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Education Tag Definition: Relates to the overall Education Program and the AEB. Items are only tagged Education if they do not fall in the categories for Schooling, Teaching, Employment and Public Outreach. AER and SPARK are usually tagged as Teaching.

AAS Issues Statement on Proposed Elimination of NASA Science Education & Public Outreach Programs

The AAS has issued a statement addressing the potential elimination of the EPO activities in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, as called for in President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. The statement says that the suggested cuts “would dismantle some of the nation’s most inspiring and successful STEM education assets.”

International Research Experience for US Graduate Students (IRES)

This program is administered by the National Solar Observatory (NSO), sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), and is open to US graduate students in any discipline of astronomy or astrophysics who are US citizens or permanent residents, age 21 years or older, and have a passport.  The main goal of the program is to expose potential researchers to an international setting at an early stage in their careers.  The program will take place in Bangalore, India, under the auspices of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), a

*NEW* Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop for Early-Career AAS Members: Resources and Techniques for Effective Outreach to Students and the Public

5-6 January 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST

The newly established AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program is designed to support early-career AAS members with training in resources and techniques for effective outreach to students and/or the public. The first Astronomy Ambassadors workshop will be held on 5-6 January 2013 in conjunction with the 221st AAS meeting in Long Beach, California.

 

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