Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

February 12, 2018

WSGC Newsletter for Educators

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium's electronic newsletter for teachers provides curriculum ideas, Internet links and other resources to help you better meet the Washington EALRs and the National Science Education Standards.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

-- NESSP SUMMITS AND TEACHER WORKSHOPS (6-12)
-- INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING (6-12)
-- CELEBRATE SOLAR WEEK (K-12)
-- NASA SEES INTERNSHIPS (10-11)

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NESSP SUMMITS AND TEACHER WORKSHOPS (6-12)

This summer Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline will bring together NASA scientists with formal and informal educators to discuss and be trained in engaging hands-on activities with a culturally relevant focus designed to motivate and enable middle and high school students to be more successful in science, technology engineering and math (STEM) topics.

The first summit, set for June 25-29, 2018 in Ellensburg, is designed for teachers working with Native American and Alaska Native learners. The second summit, set for July 10-14 in Seattle, focuses on the needs of teachers in underserved communities.

Lodging and meals will be provided for participants at no cost. Travel assistance is also available. Preference will be given to educators who commit to facilitating a NESSP-funded summer camp in their community.

In addition, a series of two-day training sessions for community educators who wish to facilitate a NESSP summer camp will be offered in communities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. For more information on the summits and workshops, go to

https://nwessp.org/

INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING (6-12)

On February 22, celebrate National Engineers Week with NASA's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day chat, a 30-minute virtual meeting with women in science and engineering across the agency.

The segments will begin airing at 9 a.m. (EST) on the NASA Virtual Appearances live stream. Attendees may participate in the live Q&A via Twitter using #NASAdeep or the chat window next to the video player. For more information, contact

Bethanne.Hull@nasa.gov

CELEBRATE SOLAR WEEK (5-9)

Solar Week provides a weeklong series of web-based educational activities. Students ages 10-14 can learn about solar careers, sunspots, solar energy and solar storms through a series of games and lessons.

This spring's Solar Week activities will highlight the ionosphere. In constant motion, this mysterious region of Earth’s upper atmosphere is our interface to space. In 2018, the ionosphere’s secrets will be probed by two NASA satellite missions, GOLD and ICON.

For more information, go to

http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/Solar-Week

NASA SEES INTERNSHIPS (10-11)

The SEES Summer Internship Program provides selected students with exposure to Earth and space research. Interns will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work.

Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research are conducting NASA-supported research on astronomy, remote sensing, and space geodetic techniques to help understand Earth systems, natural hazards and climate science.

The application deadline is March 1. For more information, visit

http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/sees-internship/

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