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International Space Station NASA Education Project: Proposals Due February 20, 2013

ISSAttention College and University Students!

Conduct research in space and make new discoveries! The adventure begins in 2013. The ISS NASA Education Projects Office is now accepting proposals from higher education institutions or consortia of organizations serving higher education that are interested in conducting research in space and have concepts for flight experiments or demonstrations that utilize a microgravity environment and can be conducted in a ‘1 unit’ (1U) NanoRacks NanoLab.

Proposal requirements:

· Must align with space station program research priorities in technology, biology, biotechnology, and physical sciences

· Must address innovative, meaningful, and enduring research and technology development activities with STEM –based context

White papers must be submitted on January 23, 2013 by 4 p.m. (CST). Full proposals must be submitted on February 20, 2013 by midnight (CST).

For more information, visit:

About us: The ISS NASA Education Projects Office acts as a gateway to the space station for students, educators, and institutions of learning and helps to strengthen the connection between space station and STEM education.

Janejit T. Gensler
NASA Johnson Space Center
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058


American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) – Call for Abstracts – Deadline August 31, 2012

The American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) has extended its Call for Abstracts to August 31, 2012. To submit an ASGSR abstract on-line go to

The meeting will take place November 28th – December 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place. The Life and Physical Sciences community will meet to discuss gravitational and space research in physical phenomena and biological sciences. Joint symposia are planned to discuss interfaces between biological and physical sciences, space health issues from the flight surgeon’s perspective, and gravity related issues in life support systems. A draft program can be found at ASGSR 2012 Meeting Program

Students are encouraged to submit. All accepted abstracts from students would be presented as posters. The student poster session and competition is planned for Saturday, December 1, 2012. Student poster competition awards will be presented at the Saturday night banquet for the best posters, as judged by a panel of scientists. Students will participate in the competition by presenting their work during scheduled poster sessions. Students can request travel assistance by checking the box on the abstract submittal form.

Accepted abstracts will be compiled by topic and published in the meeting program distributed at the meeting. After the conference, extended abstracts and papers can be submitted for publication to the peer-reviewed ASGSR journal.

EXAMPLES OF TOPICS FOR ANNUAL MEETING (flight and ground-based research)

Space Radiation
Harsh Environments
Impacts from ISS Research
Combustion Science
Complex Fluids
Fluid Physics
Fundamental Physics
Materials Science
Habitability and Life Support
Development, Growth and Genetics
Translational Space Medicine – Bone, Muscle, Immune
Gravity Sensing and Neurophysiology Regulatory Physiology
Structural Systems/Muscle Physiology Astrobiology/Exobiology Biotechnology/Instrumentation
Cell Biology
Education and Outreach
Space Biomedical Research
Spaceflight Countermeasure Research
Acceleration Environment and Effects
Interactions between Environmental Signals- Gravity, Light, Temperature, etc.

ASGSR membership is not required for abstract submission, but meeting registration and attendance is required for oral or poster presentation and inclusion in the meeting program. For more information, please contact Ms. Jobi Cook, ASGSR meeting organizer, at

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

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

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Call for Abstracts – American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Conference – Deadline August 15, 2012

NOVEMBER 28th – DECEMBER 2nd, 2012

The American Society For Gravitational And Space Research (ASGSR) is pleased to announce the 28th annual meeting and Call for Abstracts for the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. The meeting will take place November 28th – December 2nd, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place.

Make plans to join an international community of scientists and technologists to discuss gravitational and space research. We anticipate a program of unusual breadth, variety and integration with emphasis on space research and technology in physical phenomena and biological sciences. Symposiums are planned to discuss interfaces between biological and physical sciences, space health issues from the flight surgeon’s perspective, and gravity related issues in life support systems. Along with technical sessions on science and technology, the Center for the Advancement of Space (CASIS) will conduct an informative workshop scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

Students are welcome to submit an abstract and attend the conference at reduced rates. A student poster competition (cash awards) will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012.

For more information on the meeting and how to submit an abstract, go to the ASGSR Web site at

Academic High-Altitude Conference Call for Papers – Deadline April 16, 2012

All who have interest in academic high-altitude ballooning are invited participate in this year’s Academic High-Altitude (AHA) conference, June 27th-29th, at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Each year, the AHAC has sought to expand its relevance to those working on the academic side of high altitude ballooning. This year’s conference will present talks that focus on
1.) executing high altitude science research projects,
2.) developing operational capabilities for high altitude balloon flights, and
3.) creating educational opportunities incorporating high altitude balloon flights.

The official call-for-papers/posters and registration is online at The deadline for abstracts is April 16th, 2012. There will be a competition (with prizes) for student posters submitted to the conference. A limited amount of financial aid is available to defray student travel costs.

We are pleased to announce three invited speakers for the conference:
• David Voss, Program Manager, University Nanosat Program, AFRL, Kirtland AFB
• Mike Smith, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Aerostar International, Inc.
• Paul Verhage, Writer, Educator

Please note the three workshops on the Monday and Tuesday preceding the main conference (June 25th and 26th). Two of these will cover advanced technical topics, and the third will focus on integrating high altitude flights into undergraduate curricula. Details are on the conference website (

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Call for Papers: Solar System Exploration @ 50 Symposium – Abstracts Due By Feb 21, 2012

Mariner 2

Call for Papers - Symposium Commemorating 50 Years of Planetary Exploration

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first successful planetary mission, Mariner 2 sent to Venus, the NASA History Program Office and the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum invite papers for a conference relating to the history of planetary exploration. This historical symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25-27, 2012.

Entitled “Solar System Exploration @ 50,” the purpose of this symposium is to consider what we have learned about the other bodies of the solar system and the process whereby we have learned it. This symposium seeks to pursue broader questions relating to the history of planetary exploration.

International scholars and graduate students seeking exposure to the history of the planetary sciences are particularly welcome. Proposals for papers should include a title and abstract, as well as the author’s curriculum vita. Please send all proposals, in the form of a 300-word abstract and a brief vita electronically to Dr. William P. Barry, NASA chief historian, at, and Dr. Roger D. Launius, senior curator in space history at the National Air and Space Museum,

The deadline for abstract submissions is Feb. 21, 2012.

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