Posted tagged ‘Education’

Interested in Attending KAMS?

July 16, 2009

leadershipKAMS is currently recruiting our second class of high school juniors.  If you will be a sophomore, or the equivalent, this fall consider joining Kansas’ premier early-entry-to-college program for high school juniors and seniors.  Check out the U.S. application for the 2010-2011 academic year, due February 1, 2010.  You can find it on the KAMS website.

If you are not from the U.S., check out the International Student application for the 2010-2011 academic year due March 1, 2010.  You can find it on the KAMS website.

Deadline for INSPIRE Coming Soon!

June 25, 2009
Saturn's rings cast a dramatic shadow.  Image taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 30, 2008.  Image credit:  NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn's rings cast a dramatic shadow. Image taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 30, 2008. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE, is a multi-tiered, year-round program for students in grades 9-12 and their parents or legal guardians. Applications are due June 30, 2009.

INSPIRE provides grade-appropriate, NASA-related resources and experiences to encourage and reinforce students’ aspirations to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education and careers. The project also offers resources and information for parents to help them better champion their student’s goals. INSPIRE provides participants a rich online community, as well as opportunities to compete to participate in NASA/STEM experiences.

INSPIRE participants will be matched to one of the 10 NASA facilities, based on the participant’s place of residence and the NASA facility’s Area of Service.

For more information about this opportunity, visit NASA.

Are You an International Student Thinking of Joining KAMS’ 2nd Class?

June 23, 2009

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Will you be the equivalent of a US high school sophomore this fall?  Would you like to join Kansas’ premier early-entry-to-college program for high school juniors and seniors?  Check out the International Student application for the 2010-2011 academic year due March 1, 2010.  You can find it on the KAMS website.

INSPIRE Your High School Student!

June 1, 2009
Atlantis captured this still image of the Hubble Space Telescope as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation on May 19, 2009.  Image credit:  NASA

Atlantis captured this still image of the Hubble Space Telescope as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation on May 19, 2009. Image credit: NASA

NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE, is a multi-tiered, year-round program for students in grades 9-12 and their parents or legal guardians. Applications are due June 30, 2009.

INSPIRE provides grade-appropriate, NASA-related resources and experiences to encourage and reinforce students’ aspirations to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education and careers. The project also offers resources and information for parents to help them better champion their student’s goals. INSPIRE provides participants a rich online community, as well as opportunities to compete to participate in NASA/STEM experiences.
 
INSPIRE participants will be matched to one of the 10 NASA facilities, based on the participant’s place of residence and the NASA facility’s Area of Service.
 
For more information about this opportunity, visit NASA.

Send Your 9th-12th Grader to INSPIRE!

May 18, 2009
Visible-Light Image of Jupiter  take by the Hubble Space Telescope.  Credit: NASA, ESA, IRTF, and A. Sánchez-Lavega and R. Hueso (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)

Visible-Light Image of Jupiter take by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, IRTF, and A. Sánchez-Lavega and R. Hueso (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)

NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research and Education Experience (INSPIRE) application process for Fall 2009 opened on May 1st and will continue through June 30th. This program encourages the next generation of explorers from the 9th through 12th grade to pursue an education and career in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The centerpiece of INSPIRE is the Online Learning Community (OLC) where students can interact with peers, NASA experts and education specialists. It also provides grade-level educational activities, chats and a discussion board, allowing students and their families to explore the many careers and opportunities at NASA. As a member of the OLC, students may compete for the following years’ summer STEM experiences.

To for more information, click here.  For FAQs about the INSPIRE Program, click here.   To apply to the INSPIRE Program, click here.

Are You a 9th-12th Grader? Apply to NASA’s INSPIRE Program!

May 11, 2009
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Saturn from 1996 to 2000. Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research and Education Experience (INSPIRE) application process for Fall 2009 opened on May 1st and will continue through June 30th. This program encourages the next generation of explorers from the 9th through 12th grade to pursue an education and career in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The centerpiece of INSPIRE is the Online Learning Community (OLC) where students can interact with peers, NASA experts and education specialists. It also provides grade-level educational activities, chats and a discussion board, allowing students and their families to explore the many careers and opportunities at NASA. As a member of the OLC, students may compete for the following years’ summer STEM experiences.

To for more information, click here.  For FAQs about the INSPIRE Program, click here.   To apply to the INSPIRE Program, click here.

KAMS & the FY2010 Budget

February 27, 2009

emailAlthough KAMS is currently included in proposals for Kansas’ FY2010 budget, we need your support once again to ensure that KAMS stays in the budget.

All it takes is writing, emailing, or calling your state senator and state representative to express your support for KAMS and ask for theirs too!  We have several letters for you to pick from, if you’re not sure how to express your support.  Those letters are available here under the Subpage Heading on the right. 

If you don’t know who your state senator or representative is you can look it up here and this webpage will direct you to their name, office number, phone number, and email address. 

If you also would like to express your support of KAMS to Governor Sebelius, you may email her via the state of Kansas website here.  You may also access the Governor’s address and phone number here.