters will offer brief compelling insights into how relevant “Star Trek” is today. Panelists willinclude Mike Gold, chief counsel at Bigelow Aerospace, who will discuss theparallels between the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, beingdeveloped for the International Space Station and Star Trek events.

The lecture begins at 1 p.m. at the National Air and Space Museum inWashington, D.C.

For more information, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=6384.

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

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Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System 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 live professional development Web seminarfor educators on May 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learn about the scienceof heat transfer and heat dissipation related to NASA vehicles, and receive anintroduction to the associated engineering design challenge, Thermal ProtectionSystem. In this activity, students are challenged to design a thermalprotection system and test it using a propane torch.

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

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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NASA’s Digital Learning Network Event — International Space Station EarthKAMCelebration

NASA invites students and educators to tune in for a special Digital LearningNetwork webcast event celebrating International Space Station, or ISS,EarthKAM. Students around the world recently used a camera aboard the spacestation to take pictures of erosion on Earth during the ISS EarthKAM missionthat took place April 23-26, 2013. These same students will video conferencewith NASA astronaut Michael Fincke at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to share whatthey learned about erosion, to exchange images and to chat about the researchbeing conducted from the space station.

The event will be webcast on the NASA DLiNfo Channel on May 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. CDT.

All students are invited to join in the fun by submitting questions to dlinfochannel@gmail.com.

Formore information about the ISS EarthKAM Event and to view the webcast, visitthe DLiNfo Channel page at https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/webcast/webcast.html.

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ROSES-13 Amendment 9: Final Text for ROSES-13 Appendix A.35, The GLOBEImplementation Office

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit theEnvironment, or GLOBE, Program is an important element of NASA’s commitment topromoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educationamong youth worldwide and to enhancing its international collaboration throughthe peaceful use of space. The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science MissionDirectorate solicits proposals for an organization or a consortium oforganizations to host the GLOBE Implementation Office and collaborate with NASAin the implementation of GLOBE, with the objective of strengthening theprogrammatic support for GLOBE and enhancing the value of GLOBE to itsworldwide community of partners, students, teachers and scientists.

NASA anticipates making one award through this competitive solicitation atapproximately $0.5-0.8M for the first four months of transition from thecurrent operations and $2.0-2.5M per year for the subsequent three years, for atotal of three years and four months.

This Amendment creates Appendix A.35. Notices of Intent are requested by May 20, 2013, and proposals are due July 19, 2013.

This amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunitiesin Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013” (NNH13ZDA001N) has been postedon the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and appears on the RSS feed at http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013.

Questions concerning Appendix A.35, The GLOBE Implementation Office, may bedirected to Ming-Ying Wei, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate,NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-0771; Email:mwei@nasa.gov.

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NASA ISS FIT iPad AppChallenge

The NASA Tournament Lab has launched a newchallenge in support of International Space Station operations. The ISS FoodIntake Tracker, or FIT, iPad App Challenge asks participants to design, developand produce an iPad application that will allow space station crewmembers toeasily track what foods they eat.

The application should seamlessly identify theuser, track all dietary intake (food and beverages) and provide a timestamp ofwhen the intake was consumed. And the app must be compatible with the iPadoperating system.

This challenge is divided into multiple stages,and each stage has its own start and end date. The challenge is currentlyscheduled to run through May23, 2013. For full challenge details and a list of what stepsare currently in progress, visit http://www.topcoder.com/iss/fit/.

Questions about this opportunity should bedirected to https://www.nasa.gov/offices/COECI/contact_us.html.

iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

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Center for AstronomyEducation Teaching Excellence Workshops

NASA’s Center for Astronomy Education, or CAE, announces a series ofeducator workshops for astronomy and space science educators.

These workshops provide participants withexperiences needed to create effective and productive active-learning classroomenvironments. Workshop leaders model best practices in implementing manydifferent classroom-tested instructional strategies. But most importantly, youand your workshop colleagues will gain first-hand experience implementing theseproven strategies yourselves. During many microteaching events, you will havethe opportunity to role-play the parts of student and instructor. You willassess and critique each other’s implementation in real time, as part of asupportive learning community. You will have the opportunity to use unfamiliarteaching techniques in collaboration with mentors before using them with yourstudents. CAE is funded through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s ExoplanetExploration Program.

June 1-2, 2013 — Indianapolis, Ind.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop forCurrent and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors

June 17-20, 2013 — College Park, Md.
New Faculty Workshop for Physics and Astronomy

Aug. 24-25, 2013 –Albuquerque, N.M.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomyand Space Science Instructors

For more information and to register forworkshops online, visit http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/workshops/index.cfm.

Inquiries about this series of workshops shouldbe directed to Gina Brissenden at gbrissenden@as.arizona.edu.

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Presidential Awards forExcellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and theNational Science Foundation are currently accepting nominations for thePresidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and EngineeringMentoring, or PAESMEM. This award program recognizes U.S. citizens or permanentresidents and U.S. organizations that have demonstrated excellence in mentoringindividuals from groups that are underrepresented in science, technology,engineering and mathematics education and the workforce.

Presidential awardees receive a $10,000 awardand a commemorative presidential certificate. Awardees are invited toparticipate in an awards ceremony in Washington D.C., which includes meetingswith education policy leaders.

Individuals and organizations in all public andprivate sectors are eligible, including industry, academia, primary andsecondary education, military and government, nonprofit organizations andfoundations. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due June 5, 2013.

For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/PAESMEM.

Please email any questions about thisopportunity to PAESMEM@nsf.gov.

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NASA Seeks AcademicPartners for SmallSat Technology Collaboration

NASA is seeking small spacecraft technology project proposals fromU.S. colleges and universities that would like to collaborate with agencyresearchers.

Small spacecraft, or smallsats, represent agrowing field of space research and operations in which universities often haveled the way in technology development. Smallsats, some of which are as small asa four-inch cube, are not expected to replace conventional spacecraft, butsometimes can provide an alternative to larger, more costly spacecraft.Smallsats can serve as platforms for rapid technology testing or specializedscientific research and exploration not otherwise possible. Smallsats also canbe developed relatively quickly and inexpensively, and can share a ride toorbit with larger spacecraft.

NASA expects to competitively selectapproximately 10 proposals. Each team will form proposal partnerships withresearchers from any of NASA’s field centers. Awards for each project willinclude as much as $100,000 ($150,000 for teams of more than one school).Proposals submitted in response to this NASA cooperative agreement notice aredue June 5, 2013.

In addition, NASA will fund the time for NASAemployees to work with each selected team. Project funding is for one year withthe potential to continue for a second year. Proposed projects could includeanything from laboratory work to advance a particular spacecraft technology toflight testing of a new smallsat. For example, projects might focus on atechnology area such as propulsion, power or communications, or on a smallsatcapability, such as formation flight or satellite rendezvous.

Details of the opportunity and instructions forsubmitting proposals are provided in a Cooperative Agreement Notice that isavailable online at http://tinyurl.com/cb3mqdw.

For additional information on the SmallSpacecraft Technology Program, visit https://www.nasa.gov/smallsats.

The Small Spacecraft Technology Program is partof NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating,developing, testing and flying hardware for use in NASA’s future missions. Formore information about NASA’s investment in space technology, visit https://www.nasa.gov/spacetech.

Questions about this opportunity should bedirected to Rachel Khattab at rachel.khattab@nasa.gov.

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Going to Mars With MAVEN Campaign

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

Names that are submitted to the Going to MarsWith MAVEN website will be placed on a DVD that will be carried aboard theMAVEN spacecraft. Participants who submit their names to the Going to Marscampaign will be able to print a certificate of appreciation to document theirinvolvement with the MAVEN mission.

The MAVEN spacecraft will also carry personal messages from three contestwinners. The Message to Mars contest is looking for personal messages in theform of haiku poems to send to the Red Planet. Thepublic will vote to select the top three entries. Entries must be written inEnglish. Winning haikus will be carried aboard the MAVEN spacecraft andwill be prominently displayed on the MAVEN website.

Names and entries for the Message to Mars contest are due July 1, 2013.

For more information and to submit your name and message, visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/send-your-name/.

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

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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

NASA Education Express — May 2, 2013

Posted on by .

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

Guidance for Education and Public Outreach Activities UnderSequestration

NASA has taken the first steps in addressing themandatory spending cuts called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The lawmandates a series of indiscriminate and significant across-the-board spendingreductions totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

As a result, NASA has been forced to implement anumber of new cost-saving measures, policies, and reviews in order to minimizeimpacts to the mission-critical activities of the Agency. Guidance regarding conferences,travel, and training that reflect the new fiscal reality in which the agencymust operate has been provided.

For specific guidance as it relates to public outreach and engagementactivities please reference the following webpage.

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/sequestration-NASA-education-guidance.html

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

Temperature and Earth Climate: Modeling Hot and Cold Planets Web Seminar

Audience: 7-9 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 2, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

EducatorWorkshop: How to Think Like a NASA Scientist
Audience: Grade 5-12 Educators
Registration Deadline: May 3, 2013
Event Date: May 11, 2013

Historical NASASpace Artifacts Available for Educational Use
Audience: Educational Institutions, Museums and Other EducationOrganizations
Deadline: May 6, 2013

Free Education Webinar Series from the AerospaceEducation Services Project
Audience: K-12 Educators
Next Event Date: May 6, 2013

Free Exploring SpaceLecture — Attend in Person or View Online
Audience: All Educators and 9-Higher Education Students
Next Lecture Date: May 7, 2013, at 8 p.m. EDT

Pythagorean Theorem: Exploring SpaceThrough Math — Lunar Rover Web Seminar
Audience: 8-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 8, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Engineering Design Challenge: LunarPlant Growth Chamber Web Seminar
Audience: 4-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 9, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Pre-Service TeacherInstitutes at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Audience: Higher Education Students
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Institute Dates: July 12-24, 2013

National Air and SpaceMuseum Super Science Saturday Events
Audience: All Educators and Students
Next Event: May 11, 2013

GetCooking With the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
Audience: Students Ages 8-12
Entry Deadline: May 12, 2013

Free Lecture — “Star Trek’s” Continuing Relevance
Audience: All Educators and 9-Higher Education Students
Event Date: May 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT

ROSES-13 Amendment 9: Final Text forROSES-13 Appendix A.35, The GLOBE Implementation Office
Audience: Education Organizations and Consortiums
Notice of Intent Requested by: May 20, 2013
Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2013

2013NASA EONS Solicitation
Audience: Minority Universities
Proposal Deadline: July 24, 2013

Youth For Understanding USA
Audience: 9-12 Students and Educators
Application Deadline for Winter Departures: Oct. 1, 2013

Don’t miss out onupcoming NASA education opportunities.
For a full list of events, opportunities andmore, visit the Educator and Student Current Opportunity pages on NASA’swebsite:
— 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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Temperature and Earth Climate:Modeling Hot and Cold Planets 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 May 2, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Use NASAmission data collected from NASA satellites to see how a planet’s climate isdetermined. Attend this session and discover how you can incorporate authenticNASA data into your classroom to provide a real-world connection for your students.

This is the last time this seminar will beoffered during the current school year.

For more information and toregister online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar24.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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Educator Workshop: How toThink Like a NASA Scientist

Learn to think like a NASA scientist, and get your students thinking like one,too!

On May 11, 2013, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, in Pasadena, Calif.,will host an educator workshop that will share techniques to teach students toread scientific graphs and draw conclusions based on real NASA data. Expertswill discuss current Earth science missions and show how scientists drawconclusions from these data. Participants will also receive science andmathematics application problems to take back and use in the classroom.

The target audience for the workshop is middle- and high-school science andmathematics educators, but the workshop is open to all educators.

Registration for this workshop closes on May3, 2013. A $25 registration fee includes continental breakfast,lunch and snacks.

For more information, directions to the workshop location and to registeronline, visit http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=373.

Please direct questions about this workshop to Patty Tovar at Patricia.G.Tovar@jpl.nasa.gov.

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Historical NASA Space Artifacts Available forEducational Use

NASA is inviting eligible educationalinstitutions, museums and other organizations to screen and request historicalspace artifacts.

The artifacts represent significant humanspaceflight technologies, processes and the accomplishments of NASA’s manyprograms. NASA and the General Services Administration worked together toensure broad access to space artifacts and to provide a web-based electronicartifacts viewing capability. This is the 17th time since 2009 NASA has madethis opportunity available.

The web-based artifacts module is located at http://gsaxcess.gov/NASAWel.htm.

Eligible participants may view the artifacts andrequest specific items at the website through May 6, 2013. Only schools and museums areeligible to receive artifacts. They must register online using an assignedDepartment of Education number or through the state agency responsible forsurplus property.

The artifacts are free of charge. Eligibleorganizations must cover shipping costs and any special handling fees. Shippingfees on smaller items will be relatively inexpensive, while larger items mayinvolve extensive disassembly, preparation, shipping and reassembly costs. NASAwill work closely with eligible organizations, on a case-by-case basis, toaddress any unique special handling costs.

Special items, such as space shuttle thermalprotective tiles and packages of three packets of astronaut food, also areoffered on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructions for requestingartifacts and special items are linked on the website home page.

To date, more than 7,700 artifacts fromprograms, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, space shuttle and the HubbleSpace Telescope, have been given to eligible museums, schools, universities,libraries and planetariums in all 50 U.S. states. Artifacts are on display for42 days. NASA organizations must register their requests within the first 21days. All other eligible organizations may register their requests after thefirst 21 days. After the viewing period ends, organizations will be notifiedabout the status of their requests.

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

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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 May 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.

Engineering Design Process, Part 1 (Grades 6-12)
May 6, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6- 7 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist John Weis for this first part ina hands-on webinar series to provide details on the first three steps of the engineeringdesign process. Participants learn about problem identification, brainstormingand design challenges using the “Spaghetti Anyone?” tower buildingactivity.

Rockets: Experimenting With Projectile Flight (Grades 4-12)
May 7, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and 6- 7 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Angelo Casaburri will discuss thehistory, scientific principles, technology and mathematics of rockets. Participantswill construct a rocket made from polyethylene insulating foam pipe and a heavyduty rubber band and use it to investigate the trajectory relationship betweenlaunch angle and range in a controlled investigation.

Engineering Design Process, Part 2 (Grades 6-12)
May 13, 2013, at 4 – 5 p.m. EDT and6 – 7 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist John Weis as he providesteachers with additional details outlining the final steps of the engineering designprocess: build, test and evaluate, redesign and share solution. Participantswill also model experimental facilitation and the questioning process.

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

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

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Free Exploring Space Lecture –Attend in Person or View Online

The 2013 Exploring Space Lectures will feature world-class scholarsdiscussing the incredibly diverse worlds that make up our solar system. Thelectures will be held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.,and are free to attend. Tickets are required. The lectures will be webcast livefor free viewing. Lecture videos will be archived.

Vesta in the Light of Dawn

Before starting its journey to the dwarf planet Ceres, the Dawn spacecraftspent a year exploring the asteroid Vesta. Principal Scientist Carol Raymondwill lead attendees on a tour of the ancient world of Vesta and what it canteach us about the early days of the solar system.

The lecture will take place on May 7, 2013,at 8 p.m. Come early to see a free film and to meet the lecturer session.

For more information, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=4979.

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PythagoreanTheorem: Exploring Space Through Math — Lunar Rover WebSeminar

NASA Explorer Schools and the National Science Teachers Association are hostinga 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on May 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learn touse the distance formula and the Pythagorean theorem to determine the minimalpath and minimal time for a lunar rover to perform tasks on the surface of themoon. Participants should have a basic knowledge of scale factor andapplication of the Pythagorean theorem. Having access to a calculator ishelpful but not necessary for session.

Seminar participants will be given an overview of the lesson and a look atwhere it fits in the mathematics curriculum, including an alignment to theCommon Core Standards for mathematics.

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

For more information and toregister online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar9.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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Engineering Design Challenge:Lunar Plant Growth Chamber 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 live professional development Web seminarfor educators on May 9, 2013, at 6:30p.m. EDT. Learn how to incorporate exciting space exploration problems intoyour technology or life science classes. See how you can use the engineeringdesign process to have students design, build and evaluate the effectiveness ofa lunar plant growth chambers while engaging them in research andstandards-based learning experiences.

This is the last time this seminar will be offered during the current schoolyear.

For more information and toregister online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar25.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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Pre-Service TeacherInstitutes at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has partnered with OakwoodUniversity to offer a two-week Pre-Service Teacher Institute taking place July12-24, 2013, in Huntsville, Ala. This residential session is for educationmajors preparing to teach grades K-8.

Participants will engage in hands-on learningexperiences 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 atminority institutions are invited to apply. Housing, meals, travel assistanceand a stipend will be provided.

Applications must be postmarked by May 10, 2013.

For more information, visit https://www.nasa.gov/education/msfc/psti.

Please email any questions about thisopportunity to Marilyn Lewis at marilyn.h.lewis@nasa.gov.

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National Air and SpaceMuseum Super Science Saturday Events

Join the National Air and Space Museum on the second Saturday ofeach month during 2013 for Super Science Saturday at the Steven F. Udvar-HazyCenter in Chantilly, Va. Through demonstrations and hands-on activities,visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineeringand mathematics topics related to aviation and space exploration. Each eventtakes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Admission is free, and parkingis $15.

Upcoming topics include:

May 11, 2013 — Astronomy
June 8, 2013 — Energy
July 13, 2013 — Weather
Aug. 10, 2013 — Helicopters
Sept. 14, 2013 — Living and Working in Space
Oct. 12, 2013 — Balloons and Blimps
Nov. 9, 2013 — The Moon and Beyond
Dec. 14, 2013 — The Wright Brothers

For more information, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/superscience/.

Questions about this series of lectures shouldbe directed to nasmpubliclectures@si.edu.

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Get Cooking With the Healthy LunchtimeChallenge

First Lady Michele Obama is challenging America’smost creative junior chefs to put their talents to good use and whip up deliciouslunchtime recipes. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invites students ages 8-12and their parents or guardians to create and submit an original lunch recipethat is healthy, affordable and tasty.

Recipes must adhere to the guidance that supports the Department of Agriculture’sMyPlate (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/)initiative. Recipes must also represent each of the food groups, includingfruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy foods, withfruits and vegetables making up roughly half of the plate or recipe.

Fifty-six students and their parents/guardians — one pair from each of the 50states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories — will beflown to Washington, D.C., to attend a Kids’ State Dinner at the White House,where a selection of the winning recipes will be served.

Recipes may be submitted online through May12, 2013.

For more information about the challenge, visit http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com/.

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Free Lecture — “Star Trek’s”Continuing Relevance

“Star Trek” is not only popular, it’s important for current scholarshipand industry. On May 16, 2013,an educational panel of four presenters will offerbrief compelling insights into how relevant “Star Trek” is today. Panelists will include Mike Gold,chief counsel at Bigelow Aerospace, who will discuss the parallels between theBigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, being developed for theInternational Space Station and Star Trek events.

The lecture begins at 1 p.m. at the National Air and Space Museum inWashington, D.C.

For more information, visit http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=6384.

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

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ROSES-13 Amendment 9: Final Text for ROSES-13 Appendix A.35, The GLOBEImplementation Office

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit theEnvironment, or GLOBE, Program is an important element of NASA’s commitment topromoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educationamong youth worldwide and to enhancing its international collaboration throughthe peaceful use of space. The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science MissionDirectorate solicits proposals for an organization or a consortium oforganizations to host the GLOBE Implementation Office and collaborate with NASAin the implementation of GLOBE, with the objective of strengthening theprogrammatic support for GLOBE and enhancing the value of GLOBE to itsworldwide community of partners, students, teachers and scientists.

NASA anticipates making one award through this competitive solicitation atapproximately $0.5-0.8M for the first four months of transition from thecurrent operations and $2.0-2.5M per year for the subsequent three years, for atotal of three years and four months.

This Amendment creates Appendix A.35. Notices of Intent are requested by May 20, 2013, and proposals are due July 19, 2013.

This amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunitiesin Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013” (NNH13ZDA001N) has been postedon the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and appears on the RSS feed at http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013.

Questions concerning Appendix A.35, The GLOBE Implementation Office, may bedirected to Ming-Ying Wei, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate,NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-0771; Email:mwei@nasa.gov.

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2013NASA EONS Solicitation

NASA’s Office of Education is accepting newproposals under the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2013 NASAResearch Announcement. This is an umbrella announcement for opportunities underthe Minority University Research and Education Program, or MUREP, and includescalls for proposals in the following program elements for FY 2013-2014: TribalColleges and Universities Experiential Learning Opportunities (TCU ELO) andNASA Innovations in Climate Education — Tribal (NICE-T). Proposals for bothopportunities are due July 24, 2013.

For more information regarding these opportunities, please visit the NASA EONSpage on the NSPIRES website at http://go.nasa.gov/14So8d6.

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YouthFor Understanding USA

Youth For Understanding USA, a nonprofit leader in youth exchange programs,is reaching out to educators, parents and students who are excited aboutlearning and intercultural exchange. YFU awards $1.6 million in annualscholarships to U.S. high school students tostudy abroad. Scholarships include the prestigious U.S. State Department-fundedCongress-Bundestag Youth ExchangeScholarship Programfor an academic study year in Germany.

Since 1951, YFU has built international goodwill and understanding in 64countries and has exchanged more than 250,000 students. YFU is known for thequality of its programs.

Youth For Understanding also seeks host families and mentors nationwide forinternational exchange students arriving in August to attend high schools nationwide.Many of the students have diverse academic interests including science,technology, mathematics, English and the arts. Families of all kinds arewelcome to host and receive local YFU support. Hosting is a fun, cross-culturalexperience that is often the start of lifelong friendships.

Please watch the video “We Are YFU” for an overview of Youth For Understandingat http://yfuusablog.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/we-are-youth-for-understanding/.

Join in the fun and make a difference! To find outmore about hosting and to meet YFU students, visit
www.yfu-usa.org or call toll free 1-800-TEENAGE.

Questions about Youth For Understanding shouldbe directed to admissions@yfu.org.

TheU.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for cultural, educationaland professional exchanges across the world and also for Americancitizens to go abroad. To learn more, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/us.

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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