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June 2017

FREE ECLIPSE 2017 VIEWING KITS

- Registration Now Open -
August 21st, 2017, Georgia will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1970, with the next not occurring until 2045. The Georgia Space Grant Consortium will be providing kits for the 2017 Solar Eclipse that include include viewing glasses and educational materials free of charge. Educators, students, and others are all welcome to request kits, and please spread the word to any others who may be interested!
Please register for these kits at https://goo.gl/8etCFL.
 

Affiliate Highlight: Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University just completed another successful year of it's Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Academy (MSEA). The 2016 MSEA class served 27 students from Georgia Alaska, Louisiana Washington, and Oregon.  MSEA is part of  the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP) of Fort Valley State University. The objective of CDEP’s MSEA program is to provide a continuous pipeline for minority and female students from 9th grade through the PhD majoring in STEM disciplines. CDEP has a tradition of recruiting exceptionally talented scholars for careers in the energy industry. We are proud to acknowledge that since 1997, FVSU-CDEP and its collaborating universities have graduated 93 engineers, 33 geo-scientists, and eight health physicists.

More information on CDEP at FVSU can be found here.

Pre-K -12th Grade STEM Workshop (September)

On September 23, 2017 The Museum of Aviation will be hosting a workshop from 9am-12pm. There is a small registration fee to participate.

Imaginarium: Pre K – 2nd Grades
Imaginarium is a place devoted to imagination!  Using problem solving skills, students will be challenged to design & create.
Sept. 23 9:00 am – 12 noon
$35 each
“FUN”damentals of Computer Hardware: 3rd – 5th Grades
Using real computers & hardware, discover how a computer works through hands-on building and tinkering.   Students will build a working computer.
Sept. 23 9:00 am – 12 noon
$35 each
Basic Mission Quest Flight Simulation Lab: 6th – 12th Grades
Work and communicate with your crew to plan and fly a basic mission in the Mission Quest Flight Simulation lab.
Sept. 23 9:00 am – 12 noon
$35 each

For more information or to register please visit their website.

 Live and web lectures: The von Kármán Lecture Series 2017

Five Years of Exploring Gale Crater with the Curiosity Mars Rover

July 13 & 14, 2017

Nearly five years after its celebrated arrival at Mars, the Curiosity rover continues to reveal Mars as a once-habitable planet. Early in the planet’s history, generations of streams and lakes created the landforms that Curiosity explores today. The rover currently is climbing through the foothills of Mount Sharp, a 3-mile-high mountain formed from sediment brought in by water and wind. This talk will cover the latest findings from the mission, the challenges of exploration with an aging robot, and what lies ahead.

For more information and registration click here.
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