The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) is looking for volunteers to advise a team of high school students participating in the 2021-2022 Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS) program. ExMASS is an academic year-long lunar/asteroid research program that envelops teams of students, paired with a scientist, in the process of science. At the end of the year, teams compete for a chance to present their research during the annual NASA Exploration Science Forum.
ExMASS program goals:
- Provide an opportunity for secondary students to engage in multiple practices of science,
- foster positive student attitudes towards science, and
- enhance student lunar and asteroid science content knowledge.
Advisor time commitment varies; in the past, advisors reported spending on average 1-3 hours a week communicating with their team. Information about the expected role of an advisor can be found on the ExMASS website. The 2021-2022 ExMASS program begins September 1, 2021 and concludes by May 2022. Advisors will be placed with teams no later than September 30, 2021
The ExMASS program is managed by the CLSE at the Lunar and Planetary Institute with funding provided by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).