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NASA Aeronautics Scholarship

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.  ARMD is undertaking a scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

NASA Scholarship Funding

The NASA Office of Education (OE) is accepting applications for NASA Scholars. The NASA Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines, thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing.

NASA MUREP Scholarship Funding

The NASA Office of Education is accepting applications for MUREP Scholars. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive scholarship opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines and students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing. Underserved and underrepresented STEM groups include but are not limited to women, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with military service.

Celebrate World Space Week 2014

Audience: All Educators
Event Date: Oct. 4-10, 2014
Imagine an entire week of space-themed activities to enhance learning. Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, 2014.

World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, with over 1,400 events in more than 80 countries held during the week of Oct. 4-10.

In 2014, World Space Week encourages the use global navigation satellite systems space-themed activities.

Concept Paper Solicitation: ISS Post-Grad Innovation Awards in Space Life and Physical Science Research

Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Concept Paper Due: July 10, 2014
NASA's Space Life and Physical Sciences Office and the International Space Station Program Office are seeking hypothesis-driven research concept papers that use the International Space Station as a microgravity platform in the space life and physical sciences disciplines.

Call for Abstracts: 30th American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Conference

Audience: Full-time Graduate Students
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014
A call for abstracts has been released for the 30th annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, or ASGSR, conference and the 28th Symposium on Gravity-Related Phenomena in Space Exploration. The meeting will take place Oct. 23-26, 2014, at The Westin Pasadena in California.

2015 eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge

Audience: Higher Education Educators and Students
Proposal Due Date: April 30, 2014
In a continuing effort to engage and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and provide a real-world challenge, exposing students to the engineering and design processes, the Advanced Exploration Systems Habitation Systems Deep Space Habitat Project team has begun accepting applications for the 2015 eXploration Habitat, or X-Hab Challenge.

2014-15 NASA LEARN Opportunity

Audience: 6-12 Educators
Application Deadline: April 21, 2014
The Long-term Engagement in Authentic Research at NASA, or LEARN, Project is seeking educators for an innovative program that provides onsite research and training opportunities with NASA scientists in the summer and guided research projects that continue throughout the school year. Participants conduct their own research with help of a team of NASA scientists and share and integrate these projects into the classroom.

Spring 2014 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

Audience: 5-12 Students
Entry Deadline: April 17, 2014
The Cassini Scientist for a Day contest challenges students to become NASA scientists studying Saturn. Participants examine three possible observations taken by Cassini and choose the one they think will yield the best scientific results. This year's targets are Saturn's F Ring, Saturn's largest moon Titan and Saturn itself. After researching the three options, students write an essay under 500 words explaining their choice.

"Ask NICE" Online Professional Development Series

Audience: K-12 Educators
Next Event Date: April 17, 2014, at 4 p.m. EDT
Join the NASA Innovations in Climate Education, or NICE, team for the final webinar of the 2013-14 school year in their series of Google Plus Hangout professional development sessions. Extended workshops will be held over the summer with those who have participated in the series. A new series of online Ask NICE sessions will begin in the fall.

This month's webinar topic is:

NASA Exploration Design Challenge

Audience: K-12 Educators and Students
Virtual Crew Registration Deadline: June 30, 2014

2014 NASA Unmanned Aerial Systems Challenge

Audience: Higher Education Students and Faculty
Entry Deadline: May 2, 2014
NASA invites college teams to take part in the 2014 NASA Aeronautics Mission Directorate's Unmanned Aerial Systems Challenge. Students are invited to propose a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial system to track hurricanes. Design assessment will be based on projected effectiveness, cost, innovation and ease of use and operation inside the National Air Space.