Monthly Archives: October 2012

NASA Summer 2013 Student Opportunities Application System Opens NOVEMBER 1, 2012

One Stop Shopping Initiative Website

NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) online application system opens November 1, 2012. Visit intern.nasa.gov for more details.

Students interested in NASA internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities should view/search NASA opportunities at intern.nasa.gov. Students will complete one online application via the Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars (SOLAR) for up to 15 opportunities per session.

Opportunities for 2013 are open through OSSI from November 1, 2012 through February 1, 2013. Selections and awards will be made starting February 2, 2013.

Visit http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/internships for more information.

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2012 Humans in Space International Youth Art Competition Deadline Extended to November 15th

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) invites youth worldwide ages 10–18 to share their visions of the future of space exploration by submitting visual, literary, musical, and video artwork to the 2012 Humans in Space Youth Art Competition. Due to worldwide request, the deadline for entries has been extended to November 15.

The competition partners (the German Aerospace Center, NASA, and USRA) challenge youth to communicate their vision of the future while incorporating this year’s theme: “How will humans use science and technology to explore space, and what mysteries will they uncover?” Competition judges will include program managers, scientists, artists, teachers, astronauts, musicians, and engineers from all over the world.

Winning artwork will be woven into multimedia displays and performances, providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience and be inspired by the creativity our next generation of explorers. Key venues for the 2012 winners will include the 19th Humans in Space Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in Cologne, Germany, in July 2013, and multiple events associated with NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Solar System Exploration celebration.

Information about background science, artwork guidelines, and how to enter the competition is available at http://www.humansinspaceart.org.

Submissions are electronic and are due November 15, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CDT (23:59 GMT -5).

A complete submission for youth artists will have:

o An entry form that includes:
o Submission and contact information
o Artist’s statement of originality (400 words or less)
o Artwork (rules for different genres provided on website)
o A waiver signed by a parent or guardian (or by the artist, if he/she is at least 18 years old).

Adults will have a chance to participate as well by volunteering as judges; more information is available under the “Call for Judges” tab on the website.

The competition is designed to enhance youth interest, knowledge, and engagement in space science and technology and to encourage young participants worldwide to use that knowledge creatively. Through the multimedia displays and performances of the artwork, viewers also become inspired about the future of space exploration.

For more information, visit the website: http://www.humansinspaceart.org

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Oregon State University Moon Tree Dedication October 10, 2012

CELEBRATE THE PAST AND INSPIRE THE FUTURE

Join the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium and the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Forestry Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Peavy Hall on the OSU campus for the Moon Tree Dedication, a celebration of Astronaut Stuart Roosa and the Apollo 14 Lunar Mission.

Apollo 14 launched on January 31, 1971 on what was to be NASA’s third trip to the lunar surface. Five days later, Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the Moon while Stuart Roosa, a former Oregon US Forest Service smoke jumper, orbited above in the command module. Packed in Roosa’s personal belongings during the mission were about 500 tree seeds, part of a joint NASA/USFS project. Upon return to Earth, the seeds were germinated by the Forest Service. Known as the “Moon Trees”, the resulting seedlings were planted throughout the United States and the World. They stand as a tribute to astronaut Roosa and the Apollo Program.

Of the 500 seeds flown on Apollo 14, only about 50 trees still stand today. OSU is proud to be home to one of the existing trees, now a 40 foot tall Douglas Fir. This tree stands as a symbol of both our past achievements in space science and exploration and as an inspiration to future generations of explorers.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2012
PEAVY HALL RICHARDSON 107
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

2:00-2:30 Dedication and unveiling of plaque
2:30-3:15 Speaker Presentation
3:15-5:00 Reception

For more information about the Moon Trees go to http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/moon_tree.html.
Contact the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium at 541-737-2414 with questions regarding the dedication or go online for more information: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/osu-moon-tree-dedication.

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