LiftOff 2014: Let’s Engineer It!

Let’s Engineer It  is the theme.  Dates are July 7 – 11 2014.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

What is engineering? How is it being taught in K-12 schools? How do real engineering practices promote invaluable 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and innovation?

High-Impact, National, Strategic STEM Education Partnerships

NASA Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA Headquarters’ Office of the Chief Technologist and Mission Directorates (Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operation, and Science), is publicizing an opportunity to partner with NASA on a no-exchange-of-funds basis to achieve high-impact, nation-wide results for STEM education.

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities -- 2014 All-Star Students

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, works to promote HBCU excellence, innovation and sustainability. The Initiative will recognize current HBCU students for their dedication to academics, leadership and civic engagement as 2014 HBCU All-Star Students.

Nominees must be current undergraduate or graduate students at an HBCU. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 10, 2014.

Pizza Dinner and Planetarium Show

Join us Friday, January 31, 2014 (4:30-6:00 PM) for a Spring Semester Kick-Off at Flandrau Planetarium and Science Center! Socialize over pizza, followed by a private planetarium show. The show will include the trailer for "Desert Moon", created by FY13 SG Grad Fellow Jason Davis, followed by the “Tucson Sky Tonight” show detailing the night sky in southern Arizona and which planets and constellations are out during this time of year, wrapping up with a music laser light show.

2014 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Faculty Research Program

Applications are currently accepted for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2014 Summer Faculty Research Program. This program provides opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, faculty to engage in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and a JPL researcher. Non-STEM faculty will be considered based on available opportunities.

NASA's REEL Science Communication Contest

So you want to be a NASA producer? NASA is looking for talented high school students to create videos that engage younger students in earth science.

Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars -- Summer 2014 Session

Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars, or LARSS, is offering a 10-week summer internship at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Internships are available for rising undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students at accredited U.S. colleges, universities and community colleges. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. The grade point average requirement is a 3.0 out of a 4.0.

2014 NASA and Worcester Polytechnic Institute Sample Return Robot Challenge

NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., are seeking teams to compete in a robot technology demonstration competition with a potential $1.495 million prize purse.

NASA Exploration Design Challenge

Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade will have the opportunity to play a unique role in the future of human spaceflight through participation in NASA's Exploration Design Challenge, or EDC. NASA EDC invites students around the world to think and act like scientists in order to overcome one of the major hurdles of deep space long-duration exploration -- the dangers associated with space radiation.

2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, or SURF, project introduces undergraduate students to research under the guidance of seasoned mentors at Caltech or NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity and gain a more realistic view of the opportunities and demands of a professional research career.

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