NDSGC Roundup News

05 Jul 2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous

Hello Educators,

Please find a NDSGC Roundup below. The first item is a job opportunity from NDSGC; high school seniors attending a NDSGC affiliate school in the fall may want to apply for a STEM Ambassador position.

1.)    NDSGC STEM Ambassador Program

NDSGC STEM Ambassadors are undergrad and graduate students that conduct hands-on activities to North Dakota students, families, and communities. This can include K-12 classroom visits and informal education events. Seniors planning to attend a NDSGC affiliated school in the fall are encouraged to apply. Application deadline to be a Fall 2021 STEM Ambassador is June 1st, 2021. Apply here.

2.)    NASA Virtual Chats

Formal and informal educators can request a virtual chat with a NASA Artemis Team member. Chats will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (CT), Monday through Friday, from June to September. Chats can be up to 60 minutes in length. There is a minimum requirement of 30 audience members.  Requests for a virtual chat must be received by June 4th. Contact Patricia Moore (Patricia.L.Moore@nasa.gov) to request a virtual chat.

3.)    ASP 2021 Summer Symposium

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s day-long virtual symposium will focus on astronomical perspectives of climate change through a series of panels and workshops. If you are interested in attending, please contact the North Dakota Space Grant as we can sponsor up to 20 attendees. Contact the NDSGC Coordinator, Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu) for more information. First come, first served.


4.)    Zero Robotics Program

The Zero Robotics program will run from July 12th – July 30th, 2021. This is a free, virtual coding competition for middle school students! Mentor and educator training will take place before the competition. Find more information about the trainings here. If you are interested in guiding a team, please sign up for the May 26th, 2021 informational meeting here.

5.)    Space Teams

Astronauts 12 years and older can be part of a virtual competition challenging students to conduct a human space exploration mission. Missions will begin June 14th and run through August 28th. Please find additional information here. Registration fees are $279 per child.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Tori McIntosh

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The North Dakota Science Teachers Association is a group of interdisciplinary science educators. Our membership is open to K-12 classroom teachers, university faculty, informal educators, concerned citizens, and business personnel.

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"Science is part of everyone’s natural curiosity and encompasses all aspects of our lives.  It has had an impact on human history and promises to have an influence on the future.  The NDSTA seeks to:  inspire, promote and support excellence in science education and learning.  We will therefore, voice the continued need for quality science education in the state of North Dakota."

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