Repair and Troubleshooting Computers training at ECSU on December 10-14, 2001
Dr. Linda Hayden, ECSU NRTS PI, was honored by the National Technical Association with their Technical Achiever of the Year Award. The award was presented during their 75th Anniversary Conference held in Atlanta, GA on Sept. 26-29. Carl Seward, a sophmore ECSU mathematics education major, received the first place undergraduate research award. Congratulations to you both!
"Write Winning Grant Proposals for CIPA" webcast scheduled on Oct. 22 at 4:00-6:00 p.m. EDT.
Teacher as Scientist at NASA/GSFC: Bolivia 2001. In perhaps the remotest and wildest part of the Bolivian lowlands, in an area hundreds of kilometers from the closest town, NASA scientists have identified what they believe to be the youngest complex meteorite impact crater on earth.
In September, scientists will return to the site to conduct further studies of the area. Scientists will be tasked with data collection in and around the suspected impact site of various soils in and outside of the site, water samples from the nearby river system, gravitational and magnetic properties in and around the suspected impact site, atmospheric conditions of the area, and biological studies which may indicate biological evidence for modifications as a consequence of a n ejecta blanket an impact would have created.
Interested teachers need to submit a letter of interest for the project. Requirements include a science degree and a minimum of three years in the classroom. There must be a commitment to follow the project through to its conclusion. This time frame includes your districts spring break of one week. For further info contact Rosemary Millham, NASA/GSFC.
Sept. 14 at 10:15 - 11:00 am EDT: Dr. Billy Joe Evans presents Interdisciplinary Investigations: The Solid State Chemistry of Magnetic and Electric Materials
The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award 80 grants totaling $8.843 million to 66 minority institutions. These grants represent the final phase of the fiscal 2001 DoD Infrastructure Support Program. The grants will enhance programs and capabilities at these institutions in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD.
These 80 awards include 41 grants to historically black colleges and universities and 39 grants to other minority institutions. Among the awardees are 19 Hispanic-serving institutions and three tribal institutions.
ACM's Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is the first in a series of events designed to celebrate the technical contributions and career interests of diverse people in computing fields. The symposium will take place October 18-20, 2001 at the Sofitel Hotel in Houston, Texas. Scholarships are available for students and faculty interested in attending. The deadline has been extended until July 15.
In the Watching Earth Change competition, grades 5-8, students took third place in NASA.s NSIP Competition (nsip.net). From the Ann Street School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, students wrote about how satellite imagery changed over time during the migration of specific birds during spring. Diane Castelo-Branco, Maria Calvache, Mario Fuentes, and Peter Brandao are 7th and 8th graders. English is a second language to Portugese, Spanish, Russian and Polish for these and other students from Ann Street School, a close-knit inner-city public school in Newark.
Signals of Spring, funded by NASA, allows students to utilize earth imagery to explain the migratory movement of animals being tracked by satellite. The student winners focused their investigations on Snoopy the Osprey and Zoe the Sandhill Crane. Signals of Spring was designed for inner-city schools to give students a sense of remote sensing and larger environmental perspectives.
June 28-July 24: Project Weatherwatch Summer Institute at City College of New York
June 15-16: Earth System Science Academy at Elizabeth City State University
Dr. Beth Brown, an Astrophysicist at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, will give a talk to Middle School students considering careers in Space Science on Monday, June 11th, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST) The talk will be conducted as a video conference with South Carolina State University, and will also be webcast live from the MU-SPIN multimedia streaming server.
June 4-July 27: Undergraduate Research Institute in Astrophysics (URIA) at South Carolina State University
June 4-15: Space Science Academy for middle school students and teachers at South Carolina State University.
Summer 2001 Satellite Imagery Training for Middle School Students
Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean/Marine Science Summer 2001 Program
NASA/TSU Research Symposium 2001 Highlights
May 31-June 3: Association of Computer and Information Science and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) 2001 conference held at Hampton University co-hosted by Elizabeth City State University. LIMITED STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE.
May 22 - June 30: Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean and Marine Science
See highlights from the NRTS NASA Lecture Series featuring Dr. Lawrence J. DeLucas, Payload Specialist, NASA that was held at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke on March 20 from 5-8 p.m. and was streamed on March 21, 2001 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. EST.
METNET is a group of weather stations installed in the New York City Metropolitan area. The main focus is the five boroughs of the City. METNET is supported by MUSPIN/NASA and receives partial support from the NWS. [Details] (3/26/01)