Science Activation Highlights

These highlights illustrate the range of activities conducted by the Science Activation collaborative network that reach learners of all ages using NASA Science-funded experts, content, or authentic experiences.

A teacher wearing a hat sits in an open forest with the GLOBE observer app, showing a tree, in front of him.

Science Activation’s PLACES Team Facilitates Second Professional Learning Institute

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The NASA Science Activation Program’s Place-Based Learning to Advance Connections, Education, and Stewardship (PLACES) team successfully led their second Professional Learning (PL) Summer Institute (SI) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona from June 11-13, 2024. The team led…

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Celebrate the Heliophysics Big Year with Free Heliophysics and Math Webinars from NASA HEAT

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The Heliophysics Big Year (HBY) is a global celebration of the Sun’s influence on Earth and the entire solar system. It began with the Annular Solar Eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023, continued through the Total Solar Eclipse on Apr. 8,…

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Finn Braun stands behind a lectern and to the left of Dr. Pascal Lee. Both are in front of a slide showing their design for a lunar ATV. A model of a lunar module is in front of them, on a table.

NASA’s Neurodiversity Network Interns Speak at National Space Development Conference

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Two high school interns funded by NASA’s Neurodiversity Network (N3) presented their work from Summer 2023 at the recent National Space Society (NSS) International Space Development Conference (ISDC-2024), held in Los Angeles, CA (May 23-26, 2024). Both interns were mentored…

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Randi Neff of the NASA SciAct-funded Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative presents at the National Rural STEM Learning Summit.

NASA Science Activation Teams Present at National Rural STEM Summit

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NASA Science Activation (SciAct) teams participated in the National Rural STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) Summit held June 4-7, 2024 in Tucson, Arizona. Hosted by Kalman Mannis of the Rural Activation and Innovation Network (Arizona Science Center) and the…

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Four young latinx students wearing solar viewing glasses and and looking up at the sun, grasping each other in a circle as if they're jumping up and down with excitement.

NASA@ My Library and Partners Engage Millions in Eclipse Training and Preparation

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The Space Science Institute, with funding from the NASA Science Mission Directorate and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, provided unprecedented training, support, and supplies to 15,000 libraries in the U.S. and territories in support of public engagement during the 2023…

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A man practices calculating the height of a tree using a clinometer to view the top of a 13-foot artificial tree while a NASA eClips volunteer takes his photo at the NASA eClips exhibit booth during CNU’s Community STEM Day.

NASA eClips Engages Families at 2024 STEM Community Day

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On Saturday, June 1, 2024, thousands of community members attended the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Community Day hosted by Christopher Newport University in partnership with Newport News Public Schools in Virginia. The event showcased many different facets of…

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Photo of ITEEA’s Chair of Awards Committee, Dr. Byron McKay, presenting the William E. Dugger Exemplary Collaboration Awards plaque to Dr. Sharon Bowers and Joan Harper-Neely on stage at the 2024 ITEEA Annual Conference.

NASA eClips Educators Presented Exemplary Collaboration Award

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On March 7, 2024, two NASA eClips educators from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Education (NIA-CISE) and Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) educators, Dr. Sharon Bowers and Joan…

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Collage of awardees starting upper left and ending lower right: April Russell, Valeria Jaramillo, Margo Thornton, David James, Allison Cusick, David Coria, Joshua Bardwell, Dr. Celia Blanco.

NASA SCoPE Funds Early Career Scientists for NASA Educational Outreach

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NASA SCoPE (NASA SMD Community of Practice for Engagement) offers small Seed Grant funding and Event Facilitation Grants to early career scientists and engineers to work with NASA Science Activation teams and participate in educational outreach opportunities. These proposals communicate…

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An image of a computer monitor displaying a virtual networking opportunity panel with six participants. The screen is divided into six sections, each showing a headshot of a different individual. The names of the participants are labeled under their images: Ariel Anbar, Matthew Cass, Lin Chambers, Emma Marcucci, Juan Torres-Pérez, and Patricia Udomprasert.

NASA SCoPE Connects Early Career Scientists and STEM Outreach Professionals

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On May 21st, 2024, NASA SCoPE (NASA SMD Community of Practice for Engagement) held its first Virtual Networking event for 2024 in direct response to community feedback from annual surveys requesting more networking opportunities. This event series aims to connect…

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Four students and their teacher smiling, holding their research poster titled "Does Car Idling in rural New Jersey affect air quality?" The students have medals.

Teachers Bring Student Teams to GLOBE Research Symposia

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A year-long professional development experience for teachers resulted in participation of 10 student teams at Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) student research symposia. Teachers from the ENGAGE (Earth, NASA, GLOBE, and Guided Explorations) GLOBE Mission Earth…

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