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Women Working on Mars: What Do Engineers Do?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

In honor of "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," February 23, 2006, the Mars Public Engagement program and NASA's Robotics Alliance Project are hosting a webcast for young people interested in robotics and engineering;10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time .

Do you know what engineers do? Ever wonder about all the different kinds of engineering? Learn more by tuning in to the Women Working on Mars webcast!

Students will see and hear from a diverse group of women engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The 40-minute production will highlight aninside look at what they thought! about engineering when they were young and what they do now as professional engineers. A live audience and e-mail link will provide many questions for the panelists - you can even email in your own questions and have them answered during the show.

Following the shows, log on to our live web chat and ask your questions directly of women engineers working at NASA!

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Wanted: Teachers to Evaluate New NASA Education Product

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

NASA Smart Skies solicits teachers to classroom test LineUp With Math, its newest standards-based math and science instructional activity. Math and science teachers representing grades 5-9 are invited to evaluate the web-based and print-based materials during March and April 2006.

LineUp With Math enables students to explore and resolve distance-rate-time conflicts in realistic air traffic control problems using decision-making and proportional reasoning skills. Students use a web-based interactive simulator that represents an air traffic controller's screen. Acting as controllers, students are challenged to "line up" planes safely, with proper spacing, at a given intersection of jet routes. Accompanying work books and classroom activities provide the underlying mathematics and strategies to enable students to optimize their solutions.

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Subject: NASA Mission Educator Fellowship Opportunity

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Announcement of Opportunity to become a MESSENGER Educator Fellow: MESSENGER is a NASA Discovery mission that was launched in 2004 and will reach Mercury in 2011. We are recruiting 30 practicing teachers or teacher trainers to become the next cadre of MESSENGER Educator Fellows. These Fellowshelp bring the excitement of this challenging mission to classrooms nationwide by training teachers on the Solar System-focused education materials written in support of the mission. The Fellowship includes an all-expense paid five-day training workshop in Washington, DC, in June 2006.

We would like to request you to please pass on this Announcement of Opportunity to appropriate candidates in your organization, as well as any other interested parties of which you might be aware. This is a national Announcement of Opportunity, and we wish the word to reach as wide an audience as possible to help make the candidate pool, and, therefore, the next cadre of Fellows, as strong as possible. Applications are due March 31, 2006.

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