2014 NASA High-Altitude Student Platform Opportunity

NASA is accepting applications from students at U.S. colleges and universities who want to send experiments to the edge of space on a high-flying scientific balloon.

The annual NASA project provides near-space access for 12 undergraduate and graduate student experiments to be carried by a NASA high-altitude research balloon. The flights typically last 15 to 20 hours and reach an altitude of 23 miles. Experiments may include compact satellites or prototypes.

2014 NASA Student Airborne Research Program

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated undergraduate students currently in their junior year to apply for the NASA Student Airborne Research Program, also known as SARP, 2014. The program provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. Students will assist in the operation of airborne instruments onboard the NASA DC-8 aircraft.

2014 NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

The NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, or CAS, is accepting applications for its spring 2014 workshop. CAS is an interactive online learning experience for community college students in Texas.

CAS students participate in graded Web-based modules. Based on grades and completed applications, qualified students are chosen to attend a three-day experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston in spring 2014.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Texas and have access to the Internet.

Applications are due Jan. 21, 2014.

2014 RASC-AL Robo-Ops Competition

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announce the 2014 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage Exploration Robo-Ops, also known as RASC-AL Robo-Ops, competition. This design competition is aimed at university-level engineering students.

2014-15 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

Applications are currently available for the 2014-15 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. This program is open to current public or private elementary and secondary mathematics, technology, engineering and science classroom teachers with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Applications are due 5 p.m. EST Dec. 4, 2013. 

Green Strides Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Education presents the Green Strides Webinar Series. These webinars feature experts from various federal programs. The webinars are free, and events are scheduled throughout the 2013-2014 school year.

The next webinar takes place on Dec. 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. EST.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Green.Ribbon.Schools@ed.gov.

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA is debuting a new engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is a more complex follow-on to the successful NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. The competition is open to high school and college students and challenges them to create a vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world. Registration closes Jan. 10 for international teams and Feb. 7 for U.S. teams.

Fly Research in Microgravity

NASA is offering undergraduate students from minority serving institutions the opportunity to test an experiment in microgravity as part of the agency's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, in association with the Minority University Research and Education Program. The deadline for proposals is Dec. 4. The actual flight will take place in June 2014. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, full-time students and at least 18 years old.

American Velocity Challenge

Velocity Productions, in cooperation with NASA, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Palisades Media Ventures, is pleased to extend an invitation-to-compete to all Space Grant consortia universities in the first American Velocity Challenge.

The American Velocity Challenge will be the first of its kind, multi-university, engineering adventure race. The kickoff for the 10-15 day premiere event is set for August 1, 2014 at the Air Venture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program 2014/2015 Academic Year (NESSF14)

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals entitled NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program – 2014/2015 Academic Year. This call for graduate fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. Universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Masters or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and Space Sciences, or related disciplines, at respective institutions. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals outlined above.

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