Other Precollege Opportunities
The GLOBE Program
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.
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The GLOBE Program - Distinguished Educator Fellowship
The GLOBE Program has a newly established Distinguished Educator Fellowship for both U. S. and international K-12 educators. If you are a GLOBE teacher please check out this opportunity; or if you know of any GLOBE teachers that might be interested, please forward this information to them.
Applications are due mid-December, and the Fellowship also includes a stipend.
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Calling All STEM Teachers!
Attend a one-week professional development workshop this summer – at no cost to you!
ASM Materials Camp® 2014 Locations in Ohio
- June 16-20, 2014 – Cleveland, OH (Case Western Reserve University)
- June 16-20, 2014 – Dayton, OH (Stebbins High School)
- July 7-11, 2014 – Youngstown, OH (Youngstown State University)
- July 21-25, 2014 – Akron, OH (University of Akron)
- July 21-25, 2014 – Cincinnati, OH (Summit Country Day School)
- July 21-25, 2014 – Columbus, OH (Year 1) (Tolles Career & Technical Center)
Over 40 other locations throughout the U.S. & Canada! Check locations and register online:
Who should attend?
- High school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers
- Middle school physical science teachers
- Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans
- Help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering
- Everything is FREE: 4 CEUs, materials, lunches & snacks
- Graduate credits available! Two (2) graduate credits available (at participant’s expense) through the
University of Missouri-Kansas City at $250. (This is optional.)
Need Additional Information?
Contact Jeane Deatherage, Administrator of Foundation Programs
Telephone: 800.336.5152, Extension 5533
Microgravity Classroom Projects
Dropping In a Microgravity Environment (DIME) / What If No Gravity? (WING)
The NASA Glenn DIME and WING programs are geared up for this school year's competitions for student teams to design their own microgravity experiments or tests. There are two components; one for high school aged student teams and one for student teams in grades 6-9. Teams whose proposals are selected in the competition build their own experiment which will be operated in the NASA Glenn 2.2 Second Drop Tower.
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Dropping In a Microgravity Environment or DIME is for high school aged teams with eight available selected positions. The top four teams are invited to visit NASA Glenn in Cleveland, Ohio with travel expenses provided for four students and an adult advisor for two days at NASA. The other four selected teams build their experiment and send it to NASA for the NASA staff to operate it in the drop tower.
What If No Gravity? or WING is for student teams in grades 6-9 where selected teams build their experiment and send it to NASA for the NASA staff to operate it in the drop tower.
In all cases, data is supplied to the teams and the experiment is returned to each team. Each team then prepares a final report based on the experiment operations and data analysis.
More information about the program and instructions to prepare a proposal are contained on the DIME / WING website at:
Some videos from past experiment operations are available on YouTube and SchoolTube.
Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP)
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Initiative for Grades 5-16 to inspire the next generation of America’s scientists and engineers.
Applications are open for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Seventh Flight Opportunity - SSEP Mission 5 to the International Space Station!
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