Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

September 18, 2017

WSGC Newsletter for Educators

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium's electronic newsletter for teachers provides curriculum ideas, Internet links and other resources to help you better meet the Washington EALRs and the National Science Education Standards.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

-- WSGC SCHOLARSHIPS NOW OPEN (12)
-- WORLD SPACE WEEK (K-12)
-- YEAR OF EDUCATION ON ISS (K-16)
-- JOIN INFINISCOPE ADVISORY BOARD (5-12)

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WSGC SCHOLARSHIPS NOW OPEN (12)

Each year Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium offers scholarships for incoming freshmen who plan to study science, technology, engineering or math at the University of Washington.

These competitive scholarships are based on high school academic achievement, standardized test scores, personal essays, recommendations, and future academic promise. Applicants must be Washington state residents and U.S. citizens planning to major in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline.

Please note, the application deadline for our 2018-2019 scholarships has changed. Applications are now due December 15, 2017.

To apply, visit our scholarship page at

https://tinyurl.com/2018uw-scholars-freshman-html

WORLD SPACE WEEK (K-12)

Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world in celebrating the United Nations-declared World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, 2017.

World Space Week commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957. An international website offers activity guides and multilingual, educational resources to use in the classroom.

For more information, visit

http://www.worldspaceweek.org

YEAR OF EDUCATION ON ISS (K-16)

The September 12 launch of astronaut and former classroom teacher Joe Acaba kicked off “A Year of Education on Station,” NASA’s celebration of an almost constant one-year presence of an educator on board the International Space Station.

While in space, Joe (and later astronaut and former classroom teacher Ricky Arnold) will be the eyes and ears of teachers in space. Check out their website, designed to connect educators and students with Joe, Ricky, their crewmates and education resources related to their missions.

For more information, go to

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/stem-on-station/year-of-education.html

JOIN INFINISCOPE ADVISORY BOARD (5-12)

The Arizona State University Infiniscope Project is seeking formal and informal educators to become members of the Infiniscope Education Advisory Board starting November 2017 and ending October 2018.

Board members will review educational products and receive a stipend, training, collaborative space, and recognition on the Infiniscope website. Board members also will have opportunities to earn badges and attend group meet-ups at national conventions.

The ASU Infiniscope Project operates under cooperative agreement with NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. For more information, go to

https://infiniscope.org/announcements/educator-advisory-board-application/

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