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NIA’s CISE Supports Graduate Student Program
November 07, 2012

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

NIA Supports VASC Halloween Bash
November 02, 2012

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, rebecca.jaramillo@nianet.org, 757.325.6919

For more information about NASA eClips™, visit:  www.nasa.gov/nasaeclips

For more information about VASC, please visit:  www.vasc.org

NIA Educator Delivers Presentations at VALHEN
October 16, 2012

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, rebecca.jaramillo@nianet.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

 

RWIW TEAM FEATURED IN HARBOR COUNTY NEWS
April 05, 2012

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!" 

Full article here.

 

RWIW TEAM FEATURED IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN TRIBUNE
April 05, 2012

From the article: 

"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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HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT TO ADOPT SPACE MATH PROBLEMS
April 04, 2012

"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. "

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REALWORLD-INWORLD STUDENTS EARN LOCAL MEDIA ATTENTION
April 03, 2012

From the article: 

"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.

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PROJECT LEAD THE WAY ANNOUNCES RWIW STUDENT PARTICIPANTS
April 03, 2012

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."

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CISE EDUCATOR PRESENTS AT VIRTUAL WORLD LEARNING BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE
April 02, 2012

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.


 

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LOCAL EDUCATOR INVITED TO CAPITOL HILL TO DELIVER THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF STEM EDUCATION
April 02, 2012

On March 21, 2012 The Harris Foundation (THF), with support from ExxonMobil, hosted an Education Forum on Capitol Hill that brought together award-winning educators, policy makers, business leaders, and Hampton Road's resident, Sharon Bowers. The conversation, presented as a moderated panel discussion, and featured as a National Forum on STEM Education, was the first nationally highlighted component of the Harris Foundation’s “Listening to America” tour.  Similar Education Forums are hosted in major cities across the nation to bring discussions on the state of education, education policy, and opportunities to create STEM literate citizens of tomorrow to local communities.

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