NASA Education Express Message — Jan. 25, 2018

Check out the latest NASA opportunities for the education community.

  Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons
Audience:
All Educators and Students
Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.gov 

Did you see the special announcement from #TeacherOnBoard Joe Acaba during a downlink on Jan. 19? NASA and Challenger Center are working together to film several of the lessons Christa McAuliffe planned to perform aboard the Challenger space shuttle during the Teacher in Space mission. NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold, both former classroom teachers, will film the lessons over the next several months, including effervescence, chromatography, liquids in zero-g, and Newton’s Laws. To learn more about this exciting collaboration, visit https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-challenger-center-collaborate-to-perform-christa-mcauliffe-s-legacy-experiments

Find more ways to bring NASA into your classroom during NASA’s A Year of Education on Station, a celebration of an almost 12-month presence of a teacher on board the International Space Station.

The Evolution of the Spacesuit: Dressed for Space
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Jan. 29, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Contact: barbie.buckner@nasa.gov 

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Explore how NASA’s Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuits work. Investigate a hands-on activity about the absorption and reflection of heat where students collect, graph and analyze data to determine which conditions result in the greatest temperature variation. Other activities will focus on the technology behind spacesuits. Online registration is required.

 
  NASA Aeronautics: Bernoulli’s Principle
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Jan. 30, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Contact: barbie.buckner@nasa.gov 

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Participants will get an overview of Bernoulli’s Principle and how it relates to flight while using NASA’s Museum in the Box curriculum. Participants also will learn about current research taking place at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. Online registration is required.

Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge
Audience:
Students Ages 13-18
Entry Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
Contact: guardians@iss-casis.org 

Marvel Entertainment and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space are challenging students to design a microgravity experiment based on the characteristics of popular Marvel comics super heroes — Rocket and Groot. Brainstorm ideas to better understand plant biology or technology development using the microgravity environment of the space station. Two student-submitted concepts for the Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge will become official space station experiments.

 
  ISS YES: Toys in Space — Basic Physics in Microgravity
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-12
Event Date: Feb. 1, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Contact: john.f.weis@nasa.gov 

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Participants will get an overview of NASA’s International Toys in Space resources. Discussion will focus on hands-on activities showing basic physics in the special case of microgravity. The activities presented in this webinar address the Next Generation Science Standards PS2 and PS3. Online registration is required.

NOAA Planet Stewards Webinar: Flying Into the Storm! NOAA Hurricane Hunters: What They Do and How They Save Lives!
Audience: All Formal and Informal Educators
Event Date: Feb. 5, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. EST
Contact: bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov 

During the Atlantic hurricane season, aircraft from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collect crucial information to help understand and predict these massive storms. Join NOAA’s Planet Stewards Education Project for a free webinar with researcher Kelly Ryan-Poterjoy. Learn about flying into a hurricane and the importance of these missions in the context of scientific understanding and impact to the broader public. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

 
  Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series: Diving Into Ocean Worlds — Titan: A World With Two Styles of Ocean
Audience: All Educators and Grade 9-Higher Education Students
Event Date: Feb. 8, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. CST (8:30 p.m. EST)
Contact: CosmicLecture@lpi.usra.edu 

Earth is not the only ocean world in the solar system. The exploration of ocean worlds in the outer solar system is a hot topic of research in the planetary science community. Join Dr. Ralph Lorenz from Johns Hopkins University for a discussion of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and the two styles of oceans found there. Attend the event in person at the Lunar Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, or watch the event live online. Archives of past lectures also are available online.

NASA Marshall Faculty Fellowship Program 2018
Audience: Higher Education Researchers Who Are U.S. Citizens
Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2018
Fellowship Dates: June 4 – Aug. 10, 2018
Contact: frank.six@nasa.gov 

The NASA Marshall Faculty Fellowship Program provides opportunities for STEM faculty to do research for 10 weeks during the summer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Applicants must be U.S. citizens working full time at an accredited university or college in the U.S. The program provides stipends and covers limited travel expenses. Qualified male and female faculty from majority- and minority-serving universities and colleges, including underserved groups and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

 
  Call for Proposals — NASA Fellowship Activity 2018
Audience:
First-year Master’s or Doctoral Students
Pre-proposal Teleconference Dates: Jan. 30, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST; Feb. 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. EST
Proposal Deadline: March 20, 2018, by 5:59 p.m. EDT
Contact: elizabeth.a.cartier@nasa.gov 

The NASA Office of Education Fellowship Activity funds candidates for graduate research at their respective campuses during the academic year under the guidance of their faculty adviser and a NASA researcher. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. or naturalized citizens who hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2018. Candidates must enroll in a master’s or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2018, and intend to pursue a research-based master’s or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field.

‘RockOn! 2018’ University Rocket Science Workshop
Audience: Higher Education Faculty and Students
Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 22, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 2, 2018
Contact: koehler@colorado.edu 

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is hosting the “RockOn! 2018” workshop June 16-21, 2018, in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. University and community college faculty and students are invited to the weeklong workshop to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment into space. Participants at the hands-on workshop will build an experiment that will be launched to an altitude of more than 70 miles. Workshop participants must be U.S. citizens.

 
  Georama Virtual Tour — Astronaut Training LIVE From NASA’s Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility
Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Date: Jan. 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. EST
Contact: michael.w.hare@nasa.gov 

Celebrate the Year of Education on Station with a LIVE virtual tour of Johnson Space Center’s Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility. SVMF Deputy Chief Steve Riley will share how astronauts train for missions. View and ask questions via live chat on the Georama interactive website — https://clients.georama.com/b2b/nasa. Viewing also will be available on the NASA Virtual Appearances USTREAM channel. After the program, tune into NASA TV to see educator-turned-astronaut Joe Acaba do a live interview from the space station with West Virginia Wesleyan College at 11:35 a.m. EST.

NASA Aeronautics: Flying in Our Atmosphere
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-9
Event Date: Jan. 25, 2018, at 6 p.m. EST
Contact: stephen.p.culivan@nasa.gov 

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Explore the NASA “How High Is It?” lesson guide. Investigate online resources that create scale models of our atmosphere. Models include the layers of Earth’s atmosphere and altitudes of NASA aircraft, spacecraft, and natural and artificial satellites. Develop number sense by representing scale factors in terms of ratios, decimals and percentages. Online registration is required.

 
  Free Lecture — Explorer 1’s 60th Anniversary
Audience: All Educators; Students in Grades 9-12 and Higher Education
Event Date: Jan. 25 and 26, 2018, at 7 p.m. PST (10 p.m. EST)
Contact: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/contact_JPL.php 

The Explorer 1 satellite marked the start of the Space Age for the United States. For the world, it heralded the study of Earth from space. Join NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory documentarian Blaine Baggett and historian Dr. Erik Conway as they go on a multimedia journey from the dawn of Earth science exploration to today’s modern fleet of satellites dedicated to studying our home planet. Attend the lectures in person, or view Thursday’s lecture via live webcast.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program
Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Application Deadline: Jan. 29, 2018
Contact: DHSed@orau.org 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students interested in projects at federal research facilities across the country. The projects help the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office implement “domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” Applicants must be U.S. citizens. See website for full eligibility requirements.

 
  DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2018 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program
Audience: Higher Education Educators
New Application Deadline: Jan. 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Fellowship Dates: June 4 – Aug. 10, 2018
Contact: Mark.D.Kankam@nasa.gov 

The NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program provides opportunities for STEM faculty to do research for 10 weeks during the summer at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio. Applicants must work full time at an accredited university or college in the United States. The program provides stipends and covers limited travel expenses. Qualified male and female faculty from majority- and minority-serving universities and colleges, including underserved groups and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

2018 NOAA Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship
Audience: Sophomore Undergraduate Students Attending Minority Serving Institutions
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
Contact: EPP.USP@noaa.gov 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting applications for its 2018 Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship Program. It provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to students majoring in STEM fields that directly support NOAA’s mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. A stipend and housing allowance is provided. Applicants must be U.S. citizens attending a Minority Serving Institution and must have a minimum 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

 
  2018 NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
Audience: Sophomore Undergraduate Students
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
Contact: StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting applications for its 2018 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program. It provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study with a paid internship at a NOAA facility during the interim summer session. A stipend and housing allowance are provided. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a declared major relevant to NOAA’s mission and must earn and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

2018-2019 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Proposal Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Earth Science Contact: claire.i.macaulay@nasa.gov
Space Science Contact: mnorris@nasa.gov 

The NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship program is accepting proposals for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications must be from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. NASA will award training grants to the respective universities, with the advisor serving as principal investigator. The maximum NESSF award is $45,000 per year.

 
  NASA History Program Office Summer 2018 Internships
Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Contact: bill.barry@nasa.gov 

The NASA History Program Office is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for summer 2018 internships. The History Division maintains archival materials to answer research questions. It edits and publishes several books and monographs each year, and it maintains websites and social media featuring NASA history. Strong research, writing and editing skills are essential to the internship. Students of all majors are welcome to apply.

2018 Space Exploration Educators Conference
Audience: K-12 Educators
Event Date: Feb. 1-3, 2018
Contact: seec@spacecenter.org 

Register today for the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), taking place at Space Center Houston. SEEC is for all K-12 educators. The activities presented may be used for science, language arts, mathematics, history and more. Attend sessions hosted by scientists, engineers and astronauts leading the charge in exploration. Receive ready-to-implement classroom ideas and experience minds-on, hands-on fun. Attendees can earn up to 24 hours of continuing professional education credit.

 
  Free Program — Cubes in Space™
Audience: Students Ages 11-18 and Educator Mentors
Registration Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018
Contact: info@cubesinspace.com 

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Langley Research Center, along with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and idoodledu, inc., are offering a free STEAM education program for students ages 11-18. Cubes in Space™ lets students design and compete to launch an experiment into space. Selected student-designed payload cubes will be launched via a sounding rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, in late June 2018 or from a high-altitude scientific balloon from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in New Mexico in late August 2018.

Free Educator Workshop — International Space Station: Beyond the Classroom
Audience: Grades 4-8, In-Service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal STEM Educators
Registration Deadline: Feb. 4, 2018 (maximum of 30 participants)
Event Date: Feb. 8, 2018, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
Contact: april.l.mcintosh@nasa.gov 

Join the Stennis Space Center Office of Education for an exploration of ways to integrate the International Space Station into your STEM, arts and social studies instruction. Participants also will learn about the Year of Education on Station — two former classroom teachers, now astronauts, spending a combined year in space delivering STEM activities related to the space station. The workshop will be held at the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi. (Map).

 
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
Audience: K-12 Educators
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Contact: piaee@epa.gov 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is accepting applications for the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. This award recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning. PIAEE winners and their local education agencies will each be awarded up to $2,500.

Space Shuttle Thermal Protective Tiles and Blankets Available for Educational Use
Audience:
Educational Institutions, Museums and Other Education Organizations
Contact: GSAXcessHelp@gsa.gov 

NASA invites U.S. educational institutions to request space shuttle thermal protective tiles, space shuttle thermal protective blankets, and other special items offered on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last. A nominal shipping fee must be paid online with a credit card.

 
  National Weather Service NCEP 2018 Summer Student Internship Program
Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018
Contact: NCEPInternships@noaa.gov 

The National Weather Service’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction is accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students interested in paid summer internships to work in areas that will meet the future needs of the ever-broadening weather-climate-water user community. Students majoring in mathematics, physics, meteorology, atmospheric and climate science, computer science, engineering, and social science are welcome to apply.

2018-2019 Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Research Fellowship
Audience: Graduate Students at Virginia Space Grant Consortium Member Institutions Listed Below
Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018
Contact: jkuberek@odu.edu 

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research in fields related to STEM. Research should support NASA’s mission. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full time at The College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, or Virginia Tech. The fellowship is awarded for the following academic year.

 
  2018-2019 Virginia Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship
Audience: Undergraduate Sophomores and Juniors at Virginia Space Grant Consortium Member Institutions Listed Below
Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018
Contact: jkuberek@odu.edu 

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is offering undergraduate research scholarships of up to $8,500 to encourage students to conduct research in STEM fields. Participants must take part in an active faculty-mentored research experience that aligns with NASA’s mission. Applicants must be enrolled full time at The College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, or Virginia Tech. The scholarship will be awarded for the following academic year.

Are you looking for NASA educational materials to support your STEM curriculum?
Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword at http://www.nasa.gov/education/resources/.

Find NASA science resources for your classroom. NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels — from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. http://nasawavelength.org/

Check out the ‘Explore NASA Science’ website! Science starts with questions, leading to discoveries. Visit https://science.nasa.gov. To view the site in Spanish, visit http://ciencia.nasa.gov.

Take part in a Year of Education on Station. September 2017 – September 2018: Although on different crews, astronauts Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold – both former teachers – will work aboard the International Space Station. Visit NASA’s A Year of Education on Station website for out-of-this-world resources and opportunities for K-16 students and educators.

Do you just want to receive weekly updates on NASA Education opportunities relating to science? Sign up for the NASA “Science WOW!” newsletter for science opportunities delivered to your inbox “Weekly on Wednesdays!” https://www.nasa.gov/education/sciencewow/

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