South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
Last updated on April 8, 2013
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· Dan Swets Robotics Materials Award - 2013 winners now posted! This $5,000 - $10,000 award is provided annually to select South Dakota teachers/educators of U.S. citizenship who have taken robotics training through the SDSGC, or who have sustained robotics programs in their classrooms or at their schools.
· Kelly Lane Earth & Space Science Grant - 2013 winners now posted! This $5,000 grant is provided annually by the SD Space Grant Consortium to a select science or math teacher in SD to recognize and support outstanding teachers and innovative educational programs at the pre-college level.
· Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program - A summer 2013 program supported in part by SD Space Grant where Davis-Bahcall Scholars spend one to two weeks digging deep into underground science and engineering at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD plus two to four weeks experiencing the world of modern scientific research at laboratories and universities in the U.S. and abroad (funding permitting). This program is for students who, in the Fall of 2013, will be freshman or sophomores in a South Dakota University or have a home address in South Dakota and who are at least 18 years of age by July 2013. Applications due Jan. 20, 2013. College credit will be offered. Click here for flyer.
· SDSM&T builds robotic submarine to eventually help explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa - SD Public Radio - Dec. 16, 2011
· Asteroid 2005 YU55 passes close to Earth on Nov. 8, 2011. Click here for image of Asteroid 2005 YU55 captured by Badlands Observatory.
· NASA Astronaut Job Announcement - In early November 2011, NASA will seek applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates (the astronaut candidate class of 2013).
· Video of July 7, 2011 SD Public TV Science Cafe presentation on Space Exploration and Final Shuttle Mission by SDSGC's Tom Durkin - This event, hosted by SD Public Broadcasting was presented as part of the three-day "Neutrino Day" events in Lead, SD.
· Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Camp: Held at SDSU for high school students who want to find out first hand about aerospace, aviation, and related careers.
· SDSU-Flandreau Indian School (FIS) Success Academy (where all students are "honored" students) - An early and intensive college preparatory program for Native American high school students.
· American Museum of Natural History Division of Physical Sciences "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" in Astrophysics and Earth and Planetary Science - Potential research projects in mineralogy, volcanology, experimental petrology, geochemistry, petrology, meteoritics, astronomy, and astrophysics. Click here for More information. Click here for Application and Instructions.
Happy 50th Anniversary NASA! Take an Interactive Tour of NASA's First 50 Years in this multimedia experience that takes you on an interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration. Combining current and historic video with state-of-the-art computer animation, this virtual exhibit features pavilions that host each decade of NASA's challenges and achievements. Your host is an animated robot named Automa, who guides you through your journey. Also assisting throughout the tour are important historic and cultural figures of the past 50 years of aerospace history, including astronauts, presidents, astronomers and other popular icons associated with NASA's history. (This site is best viewed over a broadband Internet connection).
· The Moon: Back to the Future (University Student Art Contest) - NASA invites college students from the arts, including industrial design, architecture, computer design, and the fine arts, to submit their work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon.
· Youth Engineering Adventure (YEA) - YEA is a week-long, on-campus program (at SDSM&T and SDSU) for high school students interested in math and science.
· NASA Science - NASA's Science Mission Directorate has launched this new Web site that provides enhanced and engaging information about NASA's vast scope of scientific endeavors and achievements.
· NASA Education Associates Program - offers college and university students and faculty the opportunity to experience science and technology in the unique environment of NASA. It will be a hands-on experience at a NASA center working with NASA scientists, engineers and program managers on a NASA project.
· Powers of 10 - View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude and enter then enter the microscopic world!
· Stardust Mission - NASA's amazing mission to capture comet dust and return it to Earth!
· South Dakota "Science on the Move" - Two mobile science trucks will be available to schools, along with instructors, to present a variety of science lessons to students. The goal of Science on the Move is to bring Science and technology to the students as an extension of their regular classroom.
· Science Fair Projects for all Students! - Hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology!
· Earth & Sky Radio Series - Discussion of popular science subjects that affect our everyday lives.
· "Create the Future" Design Contest - Engineering students can help create the future by entering the first-ever Emhart Design Contest, featuring a top prize of $20,000 or a high-tech automobile. See Contest Movie.
· Marsoweb - an interactive Web site developed by NASA helps scientists select suitable landing sites for future missions to Mars.
· Sioux Empire Astronomy Club - The Sioux Empire Astronomy Club located in Sioux Falls, SD is a group interested in astronomy and teaching elementary students the basics of astronomy.
· TerraFly - Virtually "fly" over the entire U.S. Enter your zip code or street address and find your home!
· "Solar Events" Homepage - The "Sun-Earth Connection" Education Forum.
· Earth from Space - Excellent Earth Photos taken by astronauts aboard NASA Space Shuttle. Over 315,000 images!
· EarthKAM - a NASA sponsored program that provides stunning, high quality photographs of our planet taken from the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.
· Nighttime Satellite Image of Earth - Showing that dark skies are a vanishing natural resource in developed countries.
· MISR at Atmospheric Sciences Data Center, NASA Langley Research Center - MISR (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer) is part of NASA's Terra spacecraft, launched into sun-synchronous polar orbit on December 18, 1999. MISR measurements are designed to improve our understanding of the Earth's environment and climate. Viewing the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles, MISR provides radiometrically and geometrically calibrated images in four spectral bands at every angle. New algorithms for the retrieval of atmospheric aerosol, cloud, and surface geophysical properties have been implemented to capitalize on this unique observational capability.
· Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Books, posters, classroom aides, gifts, globes, slides, videotapes, software, etc.
· SPACEDAILY - Your Portal to Space
· SpaceWeather.com - Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment