National Academies Urge Improvements to Graduate Education
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that graduate programs in the sciences need to put more emphasis on teaching and mentoring.
STEM Volunteer Program Seeks DC Metro Area Scientists
The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals to assist K-12 teachers in the DC metro area during the 2018-19 school year.
AAS Graduate Education Task Force Seeks Your Input
The AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Astronomy Education is holding a Special Session at the 232nd AAS meeting in Denver on 4 June and looks forward to hearing your ideas.
A Survey on Careers in Astronomy
Please help a high-school student in Illinois by taking his survey to investigate people's interests in pursuing careers in astronomy. Deadline: Friday, 2 March.
Astronomy & Physics Enrollment & Degree Data as of 2016
The number of astronomy and physics bachelor’s degrees and the number of astronomy PhDs awarded to the class of 2016 represent all-time highs.
Mini-Grants Available for Education & Professional Development
Proposals are invited from US-based AAS members for small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Deadline: 18 June.
EnCorps Teaching Fellowship for STEM Professionals
The nonprofit EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is recruiting professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math into new careers in education. Application deadline: 15 May.
Sign Up for Virtual Volunteering with K-12 Classrooms
Are you interested in an easy way to inspire the next generation of astronomers? Volunteer through Nepris to engage with K-12 classrooms virtually.
A Session on Education & Outreach for the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Join us at the 229th AAS meeting in Texas to learn what others are doing in anticipation of next August's coast-to-coast solar eclipse and to share information about your own plans with your peers.
The AAS Education Task Force Needs Your Help
The AAS Education Task Force asks you to participate in a short survey about the education, outreach, and/or mentoring activities in which you are involved. Both AAS members and nonmembers are welcome to participate.