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Grades K-4

Family Day -- African American Pioneers in Aviation
Celebrate the significant contributions African-Americans have made to flight and space exploration during a Family Day on Feb. 28, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Visitors will enjoy presentations, hands-on activities and stories. They may meet astronauts, fighter pilots, and others who will share stories of their challenges and accomplishments. Attendees will also learn about inspiring historic figures like Bessie Coleman through re-enactments or story times.

Engineering for You Video Contest 2
The National Academy of Engineering, or NAE, has launched the Engineering for You Video Contest 2, or E4U2. The NAE has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Review the challenges and produce a one- to two-minute video showing how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure and/or joyous world. Videos will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Presents Astronomy Chats
Join the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for a series of free informal conversations with astronomy researchers. The astronomers work at a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian, NASA, Harvard University and the U.S. Naval Research Lab. The conversations may be on any topic of interest to participants. The chats take place at the museum in the District of Columbia and are scheduled for March 5, 2015.

Live Broadcast of Space Launch System Booster Test Firing
Did you know that NASA is building the largest solid propellant rocket booster in the world? NASA will test this booster, designated Qualification Motor-1, or QM-1, on March 11, 2015, at the Orbital ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. The test is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT. QM-1 is a five-segment solid propellant booster that will help power the Space Launch System that will be used to send humans to deep space destinations like an asteroid and Mars. The two-minute test will be streamed online and broadcast on NASA TV.

Family Day -- Women in Aviation and Space
From the days of the earliest pilots to today's space program, women have made significant contributions. Celebrate the incredible contributions of women in aviation and space exploration at the "Women in Aviation and Space" Family Day taking place March 14, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. During this event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet female role models and learn about the women who inspired them.

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience Exhibition
What does the future hold for humans and space travel? Space opened on Feb. 20, 2015, at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibition seeks to answer that question and more by exploring the challenges of living and working in space. Space was designed and developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the International Space Station Office of NASA's Johnson Space Center, the California Science Center, and the partner museums of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative.

Help NASA Find New Planetary Systems -- Become a Disk Detective!
Help NASA find new disks, homes of extrasolar planets, by classifying images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope and other observatories. In this citizen science project, you'll view animated images of disk candidates and classify them, distinguishing good candidates from galaxies, asteroids and image artifacts. This project, suitable for elementary students through expert adults, will yield targets for the James Webb Space Telescope and publications in professional scientific literature. The project is expected to run through 2018.

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.

New Horizons Kids Club
New Horizons wasn't the only voyage launched on January 19, 2006. The New Horizons team welcomes five new "Pluto Pals." The five students were born on the same day the spacecraft started on its historic journey the outer solar system.

Rock Around the World
Mars scientists are asking students from around the world to help them understand the red planet. Send in a rock collected by you or your classroom from your region of the world, and we will use a special tool like the one on the rover to tell you what it's made of. Then everyone can compare their rocks to the ones found on Mars.

Grades 5-8

Family Day -- African American Pioneers in Aviation
Celebrate the significant contributions African-Americans have made to flight and space exploration during a Family Day on Feb. 28, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Visitors will enjoy presentations, hands-on activities and stories. They may meet astronauts, fighter pilots, and others who will share stories of their challenges and accomplishments. Attendees will also learn about inspiring historic figures like Bessie Coleman through re-enactments or story times.

International Space Station Research Design Challenge: Capillary Effects on Liquids Exploratory Research Experiments
NASA and Portland State University are seeking participants for the Capillary Effects on Liquids Exploratory Research Experiments, or CELERE, program. This design challenge enables students to participate in microgravity research on capillary action, similar to that conducted on the International Space Station. CELERE is open to individuals and teams in grades 8-12. The program is limited to students from the United States. Deadlines for design submissions are March 1 and April 1, 2015.

Engineering for You Video Contest 2
The National Academy of Engineering, or NAE, has launched the Engineering for You Video Contest 2, or E4U2. The NAE has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Review the challenges and produce a one- to two-minute video showing how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure and/or joyous world. Videos will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Presents Astronomy Chats
Join the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for a series of free informal conversations with astronomy researchers. The astronomers work at a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian, NASA, Harvard University and the U.S. Naval Research Lab. The conversations may be on any topic of interest to participants. The chats take place at the museum in the District of Columbia and are scheduled for March 5, 2015.

Live Broadcast of Space Launch System Booster Test Firing
Did you know that NASA is building the largest solid propellant rocket booster in the world? NASA will test this booster, designated Qualification Motor-1, or QM-1, on March 11, 2015, at the Orbital ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. The test is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT. QM-1 is a five-segment solid propellant booster that will help power the Space Launch System that will be used to send humans to deep space destinations like an asteroid and Mars. The two-minute test will be streamed online and broadcast on NASA TV.

Family Day -- Women in Aviation and Space
From the days of the earliest pilots to today's space program, women have made significant contributions. Celebrate the incredible contributions of women in aviation and space exploration at the "Women in Aviation and Space" Family Day taking place March 14, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. During this event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet female role models and learn about the women who inspired them.

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience Exhibition
What does the future hold for humans and space travel? Space opened on Feb. 20, 2015, at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibition seeks to answer that question and more by exploring the challenges of living and working in space. Space was designed and developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the International Space Station Office of NASA's Johnson Space Center, the California Science Center, and the partner museums of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative.

Help NASA Find New Planetary Systems -- Become a Disk Detective!
Help NASA find new disks, homes of extrasolar planets, by classifying images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope and other observatories. In this citizen science project, you'll view animated images of disk candidates and classify them, distinguishing good candidates from galaxies, asteroids and image artifacts. This project, suitable for elementary students through expert adults, will yield targets for the James Webb Space Telescope and publications in professional scientific literature. The project is expected to run through 2018.

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.
 

Grades 9-12

Family Day -- African American Pioneers in Aviation
Celebrate the significant contributions African-Americans have made to flight and space exploration during a Family Day on Feb. 28, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Visitors will enjoy presentations, hands-on activities and stories. They may meet astronauts, fighter pilots, and others who will share stories of their challenges and accomplishments. Attendees will also learn about inspiring historic figures like Bessie Coleman through re-enactments or story times.

International Space Station Research Design Challenge: Capillary Effects on Liquids Exploratory Research Experiments
NASA and Portland State University are seeking participants for the Capillary Effects on Liquids Exploratory Research Experiments, or CELERE, program. This design challenge enables students to participate in microgravity research on capillary action, similar to that conducted on the International Space Station. CELERE is open to individuals and teams in grades 8-12. The program is limited to students from the United States. Deadlines for design submissions are March 1 and April 1, 2015.

Engineering for You Video Contest 2
The National Academy of Engineering, or NAE, has launched the Engineering for You Video Contest 2, or E4U2. The NAE has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Review the challenges and produce a one- to two-minute video showing how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure and/or joyous world. Videos will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

The NACA Centenary: A Symposium on 100 Years of Aerospace Research and Development
On March 3, 1915, Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or N-A-C-A. In 1958, the NACA's staff, research facilities and know-how were transitioned to the new NASA. Join NASA's History Program Office for a special symposium to commemorate a century of aerospace research and development. The symposium will take place March 3-4, 2015, at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The event will feature keynote addresses and moderated discussion panels.

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Presents Astronomy Chats
Join the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for a series of free informal conversations with astronomy researchers. The astronomers work at a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian, NASA, Harvard University and the U.S. Naval Research Lab. The conversations may be on any topic of interest to participants. The chats take place at the museum in the District of Columbia and are scheduled for March 5, 2015.

Live Broadcast of Space Launch System Booster Test Firing
Did you know that NASA is building the largest solid propellant rocket booster in the world? NASA will test this booster, designated Qualification Motor-1, or QM-1, on March 11, 2015, at the Orbital ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. The test is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT. QM-1 is a five-segment solid propellant booster that will help power the Space Launch System that will be used to send humans to deep space destinations like an asteroid and Mars. The two-minute test will be streamed online and broadcast on NASA TV.

Family Day -- Women in Aviation and Space
From the days of the earliest pilots to today's space program, women have made significant contributions. Celebrate the incredible contributions of women in aviation and space exploration at the "Women in Aviation and Space" Family Day taking place March 14, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. During this event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet female role models and learn about the women who inspired them.

Free Lecture -- Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope
Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be serviced by the space shuttle. On March 26, 2015, former astronaut Michael J. Massimino will discuss the final Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission, during which the crew upgraded Hubble through a record-setting series of five spacewalks including the first ever to repair Hubble science instruments in place. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The lecture is free but tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live.

Free Lecture -- Hubble Telescope: Looking Back in Time at the Distant Universe
One of the Hubble Space Telescope’s greatest triumphs has been the clear view it has given of very distant galaxies. On June 11, 2015, astronomers Sandra Faber and Robert Williams will discuss how this clearer view has enabled astronomers to piece together the formation of structure in the universe. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The lecture is free but tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live.

Free Lecture -- The Hubble Space Telescope: The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Hubble Space Telescope is the most famous scientific instrument ever built, but its remarkable history has seen numerous ups and downs. On June 30, 2015, join Professor Robert Smith, author of the definitive history of the Hubble Space Telescope, as he explores some of the most exciting and telling episodes in this rich history. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The lecture is free but tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live.

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience Exhibition
What does the future hold for humans and space travel? Space opened on Feb. 20, 2015, at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibition seeks to answer that question and more by exploring the challenges of living and working in space. Space was designed and developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the International Space Station Office of NASA's Johnson Space Center, the California Science Center, and the partner museums of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative.

Help NASA Find New Planetary Systems -- Become a Disk Detective!
Help NASA find new disks, homes of extrasolar planets, by classifying images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope and other observatories. In this citizen science project, you'll view animated images of disk candidates and classify them, distinguishing good candidates from galaxies, asteroids and image artifacts. This project, suitable for elementary students through expert adults, will yield targets for the James Webb Space Telescope and publications in professional scientific literature. The project is expected to run through 2018.

NASA Visitor Centers: Passport to Explore Space
Join the Passport to Explore Space program! Your mission is to visit all 14 visitor centers and space shuttle locations. Each NASA Visitor Center offers a unique focus and scope of work, contributing to the overall mission of America’s space program. Membership in the free program includes an official 8-page Passport to Explore Space that you can get stamped at each site. Members receive discounts on admission, tours, food and retail at participating locations in addition to stamped certification of visits and a newsletter.

Youth For Understanding USA
Youth For Understanding, or YFU, USA, a nonprofit leader in youth exchange programs, is reaching out to educators, parents and students who are excited about learning and intercultural exchange. YFU awards $1.6 million in annual scholarships to U.S. high school students to study abroad. YFU also seeks host families and mentors nationwide for international exchange students arriving in August to attend high schools nationwide. For more on YFU opportunities, visit http://www.yfu-usa.org or call 1-800-TEENAGE. The U.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for educational, cultural and professional exchanges across the world and also for American citizens to go abroad. To learn more, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/us. Join in the fun and make a difference!

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.
 

Higher Education

NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2015
Design it. Build it. Dig it. The Sixth Annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition will be held May 18-22, 2015, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. NASA's Robotic Mining Competition is for university-level students, enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Teams are challenged to design and build a mining robot that can traverse simulated Martian chaotic terrain, excavate Martian regolith and deposit the regolith into a collector bin within 10 minutes. Registration is now open and limited to 50 teams.

Family Day -- African American Pioneers in Aviation
Celebrate the significant contributions African-Americans have made to flight and space exploration during a Family Day on Feb. 28, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Visitors will enjoy presentations, hands-on activities and stories. They may meet astronauts, fighter pilots, and others who will share stories of their challenges and accomplishments. Attendees will also learn about inspiring historic figures like Bessie Coleman through re-enactments or story times.

NASA/Applied Physics Laboratory Summer Internship 2015
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, or APL, in Laurel, Maryland, is offering summer internships for students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities. A stipend and housing will be provided for the 10-week program. Undergraduates who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors as of fall 2015 and graduate students starting their first or second year in fall 2015 are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due Feb. 28, 2015.

NIFS OSSI -- Summer 2015 Opportunities
NIFS OSSI provides access to a portfolio of internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities offered by NASA. The site features the OSSI online application for recruiting NASA interns, fellows, and scholars. This innovative system allows students to search and apply up to15 NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors. Applications for summer 2015 opportunities are due March 1, 2015.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships
The NASA Postdoctoral Program supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA. Applicants must have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing degree requirements. Applications are due March 1, 2015.

Engineering for You Video Contest 2
The National Academy of Engineering, or NAE, has launched the Engineering for You Video Contest 2, or E4U2. The NAE has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Review the challenges and produce a one- to two-minute video showing how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure and/or joyous world. Videos will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

Call for Papers: Fourth Annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference
NASA, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and the American Astronomical Society are seeking abstracts from those interested in presenting at the annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference. This year's conference will be held July 7-9, 2015, at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Proposal topics are listed on the conference website. Due to the large number of expected submissions, presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts early; the deadline is March 2, 2015.

The NACA Centenary: A Symposium on 100 Years of Aerospace Research and Development
On March 3, 1915, Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or N-A-C-A. In 1958, the NACA's staff, research facilities and know-how were transitioned to the new NASA. Join NASA's History Program Office for a special symposium to commemorate a century of aerospace research and development. The symposium will take place March 3-4, 2015, at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The event will feature keynote addresses and moderated discussion panels.

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Presents Astronomy Chats
Join the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for a series of free informal conversations with astronomy researchers. The astronomers work at a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian, NASA, Harvard University and the U.S. Naval Research Lab. The conversations may be on any topic of interest to participants. The chats take place at the museum in the District of Columbia and are scheduled for March 5, 2015.

Live Broadcast of Space Launch System Booster Test Firing
Did you know that NASA is building the largest solid propellant rocket booster in the world? NASA will test this booster, designated Qualification Motor-1, or QM-1, on March 11, 2015, at the Orbital ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. The test is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT. QM-1 is a five-segment solid propellant booster that will help power the Space Launch System that will be used to send humans to deep space destinations like an asteroid and Mars. The two-minute test will be streamed online and broadcast on NASA TV.

Family Day -- Women in Aviation and Space
From the days of the earliest pilots to today's space program, women have made significant contributions. Celebrate the incredible contributions of women in aviation and space exploration at the "Women in Aviation and Space" Family Day taking place March 14, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. During this event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet female role models and learn about the women who inspired them.

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Summer 2015 Policy Internship Program
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, is seeking students for summer 2015 internships. The OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. Policy internships are open to interested students from all majors and programs, including law school programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications for summer 2015 internships are due March 15, 2015.

2015-16 Virginia Space Grant Consortium STEM Bridge Scholarship
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is offering renewable scholarships to sophomore undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics, or STEM. The STEM Bridge Scholarships are $1,000 and are available to students who are U.S. citizens from any federally recognized minority group enrolled fulltime at The College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia or Virginia Tech. Applications are due March 16, 2015.

Free Lecture -- Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope
Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be serviced by the space shuttle. On March 26, 2015, former astronaut Michael J. Massimino will discuss the final Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission, during which the crew upgraded Hubble through a record-setting series of five spacewalks including the first ever to repair Hubble science instruments in place. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The lecture is free but tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live.

2015 NASA Scholarship -- Minority University Research Education Project
NASA's Office of Education is accepting applications for the Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, scholarship program. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM disciplines attending an accredited United States minority serving institution. The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship. Applications are due March 31, 2015.

2015 NASA Office of Education -- Aeronautics Undergraduate Scholarship
NASA's Office of Education is accepting applications for the Aeronautics Undergraduate Scholarship, or AUS, program. The Aeronautics Undergraduate Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on students majoring in aeronautics-related fields. The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship. Applications are due March 31, 2015.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 2015 Faculty Research Program
NASA's JPL Faculty Research Program provides opportunities for science, technology, mathematics and engineering faculty to engage in research of mutual interest to a faculty member and a JPL researcher. Applicants must hold a full-time appointment at an accredited university or college in the United States. The program awards $15,500 fellowships for the 10-week session. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.

RockOn 2015 University Rocket Science Workshop
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is hosting the RockOn 2015 workshop June 20-25, 2015, in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. University and community college faculty and students are invited to the weeklong workshop to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment into space. Participants at the hands-on workshop will build an experiment that will be launched to an altitude of more than 70 miles. Workshop participants must be U.S. citizens. The registration deadline for the workshop is May 1, 2015.

2014 NASA EONS Solicitation – New MUREP ASTAR Fellowship Appendix
NASA's Office of Education is accepting new proposals under the EONS (Education Opportunities in NASA STEM) 2014 NASA Research Announcement for the MUREP ASTAR (Advanced STEM Training and Research) Fellowships appendix. The fellowship award includes tuition offset, student stipend, and funding for an annual research experience at a NASA center. Fellowship awards are made in the form of training grants to academic institutions and are for a duration of no more than three academic years. Proposals are due May 4, 2015.

2020 Electric General Aviation NASA Aeronautics Design Challenge
Electric-powered aircraft have the potential to revolutionize the way we travel. Student teams are invited to design an electric (i.e., no combustion) general aviation aircraft that meets performance requirements and is operational by 2020. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. The contest is open to college teams in the United States or its territories. Letters of intent will be accepted through Jan. 16, 2015. Final entries are due May 8, 2015.

NASA History Program Office Fall 2015 Internships
The NASA History Program Office is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for fall 2015 internships. The History Division maintains archival materials to answer research questions. The division edits and publishes several books and monographs each year, and it maintains websites and social media featuring NASA history. Strong research, writing and editing skills are essential to the internship. Students of all majors are welcome to apply. Applications are due June 1, 2015.

2015 NSBRI First Award Fellowship Program
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, is accepting fellowship applications for the First Award Fellowship Program. The one-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out space-related biomedical or biotechnological research. Applicants must submit proposals with the support of a mentor and an institution. This year's applicants also can request to be considered to spend part of the fellowship in Russia. The application deadline is June 5, 2015.

Free Lecture -- Hubble Telescope: Looking Back in Time at the Distant Universe
One of the Hubble Space Telescope’s greatest triumphs has been the clear view it has given of very distant galaxies. On June 11, 2015, astronomers Sandra Faber and Robert Williams will discuss how this clearer view has enabled astronomers to piece together the formation of structure in the universe. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The lecture is free but tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live.

Free Lecture -- The Hubble Space Telescope: The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Hubble Space Telescope is the most famous scientific instrument ever built, but its remarkable history has seen numerous ups and downs. On June 30, 2015, join Professor Robert Smith, author of the definitive history of the Hubble Space Telescope, as he explores some of the most exciting and telling episodes in this rich history. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the District of Columbia. The lecture is free but tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships
The NASA Postdoctoral Program supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA. Applicants must have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing degree requirements. Applications are due July 1, 2015.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships
The NASA Postdoctoral Program supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA. Applicants must have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing degree requirements. Applications are due Nov. 1, 2015.

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience Exhibition
What does the future hold for humans and space travel? Space opened on Feb. 20, 2015, at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibition seeks to answer that question and more by exploring the challenges of living and working in space. Space was designed and developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the International Space Station Office of NASA's Johnson Space Center, the California Science Center, and the partner museums of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative.

NASA's Cube Quest Challenge
Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, advancing communication and propulsion technology for CubeSats. Competitors can win a share of $5 million in prize money and an opportunity to fly their own CubeSat to deep space. Teams can compete to be a secondary payload on the first integrated flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket, or launch themselves with an independent launch provider. Check the Cube Quest Challenge website for additional information.

Help NASA Find New Planetary Systems -- Become a Disk Detective!
Help NASA find new disks, homes of extrasolar planets, by classifying images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope and other observatories. In this citizen science project, you'll view animated images of disk candidates and classify them, distinguishing good candidates from galaxies, asteroids and image artifacts. This project, suitable for elementary students through expert adults, will yield targets for the James Webb Space Telescope and publications in professional scientific literature. The project is expected to run through 2018.

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.
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