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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships Program Accepting Proposals for 2010/2011 Academic Year

This call for graduate fellowship proposals, entitled NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program — 2010/2011 Academic Year, solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be training grants to the respective universities, with the advisor serving as the principal investigator. The financial support for the NESSF program comes from the Science Mission Directorate’s four science divisions: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics.

NESSF awards are made initially for one year. They may be renewed for no more than two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory progress (as reflected in academic performance, research progress and recommendation by the faculty advisor) and the availability of funds. The three-year period is the maximum length a student may receive support from the NESSF program in pursuing a master’s or Ph.D.

The maximum amount of a NESSF award is $30,000 per year.
Proposals for this opportunity are due Feb. 1, 2010.

For more information about this solicitation, visit http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={4B6B94FA-6508-FB89-FDFC-E31089D85D3F}&path=open .

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to:

Russell Deyoung, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research
757-864-1472 or larc-nessf-Earth@lists.nasa.gov

Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research
202-358-0734 or hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov

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2008 Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge – Deadline June 15, 2008

Discovery Education and 3M are proud to partner with NASA for the 2008 Young Scientist Challenge. Currently in its 10th year, the YSC encourages the exploration of science among America’s youth and promotes the importance of science communication at a critical age when interest in science begins to decline.

The challenge sponsors are looking for a few great students and teachers who can inspire others with their enthusiasm for science and their ability to communicate. What does it take to be America’s Top Young Scientist or America’s Top Science Teacher? Students in grades 5-8 and teachers of grades K-12 are being asked to create a short (1-2 minute) video about one of this year’s scientific topics, which all relate to this year’s theme, “The Science of Space.” Participants should enter their videos online and will become eligible to win a trip to Washington, D.C., in the fall to compete in the YSC finals at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Science teachers who are interested in participating must be members of the Discovery Educator Network. Becoming a member is easy and registration is free. To become a member, visit http://community.discoveryeducation.com/about/become_discovery_educator

Video topics and registration information can be found online at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/youngscientist

Videos will be accepted through June 15, 2008. Finalists will be announced this summer, and the competition finals will take place Oct. 4-7, 2008.

For more information, log-on to http://www.discoveryeducation.com/youngscientist
Questions about the competition may be sent to YSC@discovery.com

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Space Professional Development Program offered by the Air Force and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

(From Air Force Link 4/23/2007)
Full Story at: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123050002

The first course of a five-course, space certificate pilot program initiated by Air Force Space Command and the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs concludes this month for 20 space professionals.

The goal of this “first-of-its-kind” program is to increase the technical foundation of space pros and encourage them to pursue advanced academic degrees relevant to the space professional career path.

For more information regarding the Space System Management Program at the University of Colorado, please visit http://business.uccs.edu/mba/index.php?page=74

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