Airborne Research Experience for Educators
For Grades 4-12 Educators
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NASA invites educators teaching grades 4-12 to come to California this summer for a 10-day research experience that includes real-time monitoring of NASA research aircraft. NASA's Earth Science Project Office and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center's Office of Education are recruiting 12 STEM teachers, formal (traditional classrooms, public or private) or informal (museum, science center, etc.), to participate in the Airborne Research Experience for Educators Academy. AREE takes place July 15-25, 2013, and focuses on two NASA Earth science missions:
1. Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3-- an investigation of how tropical storms form and develop into hurricanes
2. Airborne Tropical TRopopause Experiment, or ATTREX -- a study of atmospheric compound concentrations and their impact on Earth’s climate and energy budget
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Summer of Innovation
NASA has launched an initiative to use its out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for underrepresented students across the nation. NASA's Summer of Innovation supports President Obama's Educate to Innovate campaign for excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education. >> Click here for more information
AIAA Unveils Education Partnership
In a press release, the AIAA (11/16/2012) announced a partnership with the AERO Institute®, the National Institute of Aerospace, and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, "to expand its offerings of continuing education stand-alone courses for aerospace professionals." Col. Neal Barlow, AIAA Vice President, Education said: "As part of AIAA's professional member education programs, AERO, NIA, and OAI offer members the opportunity to brush up on science and engineering skills or be introduced to new cutting-edge knowledge and application capabilities." The release continues to notes that course subjects for 2013 "include flight dynamics, aeroacoustics, sensor systems, composite structures, space systems, computational heat transfer, air breathing propulsion, missile design, gossamer systems, and systems engineering."
Programs for Educators and Students:
Free, Self-Directed Online Course - Earth System Science
NASA is studying and learning more about earth science processes such as earthquakes through airborne research vehicles, particularly a specially modified Gulfstream III. This free, self-directed course provides access to all educators to participate in the design of a NASA flight mission, which may eventually help scientists predict earthquakes and other earth system science processes...