Texas Space Grant Consortium Teacher Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 17
Date: 01/26/2001

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Rename Your Newsletter Contest

TSGC is conducting a contest rename this newsletter. If your name wins, you will win a gift certificate and get recognition in the February 2, 2001 newsletter. All entries must be received by January 26, 2001. Submit your entries by replying to this email.

Apply to be an Einstein Fellow

Educators with five years of experience are eligible to apply for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellowship Program. Work in Washington D.C. for a year under the oversight of a government agency. The website has application information and links to descriptions of present and previous positions. Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2000 and February 1, 2001.

LiftOff 2001 An Edu-Space Odyssey

LiftOff Summer Institute 2001 is A Texas Space Grant Consortium Summer Institute for Middle and High School Teachers held in Houston, Texas the week of July 16-20, 2001. The Instituted features presentations by space scientists and engineers, tours of NASA and Space Center Houston and hands-on inquiry-based classroom activities. LiftOff applications are due February 28, 2001. Visit the above web site to download an application.

Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program

The goal of this unique state-based recognition program is to build the capacity of local schools by supporting teachers in their efforts to improve classroom instruction. A total of $50,000 will be awarded to one Texas teacher in the 2001-2002 school year. Any full time public or private school teacher with eight or more years of classroom experience is eligible to apply., visit the above referenced website or contact Rita Karl at rkarl@ems.jsc.nasa.gov.

The Texas Aerospace Scholars (TAS) program

The Texas Aerospace Scholars (TAS) program is looking for teachers interested in spending one or two weeks at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. Interested teachers will serve as counselors to a group of 25-30 high school juniors, selected from across Texas. The TAS program places emphasis on science, math, and technology, and encourages students to consider careers in engineering and science. Student participants are mentored by NASA engineers throughout the program, and are required to complete a variety of on-line projects prior to coming to JSC for a one week learning experience. For specific application requirements, visit the above referenced website or contact Rita Karl at rkarl@ems.jsc.nasa.gov.

ICESat Satellite

Learn more about the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) scheduled to launch on December 15, 2001. This satellite will measure the ice sheet mass balance, cloud and aerosol heights, vegetation and land topography. To learn more about it, visit the above ICESat website.

Share Your Ideas

Do you have a science or math Web site you've found especially helpful to your students? Send us the URL address and the grade level it best serves. We'll pass it on. Ideas should be sent to space_edu@tsgc.utexas.edu.

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