Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

February 21, 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

-- WAS FOR SOPHOMORES (10)
-- ECLIPSE GLASSES FOR LIBRARIES (K-12)
-- EVCC BRIDGE PROGRAM FOR SENIORS (12)
-- WOMEN FLY! EVENT (7-12)

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WAS FOR SOPHOMORES (10)

Applications are now open for the new sophomore level of the Washington Aerospace Scholars program. The program combines distance learning with a chance to participate in an on-site STEM summer experience.

Participants will be exposed to university level curriculum and content, interact with professionals working in STEM fields, tour facilities that are not open to the general public, and work with other highly engaged and motivated students.

There is no charge to students. Applications are due February 24, 2017. For more information, go to

https://form.jotform.com/70227386786164

The Museum of Flight is still accepting applications from certified teachers interested in serving as paid teacher evaluators for the program. For more information, visit

https://form.jotform.com/70326632243146

ECLIPSE GLASSES FOR LIBRARIES (K-12)

On August 21, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. This total eclipse will only be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.

The Space Science Institute (SSI) is providing 1.26 million free pairs of eclipse glasses and other resources for public libraries across the nation. Many libraries already registered are looking for partners to help them organize the event for their community.

To register your library or volunteer to support a registered library, go to

http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017eclipse/

EVCC BRIDGE FOR SENIORS (12)

Everett Community College has a new summer bridge program for students planning to attend the college and major in science, technology, engineering or math.

TheEvCC Bridge Program pays for summer tuition for 12 credits, fees, books, bus pass, and a lot of awesome STEM experiences, including field trips to places like Blue Origins.

Students who do well academically will qualify for scholarships of $5,000 a year for the rest of their time at EvCC. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.

To apply, go to

http://bit.ly/2jrDGlt

WOMEN FLY! EVENT (7-12)

Women Fly is The Museum of Flight's annual event for youth interested in aviation, aerospace, and STEM futures. Participants enjoy a day of motivational and career-oriented activities that will allow them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of STEM careers.

Space is still available for both middle school and high school students. Women Fly for middle school studentstakes place March 23. The event for high school students March 24.

To register as a group or as an individual, visit

http://www.museumofflight.org/Education/Explore-programs/women-fly

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