Texas Space Grant Consortium Teacher Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 2
Date: 01/14/2000

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The ASU Mars K-12 Education Program FIELD OPPORTUNITY

March 2 - 4, 2000 Come to a special series of Mars workshops to learn the methods and details of how satellite data relating to minerals and rock types are collected from the surface of Mars...taught by the scientists that are currently doing it! The ASU Mars K-12 Education Outreach Program and Arizona State University Geology Department are offering a Mars-related remote sensing workshop and field trip especially geared for 30 classroom teachers. . Application inquiries and further questions should be directed to Sheri Klug, Director, ASU Mars K-12 Education Program at sklug@asu.edu or (480) 727-6495.

University Affairs Officer Position The NASA Office of Human Resources, Education Division

The area of consideration is all sources, and the closing date is 2/14/00. For job description and qualifications, please visit the web site above or contact Malcom Phelps at 202-358-1110.

Texas Aerospace Scholars Program at the Johnson Space Center, Summer 2000

The Texas Aerospace Scholars Program (a joint effort between the State of Texas and the Johnson Space Center) is looking for a few good teachers who would be willing to spend one (or two) weeks at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, as Counselor to a group of 25 high school juniors. The program is accepting students from across Texas who are interested in science, math, and technology and the possibility of considering a career in engineering. Teachers would be required to attend a pre-briefing orientation on Saturday immediately preceding the week the students will participate. Teachers can choose to participate for one or two weeks. Applications due no later than: February 15, 2000. For application details and further information, contact Rita Karl TASP, Mail Code AH3, Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058-3696, phone 281-483-4112.

Student Experimental Payload Program (SEP)

The Student Experimental Payload Program is the nation's premier launch service for student designed and constructed payloads. In addition to launching payloads for students, the SEP Program also develops aerospace oriented classroom activities and teacher based science labs. Visit the website for information about upcoming launches and how to participate.

NASA'S Quest Project

The home of NASA's K-12 Internet Initiative, provides support to fully utilize the Internet, and its underlying information technologies, as a basic tool for learning. One of Quest's most unique endeavors is the "Sharing NASA" on-line interactive projects. Students and educators are given the opportunity to communicate with NASA scientists and researchers to experience the excitement of real science in real time.

Live from the sun

A Passport to Knowledge (PTK) is an ongoing series of "electronic field trips to scientific frontiers" targeted at middle school students. Debuting in Spring 1999 and continuing into 2001, "Live From the Sun" explores 4 main themes: Our Sun as a Star, How the Sun Works (We Think!), The Sun-Earth Connection, and The Sun in Human History. Live From the Sun is a part of NASA's Learning Technologies Project.

Share Your Ideas

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