Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Earth as Art 4 from USGS

book_GIP161.indbThirty-seven Earth images form the new Earth as Art 4 (EAA4) collection, the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) most recent installment of its Earth as Art exhibits. The images were acquired by Landsat 8, the most recent Landsat program satellite launched by NASA in 2013. The entire collection has been released online and can be accessed and downloaded at the Earth as Art 4 website. The collection has also been produced as a traveling exhibit, with its first venue being USGS Headquarters.

Field Training and Research Opportunity at Meteor Crater

meteor_no_sunset1100x469The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is field camp and research project based at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (Meteor Crater) that will take place September 3 – 11. The goal is to introduce students to impact cratering processes and provide an opportunity to assist with a research project at the crater. Graduate college students in geology and planetary science programs are encouraged to apply, as well as advanced undergraduate students who have successfully completed a summer field geology program and have a demonstrated interest in impact cratering processes. U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. The deadline is June 3.

Contribute Your Favorite Quote or Line of Poetry to MarsPoetica

untitled copyWe have learned a lot about Mars with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). HiRISE is an intersection between science and culture, and often lines of poetry, aphorisms and literary quotations in different languages are used by the HiRISE team in posts across many social media. Do you have a favorite line of poetry, or lyrics from a song, or perhaps a snippet of wisdom, you’d like to submit? Contribute to MarsPoetica by submitting your favorites–original contributions are welcome, and credit should be given to non-original contributions.

Reach for the Stars! STEM Festival for Girls on April 9

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The Reach for the Stars! STEM Festival for Girls (formerly called Sally Ride Science Festival) will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 11 am to 3:45 pm at the Engineering Quad on the campus of Rice University. There will be a discovery fair and workshops, plus an opportunity to hear and interact with astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Preregistration is required.