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National Institute of Aerospace Senior Educator, Becky Jaramillo, facilitated a workshop session for teachers at the National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference in Louisville, KY last week. The session featured NASA Langley’s Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) Program as an example of engineering design in action. Educators did hands-on activities, designed with the HIAD team, from the newest NASA eClips™ Educator Guide, and were introduced to the video segments that highlight HIAD. The activity allows participants to take both qualitative and quantitative measurements of a balloon to demonstrate aerodynamic heating. A link to an online Livebinder of resources related to HIAD and NASA Engineering Design was given to participants and shared on the conference web site.
Contact: Rebecca Jaramillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on HIAD, please visit: www.nasa.gov/hiad
For more information on NASA eClips™, please visit: www.nasa.gov/nasaeclips
For HIAD Livebinder, please visit: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=454037
National Institute of Aerospace Educators Sharon Bowers and Becky Jaramillo facilitated professional development for NIA Graduate Students as part of the NIA Teaching and Learning Lab Fall Seminar Series. The NIA educators led thought-provoking, practical discussions about building and making presentations. The three part series will provide students with various tools, techniques, and resources to better organize, deliver, and gauge audience reception to their technical talks.
NIA POC: Jesse Quinlan Jesse.Quinlan@nianet.org
National Institute of Aerospace Senior Educator, Becky Jaramillo, showcased the NASA eClips™ activity, Rose-Colored Glasses, in a unique environment on Saturday. In spite of inclement weather, nearly 2,000 visitors came to the Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC) for the 21st annual Halloween Bash. The event features safe trick-or-treating and opportunities for families to do hands-on science activities throughout the evening. NIA was pleased to join partners such as 106.9 FOX radio and the Hampton Sheriff’s Department for the event. VASC is NASA Langley’s Visitors Center.
Becky Jaramillo, email@example.com, 757.325.6919
For more information about NASA eClips™, visit: www.nasa.gov/nasaeclips
For more information about VASC, please visit: www.vasc.org
On October 11, National Institute of Aerospace Senior Educator, Becky Jaramillo, delivered an address and workshop session at the 2012 Encuentro Conference for the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN). This year’s conference, held at Regent University, highlighted the importance of the arts and sciences for Latinos. Becky’s presentations showcased NASA Langley’s Hispanic initiative, including NASA and You and Summer of Innovation. She shared NASA resources that could be used with Hispanic students and looked at best practices to change attitudes about science and engineering.
Contact: Becky Jaramillo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 757.325.6919, NIA Center for Integrative STEM Education
For more information about NASA and You, visit: www.nasa.gov/education/nasaandyou
For more information about VALHEN, visit: www.valhen.org
From the article:
"The call went out from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that Robonaut 2, currently in orbit on the International Space Station, needs a foot so it can accompany the astronauts on space walks
Team MSC to the rescue!"
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"It may not look like a foot or walk like a foot but, certainly, its four toes — yes, four — sure have a grip.
And, if all goes as hoped by a group of area high school sophomores, it’ll be selected to be affixed to R2 — a robot, although not the R2-D2 droid of Star Wars fame — at the International Space Station."
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"NASA today announced that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Boston, has incorporated math problems developed by the SpaceMath@NASA program into some of its latest curriculum and educational products. SpaceMath uses the latest discoveries from NASA's space science missions to develop grade-appropriate math problems spanning all of the contemporary mathematics topics areas in formal education. "
"Team MSC is one of 10 finalists in NASA's nationwide RealWorld-InWorld competition. Members are Adam Merrick, Evan Hauck and Ryan High, who attend Bridgman High School; Carl Steinhauser from Berrien Springs High School and Andrew Shafer from Edwardsburg High School.
FROM THE NEWS RELEASE:
"The middle and high school RealWorld teams were selected from teams across the nation. Three of the selected teams are affiliated with Project Lead The Way, and seven have ties to NASA’s online INSPIRE program. Two of the Project Lead The Way teams come from Warren High School in Downey, Calif., while the other team comes from Anderson Career and Tech Center in South Carolina."
On March 17, National Institute of Aerospace Educator-in-Residence Sharon Bowers presented “Using Virtual Worlds as a Tool for Project-Based Learning” for the 5thAnnual Virtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education Conference held in Second Life.