Celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary and the future of Moon exploration with these educational resources! Find lesson plans, activities and printables. Get current information about contests and where to find images and original sources. Discover Apollo anniversary and “Moon to Mars” events happening near you on the searchable Map/Calendar, or plan your own event and submit it for inclusion.
NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is hosting a “Girls in STEM” event for girls in grades 6 to 8 who participate in summer camps or other out-of-school-time summer groups and organizations. This daylong event includes educational activities, an engineering design challenge, a panel discussion with female scientists and engineers, and facility tours to encourage future leaders to pursue careers in STEM. Attendees must be U.S. citizens. Each group must have 10-25 students.
Applications for NASA Internships in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 are open! With opportunities in STEM, public affairs, business, and a variety of other fields, there is something for everyone. Create your profile and browse internship projects at intern.nasa.gov. The deadline for Fall 2019 is July 1, 2019
It is with a heavy heart we share that Vermont Space Grant Consortium lost their Director, Darren L. Hitt, on Friday, May 10, 2019. Darren was well recognized for his research, mentorship, compassion and ability to share his love of science and NASA. We lost a truly amazing man far too soon. Our heart breaks for his friends and family. Darren was the sitting Chair of National Space Grant Foundation; we thank him for his service.
Everybody knows all great science experiments begin with a salad spinner. Or at least that’s the case with one experiment I saw at St. Mary’s Catholic School last week where students were swirling melted crayons inside a salad spinner to replicate what might happen to melted crayons taking a ride on a rocket.
Kenneth Engeling is finishing up his 4th year of his PhD studies in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences with a focus in low temperature plasmas. He comes from a small town farming community in which the farm has been in his family for 4 generations spanning nearly 140 years. Kenneth will be continuing his internship until the end of Summer 2019 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
New Leadership to energize and accelerate National Programming, Awareness and Funding needed to inspire “Next Generation” students to pursue education, research and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Space related endeavors for the entire USA and all its territories.
Dr. Philippe Geubelle, Chairman of the Board of the National Space Grant Foundation (www.spacegrant.org), announced “Our Board of Directors is elated to welcome Mr. Kevin Freese as our new Chief Executive Officer after completing an extensive national executive search to find a passionate executive leader of Kevin’s caliber and credentials to lead our NSGF team.” Mr. Freese shared “I am deeply honored and humbled to serve in this important role to help positively shape and change the future for attracting and inspiring our next generation to pursue exciting STEM and space related opportunities that lead to amazing discoveries and breakthroughs that change our world.”