Opportunities and Resources for STEM Engagement

Symbols of NASA | NASAScience Career Path Tool Town Hall Meeting

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate held a community town hall on the Science Career Path Tool, an interactive online tool that features five distinct science career tracks and summarizes the common roles across the NASA science workforce. This tool can assist scientists, managers, students, and prospective employees to NASA by raising awareness of career opportunities and providing information about how to prepare for different roles.


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Each year, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) organizes a national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of Earth. The 24th annual Earth Science Week theme was “Earth Science for a Sustainable World” and featured a wide range of exciting activities, programs, and resources. It is important to emphasize the essential role of Earth science in helping people make decisions that maintain and strengthen the planet’s ability to support thriving life. Learn more about Earth Science Week.


Professional Development Opportunities — edX Education Courses

Free, online courses

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The edX platform brings together the best universities from all around the world to create courses for everyone, everywhere. edX offers online classes and courses in education covering a broad range of topics from educational policy and history to curriculum design and teaching techniques. Explore case studies in teaching and learn about how technology is increasing access to quality education on an unprecedented scale. Explore edX education courses.


ASP2022: Virtual Conference — Solar Eclipses to Space Telescopes: Communicating Science to Students and the Public

December 8-10, 2022

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) invites all educators, scientists, science communicators, and public engagement professionals in astronomy and related fields to register for the ASP2022: Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity to learn about best practices in sharing science, innovative ideas and new research findings, and evaluation results from a global community. Learn more about ASP2022.


Home - Letters to a Pre-ScientistLetters to a Pre-Scientist

STEM professionals are invited to volunteer in the Letters to a Pre-Scientist’s (LPS) pen pal program, which connects students to scientists. The program strives to build student awareness, interest, and confidence in exploring a future in STEM. Learn more about the LPS pen pal program.


Spotlight on Education highlights events and programs that provide opportunities for planetary scientists to become involved in education and public engagement. If you know of space science educational programs or events that should be included, please contact the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Education Department at [email protected].