Opportunities to Engage Audiences

Join Gage

Gage is the world’s largest directory of women and gender minority professionals in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). It is a resource for educators, journalists, policymakers, and others seeking expertise in STEMM. Join the Gage directory to be contacted for opportunities to get involved in education, outreach, media, and research from around the world. For more information, visit gage.500womenscientists.org.

Join the GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN)

GLOBE is a worldwide science and education program supported by NASA, NSF, and NOAA. The purpose of the GISN is to connect students, educators, and STEM professionals, and promote collaborations and the understanding of Earth as a system. For more information, visit www.globe.gov/get-started/become-a-globe-scientist.

Letters to a Pre-Scientist

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professionals are invited to volunteer with Letters to a Pre-Scientist pen pal program, connecting students to scientists. The program strives to build student awareness, interest, and confidence in exploring a future in STEM. For more information, visit prescientist.org/volunteers/.

Seeking DPS Members to Conduct Virtual Classroom Presentations

Schools across the country are looking for scientists from all career stages to talk about their science to a classroom of K–12 students during autumn and early winter 2021. The virtual visits will consist of a short presentation about the scientist’s work and a Q&A session. To sign up, visit docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUIZ0ZsIv7KsZyP0f_BY6O-C1GZuVcf2Y4KlWPpRDdtavY0Q/viewform.

“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 education@lpi.usra.edu.