Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

January 27, 2015

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

-- WSOS SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN (12-12+)
-- NEW SEARCH TOOL FOR NASA MATERIALS (K-12)
-- MICROGRAVITY DESIGN CHALLENGES (5-12)
-- ACS AWARDS FOR TEACHERS (K-12+)

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WSOS SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN (12-12+)

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

There will be over 700 new scholarship recipients selected for 2015-16. The 2015 application will be available at the program website until March 2, 2015. For more information, visit

For more information, go to

http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/

NEW SEARCH TOOL FOR NASA MATERIALS (K-12)

Looking for a lesson plan about the planet Jupiter? Or a poster with information about the Wright Brothers' first flight? Or maybe you're hunting for a website with information about NASA's deep space missions.

NASA's new Educational Resource Search Tool can help you find lesson plans, posters, educator guides and other materials to supplement your science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum. Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keywords at

http://www.nasa.gov/education/materials/

MICROGRAVITY DESIGN CHALLENGES (5-12)

The CELERE Design Challenge is a joint educational program of NASA and Portland State University (PSU), enabling students to participate in microgravity research on capillary action, similar to that conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). Every team will create their own experiment using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) (optionally with the help of mentors).

CELERE 2015 is open to individuals and teams in grades 8-12. Multi-grade teams of grades 5-12 may also participate; at least one member must be in grades 8-12. The experiments will be conducted in three sets, with submission deadlines of February 1, March 1, and April 1, 2015.

For more information, go to

http://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/CELERE/

ACS AWARDS FOR TEACHERS (K-12+)

The Puget Sound chapter of the American Chemical Society currently has two opportunities open to teachers. One is an award for high school chemistry teacher of the year; the other is a $500 grant to be used for supplies or continuing education. The grant is open to K-12 teachers.

Details on the regional 2015 Chemistry Olympiad and scholarships for university and community college students are also available on the site. For more information, visit

http://pugetsound.sites.acs.org/educationolympiad.htm

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