Opportunities and Resources for STEM Outreach and Professional Development

NExSS 2.0 AstrobiologyProfessional Advancement Workshop Series (PAWS)

PAWS is sponsored by NASA’s Astrobiology Program and is intended to serve the current astrobiology community and those that might join it in the future. This program is designed to teach insights, tools, and actions that support career advancement for early-career professionals in academia, industry, or anywhere. The 90-minute interactive webinars are held every month and led by experts. To learn more, visit PAWS.

Lunar and Planetary Institute logoLPI Professional Development for Planetary Scientists

The Lunar and Planetary Institute has launched a new series of professional development webinars and resources intended to support postdoctoral and early-career researchers. To receive notifications about upcoming programs in this series, sign up for the News for Students and Early-Career Scientists newsletter. To learn more, visit Professional Development Webinar for Scientists.

AWIS Virtual Career FairAssociation for Women in Science (@AWISNational)

March 15, 2023

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Virtual Career Fair is a free opportunity that aims to connect AWIS members and all women in science with employers seeking top talent. Whether you’re looking for a new career challenge, your first or next step into a leadership position, a transition from academia to industry, or want to keep your options open and see what opportunities may be available for you, the AWIS Virtual Career Fair will have something for everyone. To learn more, visit AWIS Virtual Career Fair.

Exoplanet Watch graphic New NASA Citizen Science Project: Exoplanet Watch

Exoplanet Watch is a NASA citizen science project sponsored by NASA’s Universe of Learning that lets anyone and everyone learn about planets that orbit stars beyond our solar system and get involved in observing them. Check out the program and learn how to bring exoplanet science to your audiences. To learn more, visit Exoplanet Watch.


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].