Lights, Camera, Explore!

Do you have a science topic you love?  Do you want to share it with other students?  Did you ever want to be a STEM movie star? This is your chance!

Lights, Camera, Explore is a competition where the students become the teachers! Just make a video of yourself explaining a science concept and doing a cool activity or demo related to that concept, and submit it to us.  We’ll post everyone’s videos to a central page so students can learn from each other, and select a top video each month as our monthly feature!

The Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC) is hosting a summer long video competition for elementary, middle, and high school students. This video competition aims to get Georgia Students to explore science through at home science experiments and explaining the science behind them to their peers. Any and all Georgia K-12 students are engaged to submit an entry. There will be monthly winners announced, for each age group (Elementary, Middle and High School). Each winner will be awarded a GSGC Lights, Camera, Explore Certificate and a STEM Prize Pack. 

The first winner, for the month of May, is Jazmin H. You can view her winning entry on the GSGC Youtube channel. 

For contest rules and entry please visit the Lights, Camera, Explore webpage.

Mercer University: Covid-19 community relief

GSGC Affiliate institution Mercer University's Machine Intelligence Robotics Laboratory have been working along with  Mercer's College of Engineering and NASA to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in part with their GSGC funded project during the recent outbreak of COVID -19.  

Faculty members,Dr. Anthony Choi (Mercer), Dr. Joanna Thomas (Mercer), Dr. Sinjae Hynn (Mercer) and Dr. Dave Miller (Pittsburg State University), are working along side students, Jacob Sokolove, Colin Petherbridge, Brandon Matthews, Sagar Patel, Olivia Kight, Gunghee Lee, and Sarah Spalding to develop reusable surgical masks to distribute to healthcare workers. 

Find out more about the process and what Mercer is doing in the community here.

Affiliate Highlight:
Agnes Scott College

Chris De Pree (Agnes Scott College, GSGC Affiliate) has developed a set of three outreach posters - highlighting radio interferometric observations of massive star formation - to be shared with high school teachers. The materials are part of his currently funded NSF-AST RUI Program, "Dynamic Ultra-Compact Ionized Gas regions in the Star-Forming Region W49A: Continuing the Search for Flickering Sources". A number of Agnes Scott College undergraduates have been involved in the fundamental research, including former GSGC NASA Fellows Sara Sloman (ASC '20), Rowen Webb-Forgus (ASC '19) and Theresa Melo (ASC '19). De Pree is currently working with GSGC to share these posters across the state and regionally. An earlier set of posters was developed in 2016 in conjunction with 6th graders at Renfroe Middle School, targeted for younger students. GSGC Outreach funding has helped De Pree to forge connections with local elementary, middle and high schools.

Scaleable, Printable PDFs can be found on the home school resources page on the GSGC website.

Live Events with GSGC

GSGC is proud to introduce a new avenue to reach Georgia communities. GSGC has begun hosting Live Streams as well as posting curated content to the GSGC YouTube channel. GSGC will announce these events via our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. 

There will be live Q&A's with Georgia Tech's Experimental Rocket Group (GTXR) as well as presentations and talks from GSGC Alumni and GSGC fellows from GSGC Affiliate and Partner institutions. GTXR will be hosting a live presentation in June. Discussing their current experimental rocket, Rubber-band Man.

Make sure you are following GSGC on social media and subscribed to the YouTube Channel to be notified of live events and videos as they happen. 

COVID-19 Assistance Provided by
GSGC Affiliates

GSGC is proud of the community response from all of our affiliates and partners. The following universities are just a few to rally to the aid of their surrounding communities and the nation. To find out more by clicking the institution names to find out how each one has been helping in their communities. 

Georgia Sate University
Georgia Tech
University of Georgia
Mercer University

Resource links to check out:

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