Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NASA Opportunities

1.) Apply Now to Host a Real Time Conversation With Crewmembers Onboard the International Space Station

NASA is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers, and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, contact between Jan. 15 and July 15, 2012. Proposals are due July 15, 2011.

Using amateur radio, students can ask astronauts questions about life in space and other space-related topics. Students fully engage in the ARISS contact by helping set up an amateur radio ground station at the school and then using that station to talk directly with a crewmember on the International Space Station for approximately 10 minutes. The technology is easier to acquire than ever before. ARISS has a network of Mentors to help you obtain the technology required to host this once in a lifetime opportunity for your students.

Interested parties should contact Teaching From Space to obtain complete information including how the technology works, what is expected of the host organization, and the proposal/application form by sending an e-mail to JSC-TFS-ARISS@mail.nasa.gov or by calling 281-244-2320.

Additional information can be found at http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/teachingfromspace/students/ariss.html.

2.) NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Pre-Service Teacher Institute (PSTI): August 1-12, 2011

The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Pre-Service Teacher Institute (PSTI) is a two-week summer residential program for college students who are preparing to teach in elementary or middle schools. The program is designed to increase students' skills in teaching mathematics and science, while incorporating technology in the curriculum. This is achieved through the development of a problem-based learning (PBL) aerospace theme. Each student is assigned to an Institute Flight Team. Students develop a lesson that they teach to children from a local school and will teach in an elementary or middle school when they return home.

Please see this link for an application and more information:

3.) I am pleased to announce the 2011 ESMD Space Grant Faculty Workshop to be held July 27 & 28 at Kennedy Space Center. The workshop will cover the newly developed and tested senior design course Habitats in Extreme Environments. The workshop covers topics such as NASA Systems Engineering Process, senior design projects, and incorporating the NASA Systems Engineering Process into senior design projects. Travel expenses may be reimbursed on a first come first serve basis.

Please visit our website for more information and to register for this free workshop: