Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

Opportunity to Publish Student Climate Research in Harvard University’s Journal of Emerging Investigators

Harvard University’s Journal of Emerging Investigators, or JEI, has formed a collaboration with the Institute for Earth Science Research and Education to publish a series of peer-reviewed, climate-related research papers authored by middle- and secondary-school students.

JEI is an open-access peer-reviewed online journal whose mission is to encourage and publish authentic student research. In addition to standalone research papers, JEI also encourages students who are developing science fair projects to submit journal articles based on those projects. Guidelines for articles, including some practical suggestions for converting a science fair project into a journal article submission, can be found at www.instesre.org.

The initial deadline for an intent to submit a manuscript email is Nov. 30, 2012. For more information, including submission instructions and other deadlines, please contact David Brooks at brooksdr@instesre.org.

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Earth Science Week Photo Contest – Deadline October 19, 2012

Great Lakes in sunglint

Astronaut photograph ISS031-E-123071 acquired on June 14, 2012, with a Nikon D2Xs digital camera using a 45 mm lens

Earth Science Week 2012 Photography Contest – Open to All Ages
http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/photography/index.html

The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2012.  Photographs should support the topic “Earth Science Is a Big Job” and reflect the important work earth scientists do in their communities.  Any resident of the United States or any AGI International Affiliate may enter.  Entries must be submitted electronically. Only one entry will be accepted per person.  Entries are due Oct. 19, 2012.

Get Creative!

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OMSI Star Party in Portland, OR Area – July 28, 2012

(from our friends at OMSI)

OMSI Star Party: Lunar Viewing

July 28, 9:30 pm, at Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

Cost: Free with $5 parking per vehicle fee

Earth’s moon will be in a perfect position for viewing on this day, as the angle of the sun causes deep shadows to fall on its surface, making its highlands and craters more easily visible. Together with the Rose City Astronomers and the Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers, OMSI has organized these star parties to give beginners and experts of all ages the opportunity to view this and other celestial objects up close and personal through a telescope and binoculars. Other viewing highlights include Mars, Saturn and several star clusters.  On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, 503.797.4610 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations.

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Free NASA Webinar – Proposal Preparation for NASA SBIR – July 25, 2012

Small businesses wishing to submit proposals for the NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program should consider participation in this free webinar explaining the proposal process. 

When: July 25th, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30 (~60 minute presentation plus Q&A) (US SBA Collaboration)

Location: Online (Webinar)

Cost: FREE but advanced registration is required 

This is one of a series of sessions presented by BBCetc on SBIR/STTR proposals. These sessions provide detailed instruction on various elements of proposal preparation and proposal submission procedures, offering insight on the elements of a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal. There is no charge to attend the webinars, but pre-registration is required.

Visit the following website for details: https://web1.oai.org/SBIR-ProposalPrepJuly25.nsf

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