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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend 11 months working in a federal agency or U.S. congressional office to bring their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to efforts related to STEM education programs and policy. Program applications are due Nov. 17, 2016, at 8 p.m. EST
Fly Your Exoplanet on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
Set to launch in June 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is an explorer-class planet finder. In the first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey, TESS will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants. As the TESS team prepares for launch, it invites the public to ponder what exoplanets might look like and share their ideas in the form of sketches and graphics.
The Oceans Project
Oceans is an international online collaborative project for students ages 12-16. The objective is to help students understand that the sea is not the same worldwide through making their own observations and sharing them with students from around the world. The project lasts eleven weeks, takes place in English, and is free of charge. Materials are also available in Spanish, Catalan, and Italian.
Scientific Divers Visit School Classrooms
EPA divers enjoy opportunities to visit school classrooms and talk with kids about ocean stewardship. Visits typically include pictures and video of aquatic creatures as well as polluted water sites to show how EPA uses scientific diving to help protect our underwater environment. Contact the Unit Diving Officer for more information.
NASA Invites You to #SpotHubble
NASA wants to see the Hubble impact in your life! Share your photos with NASA on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Facebook.
Lexus Eco Challenge Scholarships
The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6-12 that awards up to $500,000 in grants and scholarships to eligible teachers, students, and schools each year. Student teams tackle environmental issues related to land, water, air, and climate, and create practical solutions while competing for prizes. Land and water entries due Oct. 17; air and climate entries due Dec. 12.