Spotlight on Education

Organizations across the country are curtailing education and public engagement programs. Some are conducting online programs; contact your local museums and planetariums (https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/Connect) libraries (https://www.starnetlibraries.org/portfolio-items/nasa-my-library) Solar System Ambassadors (nasa.gov/ssa/directory.cfm), and amateur astronomy clubs (https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov) to determine how you can participate. A variety of education and public engagement resources are available for use with audiences.   […]
 
The SMD Science Activation Program (SciAct) seeks to further enable NASA science experts and content into the learning environment more effectively and efficiently with learners of all ages. Proposers must propose and explain processes to integrate SMEs into the SciAct portfolio towards the overall outcome of more effectively and efficiently connecting with learners of all […]
 
The NASA Postdoctoral Program, or NPP, supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA. Interested applicants […]
 
The AAS Education Prize is to recognize outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students and/or the next generation of professional astronomers. Nominations for AAS prizes must arrive in the Secretary’s office by June 30, 2020.  For more information, visit: aas.org/grants-and-prizes/prize-nominations.  
 
“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.