Zero Robotics High School Tournament 2017

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in Grants & Contests, STEM and STEAM


 

Audience: 9-12 Educators and Students
Kick-Off Event: Sept. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT
Registration Deadline: Sept. 27, 2017
Contact: zerorobotics@mit.edu

Teams of U.S. high school students are challenged to design a software program for small satellites called SPHERES that operate inside the cabin of the International Space Station. Finalists will have their codes sent to the station, where an astronaut will program the SPHERES to run their tests. Visit the site on Sept. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT, to watch this year's live kickoff event.

Learning to Fly: Lessons from the Air

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17, #ucet4success

Embracing Change, Managing Risk and Fear

In today's ever changing world, businesses and individuals are faced with a constant stream of information, choices and change. The traditional pathways to success are also changing, as are perceptions of risk, sustainability and achievement. Steph speaks on the lessons she's learned in the mountains and in the air as a professional climber and wingsuit pilot, and in choosing a highly nontraditional career path. Managing change, embracing failure, understanding risk and fear, cultivating adaptability, preparing for opportunity. Audiences are encouraged to view their own challenges through a new lens, recognizing the power of adversity and evolution, and the value of crafting an uncommon life. – Steph Davis

Just for Fun

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17

On day two of UCET17 we opened with a funny educational video that is quickly interrupted by a "Weekend Update" style news alert reporting on the Comic Con event also happening in SLC the same day. We're sharing it here for a laugh as we start the school year.

Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. To register, simply click on the link provided beneath the webinar description.

August 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Exploring Beyond the Planets: Understanding Asteroids (Grades 5-12) — Participants will get an overview of asteroids and learn about NASA resources for studying these indicators of our solar system’s history. Specific applications of these activities will be discussed. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ESS1. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/242608

August 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Exploring Beyond the Planets: All About Moons(Grades 5-12) — This webinar will discuss the many types of moons found in our solar system and what we can learn from them. Specific NASA resources related to moons will be incorporated throughout the presentation. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ESS1. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/242614

August 23 2017, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Exploring Beyond the Planets: NASA and Star Wars — The Connections Are Strong in This One! (Grades K-12) — Are planets like those in “Star Wars” really out there? NASA plans to find out. Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to learn about exoplanets and the search for habitable worlds. Bring this topic to your classroom with a NASA STEM lesson plan that focuses on sequencing, comparing and contrasting. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/249124

August 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET: Solar Eclipse 2017: So It Rained — What Did You Miss?(Grades K-12) — If you didn’t see the 2017 solar eclipse, what did you miss? Even if you watched the event, join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to explore the science, views and videos of the eclipse that were recorded by NASA and citizen scientists across the U.S. NASA STEM solar resources for the classroom will be presented for your use year-round. And be prepared to share your eclipse stories. Register online to participate. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/265514
 

For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to: http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/