Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

March 17, 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

-- NIGHT SKY GUIDES (5-12)
-- NASA MUREP & AERONAUTICS SCHOLARSHIPS (12)
-- TOURNAMENT EARTH 2015
-- WATER IN THE WESTERN STATES (5-12)

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NIGHT SKY GUIDES (5-12)

Discover the Pleiades Star Cluster in the March edition of the Night Sky Network's Universe Discovery Guides.

The guides are modular, allowing educators to use the portions that are the most useful for their audiences and events. To view the March edition, go to

https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/docs/DiscoveryMarch.pdf

Guides for other sky features throughout the year are available at

http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/news-display.cfm?News_ID=611

NASA MUREP & AERONAUTICS SCHOLARSHIPS (12)

Interested in a NASA scholarship? High school seniors planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in aeronautics or those planning attend an accredited minority serving institution to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math are encouraged to apply now.

Scholarship applications are open for the NASA Aeronautics Undergraduate Scholarship (AUS) and the Minority University Research and Education Project Scholarship (MUREP). Both scholarships include 75% of tuition up to a $9,000 academic scholarship and $6,000 for a summer internship.

Applications are due March 31, 2015. For more information, go to the link below and click on scholarships:

http://intern.nasa.gov

TOURNAMENT EARTH 2015

From now through April 3, visitors to NASA's Earth Observatory website can vote for their favorite images from 2014, whittling them down each week in a tournament of remote-sensing science.

The competition is divided into four categories: data, art, event and photograph. Voting takes place online. A printable bracket is available to let visitors pick their favorites and track their selections as the competition progresses.

To get started, visit

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/TournamentEarth/

WATER IN THE WESTERN STATES (5-12)

Beginning April 1, the University of Colorado Boulder is offering a free online course on water in the American West.

The course combines an overview of the science behind water and climate in the western United States with a survey of the other major issues surrounding this resource. Over a dozen experts in water management, policy, and research will explore the scientific, legal, political, and cultural issues impacting water and climate in the American West.

Graduate level credit is available for $140 through the University of Colorado's Continuing Education program. For more information, go to

https://www.coursera.org/course/waterwestus

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