Monthly Archives: April 2008

Tylenol Scholarships for Health Professions – Deadline May 15, 2008

The makers of TYLENOL are proud to offer the TYLENOL Scholarship program—now in its 16th year. This year, up to $350,000 in scholarships will be awarded to future doctors, nurses and other health professionals. No purchase necessary. Use TYLN as the Access Key.

How the scholarship works.
$250,000 has already been put aside and donated to the fund. Then for every TYLENOL Scholarship coupon redeemed, an additional $0.25 will be donated to the fund—up to $100,000, for a grand total of $350,000.   Visit the Tylenol website listed below to obtain a coupon.

How the scholarship is awarded

  • 170 students will be granted scholarships in the amounts of $1000 and $5000
  • Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance
  • Applications must be received by May 15th, 2008.
  • Winners selected by the end of July 2008. Funds delivered by the end of August 2008.

Visit the Tylenol website at the following address to learn more and access the application.

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NASA University Research Centers Technical Assistance Workshop – May 12, 2008

The NASA University Research Centers Technical Assistance Workshop will be held on May 12, 2008, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as a pre-conference event at the Minority Serving Institutions Research Partnerships Conference in New Orleans, La.

This workshop will include a special matchmaking session to provide an opportunity to identify potential partnerships in NASA-related areas of interest with NASA’s current prime contractors. The workshop will provide overviews of NASA Education’s current priorities and requirements, the NASA mission directorates, and the URC proposal solicitation, proposal development and submission process. Representatives from NASA centers and headquarters will be on hand to interact with participants and answer questions.

Also during the conference, on May 14, 2008, several NASA Higher Education programs will be featured during the opening and concurrent sessions. These programs include the NASA Science and Technology Institute at the NASA/ Ames Research Park, Harriett Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and current and past NASA University Research Centers will showcase their capabilities and accomplishments.

For more information about the conference and NASA workshops, visit

Live Webcast With STS-125 Crew – April 30, 2008

Join NASA’s Digital Learning Network for a live webcast with the STS-125 space shuttle crew. The crew will be launching later this year to service the Hubble Space Telescope. The event will highlight the historic mission and explore the unique career diversity of the STS-125 crew. Special emphasis will be on the use of this team’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in the work they do today and will do while in space.

The webcast will be broadcast live on April 30, 2008, at 1 p.m. EDT.

For more information about this webcast event, visit .

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Free Space Math Workshop – April 25, 2008

Topic: Enrichment Problems in Space Science VI

In the seventh bi-monthly installment of these mission- and inquiry-oriented mathematics problems, Dr. Sten Odenwald will supply background for and lead participants through problems from his “Problems in Space Science” series. The goal of these problems is to teach students about space weather by using mathematics. Each problem begins with real world questions, missions and situations, and applies the necessary mathematics for a solution. Participants may ask questions and work along in this fully interactive Webinar environment.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m., EDT (Greenwich Mean Time -04:00, New York)
Participants must first register for this meeting. There is no cost for this event.

Note: Only the first 40 registrants will be accepted. Register ASAP! If this meeting is full, you will receive an e-mail that reads:”Your registration for this meeting is denied.” In that case, we ask you to please join us in the next workshop! If you do miss this event, we will send you the link to a video archive of the workshop so you will still be able to benefit from the exercises.

Please join the meeting 10-15 minutes before start to make sure your computer is prepared to run the Webex software. You may also pre-install the Webex plug-in following the instructions at the bottom of this post.


Where to register for this meeting

1. Go to
2. Register for the meeting.

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for joining the meeting.

For assistance

1. Go to
2. Click “Assistance”.
3. Click “Support”.

Happy Earth Day – April 22, 2008!

Join NASA in celebrating Earth Day 2008 on April 22, 2008. Many resources and opportunities are available on the NASA Web site to help you bring Earth Day to your students.

Special Earth Day features on include:

  • NASA EARTH DAY Web site articles
  • Top Ten Earth photos from the space station (selected by the Crew Earth Observations team)
  • Blog with NASA scientist Sue Runco, who specializes in astronaut photography from space
  • Astronaut Don Pettit’s “Cities at Night” video — a personal perspective from his mission in 2003
  • Earth Without Earth? A feature story on the famed Apollo 17 photo of Earth
  • A video featuring some of the best Earth video, with narration by a scientist

For these special features and more related to Earth Day, visit



Web-Based Seminars Announced to Support the 2008 Young Scientist Challenge

NASA is pleased to announce that Discovery Communications and 3M are launching a series of Web-based seminars to encourage and support participation by teachers and students in the 2008 Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge, hosted by NASA. Any teacher or student from anywhere in the world can log onto these free webinars.

There will be two sets of webinars, one for students and one for educators. The student webinars will cover the basics of creating and uploading videos for the challenge. Students will learn how to create videos from cell phones, cameras or webcams. They will learn to edit with or without computers. Most importantly, they will learn that enthusiasm, problem-solving and communication skills are key to winning the Challenge.

The webinars focused on teachers will give an overview of the same skill sets as the student webinars, but the teachers will also be given an overview of the student competition. With this information, teachers can encourage students to enter. The teacher webinars, like the Challenge, will be exclusively for the teachers in the Discovery Educator Network.  ( Becoming a member is easy and registration is free. To become a member, visit )

Webinars (Student Target Audience)
April 21, Monday, 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT)
April 22, Tuesday, noon CDT (1 p.m. EDT)
April 23, Wednesday, 2 p.m. CDT (3 p.m. EDT)

Webinars (DEN Teacher Audience)
April 23, Wednesday, 5 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. EDT)
April 30, Wednesday, 7 p.m. CDT (8 p.m. EDT)
May 6, Tuesday, 5 p.m. CDT (6 EDT)

To register for the any of these free webinars, visit

For more information about the Young Scientist Challenge, visit
Questions about the competition may be sent to

2008 FIRST Robotics Championship Live Webcast

 The FIRST Robotics Championship is the final and largest event of the 2008 Competition. The 2008 Championship is at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA on April 17-19. This event is open to the public and free of charge, as are all FIRST Robotics Competitions.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can still watch the matches on our live webcast courtesy of NASA TV! Check the link below for schedules, teams, match results, and a link to the webcast.


New NASA Website – International Year of Astronomy 2009

Join NASA in 2009 as it celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first observations of the universe through a telescope. In honor of this historic event, the International Astronomical Union and the United Nations have proclaimed 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy.

The purpose of IYA is to spread awareness of astronomy’s contributions to society and culture, stimulate young people’s interest in science, portray astronomy as a global peaceful endeavor and to nourish a scientific outlook in society.

NASA invites you to join in the celebration of IYA 2009, as a part of the overall U.S. IYA effort. To commemorate this event, NASA has launched a new Web site that will serve as a portal to NASA resources, events, and opportunities for involvement. A program of regional and national IYA activities for students, teachers and the public are currently being planned.

To learn more about this IYA and to find news and information about events that are being planned, visit

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