NASA Education Express Message – Feb. 1, 2018

Check out the latest NASA opportunities for the education community.

  Super Bowl Fun Fact — #TeacherOnBoard
Audience:
All Educators and Students
Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.gov 

Did you know the International Space Station, where #TeacherOnBoard Joe Acaba lives and works, is about the same size as the football field that the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will play on in the Super Bowl? The space station is so big it can be spotted easily with the naked eye. Just go to the Spot the Station website and enter the name of your town to find out when the station will be overhead in your area. It’s that easy — no telescopes or special equipment needed. Challenge your family, friends and neighbors to spot the station — and be sure to wave at Joe and the rest of the crew! 

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.

ISS YES: It’s All About the Numbers — Math Resources Linked to ISS
Audience: Educators of Grades 4-9
Event Date: Feb. 5, 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 mathematics resources related to the International Space Station. Discussion will focus on how to modify and integrate activities into existing curriculum. This webinar addresses multiple standards of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Online registration is required.

 
  ISS YES: Teamwork Strategies
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Feb. 8, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST
Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov 

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Learn how NASA helps crew members develop skills to prepare to live and work together during space missions. The webinar’s activities help students learn and practice skills applicable in everyday life. Activities on the following topics will be presented: Self Care/Team Care, Cultural Competency, Leadership/Followship and Teamwork Communication. Online registration is required.

NASA Education Call for Reviewers for Informal STEM Education Proposals, Plus New FAQs Posted
Audience: Formal and Informal Educators, Other Experts
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018
Contact: TEAMII@jpl.nasa.gov 

NASA is actively recruiting qualified peer reviewers to externally review NASA TEAM II proposals during winter/spring 2018. A diverse reviewer pool is sought, including but not limited to practicing or retired informal education leadership, managers, educators, and evaluators (e.g., K-12; informal; youth groups; public outreach), scientists, engineers, higher education faculty, and other experts. Selected reviewers will be expected to disclose all conflicts of interest, including situations that may give the appearance of bias.

To view the NASA Research Announcement, including new FAQs, visit https://go.nasa.gov/2mhfTnS.

 
  Free Tour at NASA’s Glenn Research Center: The Slope Lab — Explore Locomotion on Planets
Audience: All Educators and Students
Registration Opens: March 14, 2018
Event Date: April 14, 2018
Contact: grc-tours@mail.nasa.gov 

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers 45-minute tours that take tourists behind the scenes to one of the center’s test facilities. On April 14, visit the Simulated Lunar Operations (SLOPE) Laboratory where exploration tires for rovers are tested. A bus departs from NASA’s main gate every hour beginning at 9 a.m. The last tour departs at noon. RESERVATIONS are required.

Free Tour at NASA’s Glenn Research Center: Breeze by the 10- by 10-Foot Wind Tunnel
Audience: All Educators and Students
Registration Opens: April 12, 2018
Event Date: May 12, 2018
Contact: grc-tours@mail.nasa.gov 

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers 45-minute tours that take tourists behind the scenes to one of the center’s test facilities. On May 12, visit the 10- by 10-foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel that conducts propulsion testing at supersonic speeds. Learn about this lab’s connections to NASA’s Apollo program and man’s first step on the moon. A bus departs from NASA’s main gate every hour beginning at 9 a.m. The last tour departs at noon. RESERVATIONS are required.

 
  Free Tour at NASA’s Glenn Research Center: Go Under the Dome of Silence — the Aero-Acoustic Propulsion Lab
Audience: All Educators and Students
Registration Opens: May 9, 2018
Event Date: June 9, 2018
Contact: grc-tours@mail.nasa.gov 

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers 45-minute tours that take tourists behind the scenes to one of the center’s test facilities. On June 9, visit the Aero-Acoustic Propulsion Laboratory and see where some of the world’s most advanced aircraft noise-reduction ideas are developed and tested. A bus departs from NASA’s main gate every hour beginning at 9 a.m. The last tour departs at noon. RESERVATIONS are required.

Free Tour at NASA’s Glenn Research Center: Graphics and Visualization Lab and the Virtual Reality Exploration Lab
Audience: All Educators and Students
Registration Opens: June 14, 2018
Event Date: July 14, 2018
Contact: grc-tours@mail.nasa.gov 

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers 45-minute tours that take tourists behind the scenes to one of the center’s test facilities. On July 14, check out the Graphics & Visualization (GVIS) Laboratory and the Reconfigurable User-interface & Virtual Reality Exploration (GRUVE) Laboratory to see things a different way. A bus departs from NASA’s main gate every hour beginning at 9 a.m. The last tour departs at noon. RESERVATIONS are required.

 
  Free Tour at NASA’s Glenn Research Center: See the Light of Solar Cells — the Photovoltaic Lab
Audience: All Educators and Students
Registration Opens: July 11, 2018
Event Date: Aug. 11, 2018
Contact: grc-tours@mail.nasa.gov 

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers 45-minute tours that take tourists behind the scenes to one of the center’s test facilities. On Aug. 11, visit Glenn’s Photovoltaic Lab where researchers are studying ways to turn light into electrical energy and developing technology that can power everything from homes to spacecraft. A bus departs from NASA’s main gate every hour beginning at 9 a.m. The last tour departs at noon. RESERVATIONS are required.

Free Tour at NASA’s Glenn Research Center: Explore NASA’s Drop Zone — the Zero Gravity Research Facility
Audience: All Educators and Students
Registration Opens: Aug. 8, 2018
Event Date: Sept. 8, 2018
Contact: grc-tours@mail.nasa.gov 

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers 45-minute tours that take tourists behind the scenes to one of the center’s test facilities. On Sept. 8, explore the Zero Gravity Research Facility, which puts payloads into a free fall for five seconds as they drop over 400 feet. A bus departs from NASA’s main gate every hour beginning at 9 a.m. The last tour departs at noon. RESERVATIONS are required.

 
  Free Tour at NASA’s Glenn Research Center: Go With the Flow in the 8- by 6-Foot Wind Tunnel
Audience: All Educators and Students
Registration Opens: Sept. 13, 2018
Event Date: Oct. 13, 2018
Contact: grc-tours@mail.nasa.gov 

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers 45-minute tours that take tourists behind the scenes to one of the center’s test facilities. On Oct. 13, tour the 8- by 6-foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel, which has contributed to decades of aeronautic research and is testing models for the next generation of supersonic aircraft. A bus departs from NASA’s main gate every hour beginning at 9 a.m. The last tour departs at noon. RESERVATIONS are required.

New Resource: CubeSat 101 — Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers
Audience: K-12 and Higher Education Educators and Students
Contact: Carol.A.Galica@nasa.gov 

Do you want to start a CubeSat program and launch a small satellite? The CubeSat Launch Initiative gives students, teachers and faculty a chance to get hands-on, flight hardware development experience while designing, building and operating small research satellites. This opportunity is open to U.S. nonprofit organizations and accredited educational organizations. Download the new “CubeSat 101” guide to learn more.

 
  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.

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).

 
  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.

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!

 
  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.

 
  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.

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.

 
  3-D Printed Habitat Challenge — Phase 3
Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Registration Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018
Contact: monsi.roman@nasa.gov 

NASA is offering $2 million in prize money in Phase 3 of the 3-D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a three-part competition asking citizen inventors to use readily available and recyclable materials to print habitats for future space explorers. Phase 3 challenges competitors to fabricate sub-scale habitats using indigenous materials with or without mission-generated recyclables. NASA may use these technologies to construct shelters for future human explorers to Mars

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.

 
  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.

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 Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program
Audience: Undergraduate Students Majoring in Geology or a Related Science
Application Deadline: Feb. 21, 2018
Contact: pggurp@buffalo.edu 

The Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program pairs qualified undergraduate students with NASA-funded investigators at research locations across the U.S. for eight weeks during the summer. Undergraduate students majoring in geology or related sciences are eligible to apply. Students graduating in 2018 who have not yet started graduate school are also eligible. Preference is given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Call for Abstracts: 69th International Astronautical Congress
Audience: Full-time U.S. Graduate Students Attending U.S. Universities
Submission Deadline: Feb. 27, 2018
Contact: abstract@nasaprs.com 

NASA is seeking abstracts from full-time graduate students interested in presenting at the 69th International Astronautical Congress taking place Oct. 1-5, 2018, in Bremen, Germany. Abstracts must be original, unpublished papers that have not been submitted in any other forum. Abstracts must be 400 words or less, written in English and related to NASA’s ongoing vision for space exploration.

 

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.

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