AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 135. How to Write Winning E/PO Proposals for NASA Space Science Research Awards
Special, Thursday, January 9, 2003, 2:00-3:30pm, 608-609

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[135.01] How to Write Winning E/PO Proposals for NASA Space Science Research Awards

C. A. Morrow (Space Science Institute), E. D. Miner (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), L. Mayo (Raytheon ITSS)

More and more, space scientists are being encouraged and often required to participate in education and public outreach (E/PO) activities as part of an effort to help build a more scientifically literate public. Yet most space scientists have only vague ideas of how to get started in such efforts or how to make such efforts productive, personally satisfying, and wide-ranging. Some must even face colleagues and supervisors who feel that such efforts are demeaning to scientists and sometimes belittle those efforts or even openly oppose them.

In an effort to promote participation by space scientists (particularly, but not limited to, those funded by NASA grants) in a wide range of E/PO activities, NASA's Office of Space Science created an E/PO Support Network, now in its sixth year of operation. This session will briefly address the cost-free services available through the NASA Support Network and describe E/PO funding opportunities available to space scientists and their E/PO partners.

Following a brief introduction by Dr. Jeffrey Rosendhal of NASA's Office of Space Science and some remarks by Dr. Paul Knappenberger, who heads an evaluation task group, there will be open discussion of problems and roadblocks associated with active involvement in E/PO. Participation will be of interest to those not presently involved in successful E/PO efforts as well as to those whose efforts have been satisfying and productive. Finally, three space scientists who have been involved in successful E/PO efforts will describe those efforts and lessons learned.

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