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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.
CISE Educator in Residence, Mickelson Academy Instructor, and Virginia Beach City Public School professional, Sharon Bowers, was invited to sit on a panel of educators this past Wednesday, March 21, on Capitol Hill as part of the Bernard Harris Foundation and ExxonMobil's "Listening to America" tour. The event was part of a series of events that are meant to shed light on the disparities in the American education system, advance awareness of opportunities in STEM education, and work toward advancing those opportunities through awareness, advocacy and policy.
CISE education and Virginia Beach City Public School teacher, Sharon Bowers, was formally invited by the Bernard Harris Foundation to reside on a panel regarding STEM Education. The panel discussion was part of a larger event, which took place in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2012. The event, part of a larger national series, was intended to raise awareness of opportunities in STEM education, elevate its prominence in education policy, and address critical areas of our education system that promulgate alarming drop out rates and low proficiency in STEM subjects.
NASA eClips™ is now featured on Richard Byrne's popular education blog, "Free Technology for Teachers" in a post titled "7 Useful YouTube Channels for Students and Teachers." Byrne is a high school social studies teacher, and in 2008, an ACTEM Educator of the Year finalist. EduBlogs Awards named his blog, which has a regular viewership of 40,000 persons, the “Best Resource Sharing Blog” in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Byrne has sat on various education and curriculum development committees, conducted professional workshops for educators, and spoken at schools across the U.S. and Canada.
Triangle Coalition’s membership elected its Officers and Board Members to serve for 2012. We are pleased to welcome seven new members to the Board:
“Because It Flew” Supports May 2011 President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) Report Recommendations
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and USA TODAY Education are pleased to invite students and educators to participate in a free innovative arts integration educational program that introduces students grades 4-12 (ages 9-17) to the impact of the NASA Space Shuttle Program on our planet and people.
Hampton, Va. – The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) has been awarded top honors for making the most significant technical achievement in energy harvesting over the past 18 months. The recognition was announced during a special awards ceremony on November 15 at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2011 conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hampton, Va. -- The latest NASA 360 episode, which explores the unique facilities and capabilities of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. was released on October 18.
In this episode, hosts Johnny Alonso and Jennifer Pulley visit with Test Directors Sarah Daugherty and John Dickerson to learn how the Range Control Center (Mission Control) plans and executes different rocket launches. Brian Hall, the Sounding Rockets Technology Manager, shows NASA 360 viewers how NASA Wallops personnel plan, build, and test sounding rockets. Aircraft Office Chief Shane Dover provides insight into the facility’s unique flight programs - specifically, the Ice Bridge Study in Greenland - and Debbie Fairbrother, Chief Technologist of the Balloon Program Office, wraps up the show by highlighting the impressive scientific balloon programs managed out of the Wallops Flight Facility which launch worldwide.
HAMPTON, Va. – NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are launching a 2012 undergraduate and graduate level student robotics competition.
The RASC-AL (Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage) Exploration Robo-Ops Student Challenge will allow up to eight teams to compete at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) next spring. The prize is $10,000 and a chance to attend the popular analog and robotics testing event, NASA Desert Rats, in fall 2012.
Interested teams are encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent by Nov. 18 and their project plan by Dec. 9. Online submission forms, along with full details on the competition, can be found on the RASC-AL Robo-Ops website:
Building on its success with the four-day Hampton Roads STEM Academy held this summer for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Portsmouth middle school students, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is launching another STEM program on September 23. Corporate Landing Middle School (CLMS) will host an all-day STEM Career Conference to promote student’s awareness and interest in courses and careers in the sciences, math, engineering, and technology.
NASA Langley Research Center’s Director of Education, Roger Hathaway, is scheduled to kick off the event with a keynote address at 9:00 a.m. This will be followed by concurrent breakout sessions featuring 33 professional presenters in STEM careers. The culmination of the conference will feature another keynote speaker, Joe Burnsworth, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, VBCPS at 2:35 p.m.