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Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

2018 Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Exploration Science Summer Intern Program

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2018 Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Exploration Science Summer Intern Program


Audience: Graduate Students
Application Deadline: Jan. 19, 2018
Contact: explorationintern@lpi.usra.edu

Join the Lunar and Planetary Institute for a 10-week program for graduate students in geology, planetary science, planetary astronomy and related programs. Learn how to integrate scientific input with exploration activities in a way that mission architects and spacecraft engineers can use. Activities will support missions to the Moon that use the Orion crew vehicle, the Deep Space Gateway and robotic assets on the lunar surface. Interns will receive stipends and travel expense reimbursement.
 

Free Webinar — Parachuting on Mars: Developing Crosscutting Breakthrough Technologies

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Free Webinar — Parachuting on Mars: Developing Crosscutting Breakthrough Technologies


Audience: 5-8 Educators
Event Date: Jan. 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. EST
Contact: afrc-nasabestedu@mail.nasa.gov

Join NASA’s Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology, or BEST, educators for a free 60-minute educator professional development webinar. Learn how NASA is developing large, sturdy and lightweight systems to deliver the next generation of rovers and landers to Mars. Using NASA’S BEST engineering design process, participants will design a prototype of new drag devices to potentially land humans, habitats and rovers safely on Mars. Register online to participate.
 

Teaching Force and Motion With Rocket Activities

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Teaching Force and Motion With Rocket Activities


Audience: Educators of Grades 4-10
Event Date: Jan. 11, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST
Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. This project-based STEAM webinar will guide participants through hands-on and inquiry-based learning activities related to forces, motion, and the engineering design process. Lessons that will be explored in this webinar include Stomp Rockets, Foam Rockets, Green Propellant Rockets and Balloon Rockets. Online registration is required.
 

Free ‘STEM in 30’ Webcast — How Do We Know What’s Out There?

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Free ‘STEM in 30’ Webcast — How Do We Know What’s Out There?


Audience: Grade 6-8 Educators and Students
Event Date: May 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT
Contact: STEMin30@si.edu

From using the naked eye to the Hubble Space Telescope, we can observe the universe in many different ways. Join the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for this fast-paced webcast to explore the science behind observing our universe and the equipment allowing us to see farther and farther out.
 

NASA Internships and Fellowships — Summer 2018 Opportunities

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NASA Internships and Fellowships — Summer 2018 Opportunities


Audience: Informal Education Institutions
Audience: High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Contact: https://intern.nasa.gov/oic/

NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agencywide. The online application for NASA Internships and Fellowships enables students to easily access, register and complete the application, as well as search and apply for up to 15 opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.