The latest issue of our e-letter for teachers is out! Washington Aerospace Scholars is offering new opportunities for teachers and high school juniors. Celebrate Solar Week and more.
Many scientists working in the fields of space physics and planetary science (myself included) grew up looking up at the stars and wondering what was out there. Asked what we wanted to do when we grew up, we would say: “I want to explore the solar system and help send people to other planets.” Now … Read more
COSMOS episodes 1 and 2 will screen together on September 26 on the UW Seattle campus. This special double-feature will begin at 6 p.m. See details below. Beginning in September, Our Universe:Seattle will run free screenings of the classic Carl Sagan series COSMOS: A Personal Voyage. The gatherings are a great way to meet other … Read more
The latest issue of our e-letter for teachers is out! Explore the new guide to exoplanet resources from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, apply for a research opportunity aimed just at teachers, and more. In August, the WSGC Newsletter for Teachers returns to its twice monthly publishing schedule.
The University of Washington’s College of the Environment recently honored Space Grant advisor J. Carlos Chavez with its Distinguished Staff Award for 2013. Karl Lang, a Space Grant fellowship recipient, received the Outstanding Community Impact Award. Carlos has served as Space Grant advisor and student programs coordinator for the past five years. At the award … Read more
On April 21, Northwest Indian College’s rocket team, the RPGs, put its rocket to the ultimate test at NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) flight competition in Huntsville, Alabama. The students competed with college and university teams from across the nation to see whose rocket could come closest to a 1-mile altitude goal and safely … Read more
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium awarded four book scholarships to outstanding high school seniors competing in the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. In the engineering category, Anjani Patel of Duvall took first place for her study of bioremediation, which is the use of micro-organism metabolism to remove pollutants. “Cleaning Up Various Oil Spills Using … Read more
The latest issue of our e-letter for teachers is out! Learn how to get the inside scoop on upcoming Seattle Science Festival activities and receive special science-related goodies for your students, and more.