First 2 Network is offering a virtual, summer STEM Camp!
This camp is for rising college freshmen in STEM majors.
It will be completely virtual for 5 weeks, meeting once a week for 2 hours, to work with students on math, chemistry, and study skills. In addition, it will connect these students with faculty from WVU, Fairmont State, and Glenville State, as well as fellow students from across the state. The flyer is attached below with a link to apply.
Our 2022 NC Space Symposium is taking place April 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. (eastern) on Zoom, and I invite you and your students/colleagues to participate! The theme of the 2022 NC Space Symposium is “Where the Artemis Generation gathers together to build for the future,” and will feature presentations from a NASA official, space industry professionals, student lightning talks, and a career panel:
The keynote talk will be presented byElizabeth DiGiovannifrom NASA Langley Research Center, where she serves as senior advisor for the future of work.
The Research and Technology Applications session will feature presentations by NCSG alumni now working at Virgin Orbit, Smithsonian/Harvard Institute of Astrophysics, and NASA Goddard.
The lightning talk session will feature students from the 2021-2022 funding cohort who represent a variety of discipline areas from six universities.
Career panelists include representatives from Space Tango, NASA Ames, NASA Glenn, US Space Force, Sierra Space, and the NC Museums of Natural Sciences Astrophysics Lab. Panelists will discuss their educational pathway to a STEM career.
Guests will have a chance to ask their questions during Q&A at the end of each session, so don’t miss this opportunity to network across a wide variety of STEM fields.
A Call for 2022 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP)
NASA John Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications from full-time, qualified STEM faculty in accredited US colleges and universities, for the summer 2022 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP), tenured at GRC. The ten-week Fellowship will begin on Monday, June 6, and conclude on Friday, August 12, 2022. The opportunity is open to US citizens. Faculty at Majority- and Minority-Serving Institutions, including women, under-represented and underserved faculty members, as well as, early career faculty are encouraged to apply.
The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in summer 2022 to apply for participation in the 14th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2022). Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will fly onboard a NASA research aircraft and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and aerosols and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected.
Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel.
The eight-week program begins June 12, 2022 and concludes August 5, 2022.
Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data/laboratory analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.
SARP participants will receive a stipend, a travel allowance, and free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program in California.
The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium provides fellowships for undergraduate students who desire a career in STEM and are interested in working on a research project that is related to a NASA mission directorate under the supervision of a faculty member. This is an opportunity for students to become engaged in NASA’s future and become a NASA Space Grant Scholar. Students are encouraged to submit research proposals that are STEM-related and help support NASA in reaching greater heights.
Deadline to apply: Oct. 4, 2021
Application instructions and guidelines can be found here
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites scientists to participate in the Semester 2022A Call for Proposals for the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), High Sensitivity Array (HSA), and Global 3mm VLBI Array (GMVA).
The submission deadline for Semester 2022A proposals is Monday, 2 August 2021, at 17:00 EDT (21:00 UTC).
We would like to highlight that NRAO is continuing to offer staff assistance with VLBA observation setup and data reduction for new and novice VLBA users. For more information see the VLBA, HSA and GMVA Proposal Guide.
Proposal preparation and submission are handled via the NRAO Proposal Submission Tool (PST) available at NRAO Interactive Services. Proposers who need assistance with proposal preparation or have questions regarding the Call for Proposals or NRAO telescope capabilities should contact Observatory staff via the NRAO Helpdesk. Note that using these tools (both the PST and the Helpdesk) requires registration.
The NASA WV Space Grant Consortium and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV would like to announce student opportunities for summer internships.
If you are a student in a STEM-related field of study or Elementary Education who is eager for new experiences that will add to your personal and professional development, then this internship is perfect for you!
The NASA IV&V ERC in Fairmont, WV is seeking candidates for a 10-week college summer internship starting May 17th and running until July 30th (excluding the week of July 5-9th), 2021. Candidates must be 18 years or older and enrolled full-time in an Academic Institutions within our Consortium (https://www.wvspacegrant.org/about/affiliates/). Preference is given to candidates with experience in one or more educational robotics platforms (LEGO® WeDo or EV3, VEX IQ or EDR), Scratch coding, and working with youth ages 6-14. Depending on the state of the COVID-19 official guidelines, this position may be on-site in Fairmont, WV with travel to various summer camp locations across WV, or the camps may be offered entirely online allowing the intern to work from home. Mileage, meals, and lodging are provided for any off-site camps. If all camps are virtual, reliable high-speed Internet is required. Interns should expect to work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm teaching robotics, coding, and leading activities with students. Training is provided starting June 1, with camps beginning June 7th and ending August 7th. Salary is $6,000 for the 10 weeks and paid by the WV Space Grant Consortium. Applicants should submit a cover letter (via email) stating their interest in the position and a resume to Todd.Ensign@FairmontState.edu or Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu. Official transcripts are not required, but proof of full-time enrollment may be requested.
Questions can be directed to:
Todd Ensign, Ed.D.Faculty
Fairmont State University
Program Manager, NASA IV&V Education Resource Center
Are you working on an innovative, significant technology with commercial potential? Are you interested in applying for an SBIR or STTR research grant offered through 11 federal agencies?
Join us online on April 1, 2021 to learn more about the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are a source of non-dilutive, early-stage funding for small businesses and researchers. In this bootcamp, you will learn:
What is involved in developing a concept
How to identify the right funding opportunities
Tips for preparing to write an SBIR-STTR grant
What it takes to be competitive and savvy in developing an application
How to navigate the registration process
If you attended an SBIR-STTR bootcamp before, you are welcome to come again. With SBIR-STTR, there is a lot of information to learn!
Given restrictions on gatherings and meetings, now may be a good time to explore funding programs like SBIR-STTR to help develop new technologies in order to have them ready to go to market as the economy continues to recover.
This event is hosted by TechConnectWV in partnership with the WV Small Business Development Center as part of the “Bridging the Ecosystem in Science & Technology in West Virginia” (BEST in WV).
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Anne Barth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.