Daily Archives: February 14, 2008

Three NASA Fellowships for History PhD Students – Deadlines March 1-3, 2008

Fellowship in Aerospace History

NASA and the American Historical Association will fund one fellow, for one academic year, to undertake a research project related to aerospace history. Applicants must possess a doctorate in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student in a program that grants doctoral degrees. A stipend of up to $20,000 will be awarded.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by March 1, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.historians.org/prizes/NASA.htm

Fellowship in the History of Space Technology

NASA and the Society for the History of Technology will fund one fellow for up to one academic year to do a research project related to the history of space technology. Applicants must possess a doctorate in history of technology or a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student in a doctoral degree program and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, in history of technology or a related field.  The stipend is $17,000.

Applications are due March 1, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.historyoftechnology.org/awards/nasa.html

Fellowship in the History of Space Science

NASA and the History of Science Society will fund a nine-month research project related to any aspect of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present. The fellowship is open to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in history or a closely related field, or students who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, in history of science or a related field. The stipend is $17,000.

Applications are due March 3, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.hssonline.org/profession/support/detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Table=Events%20web&-Database=hssguides&-KeyValue=3504

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NSTA Web Seminars – Free Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

NSTA Web Seminars are 90-minute, live professional development experiences that use online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NSTA government partners.

Educators use online tools that allow them to mark-up and annotate presenter’s slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering quizzes and poll questions. Seminars may be archived and available for viewing after the live event has occurred.

These seminars are free and open to the public. Please visit the NSTA website for semiar and registration details: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/webseminars.aspx

Current 2008 Web Seminar Schedule:

(2/28/08) NASA JPL: Inquire, Engage, and Explore: The Mars Student Imaging Project
(3/06/08) NASA JPL: Exploring Mars with CRISM and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
(3/11/08) NSDL: Under the Microscope: Using Images to Enhance Inquiry—the Exploratorium
(3/12/08) How to Maximize Your NSTA Conference Experience Tomorrow’s Explorer
(4/01/08) NSDL: It’s Alive: Using Online Life Science Resources in Middle School Classrooms
(4/03/08) NASA JPL: Using Earth to Explore Mars
(4/09/08) FDA: Teach Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
(4/10/08) NOAA: Coral Ecosystems
(4/22/08) NASA: Mapping the Moon: Simulating LOLA in the Classroom
(4/24/08) NASA: 21st Century Explorer – Today’s Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Explorer
(4/30/08) SRS: From Astrobiology to Zoology: Igniting Students’ Interests in Science Careers
(5/01/08) IPY: Polar Science, Global Discoveries: IPY Research Update for Teachers
(5/06/08) FDA: Teach Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
(5/08/08) NOAA: Coral Ecosystems
(5/13/08) NASA: Mapping the Moon: Simulating LOLA in the Classroom
(5/15/08) NASA: 21st Century Explorer – Today’s Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Explorer
(5/20/08) SRS: From Astrobiology to Zoology: Igniting Students’ Interests in Science Careers
(5/22/08) IPY: Polar Science, Global Discoveries: IPY Research Update for Teachers
(5/27/08) NSDL: Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Series: Integrating Science and Literacy for the K-5 Classroom, Seminar 1: Polar Geography
(6/12/08) NSDL: Enlightening Experiences with Energy

Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 – Last One Until 2010!

On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It’s a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010.

The Sun goes down. The Moon comes up. You go out and look at the sky. Observing the eclipse is that easy. Maximum eclipse, and maximum beauty, occurs at 10:26 pm EST (7:26 pm PST).

Get the full details and listen to the audio version of the story at NASA’s science website: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/13feb_lunareclipse.htm?list914996

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NASA Planetary Biology Internship – Application Deadline March 3, 2008

The NASA Planetary Biology Internship Program provides opportunities each year for nine or 10 interns to undertake research at NASA research centers, NASA-sponsored laboratories, and academic institutions. The pursuit of such studies is expected to broaden the base of this new science by encouraging people in many different fields to take part.

Students accepted in the PBI program will be expected to carry out research with a NASA-sponsored investigator for eight weeks, usually during the summer months. Typical programs in which interns may become involved include: global ecology and remote sensing; microbial ecology and bio-mineralization; advanced life support; and origin and early evolution of life.

Applications are due March 3, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/other_programs/pbi.html

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SPHERE: Students as Professionals Helping Educators Research the Earth – Application Deadline February 29, 2008

SPHERE is an eight-week Earth System Science education and research program at Christopher Newport University and NASA’s Langley Research Center. To apply, students must attend an accredited U.S. college or university and must be at least rising sophomores with majors in sciences, engineering or mathematics. Chosen students will work in small teams with university mentors and NASA scientists on cutting-edge research projects linked to ongoing missions.

A competitive stipend will be paid along with one for meals. For students from outside the area, housing will be provided in CNU dorms at no extra cost, along with travel assistance. Students from minority-serving institutions and from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due Feb. 29, 2008.   For more information, visit http://sphere.pcs.cnu.edu/

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