Applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 Faculty Institutes for NASA Earth and Space Science Education, also known as FINESSE. These two-day workshops assist university and community college science and education faculty in preparing future teachers in science. The 2011 institutes will incorporate the theme of Our Solar System in a New Light, in conjunction with the upcoming Year of the Solar System.
FINESSE workshops are free, and participants receive a $300 stipend and lunch. During the workshops, NASA Earth and space scientists and educators share inquiry activities, data and resources.
FINESSE workshops will take place Dec. 11-12, 2010, at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco, Calif.; Jan. 18-19, 2011 at the Association for Science Teacher Education conference, in Minneapolis, Minn.; and Feb. 24-25, 2011 at the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs conference, in San Diego, Calif.
For more information about the workshops and to apply online, visit http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/facultyInstitutes/.
To learn more about the upcoming Year of the Solar System, visit http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss/