Thursday, January 3, 2013

Soliciting Proposals for Exploration Technology Demonstration and National Lab Utilization Enhancements

Attention College and University Students!
Conduct research in space and make new discoveries! The adventure begins in 2013. The ISS NASA Education Projects Office is now accepting proposals from higher education institutions or consortia of organizations serving higher education that are interested in conducting research in space and have concepts for flight experiments or demonstrations that utilize a microgravity environment and can be conducted in a ‘1 unit’ (1U) NanoRacks NanoLab.
Proposal requirements:
·         Must align with space station program research priorities in technology, biology, biotechnology, and physical sciences
·         Must address innovative, meaningful, and enduring research and technology development activities with STEM –based context
White papers must be submitted on January 23, 2013 by 4 p.m. (CST). Full proposals must be submitted on February 20, 2013 by midnight (CST).
For more information, visit:
About us: The ISS NASA Education Projects Office acts as a gateway to the space station for students, educators, and institutions of learning and helps to strengthen the connection between space station and STEM education.

Tutoring and Mentorship Service Learning Opportunity!

Attention Juniors and Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” for Winter Quarter 2013. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the University by sharing their knowledge and experience with new students who are working to become independent learners.

·         Seminar begins 1st  week of Winter Quarter,  January 7th, 2013
·         Seminar will meet on Mondays from 3-4:20 PM or from 5:30-6:50PM
·         Tutoring will take place on campus
·         Receive 3 credits for working with two students or 2 credits for working with one student
·         A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more registration information, please contact Laura Chen at:


Tutor-Mentor * 2-3 Credits * EDUC 401

Current syllabus available for review at:

oSTEM Microsoft Tour

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has partnered with Microsoft to offer a tour of their Redmond campus on Thursday, January 17th starting at 11:30AM. Students interested in attending should RSVP here: This will be an great opportunity to learn about technology development firsthand, and to meet important leaders in the process.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP):

This program was launched by the Graduate School of Science (GSS) of the University of Tokyo (one of the world's leading research-education universities) as part of its campaign begun in June 2010 for promoting the internationalization of the GSS by inviting talented young students from abroad. UTRIP is an intensive summer research program targeted at undergraduates who have a keen interest in pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the future. During the program, the participants receive intensive instruction and guidance on conducting research from renowned faculty members belonging to the GSS's six departments of physics, astronomy, chemistry, earth & planetary science, biophysics & biochemistry, and biological sciences. The program is open to students who are currently enrolled in their junior or senior years at an accredited college or university outside of Japan, and who are majoring in a natural science or related field. Students participating in the program who are highly evaluated by the faculty members will be given priority for receiving scholarships when applying for admission to the GSS the following year. The program also includes an excursion outside of Tokyo as well as a short course on the Japanese language and culture.