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Ms. Kate Chang 4/10/2017 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, BOPPS, STO-2, Spoke about APL''s space and high-altitude balloon missions and about my career as a systems engineer. Answered students'' questions and encouraged them to pursue STEM careers. Holland Hall Middle School
Ms. Kate Chang 4/10/2017 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, BOPPS, STO-2, Spoke to middle school science club about APL space and high-altitude balloon missions. Also told them about my career path and encouraged them to follow STEM careers. Answered students'' excellent questions too. Carver Middle School
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 3/31/2017 New Horizons, This interactive display featured the New Horizons mission. Teachers received information related to spectroscopes on the New Horizons spacecraft and their use in the exploration of planet Pluto. The activity shared was "Make a CD Spectroscope" and teachers received Pluto lithos, DVDs, bookmarks, and mission stickers. Teachers also examined the new Pluto Globe and the MISSION TO PLUTO BOOK authored by Mary Kay Carson with photographs by Tom Uhlman. Los Angeles Convention Center
Dr. George Hospodarsky 3/16/2017 Van Allen Probes, Cassini,Galileo,Voyager,Marsis,Juno,JUICE,Europa, Dr. George Hospodarsky gave a presentation at the Iowa Valley''s Family Reading Night Program at the Iowa Valley Elementary School in Marengo, IA. on March 16, 2017. The group of about 200 parents & their children learned about the History of University of Iowa Space Physics, Professor Van Allen as well as the Cassini, Galileo, Voyager, Mars Express & Juno missions. In addition, George presented information about the upcoming JUICE & Europa missions.Q&A followed, with handouts of bookmarks, stickers, and Eclipse glasses. Iowa Valley Elementary School
Dr. Joseph Westlake 3/16/2017 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Europa, I gave a general description of my job and what space research is all about to a group of kindergartners and a group of 4th graders. Bollman Bridge Elementary School
Dr. Ian Cohen 3/9/2017 New Horizons, STEREO, MMS, Science of the sun, what APL does, planetary exploration, what is space physics, how the aurora works Rolling Terrace Elementary School
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 2/16/2017 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, This interactive display featured NASA missions and educational materials. Missions highlighted were New Horizons, STEREO, and MESSENGER. Teachers received an array of products to use in their classrooms including lithographs, posters, fact sheets, DVDS, and bookmarks. Kealakehe High School
Mr. Stewart Bushman 2/15/2017 New Horizons, Manned a table at STEM night. Parents/teachers/students came over in small groups, and I discussed New Horizons'' mission, timeline, discoveries, and propulsion system. I also had a cold gas propulsion system demonstration that wasn''t mission-specific. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mr. Thomas Milnes 2/12/2017 CRISM, Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Maryland Engineering Challenges Elementary School Paper Plane Challenge Baltimore Museum of Industry
Mr. Jeremiah Finnigan 1/26/2017 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Science Expo where students presented their projects to Scientists and engineers who interacted with the students and asked them about their projects. Distributed mission-related materials to attendees at the event (available for pickup at a table at the event) and chatted with attendees about the various missions. Beall Elementary School
Mr. Ryan Mennecke 1/3/2017 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, General Engineering/Math/Science presentation covering communications, navigation, cyber-security, and space systems. Marley Middle School
Ms. Linda Butler 12/15/2016 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, The mission materials were given to the students as participation prizes in a high school science fair. Every student received some NASA items. Meade High School
Mr. Steven Conard 12/13/2016 New Horizons, New Horizons, New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Science Museum of Virginia
Mr. John Martens 12/8/2016 Van Allen Probes, A Principal Component Analysis of the March 17, 2015 Geomagnetic Storm as observed by the RBSPICE instrument aboard Van Allen Probes Spacecraft A and B University of Kansas
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 12/6/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This interactive display was conducted as part of a Girls Exploring Math and Science event for 314 5th grade girls and their teachers. The girls enjoyed learning about various NASA missions including MESSENGER and NEW HORIZONS. Posters and models highlighting spacecraft components were displayed and explained. Teachers received an education packet including NASA websites, mission lithos, posters, DVDs, and lesson plans. King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel
Mr. Steven Conardc 10/29/2016 New Horizons, New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Roanoke Colledge
Mr. Robert Ekman 10/28/2016 New Horizons, JHU in Montgomery County invited students from two MCPS selected middle schools to go on tours of science labs and visit several hands on exhibits at their facilities. The Rockville Science Center had exhibits on geology and robotics. We distributed APL material on the New Horizons project which brought together the geology on another planet and the use of robotics to understand that geology. JHU in Montgomery County
Dr. George Hospodarsky 10/25/2016 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Galileo, Voyager, George gave a presentation and interview with KGAN news at the Boys and Girls Club to 4 middle school students. His presentation consisted primarily of Juno and the recently release "spooky sounds" news release, however he also spoke about Professor Van Allen and the history of Space Physics at the University of Iowa, Cassini, Galileo, Voyager, and the Van Allen Probes missions. The news segment is scheduled to air on Thursday, October 25, 2016. Polk Neighborhood Community Center
Mr. Jim Stryder 10/18/2016 STEREO, Van Allen Probes, Current Solar Research Craft, Soho, SDO, Solar Week, an online event, supplemented by in the field "hands-on" activities, concerning the Sun/Earth connection. Activities ranged from hands-on (UV-Beads), to direct "Solar" observation, to learn about sunspots, solar flares, etc. This was my 17th year of direct involvement in the program, directed by Karin Hauck, UC-Berkeley Space Sciences Labs, Berkeley, Calif. Silver Ridge Elementary
Dr. Joseph Westlake 10/17/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Europa, I did a Den Meeting on space science with my cub scout den. We toured the spacecraft in the lobby of 200-E100 and talked about things that APL has put into space. We did the spacecraft cut-out models and I showed some videos. JHU/APL
Mr. Raymond Espiritu 9/30/2016 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, OSIRIS-REx, General overview of a career in Aerospace Engineering told via the perspective of an employee at APL. Covered personal experience with several APL projects and answered questions about what it is like to work with the space program. Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 9/30/2016 Van Allen Probes, Juno,Cassini,Cluster,Marsis,Polar,Galileo,Voyager, Dr. Hospodarsky gave a presentation at the West Branch High School to twenty-one 8th graders and their teacher. He shared experiences relating to a space physicist career, as well as discussing Professor Van Allen, space physics at the University of Iowa and the University''''s contributions to missions including Juno, Cassini, Cluster, Van Allen Probes, Mars Express, Polar, Galileo, and Voyager. Following the presentation, Dr. Hospodarsky answered questions, as well as offered the group a variety of materials relating to the recent missions. West Branch High School
Mrs. Alex Eilers 8/31/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a presentation at the Pink Palace Museum to pre-service teachers from the University of Memphis at a teacher in-service on Science methods. At the presentation they received information on the MESSENGER website and the mission. They also received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Pink Palace Museum
Mrs. Alex Eilers 8/30/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a presentation at the Pink Palace Museum to pre-service teachers from the University of Memphis at a teacher in-service on Science methods. At the presentation they received information on the MESSENGER website and the mission. They also received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Pink Palace Museum
Mr. Steven Conard 8/19/2016 New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Myers Park Baptist Church
Ms. Alice Bowman 8/11/2016 New Horizons, 26th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference. University of Wisconsin Superior
Ms. Alice Bowman 8/10/2016 New Horizons, http://www.wpr.org/uw-superior-encourages-girls-pursue-stem-careers-through-space-camp Wisconsin Public Radio - Superior
Ms. Alice Bowman 8/9/2016 New Horizons, http://www.wpr.org/pluto-mission-manager-talks-pluto-fly-space-exploration Wisconsin Public Radio Interview
Mrs. Alex Eilers 8/2/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a presentation at Pink Palace Museum to teachers at the Goodlett Elementary teacher in-service. At the presentation they received information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission. They also received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Postcard Mosaic was demoed at the presentation. Pink Palace Museum
Mrs. Alex Eilers 8/2/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a presentation at Pink Palace Museum to teachers at the Goodlett Elementary teacher in-service. At the presentation they received information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission. They also received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Postcard Mosaic was demoed at the presentation. Pink Palace Museum
Mrs. Alex Eilers 8/2/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a presentation at Pink Palace Museum to teachers at the Goodlett Elementary teacher in-service. At the presentation they received information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission. They also received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Postcard Mosaic was demoed at the presentation. Pink Palace Museum
Mrs. Alex Eilers 8/2/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a presentation at Pink Palace Museum to teachers at the Goodlett Elementary teacher in-service. At the presentation they received information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission. They also received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Postcard Mosaic was demoed at the presentation. Pink Palace Museum
Mr. SKIP BIRD 7/30/2016 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, LADDIE, LRO,SDO,CHANDRA, MMR, AND MORE, WHERE DO I PUT THE PICS???? CLEAR OFF AND ON DURING THE DAY, BUT CLEARED UP NICELY FOR THE EVENING. LOOKED AT JUPITER, MOON, MARS, SATURN. LOTS OF KIDS. STARS IN THE DAYTIME, PLANETS, CORN DOGS AND ICE CREAM AT NIGHT. FOUND JUPITER 7 PM AND WATCHED IT UNTIL IT WENT DOWN AND FOUND MARS BEFORE YOU COULD SEE IT NAKED EYE. GOT A GROUP OF 15 PEOPLE AND HAD TO GO BACK AND FORTH FROM MARS TO SATURN TO M13 AND ALBIREO BECAUSE THEY KEPT WANTING TO LOOK AGAIN. CARROLL COUNTY 4H FAIR
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Dr. Carey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival - KIdscape Section
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Dr. Carey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival - KIdscape Section
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Casey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival-Kidscape Area
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Dr. Carey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival - KIdscape Section
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Casey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival-Kidscape Area
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Casey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival-Kidscape Area
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Casey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival-Kidscape Area
Mr. Michael Buckley 7/16/2016 Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, APL provided content for the "Kidscape Academy" tent during the second day of the 2016 Artscape festival in Baltimore. This included a cleansuit/spacecraft engineering demo from Madeline Kirk and a comet-making science demo from Casey Lisse. In between demonstrations we played videos on APL space history and New Horizons, and throughout the afternoon handed out materials and engaged folks in discussions. The audience was varied -- literally thousands of people attend the festival -- and each demonstration had about 20-30 stop and watch. Artscape Festival-Kidscape Area
Dr. George Hospodarsky 7/2/2016 Van Allen Probes, Juno,Cassini,Cluster,Marsis,Polar,Galileo,Voyager, Dr. George Hospodarsky provided a tour of the Van Allen labs & building. He discussed Professor Van Allen, space physics at the University of Iowa and the University''s contributions to missions including Juno, Cassini, Cluster, Van Allen Probes, Mars Express, Polar, Galileo, and Voyager. Following the tour, Dr. Hospodarsky answered questions, as well as offered the group a variety of materials relating to the recent missions. Van Allen Hall, University of Iowa
Mr. Connor Tinker 6/18/2016 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, A collaboration between Maker Media, NationOfMakers.org, and the University of the District of Columbia, the National Maker Faire brings together makers, inventors, and tinkerers of all ages. On June 18-19, 2016, makers from across the United States will convene in Washington, DC, at the Second Annual National Maker Faire. Kicking off the “Week of Making” (June 17-23) National Maker Faire gives curious, inventive people a place to share what they love to make. Attendees at this free, family-friendly event will have the opportunity to interact with such technologies as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, electronics, and 3D printers as well as STEM projects National Maker Faire: University of DC
Mr. Juan Felipe Ruiz 6/14/2016 Solar Probe Plus, Engineering overview of SPP for third grade class. Skype Presentation
Dr. Carey Lisse 6/10/2016 New Horizons, Yearly Outdoor Festival Organized by Hofstra University, open to the public. Includes presentations from NASA, NSF, STScI, LPI, AURA, GSFC. I presented facts about comets and solar system formation and Pluto, while making simulated comets out of dry ice + water + dirt + window cleaner + chocolate sauce. The attendance was non-stop, and I received numerous good questions and comments from all ages. I could have easily given away hundreds more New Horizons fact sheets, posters, & lithographs. National Capitol Mall
Mrs. Laura Cosentino 6/6/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Career Day at Clemens Crossing Elementary School. Provided a presentation on why my STEM Career Rocks, various APL projects, including space related. Provided demonstration of technologies. Built and raced a hovercraft Clemens Crossing Elementary School
Mr. Steve Conard 6/4/2016 New Horizons, New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Cherry Spring State Park
Dr. Carey Lisse 5/30/2016 New Horizons, Lecture on the latest results from the New Horizons Pluto flyby to a group of science fiction enthusiasts at Balticon 50. I am typically asked every year to present a talk on the latest news from a NASA mission. The audience is a very interesting mix of highly educated laymen, many outside the box thinkers, and a few crazies. The audience was extremely interested in the subject matter and wanted to hear more on the subject afterwards. Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Ms. Alice Bowman 5/27/2016 New Horizons, Alice Bowman, the New Horizons Mission Operations Manager (MOM), will talk about the voyage of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. She’ll speak about this journey through the eyes of the mission operations team and describe some challenges of piloting the small robotic spacecraft through the solar system for nearly a decade – such as planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups. Her team itself was part of history, operating a spacecraft that had to travel longer and farther than any mission ever to reach its main target. Kossiakoff Center
Ms. Alice Bowman 5/26/2016 New Horizons, Alice Bowman, the New Horizons Mission Operations Manager (MOM), will talk about the voyage of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. She’ll speak about this journey through the eyes of the mission operations team and describe some challenges of piloting the small robotic spacecraft through the solar system for nearly a decade – such as planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups. Her team itself was part of history, operating a spacecraft that had to travel longer and farther than any mission ever to reach its main target. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Nancy Chabot 5/23/2016 CRISM, Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Career day talk about STEM fields. Phelps Luck Elementary
Ms. Helen Hart 5/23/2016 CRISM, Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Career Day- STEM careers, STEM careers and what its like to work in a space related career Phelps Luck Elementary
Dr. Patrick Stadter 5/21/2016 CRISM, Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Talk to USAF officers orbital dynamics class about interplanetary missions Peterson Air Force Base
Dr. George Hospodarsky 5/16/2016 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Voyager, I (with Pat Finn) talked to 85 4th graders and 5 teachers at Echo Hill Elementary School, 400 Echo Hill Road, Marion, IA on May 16, 2014. I briefly talked about Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, and Voyager, and how rockets work. We then launched some model rockets for them (and only two ended up on the roof of the school, both Pat''s) George Echo Hill Elementary School
Ms. Alice Bowman 5/10/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. St. Paul''s School for Girls
Mr. Dale Stille 5/5/2016 Van Allen Probes, Kits Included: 45 ea. - Calibrated Spectrometers Magnet on Plexiglas sheet with Iron Filings, plus index cards and refrigerator magnet. Electromagnetic Spectrum Diagram Transverse Electromagnetic Wave Diagram 1 Stack of 8 magnets 1 solar motor and two solar cells 1 set of three – “radio communicator” copper coils 1 RadioShack speaker/amplifier 50 ea. – Rainbow glasses 1 “optical communicator” with battery holder 1 ea. – 5 inch grating with two different size slit masks 6 sheets of tin foil Glow in the Dark sheet with UV keychain lite. 12 Van Allen Probes Stickers 30 Van Allen Probes Bookmarks 10 Van Allen Probes Models/Mobiles 30 Van Allen Probes Posters Van Allen Probes Websites Kirkwood Regional Center
Mrs. Nancy Tashima C. 4/30/2016 New Horizons, This interactive display featuring the New Horizons mission was a component of the annual AstroDay event. An overview of the mission was given highlighting some of the most recent images of Pluto. Teachers and students viewed 3-D photos of Pluto and examined a scale model of the New Horizons spacecraft. All received Mission Fact Sheets, logo stickers, and DVDS. Kuhio Plaza
Mr. Steve Conard 4/30/2016 New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Banneker Planetarium, CCBC
Ms. Staci Tiedeken 4/27/2016 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space present for the preschoolers of Little Angels at 10:15 am in 666 VAN. Demos include scale model of the solar system, impact crater demo, spectra glasses and spectrum tubes, and more. Staci Tiedeken coordinating.  University of Iowa
Mr. John Troll 4/25/2016 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Space Room hosted as part of 2016 Math and Science Night at Hillcrest Elementary. Hillcrest Elementary School
Mr. Wesley Jenkins 4/23/2016 Space Apps Challenge, The event is the International Space Apps Challenge: https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/laurel-md-usa JHUAPL Building 200
Dr. Douglas Patterson 4/23/2016 Van Allen Probes, ACE, RBSPICE in the Classroom: Changing Magnetic Fields and Electric Current, is a hands-on activity illustrating electromagnetic induction. Participants learned about our Sun, effects of space weather on spaceflight and risks to ground-level assets. They learned how Van Allen Probes, specifically RBSPICE, seeks a better understanding of interactions among the Sun, Earth’s magnetic fields, and charged particles in our inner magnetosphere. Participants made ballistic galvanometers and learned how the workings of the galvanometer compare to how a solar storm changes magnetic fields in our inner magnetosphere, accelerating charged particles and inducing the ring current. Fundamental Technologies, LLC
Mr. Steve Conard 4/22/2016 New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Crows Nest Preserve
Ms. Alice Bowman 4/21/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Bishop Ireton H.S.
Mr. Steve Conard 4/17/2016 New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Crows Nest Preserve
Mr. Dale Stille 4/14/2016 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space present for physics week at Apple Tree Children''s Center at 10:30. Breanna Helfrick coordinating. Apple Tree Children''s Center
Dr. Patrick Stadter 4/13/2016 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Talk on New Horizons and other missions for 6th grade science class St. Johns Regional Catholic School
Ms. Alice Bowman 4/12/2016 New Horizons, Tips for STEM Success, The students are studying STEM professions and inspirational women leaders. Ms. Bowman''s ideas about the following would be great: - Describe her career and her field - Explain how she got into the profession and why she likes her job - Describe obstacles she overcame and what kinds of classes/concepts the students should explore if they are interested in the field St. Paul''s School for Girls
Mr. Steve Conard 4/11/2016 New Horizons, New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Fountain Hills Library
Ms. Alice Bowman 4/10/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Rockland Community College
Mrs. Alex Eilers 4/10/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a presentation at Johnson Space Center. At the presentation they received information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission. They also received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Postcards Mosaic was demoed at the presentation. Johnson Space Center
Mrs. Rebecca Sepan 4/9/2016 New Horizons, My presentation was the keynote talk and kickoff for the Ready, Set, STEM event which pairs the 8th grade class at Shiloh Middle School with students at Carroll County Community College for a day of STEM activities. I gave the keynote at last year''s event when we were preparing for the New Horizons Pluto flyby. This year I got to talk about the results we have so far! Afterwards I gave an interview for ABC2 News for a segment that aired on their evening news program. Shiloh Middle School
Mr. Shawn Begley 4/8/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, STEM event. Focus on thermal concepts with IR camera and vacuum bell jar. Also showed high temperature insulation from SPP and space shuttle. Northfield Elementrary School
Ms. Alice Bowman 4/7/2016 New Horizons, The goal is to show what it’s like to be at the controls of the spacecraft in the form of an online PBS children''s story. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/features/pluto/ JHU/APL
Mr. Steve Conard 4/6/2016 New Horizons, New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Lititiz Public Library
Mrs. Nancy Tashima C. 4/1/2016 New Horizons, New Horizons was highlighted at the Share-a-Thon for elementary teachers attending the NSTA in Nashville. Participants were given an overview of the mission and the NH spacecraft instruments. Spectroscopes were featured and teachers learned to make a simple model with their students using a CD ROM. Teachers viewed the spectra of various types of light using the spectroscope models. Mission logo stickers and Fact Sheets were shared with participants. Music Center Convention Center
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/30/2016 New Horizons, The Science Museum of Virginia welcomes Alice Bowman, the Mission Operations Manager – or ‘MOM’ – leading NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its journey to the edge of the solar system. On Wednesday, March 30, Bowman will present Reaching for New Horizons as a special addition to the Museum’s weekly Lunch Break Science program. The Missions Operations Manager from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland will discuss her role in leading the team that made history by ‘flying’ the first spacecraft to Pluto. Virginia Science Museum
Mrs. Alex Eilers 3/29/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Report was submitted to MESSENGER, This was a presentation to University of Memphis youth service students at an in-service at the Pink Palace Museum. At the presentation they participated in the Exploring Planet Sizes activity. They also received information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission, and they received information on the New Horizons website and mission. Teachers also received a CD with the documents for Exploring Ice, Staying Cool, Voyage, Voyage Continues and New Voyage. Pink Palace Museum
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/24/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. University of Virginia
Mr. Francisco Casanova 3/23/2016 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, I presented to Kindergardeners, 3rd and 4th graders. It was career day. I discussed STEM, JHU/APL''s New Horizon''s mission (using an Atlas SLV model and a New Horizon''s spacecraft model). I handed out New Horizons and RBSP literature. I also discussed Air Force Reserves since I am an Air Force Reservist - highlighting that STEM has helped me in both careers. Kenilworth Elementary School
Mrs. Nancy Sills 3/19/2016 New Horizons, SSEP/ MAVEN, We will be traveling through the Solar System looking at missions. Mostly hands-on activities with regards to Mars and Pluto Museum of Aviation , NASA Regional Educator Resource Center
Mr. Edwin Colwell 3/18/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Introduction to space exploration. Description of accomplishments and features of Messenger and New Horizons. Show video of flybys and Mercury orbit insertion. Pass around materials used to manufacture the spacecraft. (heat shield, solar array, etc.) Pep talk about the importance of STEM subjects. Hand out stickers, posters, fact sheets, etc. Glade Elementry School
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/18/2016 New Horizons, Interview by ABC morning show host Genevieve Jacobs. Q&A about New Horizons Mission and how my interest in space was influenced. 2nd interview featured Q&A by Genevieve to myself and my high school classmate, Sara James. Focused on our education at the same high school and University and the different paths we pursued (STEM for me, Journalism for her) Radio Station - ABC morning show - Genevieve Jacobs
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/17/2016 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers the voyage of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing space news and science fiction, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. University of Adelaide, Scott Theatre
Mr. Steve Conard 3/17/2016 New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Robinson Nature Center
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/16/2016 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers the voyage of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing space news and science fiction, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/16/2016 New Horizons, Q&A on a STEM theme- Alice Bowman & CEO Andrew Mackenzie Audience: BHP Billiton Leadership team, employees and stakeholders/participants from our STEM partnerships. Our partner and STEM investment participants: Assets, Sir John Monash scholar, Victorian nominees of the SEA awards, board of Choose Maths, University of Melbourne Indigenous Bachelor of Science students. BHP Billiton
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/16/2016 New Horizons, Charity event to benefit research in genetic disorders, namely epilepsy. I was one of 2 speakers for the evening which celebrates outstanding scientists and world-leading science and which highlights the need to research devastating disorders like KCNQ2 epilepsy. PwC Australia
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/15/2016 New Horizons, Alice Bowman will share her leadership insights as the international keynote speaker at the Australian Financial Review Business Summit presented by BHP Billiton in Melbourne from March 15 to 16. Grand Hyatt
Mrs. Rebecca Sepan 3/15/2016 New Horizons, Presented an overview of the New Horizons mission and Pluto system encounter, details about the RF communications system and mission operations, and some images from the encounter. Lots of really great questions throughout the talk! National Electronics Museum
Mr. J. Felipe Ruiz 3/8/2016 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Set up table at STEM fair for Thurgood Marshall Academy in Anacostia. Talked to students of all grade levels about JHU/APL space missions. Had hands on engineering hardware for the kids to handle and ask questions about. Answered mission, science, engineering, and career questions. Thurgood Marshall Academy
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/6/2016 New Horizons, Kickoff for Girl Power event and participation in one of the booths "Historical Woman in Science Acting" except I just represented myself:)/ Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Mr. Dale Stille 3/5/2016 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space and Hawk-Eyes on Science present for a WINGS class. Class includes discussion on instrumentation used in astronomy and students will build a simple refracting telescope and a simple calibrated spectrometer. Students will also use and run a computer-controlled spectrometer and observe the spectra of different gasses and the sun. University of Iowa
Mrs. Nancy Sills 3/3/2016 New Horizons, We will be doing an activity with ice from Exploring Ice in the Solar System. Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center
Mr. George Hospodarsky 3/2/2016 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space and Hawk-Eyes on Science George Hospodarsky gives a short tour of Radio and Plasma Wave Group lab and short talk about what we do, history of space physics at Iowa, and upcoming missions to 44 members of the University Club before a longer presentation given by Professor Spangler. University of Iowa
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/29/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/24/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Applications and Research Laboratory
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/23/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Bedford High School Auditorium
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/23/2016 New Horizons, We have you meeting with St Thomas students from 1-2:20. They are elementary and early middle school. This will be more informal. They want to show you their space themed projects and do a Q&A with you. St. Thomas School
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/22/2016 New Horizons, As mission operations manager, Alice Bowman leads the team controlling NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on its voyage to Pluto and beyond, from “mission control” at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Bowman will speak about the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/19/2016 New Horizons, Leadership, 8th grade History class at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ is doing a project "Portraits in Leadership" and I was chosen by one of the eighth graders, Eileen Cohn to portray. She came to APL and interviewed me for her school project and then I took her and her Dad on a tour of our ops facilities. APL Builidng 13
Mr. Dipak Srinivasan 2/19/2016 New Horizons, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, - Went through the planets - Talked about the Sun and Solar Flares (STEREO) - Talked about how flares are dangerous - Talked about radiation belts (and VAP) - Talked about New Horizons Included videos of all of the above things, handouts, and demonstrations i made up myself. Pointers Run Elementary School (PRES)
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/18/2016 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Robinson Nature Center
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/17/2016 New Horizons, Leadership, 8th grade History class at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ is doing a project "Portraits in Leadership" and I was chosen by one of the eighth graders, Cate Gilhuley to portray. She came to APL and interviewed me for her school project and then I took her and her Dad on a tour of our ops facilities. APL Builidng 13
Mr. Steven Conard 2/17/2016 New Horizons, New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupiter. Brish Planetarium
Dr. Andrew Baisden 2/12/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, Students are studying Mission operations of spacecraft getting ready for a field trip to the Challenger Learning Center. I discussed the engineering that goes into a spacecraft and some example of the challenges we face as engineers. I provided a presentation of various APL missions and had a discussion with Q/A. New Horizon videos were also shown. This was performed via Skype. Homestead Elementary
Ms. Alice Bowman 2/11/2016 New Horizons, Nancy Atkinson is an author writing a book that will include NASA missions SDO, LRO, MRO, MSL, Cassini, Hubble, Kepler, Dawn, New Horizons and either Juno or ESA''s Rosetta. Nancy was here at APL to interview Hal Weaver and I. APL Building 13
Mr. Kyle Weber 2/10/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Discussion of Earth Space Science as a STEM pathway North County HS
Dr. Jerry Manweiler 2/9/2016 Van Allen Probes, Space weather and the Van Allen Probes Mission Perkins Restaurant
Mr. Kyle Weber 2/1/2016 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Talked about what Engineers do, the engineering process, and how it relates to SPP and other SC missions out of APL. Cradlerock Elementary School
Dr. J. Douglas Patterson 2/1/2016 Van Allen Probes, ACE, Voyager, Annual Career Day: Dr. Patterson explained the importance of studying space weather and the affect that CMEs and geomagnetic storms can have on us and on our infrastructure, and how the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) and the Van Allen Probes provide the data necessary for researchers to understand these affects. Three groups of approximately six to ten students came to hear Dr. Patterson speak and learn about the ACE and Van Allen Probes as well as the Voyager I and II missions. Trail Ridge Middle School
Mr. Steven Conard 1/21/2016 New Horizons, Lecture on building the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and science images collected by LORRI at Pluto and Jupitor. Harford Community College Observatory
Ms. CHRISTA PORTER 1/15/2016 CRISM, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, It''s basically a NASA sponsored STEM programmed that teaches kids, through space missions how to become problem solvers. NASA wants kids to think like engineers and engineers fail all the time. Engineers then have to think of ways to solve the problem and to keep trying. It can involve thinking outside of the box. BODKIN ELEMENTARY
Ms. Alice Bowman 1/15/2016 New Horizons, Taped interview for Discovery Series Space''s Deepest Secrets Lightspace Studio
Mr. Andrew Calloway 1/14/2016 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Lecture and audience Q/A for the first grade students at High Bridge Elementary School. High Bridge Elementary School
Dr. George Clark 12/22/2015 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Galileo, JUICE, Europa Clipper, I was a guest speaker for the sixth grade science/math class at Paul School in Wakefield, NH. We discussed space science with a focus on current and future missions to the outer planets (e.g., Juno, NH, Cassini, Europa Clipper, etc.). The students were especially interested in the satellites around Jupiter and Saturn that have water and could possibly harbor some form of life. Amazing group of kids that asked great questions. Paul School
Ms. Anne Sola 12/21/2015 MESSENGER, Testing to make sure the Mission Materials Distributed is not required. JHUAPL
Mr. Donald Kirchner 12/8/2015 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, Maris, MAVEN, +, Don spoke to a group of about 30 Iowa City Morning Optimist Club members about recent University of Iowa space activity, including JUICE, REASON, HERCI, HaloSat, as well the the aforementioned missions. A question and answer session followed the lecture. Midtown Family Restaurant
Mr. Hadi Navid 11/20/2015 New Horizons, Test as you fly. Overview of the New Horizons spacecraft qualification tests. Applications & Research Laboratory
Ms. Alice Bowman 11/19/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Niagara Aerospace Museum
Ms. Alice Bowman 11/19/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Protocal Restaurant
Ms. Alice Bowman 11/18/2015 New Horizons, The interview focused on the challenges of the New Horizons mission and the part I played in it. It also summarized the talks that I did for the Niagara Aerospace Museum and the AIAA Niagara/Buffalo Chapter. I think the article appeared in the Gazette sometime between Nov 21-28, 2015 APL
Ms. Alice Bowman 11/18/2015 New Horizons, I spoke about the operation of the New Horizons spacecraft, the years of planning and challenges of doing the first reconnaissance of the Pluto system. Maryland Science Center
Mr. Steven Conard 11/16/2015 New Horizons, Description of the LORRI instrument on New Horizons and how it was assembled and tested; images from LORRI collected at Jupiter and Pluto. Center on Church
Mr. David Copeland 11/13/2015 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Presentation for 6th grade Career Day Sligo Middle School
Dr. Jerry Manweiler 11/12/2015 Van Allen Probes, KU Physics Department, OMNI-Space Physics Seminar: Dr. Manweiler, as RBSPICE SOC Lead, presented an overview of the Van Allen Probes mission and the purpose and function of the RBSPICE instrument. The March 17, 2015 storm time observations of Earth''s radiation belts and specifically the ring current were presented and contrasted with quiet time observations. University of Kansas
Dr. George Hospodarsky 11/11/2015 Van Allen Probes, Cassini,Juno,Galileo,Voyager,Cluster,Marsis,JUICE,, Dr. Hospodarsky gave a short presentation and tour of the Van Allen facility and labs to 16 first year honor students who are taking Professor Lang''s seminar (Iowa and the Space Race: The Legacy of James Van Allen) which covers the history of space physics research in our department. He talked about Professor Van Allen, the role of the Radio and Plasma Wave Group, the department''s involvement in the past, current and future missions, including Cassini, Juno, Van Allen Probes, Galileo, Voyager, Cluster, Mars Express, Juice, Europa, and HERCI. University of Iowa Van Allen Hall
Ms. Alice Bowman 11/10/2015 New Horizons, This was the 3rd annual Howard County Math Festival where different companies, clubs, etc. interact with children and parents interested in pursuing a STEM career. Specifically, 4 women from APL participated (myself(portraying myself as NH MOM), Madeline Kirk(portraying coder Dotty Lee), Julia Andersen (portraying astronomer Caroline Herschel), Kathryn Marcotte (portraying radio guidance tech Hedy Lemmar), Rebecca Koslover (portraying Astronaut Kathryn Thornton) re-enacting famous women in STEM. We talked about their work and how it influenced/contributed to STEM. Students/parents could ask questions about our "famous" person. Long Reach High School
Mr. Steven Conard 10/29/2015 New Horizons, Described the development of the LORRI instrument for New Horizons, and showed resulting images from Jupiter and the Pluto systems. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Miss Madeline Kirk 10/26/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, One of six presenters from APL to speak to the Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics career night. Gave a 15 minute presentation on work in SES and SAC, then had a group discussion with a handful of students. University of Maryland
Miss Madeline Kirk 10/23/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Spoke to two 2nd grade classes for their career day. Showed pictures of Pluto and Mercury and talked about those missions. Also did a cleanroom suit demo with the teachers. Running Brook Elementary School
Dr. Joseph Westlake 10/21/2015 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Europa, I ran a Cub Scout Den meeting on space research using materials from a few missions. The scouts made the cut out spacecraft and we talked about the numerous places we''ve gone to in the solar system. Bollman Bridge Elementary School
Mr. Daniel Kelly 10/20/2015 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, ACE Lab, Presentation at Elkton Library as part of a "Science Cafe" series. Description of my background (who I am, what I do, how I got where I am), Space Systems Engineering, Spacecraft Mission Planning, and a brief description of Pluto/New Horizons and the July 2015 Pluto Flyby. Spent time during Systems/Planning discussion referencing ACE Lab, Van Allen Probes, New Horizons, and Solar Probe Plus, as those are missions in which I have experience. Mostly students (and parents) and teachers in attendance; many questions were asked, audience seemed interested in the overall space mission environment and Pluto results. Cecil County Public Library
Mr. Dale Stille 10/19/2015 Van Allen Probes, October 19-21 - Hawk-Eyes on Science & Hawk-Eyes in Space with Allison Corta and Staci Tiedeken give talks to the fifth graders at Kirkwood Elementary about the solar system, asteroids, and the what if''s and why''s. Borrowed the scaled solar system demo from instructional resources. Amy Nugent coordinating. Kirkwood Elementary
Dr. George Hospodarsky 10/19/2015 Van Allen Probes, Juno,Cassini,Cluster,Galileo,Polar,Voyager,Marsis, Dr. George Hospodarsky provided a tour of the UI Physics and Astronomy Department as well as the Radio & Plasma Wave Groups labs to seven 6th grade students & their teacher from North Tama school. Following the tour, Dr. Hospodarsky answered questions for the group, as well as supplying them with a variety of materials relating to the missions. University of Iowa Van Allen Hall
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/19/2015 New Horizons, Ron Cowen is a writer for Science News for Kids, and he interviewed about my role on New Horizons and how I got my job. This article should appear in one of the editions Applied Physics Laboratory
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/13/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. John Randolph Tucker High School
Mr. Andrew Calloway 10/12/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Career Day talks to two classes of local 4th and 5th grade students. Heather Hills Elementary School
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/9/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Science and Astronomy Observatory of São Miguel
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/9/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. University of the Azores
Mr. Dale Stille 10/9/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes on Science & Hawk-Eyes in Space provide equipment for the 5th graders at Horace Mann Elementary School in Rm 666 Van. Cornelia Lang coordinating. This visit also included a tour of the Van Allen Observatory (VAO).  University of Iowa
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/8/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Nova University, Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT-NOAV)
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/7/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Restaurante Sem-Fim, Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/7/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Technical Institute (IST)
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/7/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Auditorium in Monsaraz
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/7/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Science Center of Sintra
Mr. Dale Stille 10/7/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes on Science & Hawk-Eyes in Space present for 4-H and Big Brothers Big Sisters Science Night at the Johnson Country Extension office from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Johnson Country Extension Office
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/6/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. University of Aveiro
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/6/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Institute of Education and Science (ISEC)
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/5/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. University of Minho, School of Sciences
Ms. Alice Bowman 10/5/2015 New Horizons, Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, covers her career voyage through the scope of NASA’s historic first mission to Pluto – which culminated with a flyby of the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Starting with her childhood passion of absorbing and following space news, she carried her love of science and technology through college and into an early career that included research on drug-delivery systems, crafting computer simulations and working with infrared detectors that peered into the deepest reaches of outer space. Those were among the experiences that prepared her for the challenges of New Horizons: operating a small robotic spacecraft that had to travel farther than any mission ever to reach its main target; planning for (and dealing with) long-distance technical hiccups; and keeping a team focused over a decade-long operation across the solar system. Her advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers includes: choose a career that you have passion for; don’t pass up an opportunity because it’s outside of your comfort zone; explore and learn about different things; know that hard work pays off; and don’t be limited by your dreams. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP)
Mr. Dale Stille 10/3/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes on Science & Hawk-Eyes in Space present for the You@UI for recruiting and outreach at 10:00 - 10:30 am in LR2. University of Iowa
Ms. Kathryn Bechtold 9/25/2015 New Horizons, This was an invited talk at TEDxMidAtlantic 2015. I explained some of the challenges in designing a spacecraft for outer solar system exploration -- long cruise duration, power constraints, radio signal attenuation -- along with the excitement in the control room when we got the first post-flyby signal from NH. I also showed the audience the latest high-res images that had been released. The audience was very enthusiastic. Video of the talk will be released on the web in the near future. Sidney Harman Hall
Dr. Robin Vaughan 9/19/2015 CRISM, Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, The Mid-Atlantic Section AIAA family picnic is an annual event with demonstrations and hands-on activities with aerospace themes along with free food and drinks. We had the materials from APL space missions available as handouts to attendees. 6 APL employees worked at the event. Our hands-on activities were building and launching straw rockets and water rockets. We also had demonstrations of robots by local First Robotics groups and tethered model airplane flights by the Skylancers group. This year was our highest attendance over the past 5-6 years. APL recreation area
Dr. Robin Vaughan 9/12/2015 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, SEMAA Day STEM Extravaganza is an annual event sponsored by the SEMAA program at Morgan State University. Many scientific and technical groups set up booths and tables with hands-on activities and handouts for students. We use the APL space mission material at our Mid-Atlantic Section AIAA booth. Our hands-on activity was building and launching straw rockets. Two APL SES employees worked at the booth. Morgan State University
Mr. Steven Conard 9/4/2015 New Horizons, Description of the New Horizons LORRI instrument, and images collected by LORRI at Jupiter and Pluto. Bays Mountain Planetarium
Dr. George Hospodarsky 8/21/2015 Van Allen Probes, Juno,Mars Express,Voyager,Explorer I,Galileo,Clust, Dr. George Hospodarsky volunteered at the University of Iowa Mobile Museum Exhibit stationed at the Iowa State Fair 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The museum exhibit highlights the UI Department of Physics & Astronomy''s contributions to space exploration since the 1950s, including the Van Allen Probes, Juno, Mars Express, Voyager, Explorer 1, Galileo and Cluster Missions. Demonstrations, videos and hands-on activities allowed important research to be presented in a fun and engaging manner. Over 300 people visited the museum during this six hour shift. Iowa State Fair Exhibition Area
Mr. Chris Hersman 8/20/2015 New Horizons, Presented the New Horizons Mission and preliminary results from the Pluto flyby on July 14, 2015. Howard Astronomical League, Robinson Nature Center
Mr. Goerge Hospodarsky 8/13/2015 Van Allen Probes, August 13 - August 23, 2015 Hawk-Eyes in Space University of Iowa 2015 Mobile Museum Exhibit goes on the road to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA. The Mobile Museum has a display on space physics at the University of Iowa and George Hospodarsky volunteered to talk about Van Allen Probes, Cassini, Juno, Mars Express, Voyager, Explorer 1, Galileo, Cluster, etc. Over 300 people visited the museum during his talk. Iowa State Fair
Ms. Kathryn Bechtold 8/13/2015 New Horizons, I gave a presentation entitled How to Get Your Robot to Pluto, along the theme of special challenges for outer-solar-system spacecraft, including non-solar power source, designing for reliability over a long journey (redundancy and simplicity), launch vehicle requirements, and RF challenges and the implications for downlink channel capacity. I also answered frequently asked questions including why the spacecraft could not orbit Pluto, why the Hubble Space Telescope''s imagery of Pluto is so low in resolution, and what''s next for New Horizons. Facebook headquarters
Mrs. Alex Eilers 8/6/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Report was submitted to MESENGER, This was a presentation to teachers at the Shelby County Schools District Learning Day. At the presentation the teachers participated in the Exploring Planet Sizes activity. Teachers also received a packet with information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission and information on the New Horizons website and mission. Teachers also received a CD with the documents for Exploring Ice, Staying Cool, Voyage, Voyage Continues and New Voyage. White Station Middle School
Mr. Chris Hersman 8/1/2015 New Horizons, Presented the New Horizons Mission and the preliminary results from the Pluto encounter, July 14, 2015. Maple Knoll Village
Mr. Jim Stryder 7/14/2015 New Horizons, Had a busy morning! Hundreds of school kids on field trips, plus general audience at the Museum that day. Nice spread on Sun Sentinel (News Paper). Described the mission in general, had internet set-up, shown NH Model. Well received.... Museum of Discovery & Science
Ms. Kathryn Bechtold 7/7/2015 New Horizons, My presentation covered the mission timeline focusing on the hours just before and after the flyby, the spacecraft and the scientific instruments onboard, what we know and don''t know about Pluto, a demonstration of the Eyes on Pluto software, and how people can follow along with the mission on NASA TV. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 7/2/2015 New Horizons, Teachers and students viewed portions of New Horizons DVD and listened to a presentation on the spacecraft and its Encounter with Pluto on July 14. Students were each given a Growth Chart Poster and pledged to teach their families about the NH mission. Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 6/25/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, NEW HORIZONS was featured during a tour of the Onizuka Space Center. Students and adults examined an updated New Horizons exhibit. A lecture and discussion was used to teach the group about the NH spacecraft instruments and future fly-by of Pluto. NH Growth Chart posters were given to each student. Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center
Mr. Tim Cole 6/23/2015 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, HST, Talked about engineers role in designing spacecraft and related it to HST, SPP and other NASA missions. Monacacy Elementary School
Mrs. Alex Eilers 6/16/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Report was alread submited to MESENGER, This was a presentation to teachers and pre-service teachers who came to the Pink Palace Museum as part of the University of Memphis Aerospace Workshop. I demoed the postcards-mosaic activity and had the teachers participate in the sensing energy activity. Teachers also received a packet with information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission as well as a CD with the documents for Exploring Ice, Staying Cool, Voyage, Voyage Continue and New Voyage. Pink Palace Museum
Mr. Steven Conard 6/10/2015 New Horizons, Design and development of the LORRI instrument for New Horizons. Bear Branch Nature Center
Mr. Allen Keeney 6/3/2015 New Horizons, Discussion about the planets and exploration of the planets and specifically New Horizons mission. Also discussed the effort it takes to plan and build a spacecraft. Mays Chapel Elementary School
Mrs. Sarah Bucior 5/26/2015 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, Talked with all 4 Kindergarten classes at my son''s school. Showed about 60 slides of pictures and videos, and answered a bunch of questions. The kids all got stickers and posters. Freedom Elementary School
Mr. Dale Stille 5/18/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space and Hawk-Eyes on Science present to 8th graders from West Liberty for Project HOPE. Two sessions are being held from 9:30-11 and 12-1:30 in VAN 363.  University of Iowa
Mrs. Laura Cosentino 5/15/2015 CRISM, Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Career Day Presentation/Demonstration for 4th Graders. Will include NASA Projects and DHS Sensor Projects. Conducting 3 presentations of 30 minute length. Demonstration will include IR and Laser Stem kits (and how applied, including NASA applications). Clemens Crossing Elementary School
Mr. Andrew Calloway 5/15/2015 MESSENGER, Career Day at Highbridge Elementary School in Bowie, MD. Discussed spacecraft operations and aerospace engineering using the MESSENGER mission as an example. Highbridge Elementary School
Mr. Erik Donald 5/6/2015 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, MMS, Developed a hands-on booth for elementary science expos explaining the engineering behind building satellites. Showed the materials satellites are made from and how 3D printing is used in prototyping. Explained and how engineering choices are made to meet the goals of the individual satellite. Distributed materials about NASA spacecraft, showed spare parts of CRISM and New Horizons. Hyde-Addison Elementary School
Mrs. Nancy Tashima C 5/2/2015 New Horizons, Event included a New Horizons display using two 8 foot tables. Two NH banners, NH poster, and model of spacecraft were used to teach the audience about the mission. Fact Sheet, Growth Chart Posters, and DVDS were shared with the audience. The 3-d New Horizons model was used to allow students to learn about the spacecraft components. Two computers were used to share the NH website and Alan Iwasaki of the Subaru Observatory conducted a telecon with NH scientists. Prince Kuhio Plaza
Mr. Erik Donald 4/30/2015 CRISM, MESSENGER, MMS, Talked with two class sessions, 9th and 10th graders. Began session with a presentation about the engineering behind spacecraft, how missions lead to different engineering choices. Presented a model of PEPPSI from New Horizons. Then talked about how to get into the field of Engineering, and what working as an Engineer is like. Students then asked questions ranging from work responsibilities, to technical questions about Messenger, MMS and New Horizons. Eastern High School
Mr. Erik Donald 4/28/2015 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, MMS, Developed a hands-on booth for elementary science expos explaining the engineering behind building satellites. Showed the materials satellites are made from and how 3D printing is used in prototyping. Explained and how engineering choices are made to meet the goals of the individual satellite. Distributed materials about NASA spacecraft, showed spare parts of CRISM and New Horizons. Maury Elementary School
Mr. Mark Kochte 4/25/2015 New Horizons, Gave lecture on New Horizons and the adventure to Pluto to attendees of Astronomy Day at the Robinson Nature Center. Spoke about the solar system zones, history of discovering Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft, and the upcoming activities to happen during the Pluto Encounter in July. Robinson Nature Center
Mr. Andrew Calloway 4/25/2015 MESSENGER, International Astronomy Day at Robinson Nature Center showing MESSENGER end of mission maneuver design and engineering. International Astronomy Day at Robinson Nature Center
Mr. Brian Duncan 4/24/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Speaking at a career fair for 8th graders to talk about engineering, technology, and the space domain. Wilde Lake Middle School
Dr. Michelle Donegan 4/24/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, The event was Career Day at my son''s school. I spoke for ~25 minutes each to kindergartners, first graders, and second graders (each grade separately.) I had prepared notes and showed the Van Allen Probes launch video, but also took questions from the children. They had a lot of questions, including some very insightful ones! They were excited about the take-home materials (stickers and VAP mobile model). I was grateful to have the help of the EPO office in preparing for this event. St. Louis School
Dr. Kenneth Potocki 4/23/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, The speaker worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for 38 years. For two decades he led the design of space missions and fabrication of satellites for NASA and the DOD. Dr. Potocki will discuss his experiences in space missions and give insights into the design challenges and scientific discoveries of three current missions operated by APL for NASA: the Van Allen Probes into the Earth’s radiation belts; the New Horizons mission to Pluto; and the MESSENGER mission to Mercury. Saint Mary Catholic Community School
Mr. Dale Stille 4/21/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space and Hawk-Eyes on Science present the Physics and Astronomy Science Show at Hayes Elementary school in Davenport, IA. Dave Bibby coordinating. Hayes Elementary School
Dr. Kenneth Potocki 4/17/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, The speaker, a Loyola alumnus, worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for 38 years. For two decades he led the design of space missions and fabrication of satellites for NASA and the DOD. Dr. Potocki will discuss his experiences in space missions and give insights into the design challenges and scientific discoveries of three current missions operated by APL for NASA: the Van Allen Probes into the Earth’s radiation belts; the New Horizons mission to Pluto; and the MESSENGER mission to Mercury. Loyola University (Chicago) Physics Department
Dr. Xiomara Calderon-Colon 4/15/2015 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Wilde Lake High School Career Day Wilde Lake HS
Mr. Geff Ottman 4/10/2015 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Thunderhill ES STEAM day with 4 presentations to 2nd graders. Presentation and hands-on activities focused on the Sun/Solar wind interaction with comets. Discussion on New Horizons mission length and upcoming encounter. Thunderhill Elem. School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 4/10/2015 Van Allen Probes, Juno,Cassini,Polar,Cluster,Voyager,Galileo,Mars Ex, Dr. Hospodarsky gave two 45 minute presentations at the Alburnett Elementary Career Enrichment Day on Friday, April 10, 2015. Each session had about 22 3rd to 5th graders and a teacher (total of 45 children and 1 adult). He talked about being a space physicist, Professor Van Allen, Space Physics at the University of Iowa, as well as the missions mentioned above. A demonstration with a hands-on experience and question/answer session were included, with posters, stickers and cutout models available for the students. Alburnett Community School District
Dr. Gerald Patterson 4/10/2015 CRISM, Lunar, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Participated in Career Day at Deep Run Elementary School. Spoke to 2nd-5th graders about planetary science. Deep Run Elementary School
Mr. Greg Howes 4/7/2015 Van Allen Probes, KCRG media coverage: http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/university-of-iowa-mobile-museum-takes-history-and-science-on-the-road-20150407 Iowa Now coverage: http://now.uiowa.edu/2015/04/new-season-new-look-ui-mobile-museum Lucas Elementary School
Mr. Dale Stille 4/1/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space University of Iowa 2015 Mobile Museum Exhibit goes on the road. Exhibit features Dr. James A. Van Allen and the University of Iowa involvement in space exploration to date with special emphasis on the Van Allen Probes mission. Demonstrations include: Magnet and copper plate, bending electron beam with magnetic field, jumping rings, radiation detector and Fiestaware plate. Traveling throughout Iowa
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 3/30/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, NASA update: MESSENGER and New Horizons missions were highlighted. Teachers and students observed an interactive display and had a lecture related to the missions. All participants were given NH Fact Sheets, Mission stickers, Growth Chart Posters and DVDS. Hawaii Public Library
Mr. Dale Stille 3/28/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space and Hawk-Eyes on Science Wings Class titled "Detectors and Robots". We will we soldering two robots during the 9-12 pm session. For for info, see the Upcoming Events on the Belin-Blank Center Website. University of Iowa
Mr. Dale Stille 3/26/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space and Craig Kletzing present at the UI Explorers Seminar: "Hawkeyes in Space: Space Research at the University of Iowa." 7:00 pm in MNH 3rd Floor, Hageboeck Hall of Birds. Sarah Horgen coordinating.  University of Iowa
Mr. Dominic Ludovici 3/24/2015 Van Allen Probes, On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, Dominic Ludovici and Erin Maier traveled to North Tama elementary for their STEM day program. They were accompanied by Sarah Subbert from the Cedar County Conservation Board. The three of us presented information on Mars as part of the "Mars Day" theme for the 5th grade classes. In total, we worked with 39 students from two classes. North Tama Elementary
Mr. Chris Haskins 3/23/2015 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Teacher asked for space mission materials to use as part of their normal classroom science lessons for the week. Millersville Elementary School
Mr. Dale Stille 3/19/2015 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space and Hawk-Eyes on Science present the Physics and Astronomy Science Show at Central Lee Elementary school in Donnellson, IA. Dave Bibby coordinating. Central Lee Elementary School
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 3/13/2015 New Horizons, NSTA teachers observed posters of NH including spacecraft instruments and listened to a brief lecture related to the mission. Teachers viewed the NH/APL website and were given a Growth Chart Poster and instructions to construct a simple spectroscope. Chicago Convention Center
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 3/12/2015 New Horizons, NSTA teachers were shown parts of the NH DVD and APL website. After studying spacecraft diagrams, Teachers constructed a spectroscope using simple a simple template and CD rom. All teachers received NH DVDS, Growth Chart posters, and Fact Sheets. Chicago Convention Center
Mr. Thomas Milnes 3/8/2015 STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Maryland Engineering Challenges Elementary School Paper Airplane Challenge. APL materials given as prizes to participants. 200 students from Grades 1-5 participated. Baltimore Museum of Industry
Mrs. Alex Eilers 3/7/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Report was alread submited to MESENGER, There were two presentations to teachers at the Shelby County Schools District Learning Day. At each presentation, I demoed the postcards-mosaic activity and had the teachers participate in the sensing energy activity. Teachers also received a packet with information on the MESSENGER mission website and the mission as well as a CD with the documents for Exploring Ice, Staying Cool, Voyage, Voyage Continue and New Voyage. Southwind High School
Dr. William Kurth 3/4/2015 Van Allen Probes, Voyager, Cassini, Dr. Kurth discussed via Skype, a presentation discussing the "Sounds of Space", as well as elaborating on multiple NASA projects and Radio & Plasma Wave research. Peoria Riverfront Museum Planetarium
Dr. William Kurth 3/3/2015 Van Allen Probes, Voyager, Cassini, Juno, “Life as a Space Scientist”, Dr. Kurth received a set of questions via email from a Maple Avenue Middle School Student. He responded to questions pertaining to being a space scientist, current projects, required tasks and education. Maple Avenue Middle School
Ms. Madeline Kirk 3/3/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Skype presentation with middle school age students at Sacred Heart Elementary School for their STEAM Night activities. Talked about how I use Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in my job and on the different APL missions, then answered student questions. Sacred Heart Elementary School
Mr. Geff Ottman 2/27/2015 New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, WFES 5th grade career day presentation. Discussed New Horizons mission and the length of the transit and the engineering challenges that needed to be addressed. Discussed the VAP mission and had an activity using the cut-out spacecraft models. West Friendship Elementary School
Mr. Geff Ottman 2/27/2015 New Horizons, STEM presentation to WFES 2nd grade. Discussed New Horizons mission leaving Earth prior to their birth and arrival at Pluto this summer. West Friendship Elementary School
Ms. Kate Stambaugh 2/27/2015 New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, NEAR, Career Day speaker for students - talked about the kinds of missions APL does, including descriptions and information about NEAR, MESSENGER, New Horizons, and Van Allen Probes. The main point of the talks were to expose kids to different career options so I discussed the nature of my job as it relates to those missions. Rockville High School
Mr. Geff Ottman 2/27/2015 New Horizons, STEM presentation to WFES 2nd grade. Discussed New Horizons mission leaving Earth prior to their birth and arrival at Pluto this summer. West Friendship Elementary School
Mr. Matthew Angert 2/27/2015 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, At this event I showed a presentation discussing working as an engineer in the space industry and touching on STEREO, ORS, TIMED, RBSP/ VAP, and Solar Probe Plus and showed several rocket launch videos during the presentation. The purpose of this is to spend a few hours to get the kids excited for science and space as they complete their space unit. Then about 30 minutes of Q and A was done at end of presentation. Indian Park Primary School
Mr. Ray Sterner 2/20/2015 New Horizons, Space, This talk was given by request that came through the outreach office. The given topic was Space and was done using Powerpoint. Photos and videos were used to illustrate points. I started by discussing falling objects and showed a video of Newton''s Canon, then a hammer and feather dropped on the moon. The Solar System and the Milky Way were described and then things they could go out and see for themselves. The constellation Orion was highlighted since it is easy to see this time of year. Several full moon rise sequences were shown. Mt. Airy Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mr. Mark Kochte 2/18/2015 MESSENGER, Gave presentation to 30 students on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles DuVal High School
Dr. Patrick Stadter 2/12/2015 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, TIMED, Transit, Discovery Ideas, Described how the engineering process the students are learning at school this year is used in the real world with examples of various space missions incluing Transit and the invention of satellite navigation, New Horizons, MESSENGER, TIMED, and new mission ideas Saint John''s Regional Catholic School
Ms. Kathryn Bechtold 2/8/2015 New Horizons, I gave a presentation on New Horizons to an all-girl FIRST Lego League team. The presentation covered the mission timeline, the spacecraft and the scientific instruments onboard, what we know and don''t know about Pluto, and what will happen during the fly-by this summer. Kane family residence
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Miss Nicole Powers 1/31/2015 Van Allen Probes, Event was to get students excited about science and mathematics. There were 8 stations that kids rotated through in small groups of 4-8 students at a time. At my station students talked about the scientific method and ways to investigate a theory. They each had a kit with tools that they used to investigate mineral samples. We discussed how spacecraft sometimes don''t have a camera on board and that you can use other senses to investigate. Greenville Area School District Hempfield
Mr. Dan Gallton 1/28/2015 Van Allen Probes, I work closely with Montana State University who oversees several S&T programs that I manage. I provided an overview of my PhD research intent to the audience. Montana State University
Mr. Kyle Weber 12/11/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Toured the spacecraft model viewing area in Bldg 200 second floor before moving to SEE lab in 200-W477 and discussing spacecraft development and test, along with general engineering topics. JHU/APL
Ms. Katie Bechtold 11/21/2014 New Horizons, In an interactive lecture format I presented the students with an overview of the New Horizons mission, including the mission timeline, spacecraft science payload, attitude and trajectory concepts, current knowledge about the Pluto-Charon system, and spacecraft design concepts. This lecture was a supplement to their astronomy curriculum. Gunston Middle School
Mr. Kyle Weber 11/12/2014 Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, After a brief overview of my job, I introduced SPP in so much as to relate electronics I design for space to electronics students see around them on earth. This was used to drive a definition of Electronic Systems which was used in the discussion of circuits made by the students using LittleBits Electronics Kits. Kettering Middle School
Ms. Madeline Kirk 11/12/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Panelist for a Women in Engineering Living and Learning Community networking event for the students. Discussed my background, what I do in my current job, and multiple APL space missions to the entire group. Later during the event answered student questions in smaller networking groups. University of Maryland
Mr. Mark Kochte 11/12/2014 MESSENGER, Gave lecture to local astronomy club and interested public attendees on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles Seminole College
Mr. John Troll 11/7/2014 MESSENGER, Van Allen Probes, A "space room" was one of about 10 rooms at Hillcrest Elementary''s "Math and Science Night" held 11/7/2014. I planned the materials and setup and organized volunteers for the room. Along with 3 middle school volunteers and 2 other adults, we staffed the room. There were about 8 to 10 activities/demonstrations including straw rockets and a launcher, a rocket launch simulator, magnetics and plasma investigations, solar power demonstrations, space hardware examples, cleanroom suit introductions, and educational materials for people to peruse and take home. It was a lot of work, but very rewarding and fun. More than 400 people came through and I will be doing it again next fall. Hillcrest Elementary School
Ms. Madeline Kirk 11/6/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Panelist for a Women in Engineering Living and Learning Community class. Discussed my background, what I do in my current job, and multiple APL space missions. University of Maryland
Mrs. Linda Butler 10/30/2014 Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Van Allen Probes, SPACE ACADEMY: Sun-Earth Connections (Van Allen Probes and Solar Probe Plus). JHU/APL E/PO staff teamed up with Discovery Education to give 119 Maryland middle school students and teachers a true outer space experience. To help teachers prepare students, lesson plans relating to this mission were available at http://www.spaceacademy.jhuapl.edu/. Students heard a briefing by Van Allen Probes and Solar Probe Plus key team members in the form of a mini press conference; students played the role of reporters. Interactive STEM-related demos were presented. JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory
Miss Madeline Kirk 10/30/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, Presented overview of designing, building, and operating a spacecraft, shared about many of APL''s missions, and had the students do a cleanroom suit race. Kossiakoff Center, JHU/APL
Mr. Craig Kletzing 10/25/2014 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes on Science & Hawk-Eyes in Space present over three-45 minute sessions starting at 1o AM during the You@UI for recruiting and outreach. Vincent Rodgers and Craig Kletzing presenting. University of Iowa
Mr. Dale Stille 10/24/2014 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space present at the IAAPT joint meeting between Iowa and Illinois at 8 pm about Particles and Waves. Bettendorf High School
Mr. Dale Stille 10/21/2014 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space present to the preschoolers at Little Angles Learning Center in Iowa City, IA on their unit of Space. Deidra coordinating.  Little Angels Learning Center
Mr. Andrew Calloway 10/13/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Annual career day at Heather Hills Elementary School. Presented to three classes - two 4th grade and one 5th grade. Talked about careers in space mission operations, and included examples from MESSENGER and New Horizons public websites. Heather Hills Elementary School
Mr. Steven Conard 10/2/2014 New Horizons, Fabrication and test of the LORRI instrument on New Horizons, science data collected at Jupiter. University of North Carolina Asheville
Mr. Mark Kochte 9/27/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage, confirmation of water ice at the poles, and recent observations on comets by MESSENGER. Also covered high overview of end of mission activities. Blackwater Falls State Park
Mr. Mark Kochte 9/20/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage, confirmation of water ice at the poles, and recent observations on comets by MESSENGER. Also covered high overview of end of mission activities. Theodore Roosevelt National Park: Cottonwood Campground
Mr. Mark Kochte 9/11/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage, confirmation of water ice at the poles, and recent observations on comets by MESSENGER. Also covered high overview of end of mission activities. Parks & Rec Building: Bicentennial House
Mr. Mark Kochte 9/9/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage, confirmation of water ice at the poles, and recent observations on comets by MESSENGER. Also covered high overview of end of mission activities. Northern Virginia Community College
Mr. Mark Kochte 9/9/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage, confirmation of water ice at the poles, and recent observations on comets by MESSENGER. Also covered high overview of end of mission activities. Parks & Rec Building: Bicentennial House
Mr. Steven Conard 8/8/2014 New Horizons, Lecture on the design/build/test process for the LORRI instrument, plus general New Horizons information. Note that this presentation was done remotely over the net. McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Mrs. Becca Sepan 7/21/2014 New Horizons, Provided overview of New Horizons mission to Pluto, including what we expect to find. Launch, rocket, trajectory, communicating with the spacecraft was covered. JHU/APL
Mrs. Sally Brummel 7/12/2014 New Horizons, We''re kicking off the one-year countdown to Pluto with a day of astronomy and Pluto-centric fun.

 Activities will include: 
• What will we learn about Pluto? Make your predictions and draw what you think Pluto really looks like! We''ll seal them for you to take home and open the following July.
 • Audience Thoughts: Eight years ago astronomers redefined what a planet is, and today people are still arguing about whether Pluto should have been left out or not. How do you feel about excluding Pluto from planethood? Come to the ExploraDome planetarium for a discussion with our staff and be prepared to present your side as we stage a friendly exchange of ideas. • Build-your-own Pluto art activity Bell Museum of Natural History
Mrs. Sally Brummel 7/5/2014 New Horizons, We had our traveling ExploraDome planetarium for one day of the science fiction convention CONvergence in Minnesota. Approximately 350 people saw 20 minute shows, where we featured Pluto for a part of it. We also had fact sheets, DVDs, and posters of the New Horizons mission to hand out at our table. We counted about 550 people who stopped by there. Some of overlapped with the planetarium program attendance. In addition, we were promoting our "Countdown to Pluto event on July 12 2014 and gave out our first clue for the weeklong scavenger hunt to find Pluto. I oversaw the event, and had a group of 9 staff and volunteers giving shows and talking to the public. Doubletree Hotel Bloomington MN
Mrs. Linda Butler 7/2/2014 Van Allen Probes, Solar Plasma Fes at the Maryland Science Center. Did Van Allen Probes mission related hands-on activities with kids and adults. Maryland Science Center
Dr. George Hospodarsky 7/2/2014 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Cluster, Galileo, Polar, Voyager, Dr. George Hospodarsky provided a building tour and a brief history of the UI Physics and Astronomy Department for a visiting foreign exchange high school student from Spain. Following the tour, Dr. Hospodarsky answered any questions the student had, as well as offered him a variety of materials relating to the recent missions. University of Iowa Department of Physics & Astronomy
Mr. Mark Kochte 6/28/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage, confirmation of water ice at the poles, and recent observations on comets by MESSENGER. Also covered high overview of end of mission activities. Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Dr. Claudia Knez 6/26/2014 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, Talked about how to become a scientist. Discussed some of the misconceptions of people going into science. Also, discussed some of the current missions at APL. National Museum of the American Indian
Mr. Erich Landstrom 6/24/2014 New Horizons, NASA Solar System Educator Erich Landstrom presents ideas and activities for teaching students about the universe—from what happens at the edge of our solar system to what happens at the edge of a black hole—using simple models, presentations, and hands-on activities. The SECME mission is to educate and empower minorities in the field of engineering and education. University of Alabama - Birmingham
Mrs. Maria Spezio 6/5/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Items used for general knowledge. Fulton Elementary
Dr. Don Gurnett 6/3/2014 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Cluster, Galileo, Polar, Voyager, "The University of Iowa Robotic Space Explorations Missions” was covered by Dr. Gurnett, along with Dr. George Hospodarsky, Mr. Donald Kirchner, and Ms. Kathy Kurth as they spent some time with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) group from the Waterloo Community High Schools. In addition, the group of four students and two adults was given a tour of the University of Iowa Space Physics Research Facility. They were provided with a brief History of the Physics and Astronomy Department as well as various mission materials to take home with them. University of Iowa Department of Physics & Astronomy
Mr. Nicholas DeMatt 6/2/2014 CRISM, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, very high level introduction of CRISM and VAN ALLEN Probes. Spent most of the time talking about the NH Mission, the spacecraft and its instruments Sacred Heart School of Glyndon
Mrs. Diane Sartore 5/21/2014 Van Allen Probes, Earth''s magnetic field is a crucial component of Physics students'' study of magnetism. The Van Allen mission ties many concepts together, and It is great to have the posters & models for the students. Pine Ridge High School
Mrs. Diane Sartore 5/21/2014 New Horizons, During our study of Pluto, students were introduced to the Hew Horizons mission. Particular care was given to how our view of Pluto has changed since its discovery in 1930. Students were alerted to the fact that they will need to stay tuned to find out about discoveries during the close encounter scheduled for 2015. Pine Ridge High School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 5/16/2014 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Cluster, Dr. George Hospodarsky visited the Second Grade Class at Echo Hill Elementary School and spoke to approximately 78 students and 5 adults. He talked to the group about the University of Iowa Space Research Program including a Q & A with the students afterwards. A hands on demonstration of a model rocket launch followed, with Fact Sheets, Posters, Lithographs, Spacecraft Cut-Out Models and Book Marks being distributed for additional information. Echo Hill Elementary Shool
Mr. Donald Kirchner 5/5/2014 Van Allen Probes, Juno,Cassini,JUICE,Cluster,Voyager,Galileo, Mars,+, Don Kirchner presented "Problems in Spaceflight" to the Talented & Gifted Program Groups at Central Lee High School/Middle School. The audience consisted of 10 students from the FTC Robotics Team & 6 students with the Future Problem Solving Team, as well as three teachers. Central Lee High School/Middle School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 5/5/2014 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Polar,Cluster,Voyager,Galileo, Mars, Dr. Hospodarsky gave four presentations at Regina High School, 2150 Rochester Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245 on May 5, 2014. He talked about being a space physicist, Professor Van Allen, Space Physics at the University of Iowa, Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Polar, Cluster, Voyager, Galileo, Mars Express, etc. Audience was 50 9th graders and 57 junior and seniors and their teacher (107 total students and 1 teacher). Regina High School
Mr. George Hospodarsky 5/5/2014 Van Allen Probes, George Hospodarsky gives four presentations at Regina High School in Iowa City. Discussion included being a space physicist, Professor Van Allen, Space Physics at the University of Iowa, Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Polar, Cluster, Voyager, Galileo, and Mars Express. Regina High School
Dr. Jerry Manweiler 5/2/2014 Van Allen Probes, Dr. Manweiler showed a video and talked about the Van Allen Probes mission to explore Earth''s radiation belts, and the existence and nature of space weather. He effectively communicated the information to his enthusiastic, young audience, as evidenced by their questions. For example, one child asked if the spacecraft spins; another asked if the spacecraft is round; another asked if Jupiter is bigger than the Sun. Wow - future space scientists! Head Start
Dr. Douglas Patterson 4/28/2014 Van Allen Probes, Voyager, Ad Astra Kansas Day Space Celebration at Washburn University is an annual event inviting a number of organizations from around the region to participate in sharing the joy of science and exploration, living out the official motto of the state of Kansas, “Ad astra per aspera,” or “To the stars through difficulties.” This year, Dr. Doug Patterson of Fundamental Technologies, LLC, brought an assortment of Van Allen Probes and Voyager promotional materials to hand out to the attendees as he engaged them in conversations about space science and contributions of the Van Allen Probes and Voyager missions. Stoeffer Hall, Washburn University
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 4/27/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, For over 15 years my middle school students and I have worked at the Earth Day Celebration here in Baton Rouge. This year we did simple activities to explain how a spectroscope is used to study light emissions from various sources. My students gave info to visitors concerning the use of spectroscopes to study light from various sources in space, on Earth, and presented info on New Horizons mission. Young visitors made rainbow bead bracelets, looked through a feather to see the spectrum, and used simple spectroscopes my students made in class from old CDs and cereal boxes. I am very proud of my 30+ students that worked to spread the science excitement and knowledge! Earth Day Celebration
Dr. Aleksandr Ukhorskiy 4/27/2014 Van Allen Probes, USA Science and Engineering Festival Convention Center
Dr. William Kurth 4/26/2014 Van Allen Probes, Voyager, Cassini, Dr. Kurth, along with Charles Lindsay and Eric McDougall presented a panel discussion entitled “Sounds of Space”. Video and audio were included to demonstrate the the radio waves, which can be heard by using scientific instruments on spacecraft as our ''ears,'' transmitted to Earth and converted or translated into sounds. Moogfest 2014
Mr. Edward Reynolds 4/25/2014 Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, STEM Night at Takoma Park Middle School. The school is notable for its magnet program, which draws students from both the Silver Spring area and across Montgomery County, and makes up approximately 30% of TPMS''s student population. I talked about Heliosphysics and the Van Allen Probes Mission and the Solar Probe Plus Mission. There were multiple opportunities to give the same 30 minute talk, followed by questions and answers. Takoma Park Middle School
Mr. Matthew Angert 4/11/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Intent of talk was to excite children about engineering, science, and space exploration. Presentation included slides and videos of launches and simulations. Described what it was like to be an engineer, work on spacecraft, and then about the missions we built at APL. Finally had a period of questions and answers. Indian Creek Elementary School
Dr. Kimberly Ennico 4/11/2014 New Horizons, http://www.ccaurora.edu/sherlin-lecture-pluto-and-beyond I gave a 1 hr talk in auditorium seating about the New Horizons mission to the general public and students at the community college plus their faculty. The talk was well received and we had a good Q&A session followed by public observing at the telescope next door. Aurora Community College
Dr. Helen Hart PhD 4/10/2014 New Horizons, A brief overview of Pluto''s place in our Solar system and the journey of the New Horizons spacecraft to fly by on July 14, 2015. I was particularly pleased with my new participation demonstration of the relative sizes and orientations of the orbits of Pluto and Neptune using very large hula-hoops. St. Thomas Aquinas School
Mrs. Diane Sartore 4/9/2014 Van Allen Probes, The Van Allen mission figured prominently in an Astronomy lecture on Earth''s magnetic field. Pine Ridge High School
Mr. Dale Stile 4/8/2014 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes on Science present at Van Allen Science Night for Van Allen Elementary, 6-7:30 pm and showed models of the Van Allen Spacecraft and Voyager. Van Allen Elementary
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 4/6/2014 New Horizons, PLUTO AWAITS session allowed NSTA teachers to engage in launching air rockets to simulate the New Horizons launch. Teachers viewed portions of NH DVD and per used the APL NH website. All participants were given Mission Fact Sheets, Growth Chart Posters, Mission Logo Stickers, and DVDS. Boston Convention Center
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 4/5/2014 New Horizons, Teachers observed a table display of the NH spacecraft and it''s instruments. A poster board illustrated the method of constructing a spectroscope using a template and CD rom. Teachers viewed the NH website on a computer and were each given a Growth chart Poster. Boston Convention Center
Mr. Mark Holdridge 4/5/2014 New Horizons, Spoke to two groups of children providing overview of New Horizons Pluto encounter planned for 2015. Talks were 40 mins each including questions and answer sessions. 4H Conference Center
Mr. George Hospodarsky 4/4/2014 Van Allen Probes, George Hospodarsky gives three presentations at the Alburnett Elementary Career Enrichment Day. Discussion included being a space physicists, Professor Van Allen, Space Physics at the University, Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Polar, Cluster, Voyager, Galileo, Mars Express, and more.   Alburnett Elementary
Dr. George Hospodarsky 4/4/2014 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Polar,Cluster,Voyager,Galileo, Mars, Dr. George Hospodarsky gave three presentations at the Alburnett Elementary Career Enrichment Day on Friday, April 4, 2014. Each session had about fifteen kindergartners to 5th graders and a teacher (total of 47 children and 1 adult). I talked about being a space physicist, Professor Van Allen, Space Physics at the University of Iowa, Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Polar, Cluster, Voyager, Galileo, Mars Express, etc. Alburnett Elementary School District
Anthony Parker 4/4/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, The purpose of the visit was to interest students in a career in Engineering and the sciences. Topics covered was past and present engineering assignments of my work at JHU/APL. Discussed were the importance of math, and science in pursuit of an career in engineering. Laurel High School
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 4/4/2014 New Horizons, Teachers were shown parts of the NH DVD and constructed spectroscopes as they learned about the spacecraft scientific instruments. Teachers were given DVDS, Growth Chart posters, and NH Fact Sheets. Boston Convention Center
Mr. Steven Pereira 4/3/2014 New Horizons, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, Career Day presentation to 6th grade middle school students who are interested in science, engineering, and technology. Annapolis Middle School
Mr. Mark Kochte 3/27/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage and water ice at the poles H.B. Owens Science Center
Dr. Patrick Stadter 3/24/2014 MiniRF, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Lunar programs, Talk to second grade science class on missions and lunar programs Saint John''s Regional Catholic School
Mrs. Linda Butler 3/21/2014 Van Allen Probes, SPACE ACADEMY: Van Allen Probes. JHU/APL E/PO staff teamed up with Discovery Education to give 131 Maryland middle school students a true outer space experience. To help teachers prepare students, lesson plans relating to this mission were available at at http://www.spaceacademy.jhuapl.edu/. Students heard a briefing by key mission team members in the form of a mini press conference; students played the role of reporters. Interactive demos were presented. JHU/APL
Dr. Matina Gkioulidou 3/21/2014 Van Allen Probes, I was a panelist for the Space Academy event where students from 3 different schools had the opportunity to participate as journalists in a mock press conference about the Van Allen Probes mission and ask questions at the end of it. Kossiakoff Center, JHU/APL
Mr. David Yenerall 3/15/2014 Van Allen Probes, I visited four schools over a two-day period in La Serena, Chile. I gave talks about physics and engaged students with NASA engineering design challenges related to rocketry and thermal protection systems. I had a Van Allen Probes booth at the public event, AstroDay, which was hosted by Gemini Observatory. I spent the day, from 4pm-12am, discussing the Van Allen Probes and the radiation belts with the public. I also gave a public talk from 9-10pm. Gemini Observatory
Mr. Don Kirchner 3/14/2014 Van Allen Probes, Juno,Cassini,JUICE,Cluster,Voyager,Galileo, Mars +, Don gave a presentation titled "The Solar System and Beyond" to these Pre-K students and 4 adults. He touched on various aspects of space & space exploration, including projects Cassini, Juno, Voyager, Mars Express, WISE, JUICE, Galileo, Cluster, and the Van Allen Probes. Kids, Inc.
Miss Madeline Kirk 3/9/2014 Van Allen Probes, "Women in Aerospace" workshop for the annual Girl Power event at APL. Six women who work on the Van Allen probes mission shared a mission overview, what we do in our jobs, and our background. The workshop was 30 minutes long and repeated 7 times over the afternoon. Kossiakoff Center
Dr. Kimberly Seelos 3/9/2014 CRISM, MESSENGER, LRO, MRO, Carolyn Ernst and I did a presentation entitled "Planetary Impact Cratering" in which we talked about what impact craters are and what they look like on different planetary bodies, and why we don''t see many on the Earth. We had a video showing laboratory experiments and hands-on materials including printouts and rocks from terrestrial impacts and a "make your own impact crater" demo. We handed out CRISM posters and stickers, which relates to understanding planetary geology and mineralogy. JHU Kossiakoff Center
Steven Conard 3/5/2014 New Horizons, Fabrication and testing of the LORRI instrument from New Horizons, LORRI images from Jupiter encounter. National Radio Astronomy Observatory Headquarters
Mrs. Diane Sartore 3/3/2014 MESSENGER, Discoveries made by the Messenger mission were incorporated into our study of Mercury. Emphasis was placed on how our much view of Mercury has changed as a result of Messenger. Pine Ridge High School
Pam Casto 3/3/2014 New Horizons, A 2014 updated New Horizons PowerPoint with latest news and discoveries was presented. NASA STEM MANIA Webinar from LaRC/Goddard/IVV
Mr. George Hospodarsky 2/27/2014 Van Allen Probes, George Hospodarsky speaks to 5th graders and teachers at Mt. Vernon Middle School about space and space physics at Iowa. Mt. Vernon Middle School
Mr. David Abbou 2/26/2014 New Horizons, I provided outreach for the Anne Moncure ES STEM night. The New Horizons outreach materials were a big hit with the students, teachers, and parents who all enjoyed learning about the amazing New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond. Thank you for the materials as they were extremely beneficial. Anne Moncure Elementary School
Mr. Donald Kirchner 2/21/2014 Van Allen Probes, Voyager, Juno, Don Kirchner & Sharon Kutcher demonstrated how robotic applications are used to explore space, as well as offered technical support for student teams building Robots. Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Mr. David Abbou 2/20/2014 New Horizons, SDO, JWST, I provided astronomy and space program outreach to Stafford Elementary School''s science fair on February 20, 2014. About 200 students, parents, and teachers participated and learned about the New Horizons, SDO, and JWST missions. The New Horizons DVDs, stickers, posters, and bookmarks were a big hit with the participants and aided my presentation. Thank you very much for your support with the outreach materials once again. Stafford Elementary School
Mr. James McAdams 2/18/2014 MESSENGER, An overview of the MESSENGER mission was followed by mission-enabling technologies, mission firsts, and selected high-level Mercury science results. The class presented to was the "Transformational Technologies" seminar class. The students asked over 30 questions after the presentation. Sondheim 113 - University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mr. Steven Conard 2/10/2014 New Horizons, Design, fabrication, and qualification of the LORRI Instrument. Lord Fairfax Community College
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 2/4/2014 New Horizons, Presented an overview of New Horizons mission highlighting educational products including Growth Chart and spacecraft images. Also, shared information related to the New Horizons Message Initiative. Kailua-Kona Library
Mr. Thomas Milnes 2/1/2014 CRISM, MiniRF, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Maryland Engineering Challenges Elementary School Paper Airplane Challenge - 80 teams, 320+ students from Grades 2-5. Baltimore Museum of Industry
Mr. Erik Donald 1/23/2014 CRISM, MESSENGER, Had a booth at an after school science expo. Brought a 3D printer and showed how the prototyping process and materials used for spacecraft. Kids could pick up and feel the materials used, as well as watch a prototype being printed. About 300 kids in attendance, they walked around the booths learning about all kinds of different STEM activities. Maury Elementary Think Tank Expo
Mr. Kennet Hibbard 1/23/2014 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, TiME, Annual STEM event at local elementary school. Deep Run Elementary School
Ms. Terry Betenbaugh 1/19/2014 CRISM, MiniRF, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, I was the Space Exploration badge merit badge counselor for our boy scout troop. APL mission and hands on materials were used to demonstrate space mission design requirements and designs to help the scouts complete their remaining badge requirements. The remaining requirements involved designing a mission to return a sample from a planet or moon and designing a Mars or Moon based habitat. Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church
Mark Kochte 1/18/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on comets, historic, recent past, and current, with a section on MESSENGER and the spacecraft''s involvement with studying comets Encke and ISON. Fairmont State University Gaston Caperton Center
Mr. Max Peterson 1/14/2014 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, MSX, SAS, TRANSIT, General discussion of careers in space, including specific fields of study. Presentation of specific information on certain programs, and information on how, in general, spacecraft are designed, built, launched and operated. Hands-on samples of MLI, old hardware, VHSIC, solar cells, etc. Discussion of orbital dynamics, including the use of gravity assist trajectories. The concept of "Lessons Learned" was introduced. This type of presentation provides the students a hands-on learning experience. Swan Meadow School
Mr. Dale Stille 1/10/2014 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space. Vincent Rodgers and Dale Stille give a physics simulation to the students of Project Hope over two sessions, 9:15 am - 11:00 am & 11:45 am - 1:30 pm, Aurora Pham coordinating.   http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20140111/NEWS01/301110028?source=nletter-top5&nclick_check=1 http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/project-hope-teaches-science-students-24444.shtml#.UtGt-yhi66k University of Iowa
Mr. Dale Stille 1/10/2014 Van Allen Probes, Vincent Rodgers and Dale Stille with the help of students Scott Griffiths, Amit Mukhopadhyay, and Mollie Burke, give a physics simulation to the students of Project Hope over two sessions, 9:15 am - 11:00 am & 11:45 am - 1:30 pm, Aurora Pham coordinating. University of Iowa
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/8/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage and confirmation of water ice at the poles University of Virginia McCormick Observatory
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/8/2014 MESSENGER, Presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, low reflectance material, hollows, latest findings on planetary shrinkage, confirmation of water ice at the poles, and recent observations on comets by MESSENGER. Fairmont State Gaston Caperton Center
Mark Kochte 1/8/2014 MESSENGER, Club-sponsored public presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles University of Virginia’s McCormick Observatory
Mr. David Yenerall 1/8/2014 Van Allen Probes, Lectured as part of the Natureversity lecture series. Please follow this link to the Gainesville Times article. http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/199/article/94138/ Elachee Science Nature Center
Dr. Kenneth Potocki 1/5/2014 Van Allen Probes, Intent was to stimulate young boys to consider science and engineering as a career. Described with pictures and videos what radiation belts are, how they are formed, what a Van Allen Probe is, and the launch of the Van Allen Probes. Had a lively Q&A session for about 20 minutes at the end. Talmudical Academy
Mr. Nick DeMatt 1/2/2014 New Horizons, I gave a high level overview of the mission, both prior to and after launch. Discussed the science instruments and objectives. Talked about the Kuiper Belt and the discovery of Plutos moons. Explained the Jupiter fly-by and the importance of the SDC. I always point out to the boys that it takes people with all different types of interests and skills to make this possible. From scientists, engineers, craftsmans, managers, programmers, astrophysicists, ...etc they just need to follow their dreams. Trinity Lutheran Church
Ms. Dawn Turney 12/12/2013 CRISM, Van Allen Probes, High school science fair. Items are distributed to 350 student participants as part of their participation goody bag. Meade HS
Mr. Subodh Harmalkar 12/10/2013 CRISM, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, This yearly workshop is supported by NASA centers, JHU/APL and South West Research Institute. Subodh is on the Organization Committee. Subodh did not present, but the material was sent to Dr. Alan Unell (Aerospace) and Dr. Amalaye Oyake (JPL). 110+ attendees came together to listen to 30+ presentations in 3 days. The material sent to JPL, Caltech will help attendees in educational outreach. Flight Software Workshop (at JPL, Caltech)
Ms. Dawn Turney 12/2/2013 CRISM, MiniRF, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Hands on activities and discussion of APL misisons during Exploration Station. Moscone Center
Mr. Dale Stille 11/27/2013 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space present at the STEM institute for 7th graders at North Central, Mid-Prairie, and Clear Creek Amana, to provide hands on physics demonstrations such as magnets, tubes and glasses, solar cells, human battery, plasma plate, polarizers, jumping ring, and an E&M table at the University of Iowa Medical Education and Research Facility from 9:10 - 12:00. Van Allen models and handouts where provided. Unversity of Iowa Medical Education and Research Facility
Mr. Max Peterson 11/26/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, This is the 8th annual talk where I present specific information on certain programs, and information on how, in general, spacecraft are designed, built and operated. Hands-on with samples of MLI, old hardware, etc. I also instruct the students on how to build "Bungee Rockets" or "Baking Soda/Vinegar" rockets, which we launch later in the afternoon. At the end of the activity we hold a "Lessons Learned" discussion. This type of interaction gives the students a hands-on learning experience. Crellin Elementary School
Mr. Dale Stille 11/26/2013 Van Allen Probes, Hawk-Eyes in Space present at the STEM institute for 7th graders at Northwest, Williamsburg, Lone Tree, and West Branch, to provide hands on physics demonstrations such as magnets, tubes and glasses, solar cells, human battery, plasma plate, polarizers, jumping ring, and an E&M table at the University of Iowa Medical Education and Research Facility from 9:10 - 12:00. Van Allen models and handouts where provided. Unversity of Iowa Medical Education and Research Facility
Dr. Frank Seelos 11/24/2013 CRISM, Mars Exploration Missions, A group of Mechanicsburg Middle School 6th-8th graders is participating in the National Engineers Week ‘Future City’ Competition. They decided to put their future city on Mars and I’ve been fielding some science/engineering questions from the kids. Remote Q&A from APL to Mechanicsburg Middle School
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 11/22/2013 Van Allen Probes, The Van Allen Probes mission was highlighted during the November 2013 Solar Plasma Days event at Maryland Science Center. Maryland Science Center
Dr. Will Grundy 11/16/2013 New Horizons, Presentation on New Horizons at a workshop for Navajo and Hopi middle school teachers on using astronomy to spur interest in STEM subjects among their students. Lowell Observatory
John Troll 11/12/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Hosted a "Space Room" at the annual "Math and Science Night" at Hillcrest Elementary, in conjunction with a GSFC solar physicist. Discussed current missions, spacecraft design, solar power, magnetic fields, and more. Hundreds of kids came through the room. I hope to do it again next year! Hillcrest Elementary School
Chris Hersman 11/8/2013 New Horizons, Presented an overview of the New Horizons Mission to two separate classes of 8th grade students and teachers. Westland Middle School
Mrs. Diane Sartore 11/4/2013 STEREO, During our study of the sun, we saw STEREO images of the sun. We also examined many STEREO images on the internet. We often started at Spaceweather.com and branched out from there. Pine Ridge High School
Mr. Erich Landstrom 11/3/2013 New Horizons, ‘Inspector Detectors.’ Families made magnetic field detectors from steel wool, scissors, and scraps of cardboard. They used these magnetometers to map magnetic anomalies, and predict the locations of magnets hidden beneath a model of a planet''s surface. This activity is adapted from the NASA and PBS Design Squad Nation guide "Mission: Solar System". Landstrom discussed studying Mars (MAVEN), Jupiter (Juno), and Pluto (New Horizons) for the visible and the invisible (magnetic fields). Dreher Park
Mrs. Linda Butler 11/1/2013 CRISM, SPACE ACADEMY: MRO/CRISM. JHU/APL E/PO staff teamed up with Discovery Education to give 112 Maryland middle school students a true outer space experience. To aid teachers prepare students, lesson plans relating to Mars and CRISM were available at at http://www.spaceacademy.jhuapl.edu/. Students heard a briefing by key CRISM team members in the form of a mini press conference with students played role of reporters. Interactive demos were given. JHU/APL
Dr. Xiomara Calderon-Colon 10/30/2013 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, The main goal is to encourage and motivate the students with APL Hispanic Staff story. The main idea of the activity is (1) introduce the students to Hispanic examples (different fields) and share their story, challenges, education, career, etc. and (2) hands-on demonstration with the demo kits that STEM office will provide. Lake Elkhorn MS
Dr. Craig Kletzing 10/29/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Craig Kletzing presents about space weather, Van Allen radiation belts, the aurora borealis, and sounding rockets. Last of 4 sessions. University of Iowa
Mr. Geffrey Ottman 10/28/2013 General Space science discussion, Discussed the differences between comets, asteroids and meteors. Included a brief desciption of the big bang theory and a possible path to planetary formation from these objects. The students then had smaller group activities to illustrate characteristics of asteroids, comets and meteors. West Friendship Elementary School
Mr. Steven Pereira 10/25/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, Career day presentation at St. James Academy. Discussed the general process that JHU/APL uses to design, build, integrate, test, and operate space systems. St. James Academy
Mr. David Yenerall 10/23/2013 Van Allen Probes, I gave the keynote talk, at the annual Georgia Perimeter Astronomy Conference. My presentation was an update on the Van Allen Probes. Georgia Perimeter College
Dr. Xiomara Calderon-Colon 10/23/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, The main idea of the activity is (1) introduce the students to Hispanic examples (different fields) and share their story, challenges, education, career, etc. and (2) hands-on demonstration with the demo kits that STEM office provided. More importantly, let them know they can success as well. Murray Hill MS
Dr. Craig Kletzing 10/22/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Craig Kletzing presents about space weather, Van Allen radiation belts, the aurora borealis, and sounding rockets. 3rd of 4 sessions. University of Iowa
Mr. Geff Ottman 10/21/2013 New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, Van Allen Probes, Presented to the 5th grade class via Skype. There were three 30 minute sessions with ~70 kids per session. I spoke about APL and the NASA space missions we support. I was able to walk through the lab and show examples of hardware in various states of design and development. The students are preparing a microgravity experiment to fly to the ISS so we discussed the space environment and testing on the ground. At the end of each session, students asked questions. Cottage Lane Elem. School
Mr. Erich Landstrom 10/18/2013 New Horizons, New Horizons Fellow Erich Landstrom presents ideas and activities for teaching students about the universe—from what happens at the edge of our solar system to what happens at the edge of a black hole—using simple models, presentations, and hands-on activities. New Horizons growth chart. The poster depicts a scale drawing of the Solar System, where 1 AU = 1 inch, and helps students understanding the long distances and timescales involved in space exploration. Discover the discover the dis South Florida Science Center
Dr. Xiomara Calderon-Colon 10/16/2013 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEM Event for Middle School Students in Howard County (As part of Hispanic Heritage Month) Goal: The main goal is to encourage and motivate the students with JHU/APL Hispanic Staff story. The main idea of the activity is (1) introduce the students to Hispanic examples (different fields) and share their story, challenges, education, career, etc. and (2) hands-on demonstration with the demo kits that STEM office provided. More importantly, let them know they can success as well. Oakland Mills MS
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 10/16/2013 New Horizons, Curiosity, Students learned about the Curiosity Mission and the New Horizons Mission. Stillwater Junior High
Dr. Craig Kletzing 10/15/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Craig Kletzing presents about space weather, Van Allen radiation belts, the aurora borealis, and sounding rockets. 2nd of 4 sessions. University of Iowa
Mr. Andrew Calloway 10/14/2013 MESSENGER, Career Day lecture and presentation to three classes of 4th and 5th graders on careers in Space Operations, using MESSENGER as an example. Heather Hills Elementary School
Dr. Craig Kletzing 10/8/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Craig Kletzing presents about space weather, Van Allen radiation belts, the aurora borealis, and sounding rockets. 1st of 4 sessions University of Iowa
Mr. Mark Kochte 10/4/2013 MESSENGER, Gave the keynote presentation to Enchanted Skies XX star party attendees on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles New Mexico Tech
Mr. Donald Kirchner 10/3/2013 Van Allen Probes, JUNO, Voyager, Cassini, Mars,JUICE,PIDDP, Galileo, Don Kirchner addressed the Cedar Amateur Astronomers Club, speaking of "The Solar System and Beyond." which included information on the Van Allen Probes, as well as Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, Mars Express, Juno, JUICE & PIDDP. Twenty adults listened & then participated in Q/A and discussion following the lecture. Palisades-Dows Observatory
Mrs. Nancy Sills 9/28/2013 New Horizons, MAVEN, I will use a powerpoint, hands-on, and demonstrations to learn about New Horizons and MAVEN Projects. NASA resource Educational Center
Dr. Scott Bounds 9/27/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Scott Bounds presents A travel log on EMFISIS Instrument to Launch, Early Results from the Van Allen Probes. University of Iowa
Mr. Donald Kirchner 9/25/2013 Van Allen Probes, Juno, JUICE, Don Kirchner presented to a group of 10 from the University of Iowa Amateur Radio Club, information about the project "Say HI to Juno!", including information on the Van Allen Probes, Juno & JUICE projects with audio & audience Q/A. Van Allen Hall - University of Iowa
Dana Hurley 9/19/2013 MiniRF, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Why and how do we do planetary science? Pointers Run Elementary School
Mr. Donald Kirchner 9/18/2013 Van Allen Probes, Explorer I,Voyager,Juno,Galileo,Cassini,MarsExp, The Solar System and Beyond Johnston Middle School
Dr. Harlan Spence 9/16/2013 Van Allen Probes, Spence presented to engaged audiences the latest results from NASA''s recently-launched Van Allen Probes mission in 45-minute talks entitled "Mysteries of the Radiation Belts Revealed", including exciting discoveries from NASA instrumentation that he and Smith lead at UNH. New Hampshire Observatory
Ms. Lynn Powers 9/16/2013 Van Allen Probes, Van Allen probe discussion of the mission and science, along with a demonstration of the diffusion cloud chamber to the astronomy class. Bozeman High School
Mr. Brent Jones 9/3/2013 Van Allen Probes, Brief discussion of the Van Allen belts, and the probes, as part of discussion of what is Astronomy. Village Academy
Dr. Scott Bounds 8/31/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Scott Bounds presents A History of the Discovery of the Radiation Belts, at the Iowa Star Party University of Iowa
Mrs. Darlene Kellner 8/31/2013 Van Allen Probes, Gave an overview of the mission to the science department and how they may use it within their classroom to inspire the next generation of explorers. Crestwood School District
Dr. Will Grundy 8/29/2013 New Horizons, Built scale model of solar system scaled to 8" sun (outdoors: 863 m to Pluto). Talked about exploration of solar system, with emphasis on New Horizons and other current missions. Answered questions about careers in science & engineering. Hotevilla Bacavi Community School
Dr. Scott Bounds 8/22/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Scott Bounds presents A Return to the Earth''s Radiation Belts, the Van Allen Probes, at the Sertoma Club. University of Iowa
Mr. Steven Conard 8/19/2013 New Horizons, Lecture and Q/A on how the New Horizons LORRI instrument was fabricated and tested. O. Winston Link Museum
Ms. Deborah Jones 8/14/2013 New Horizons, Presented New Horizons mission as part of our week-long Engineering Summer Camp. As well as viewing NH videos & materials, students designed and assembled a spacecraft in our CAD program, and designed and launched rockets. STARBASE Alaska
Dr. Will Grundy 8/13/2013 New Horizons, Colloquium on Pluto observations and anticipated science activities associated with 2015 New Horizons encounter, plus live web broadcast of the colloquium and a web hangout to discuss the Pluto system science meeting held a few weeks earlier at APL. SETI Institute
Ms. Lynn Powers 8/10/2013 Van Allen Probes, The Van Allen probes were discussed during solar viewing at the Old Faithful Visitor Center in Yellowstone National Park. Guests were invited to hear Dr. Harlan Spence and Sonya Smith at the Madison Amphitheater for their evening presentations. Old Faithful Visitor Center
Mrs. Sonya Smith 8/10/2013 Van Allen Probes, Part of Yellowstone National Park Ranger summer program, Spence and Smith gave multiple space science educational presentation at the Madison Amphitheater at 9pm. Throngs of eager park visitors from the US and also around the world. Informed visitors about the resent discoveries on Van Allen Probes Mission. Which also included question and answer period, demonstration of a cosmic ray chamber followed by distribution of dozens of do-it-yourself cloud chamber kits. (developed by Dr. A. Jordan) Madison Amphitheater
Dr. Harlan Spence 8/9/2013 Van Allen Probes, In consecutive sunset settings, Spence presented to engaged audiences the latest results from NASA''s recently-launched Van Allen Probes mission in 45-minute talks entitled "Mysteries of the Radiation Belts Revealed", including exciting discoveries from NASA instrumentation that he and Smith lead at UNH. Smith capped each presentation with an active audience participation experience, including a question and answer period, demonstration of a cosmic ray cloud chamber, then followed by the distribution of dozens of do-it-yourself (DIY) cloud chambers (developed by EOS scientist, Dr. Andrew Jordan) and mission information to the boisterous, enthusiastic, and thankful audience. Madison Amphitheater at Yellowstone National Park
Mr. Daniel Newmyer 8/9/2013 New Horizons, I presented in the first ever United States Science SLAM. I presented the ideas of taxonomy and the importance of going to Pluto/KBO, demonstrated the scale of the solar system, and gave an overview of the mission and its importance. Space Foundation Discovery Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 8/8/2013 MESSENGER, Public presentation sponsored by North Colorado Astronomical Society covering the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Dr. Daniel Smith 8/1/2013 Van Allen Probes, I gave a 1 hour talk about space weather and the Van Allen Probes mission. I answered questions from the audience and distributed mission related E/PO materials. Theodore G. Davis Middle School
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 7/31/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Participants learned about the new NASA Engineering Design Challenge and how real engineers use the design process to design missions to Pluto and other targets in the Solar System. Rose State College Professional Training Center
Andrew Calloway 7/25/2013 MESSENGER, Exploring Mercury: Full STEAM Ahead A three-part lecture focusing on 1) the MESSENGER mission (Cruise and Orbit phases), 2) STEM to STEAM initiatives and careers in robotic space operations, and 3) some of the exciting scientific highlights of the MESSENGER mission to date. NIST
Dr. Daniel Smith 7/25/2013 Van Allen Probes, I gave a talk remotely using MeetingPlace teleconference software on space weather and the Van Allen Probes mission. I answered questions from the audience. I brought mission related E/PO materials on a subsequent in-person visit to be distributed to the attendees. Theodore G. Davis Middle School
Mrs. Linda Butler 7/22/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, Overviews of missions and tour of Space Department mission operations center, satellite communications and testing facilitites for members of the Charlottesville Astronomy Club. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Dr. John Bonnell 7/18/2013 TIMED, Van Allen Probes, Although Dr. Bonnell was physically located at UCB/SSL, the presentation was given online using Zoom videoconferencing. Audience participants were located all across the United States. This presentation was part of the ongoing Heliophysics Community of Practice for teachers which is a collaboration between the Van Allen Probes mission, THEMIS-ARTEMIS mission and the Heliophysics SMD EPO Forum. UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab
April Whitt 7/18/2013 New Horizons, Workshop at the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society''s annual meeting. More people attended than I thought would, so I ran out of materials. Oh dear. Earth and Space Science Lab, Frederick, MD
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 7/16/2013 Van Allen Probes, Presented Van Allen Probes and NASA education resources availabled through NASA Wavelength. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/12/2013 MESSENGER, Gave keynote presentation to Star Quest X star party attendees on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Gene Gordon 6/22/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presented to a group of HS teachers about New Horizons and MESSENGER regarding the technology and programs which NASA has going on RPI
Mr. Erich Landstrom 6/20/2013 New Horizons, NASA engineers can power a spacecraft at Pluto 4 billion miles from the Sun. But MIT grads can''''t quickly recognize the path of electricity in a complete circuit, like a flashlight. Teachers explore how student can truly grasp or slip up on simple science concepts, like circuit design and current flow. Using resources ranging from RadioShack to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the probe reveals mental pictures and misconceptions as student struggle with schema. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mr. Erich Landstrom 6/20/2013 New Horizons, NASA engineers can power a spacecraft at Pluto 4 billion miles from the Sun. But MIT grads can''''t quickly recognize the path of electricity in a complete circuit, like a flashlight. Teachers explore how student can truly grasp or slip up on simple science concepts, like circuit design and current flow. Using resources ranging from RadioShack to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the probe reveals mental pictures and misconceptions as student struggle with schema. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ms. Deborah Jones 6/19/2013 New Horizons, Presented about the New Horizons mission, as part of our week-long Aviation and Aerospace Summer Camp, with twenty attendees. Their families were provided w/ NH materials as well. STARBASE Alaska
Mr. Max Peterson 6/4/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, TIMED, This is the 7th annual talk where I present specific information on certain programs, and information on how, in general, spacecraft are designed, built and operated. Hands-on with samples of MLI, old hardware, etc. I also instruct the students on how to build "Bungee Rockets" or "Baking Soda/Vinegar" rockets, which we launch later in the afternoon. At the end of the activity we hold a "Lessons Learned" discussion. This type of interaction gives the students a hands-on learning experience. Crellin Elementary School
Mr. David Copeland 5/31/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, TIMED, This presentation was at Woodlin Elementary''s Career Day. I talked to two third-grade classes about spacecraft engineering and development, space technology and science. Woodlin Elementary School
Mr. Jim Beatty Jr 5/31/2013 Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, the kids were given a brief talk about various missions.......were very interested.....had lots of questions and really enjoyed the giveaways. Thanks for your help. Bodkin Elementary
Dr. Robin Vaughan 5/27/2013 MESSENGER, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, Van Allen Probes, BRRISON, Space Swifties: Mission Updates and New Concepts from the APL Space Department Talk on 10 different on-going or proposed projects in APL Space Department. Balticon 47
Dr. Scott Bounds 5/22/2013 Van Allen Probes, Scott Bounds and Dale Stille give two presentations using demonstrations on space science at the STEM Institute held at the University of Iowa Medical Education and Research Facility, 9:00 am - 11:00 am.   University of Iowa
Joshua Steele 5/20/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, Discussed with class what I did for my job (my son is a class member) - discussed our missions to Mercury, Pluto and also TIMED. Took questions from the kids and teachers. Wilde Lake Children''s Nursery
Mrs. Darlene Kellner 5/20/2013 Van Allen Probes, Briefed the students on the Van Allen Belt mission and its importance. Crestwood Middle School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 5/16/2013 Van Allen Probes, JUNO, Space Research, Space Research at the University of Iowa Lone Tree Community School
Mr. Daniel Hoffman 5/9/2013 MESSENGER, TIMED, Cassini, Second grade class studying space. I talked to them about space and the space environment, then went over the Sun, Moon and each of the planets. Discussed several NASA missions including MESSENGER and Cassini. Myersville Elementary School
Dr. Christopher Lavelle 5/9/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, My son''s school held a science fair, I was a volunteer judge. Linda Butler generously gathered some outreach materials that I placed at the entrance to the science fair for children and parents to take. I made a poster advertising the materials and showing the assembled TIMED mobile. I saw many parents with the materials, and the science teacher asked to keep the extras for use in her classroom activities. Linton Springs Elementary School
Daisy Zhang 5/9/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Van Allen Probes, I gave four STEM presentations for the school''s Career Day using the STEM kits from APL STEM office. Technology and engineering highlights for the NASA missions were presented via slides and demonstration, and students got hands-on experience with the STEM kits. Pictures, postcards and other educational materials from MESSENGER, New Horizons and Van Allen Probes were shown and distributed during the presentations. St. John''s Lane Elementary School
Mr. Andy Liu 5/3/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, Science Technology Engineering and Math. Demonstrated STEM Infrared camera made by space dept and explained how the instruments can be placed on spacecraft for planetary exploration. NBMS
Dana Hurley 5/3/2013 Kepler, Went through estimation of Drake Equation during 5th grade STEM day Pointers Run Elementary School
Dr. Craig Kletzing 5/2/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Craig Kletzing present the Van Allen Probes at Augustana College. Augustana College
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 5/1/2013 New Horizons, Students learned about the discovery of Pluto using Parallax and how this technique is still used today to detect KBOs. New Horizons Parallax activity used. Stillwater Junior High
Dr. Jerry Manweiler 4/27/2013 Van Allen Probes, Dr. Manweiler presented Space Weather and the Van Allen Probes Mission, a mission update and explanation of the mission''s contribution to understanding space weather and Earth''s magnetosphere, with special emphasis on the RBSPICE instrument. At our display booth, information packets were distributed, and participants were encouraged to use NASA''s Eyes on the Solar System website, which was running on a laptop. Washburn University, Stoffer Science Hall
Mr. Anthony Parker 4/26/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, The event was career day in which interested student could ask about engineering as a career. Laurel High School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 4/26/2013 Van Allen Probes, Rich Dvorsky and George Hospodarsky give a talk about space, including Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Voyager, Cluster, Mars, Express, Polar, Galileo, and Professor Van Allen to the 1st graders at Truman Elementary, 441 West Post Rd NW, Cedar Rapids Iowa. They also launched some model rockets.   Truman Elementary
Dr. Dale Stille 4/26/2013 Van Allen Probes, Dale Stille, Vincent Rodgers, and several student volunteers help the students of Project Hope build and solder light seeking robot kits, Rm. 267 Van Allen Hall, 2:15 pm - 3:30. Saba Rasheed Ali coordinating.   University of Iowa
Dr. robert demajistre 4/24/2013 TIMED, ASHOE/MESA, Talk on the ozone depleation/ozone hole Severna Park Middle School
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 4/21/2013 New Horizons, various missions to each planet, The 24th annual Earth Day Celebration in Baton Rouge provided the ideal venue for my middle school students and I to spread the word about space sciences. The event was held on the lawn of the Old Governor’s Mansion. The students demonstrated 3 activities to children, parents, teachers, and other visitors to our tables. Over 35 students in grades 6-8th from St. Louis King of France school helped visitors construct balloon/paper bag rockets, solar system bracelets, New Horizons activities. Earth Day Celebration at Old Governor''s Mansion
Dr. Craig Kletzing 4/20/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor Craig Kletzing presents the Van Allen Probes at the Moline Public Library for "Astronomy Day. Molne Public Library
Dr. Will Grundy 4/17/2013 New Horizons, Colloquium on Pluto observations, lab studies of cryogenic Pluto surface materials, and anticipated science activities associated with 2015 New Horizons encounter. University of Maryland
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 4/16/2013 Van Allen Probes, Pre-service teacher workshoph in partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. JHU/APL
Dr. J. Douglas Patterson 4/14/2013 Van Allen Probes, Voyager, Dr. Patterson, a member and competitor in the SCCA, distributed Van Allen Probes and Voyager materials including pins, bookmarks, posters, and stickers at the Club’s Solo Racing event. Many of the racers are professional engineers, mechanics, or are otherwise technically inclined and were enthusiastic about the Voyager and Van Allen Probes spacecraft and missions. Two junior kart racers were so excited about the Van Allen Probes sticker that it was immediately affixed to their racing kart. Metropolitan Community College Precision Driving Center
Mrs. Shirley Greene 4/13/2013 New Horizons, This was the "Chicks in Science" annual event. Over 1000 girls came to learn about STEM careers and actively participate in various activities. For our New Horizons booth, girls were measured for their present height and then used a chart to discover what their predicted height would be when New Horizons flies by Pluto. We talked about the New Horizons mission, and gave each a CD (Until we ran out), a fact sheet, and the website for New Horizons so they could learn more about NH at home. Montana State University, Billings
Chris Hersman 4/12/2013 New Horizons, The presentation started with the discovery of Pluto and its moons, then covered the motivation behind a mission to Pluto, the development of the New Horizons mission, the scientific observations of the Jovian system, and the plans for the Pluto encounter. University of New Hampshire
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 4/12/2013 New Horizons, Overview of New Horizons mission including spacecraft instruments. Distributed two SPECTROSCOPE KITS allowing teachers to construct a simple model for use with their students. San Antonio Convention Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 4/12/2013 MESSENGER, Gave keynote presentation to Star Quest X star party attendees on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles Carnegie Science Center
Chris Hersman 4/11/2013 New Horizons, The presentation started with the discovery of Pluto and its moons, then covered the motivation behind a mission to Pluto, the development of the New Horizons mission, the scientific observations of the Jovian system, and the plans for the Pluto encounter. Tilton High School
Dr. Jerry Acord 4/9/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Curiosity, "Robots in Space". Discussed what robots are, saw some examples. Talked about astronauts vs. robotic spacecraft. Had a solar system Q&A / trivia, and size demo. Showed pics/discussed Curiosity, talked about Mars and the mission''s purpose. Same for MESSENGER, talked about Mercury and the mission''s purpose & results. Talked about Pluto, discussed New Horizons. Robert S. Gallaher Elementary School
Dr. Bill Kurth 4/9/2013 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Dr. Bill Kurth and Hawk-Eyes in Space present at Van Allen Elementary, Iowa City, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Van Allen Elementary
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 4/9/2013 New Horizons, Students watched the Passport to Pluto DVD to see how the mission design activity we did in class was similar to real-world mission design. Stillwater Junior High
Ms. Heather Weir 4/6/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Dawn, This was part of Challenge of Discovery workshop. Our site presented on NH and MESSENGER. There were other participants at the other sites. APL, JPL,JSC, UAZ
Mrs. Becca Sepan 4/5/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, MESSENGER presentation discussing why it took so long to get back to Mercury after Mariner 10, flybys enroute, Mercury Orbit Insertion, science highlights to date, and mission operations including the Deep Space Network. Also gave a shout out to New Horizons and RBSP / Van Allen Probes. Lots of great questions afterwards. I really enjoy giving presentations to this age group - they''re just as excited about space exploration as the little kids I talk to! Meadow Ridge
Ms. Deborah Jones 4/3/2013 New Horizons, Presented to a group of afterschool students at Begich Middle School, part of the 21 Century Community Learning Center program. Topics included optics, microscopes, and cameras. New Horizons materials were discussed and handed out, including its imaging systems. Begich Middle School
Ms. Deborah Jones 3/20/2013 New Horizons, We had a booth at the Anchorage School District Math and Science Night, hosted by Ptarmigan Elementary, from 6-8pm. The audience was K-6 students, their families, and their teachers. I handed out New Horizons materials, showed a video, and fielded questions about the mission, which most had not heard about. Ptarmingan Elementary School
Mr. David Yenerall 3/10/2013 Van Allen Probes, I spoke about the Van Allen Probes mission overview, instruments and science goals. Georgia Perimeter College
Ms. Heather Weir 3/9/2013 New Horizons, Presented at the Maryland Science Center on New Horizons. Ralph McNutt discussed the background of the mission. Maryland Science Center
Mr. Walter Charuba 3/8/2013 New Horizons, I presented two workshops at the MSTA conference Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Dale Stille 3/7/2013 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Department of Physics and Astronomy Public Demonstration Show featuring data from the Juno and Van Allen Probes missions with demonstrations of plasma and radiation. Several spacecraft and models will also be on display. LR 1 Van Allen Hall, 7:00 pm. University of Iowa
Mrs. Janet Douglass 3/5/2013 STEREO, TIMED, SOHO, The Space Weather DVD was used to introduce the subject of the sun, the magnetic field, and the Van Allen Belts. Students were shown numerous aps they could download to track solar activity. Discussion of probes used to study the sun and Van Allen Belts followed. Winfield High School
Nathaniel Parsons 3/1/2013 TIMED, Van Allen Probes, * Description + brief history of belts * Video and description of 3rd belt discovery * Across Space and Time activity * My work in software testing and as flight controller * Q&A Rodgers Forge Elementary School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 3/1/2013 Van Allen Probes, Professor George Hospodarsky gives three presentations on space physicists, Professor Van Allen, and Space Physics at the Alburnett Elementary School''s Carrer Enrichment Day, 131 Roosevelt St., Alburnett, IA. Alburnett Elementary School
Mr. Max Mutchler 2/21/2013 New Horizons, Lecture about the discovery of four small moons of Pluto with the Hubble Space Telescope, in support of the New Horizons mission. The public vote to name P4 and P5 (became Styx and Kerberos, despite William Shatner''s lobbying for Vulcan) was underway at the time, so I encourage the audience to vote online. Both the Hubble and New Horizons missions were described. Harford County Astronomical Society
Pam Casto 2/18/2013 New Horizons, As teachers were trained on the STARLAB they were given detailed info on the Solar System with the New Horizons mission being the info presented for Pluto. Page-Jackson elementary
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 2/5/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presentation included discussions of New Horizons and Messenger missions. Updates of both missions included distribution of educational materials. Kailua-Kona Public Library
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 2/4/2013 New Horizons, Students learned about rotation and revolution using a modified version of the New Horizons Orbit and Spin activity. Stillwater Junior High
Mr. Andrew Calloway 2/1/2013 MESSENGER, This was a presentation to 4th and 5th grade science students at Heather Hills Elementary School in Bowie, MD (PG county). The primary focus was MESSENGER operations, Mercury science, and careers in aerospace engineering and space operations. I primary utilized the MESSENGER website to convey the ideas and topics, although I did also have a spacecraft model with me as well. Heather Hills Elementary School
Dr. Scott Bounds 1/29/2013 Van Allen Probes, Scott Bounds presents demonstrations of Lenz''s law, Ferrofluids, energy vs. wavelength, polarization, etc., Family Enrichment Night: Math and Science, Hoover Elementary, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Hoover Elementary
Dr. William Kurth 1/28/2013 Van Allen Probes, JUNO, Voyager, Cassini, Maple Avenue Middle School 6th grade Project "Ask A Scientist". Bill Kurth responded to questions he received in a letter from one of the students in this class. Maple Avenue Middle School
Thomas Milnes 1/26/2013 STEREO, TIMED, NEAR, Maryland Engineering Challenges / Elementary School Paper Airplane Challenge Baltimore Museum of Industry
Dr. J. Douglas Patterson 1/26/2013 TIMED, Explorer 1, ACE, A description of space weather, the history of our discovery of the solar wind, and an explanation of how space weather affects our lives and the tools we''ve deployed to learn more about space weather. UMKC Royal Hall
Mr. LeRoy Hand IV 1/23/2013 RBSP and TBD, Share highlights from the RBSP teacher workshop, summer 2012, and opportunities that exist for teachers regarding professional scientists in the classroom, via skype or in-person and sharing real-time data. FCPS Science In-Service
Gene Gordon 1/23/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, A group of three teachers presented Three times during the day to a total of over 200 5th graders about NASA, MESSENGER and New Horizons. School had to cancel Challenger program and we volunteered to talk instead to answer students questions and show them what NASA was doing Brooks Hill Elementary
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/19/2013 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, with a concentration on impact basins, volcanic culdera, hollows and water ice at the poles Fairmont State University Gaston Caperton Center
Ms. Alice Bowman 1/17/2013 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe Plus, STEREO, TIMED, TIMED, Ms. Bowman engaged the scouts on the space missions currently underway at APL. She answered questions related to math and science associated with the mission. The scouts were engaged and enjoyed the visit. New Horizon Conference Room
Pam Casto 1/16/2013 New Horizons, As teachers were trained on the STARLAB they were given detailed info on the Solar System with the New Horizons mission being the info presented for Pluto. North View Elementary
Mr. Geff Ottman 1/15/2013 New Horizons, New Horizons, New Horizons, Topic: Robots in Space. Discussed the solar system and interesting facts about each planet. Class then voted Pluto back into the solar system. Then discussed what a robot needs to go into space. Hands-on activity included students holding planet pictures while student dressed as a robot "explored" space. Finished with NH launch video. West Friendship Elem. School
Cindy Keeling 1/15/2013 New Horizons, Presentation to teachers grades K-4. Also open to the parents of students. WATSON ELEMENTARY
Edward Schaefer 12/19/2012 New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, This was in support of Parg Hills Elementry career day. Described the role engineers play in the design and analysis of spacecraft and the associated hardware. Park Hills Elementry
Lillian Nguyen 12/19/2012 MESSENGER, Spoke to the 4th grade GT math classes about why math is needed to take pictures of Mercury, specifically in communications, spacecraft pointing, and data analysis. Volunteers assisted in demonstrating how power, distance, and antenna size affect communications. A hand-held camera was used to demonstrate the importance of position and orientation knowledge. Showed videos from the DSN and MESSENGER web sites to support discussions. Dayton Oaks Elementary School
Mrs. Gerri Purkey-Otto 12/17/2012 New Horizons, Gave the history of New Horizons, the mission, the student dust counter, showed the website and explored it briefly, talked about the components and their uses, talked about where students were when it launched and where they will be when it arrives to Pluto Fulerton Elementary School
Dr. Elsayed Talaat 12/13/2012 TIMED, I presented a lecture about the TIMED mission and science results. First, I defined and talked about why we care about the ionosphere, thermosphere and mesosphere. Then I gave an overview of the TIMED mission and its place within the Heliophysics System Observatory. I then described the four instruments and I highlighted key results. Robinson Nature Center
Dr. Daniel Smith 12/12/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, The webinar was for teachers that participated in the RBSP (now called Van Allen Probes) Educator Workshop in the Summer of 2012. The purpose was to update the teachers on the E/PO efforts and on the mission in general since launch. I gave a brief update on the status of the Van Allen Probes Mission and showed some of the early science data that was obtained in the first few months of the mission. I answered questions from the audience. N/A - this was a webinar/teleconference
Mr. Kalpesh Shah 12/12/2012 TIMED, test, test JHUAPL
Dr. Claudia Knez 12/1/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, It is a general public event at the Air and Space Museum to promote the STEM fields particularly having Latino role models showcased. National Air and Space Museum
Ms. Lynn Powers 11/19/2012 Van Allen/RBSP, The loud chamber activity and other RBSP hands on activities presented at the Science Olympiad. This annual event serves middle and high school students from all over the state of Montana. 26 schools participated this year including traditionally underserved audiences such as Native American schools and students from small rural communities. Museum of the Rockies
Mr. Daniel Newmyer 11/16/2012 New Horizons, I conducted a hands on workshop at the Colorado Science Conference based on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto/KBO. This included a presentation and several activities related to the mission. Denver Merchandise Mart
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 11/15/2012 CRISM, This was a brief review of how different instruments and missions have contributed to our knowledge of the history of water on Mars and what the CRISM instrument added to that knowledge. Robinson Nature Center
Ms. Lynn Powers 11/15/2012 RBSP, Day one; review and update on RBSP mission by Lynn Powers. Day two: Across Space and Time activity with Keri Hallau. Day two was recorded by high school students. Bozeman High School
Mr. Gene Gordon 11/5/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Physics teachers breakfast at STANYS STANYS Conference
Mrs. Faith Kahler 11/5/2012 RBSP, STEM demonstration - Experiments with Stomp Rockers and tie into RBSP mission St. Johns the Evangelist School
Mr. Max Mutchler 11/2/2012 New Horizons, Physics department colloquium talk on Hubble observations of Pluto (discovery of 4 moons, etc) in support of the New Horizons mission. Florida Institute of Technology
Dr. George Hospodarsky 11/2/2012 Van Allen Probes, History of UI Space Exploration, George Hospodarsky gave a 30 minute lecture and Q/A on the History of University of Iowa Space Physics Exploration, including the VA Probes, to the ICON 27 Science Fiction Convention attendees. Cedar Rapids Marriott
Mrs. Linda Butler 10/28/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, """SPACE ACADEMY: Radiation Belt Storm Probes"" mission. JHU/APL E/PO staff teamed up with Discovery''s Science Channel, and the Maryland State Department of Education to give 100 Maryland middle school students a true outer space experience. Lesson plans relating to RBSP were available on the Space Academy web site athttp://www.spaceacademy.jhuapl.edu/ to aid teachers in preparing students prior to the field trip. During the event, students heard a briefing by key Radiation Belt Storm Probes JHU/APL
Ms. Dawn Turney 10/26/2012 RBSP, This refers to when Ray Yoh''s student visited with Dan after Space Academy. This is a test of the system based on Lynn''s report that it was kicking her out. JHU/APL
Mrs. Linds Butler 10/26/2012 RBSP, SPACE ACADEMY: Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission. JHU/APL E/PO staff teamed up with Discovery Education, and the MD State Depart. of Ed to give 100 Maryland middle school students a true outer space experience. Lesson plans re. RBSP were available to aid teachers in preparing students for the field trip. At the event, students were briefed by key RBSP team members, followed by a student (Q&A) press conf., and cleanroom suit & Space Environment demos. http://www.spaceacademy.jhuapl.edu/ JHU/APL
Mrs. Jane DeLong 10/22/2012 Van Allen Probes, The activity is creating a scale model of the layers of earth''s atmosphere and calculating and placing where specific pieces of technology are located. Then we map and discuss where the radiation belts are found and identify which pieces of technology are in jeopardy of malfunctioning due to solar flux and belt changes,. I then tie in the importance of the mission through group discussion. Selvidge Middle School
Mrs. Shirley Greene 10/19/2012 New Horizons, Ice in the Solar System, Pluto. We did Ice in the Solar System activities in a round-robin format. After the activities, we discussed each and answered questions. This was a 50 minute presentation at the Montana Educators Association conference at 8 AM--excellent turnout!). Skyview High School
Mrs. Shirley Greene 10/18/2012 New Horizons, Ice in the Solar System, Pluto. We did Ice in the Solar System activities in a round-robin format. After the activities, we discussed each and answered questions. This was a 50 minute presentation at the Montana State Teachers Association Conference (at 8 AM!) Skyview High School
Mr. Max Peterson 10/12/2012 MESSENGER, NEAR, Presentation of concepts related to the design, fabrication, test and launch of a spacecraft and "hands-on" demonstration of some of the parts, materials and processes used to fabricate a spacecraft. Tucker County West Virginia High School
Mr. Brian Grigsby 10/9/2012 CRISM, First in a series of lectures/activites for the Mars Exploration Student Data Team project. This is a distance learning lecture with teams nationwide. JHU/APL
Mr. Andrew Calloway 10/8/2012 MESSENGER, This was the annual Career Day at Heather Hills Elementary School in Bowie, MD (PG County). My son is in the 3rd grade there, and I presented to two groups of 2nd and 3rd graders of about 30 students each. I talked about space operations as a career and brought in samples for hands-on, including a solar array panel substrate, mylar blanketing, and ceramic cloth samples. I also went into many of the links on the MESSENGER website, especially movies, animations, and the Education tab. Heather Hills Elementary School
Mr. Geff Ottman 10/8/2012 RBSP, The 3rd grade was completing their science unit on weather. I prepared several demonstartions to illustrate concepts from the cloud cycle such as evaporation and condensation. I then tied in the concept of space weather and described the mission of the two RBSP spacecraft. Material was distributed at the end of the class. West Friendship Elementary
Dr. Patrick Stadter 10/5/2012 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP,, Talk with the students about space missions, astronomy, and all the types of missions from the sun to deep space. 20min of questions and answers and had them help me design a space mission. St. John''s Regional Catholic School
Mr. Randy Monroe 10/1/2012 New Horizons, I am a board member of the Contra Costa Association of Science & Math Educators (C3SME). We host a Resouce Fair annually for any local teachers and administrators in Contra Costa, Alameda and surrounding counties. I brough NH Growth Posters, DVDs and stickers for teachers who stopped by my booth. I had a laptop showing the DVD, but also wanted wi-fi that was missing to show the NH website. I spoke with approximatel 50 teachers and education professionals. Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Dr. Seth Claudepierre 9/29/2012 RBSP, I tweet regularly about space science and RBSP here: https://twitter.com/SethInSpace Aerospace Corp.
Dr. Harlan Spence 9/22/2012 RBSP and LRO, 2-day long event called the New England Fall Astronomy Festival. Involved booths for RBSP and LRO where team members staffing them spoke with the NEFAF visitors about the missions. Also involved a 1-hour seminar on "Space Radiation" where I discussed both RBSP and LRO and their radiation environment goals. UHN Observatory
Gene Gordon 9/22/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Did a lesson on Solar System exploration with Physics students. Studenst openly discussed NASA and its programs. I made the connections though both MESSENGER and New Horizons Fairport HS
Dr. Craig Kletzing 9/19/2012 Van Allen Probes, Professor Kletzing presented the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission to the Alumni Association Lifelong Learning group at The Figge Museum in Davenport, IA. The Figge Museum
Dr. Craig Kletzing 9/18/2012 Van Allen Probes, Dr. Kletzing participated in an interview with the National Public Radio Station, discussing NASA RBSP Records Sounds of Space. National Public Radio Interview
Dr. George Hospodarsky 9/18/2012 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassisi, Cluster, Galileo, Polar, Voyager, Dr. George Hospodarsky gave a prospective university student a tour of the University of Iowa Space Physics Research Facility. In addition to the tour, Dr. Hospodarsky covered the History of the UI Physics and Astronomy Department as well as science and mathematics skills, technology and engineering skills involved in Space Physics. The student was provided with a wealth of information, as well as an assortment of materials about the various missions. University of Iowa Space Physics Research Facility
Dr. George Hospodarsky 9/14/2012 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassisi, Cluster, Dr. George Hospodarsky had the pleasure to speak to the First Grade Class at Echo Hill Elementary School in Marion, Iowa. The Class of about 80 students and 4 teachers heard about the History of University of Iowa Space Physics with audience Q & A afterwards. In addition, Dr. Hospodarsky and Mr. Pat Finn demonstrated a Model Rocket Launch with hands on participation for the students. Fact Sheets, Posters, Lithographs, Spacecraft Cut-Out Models and Book Marks were among the materials distributed. Echo Hill Elementary School
Mr. Donald Kirchner 9/12/2012 Van Allen Probes, Voyager, Juno, Marsis, PIDDP, Don spoke to 40 members of the Iowa City Morning Optimists Club about Space Physics at Iowa. A video was included with his presentation and an audience Question/Answer session. Midtown Family Restaurant 2
Mrs. Diane Sartore 9/11/2012 RBSP, Gave a brief talk about the RBSP mission and distributed posters to Earth & Space Science teachers in a workshop Hurst Center
Mrs. Susie Miller 8/31/2012 MESSENGER, RBSP, This was a professional day - county wide with science teachers. Information about MESSENGER and RBSP for teachers to use in middle school and high school was distributed. Teachers were anxious to examine this material and use it in their lessons. Sparta Elementary School
Ms. Lynn Powers 8/31/2012 RBSP, Discussion of Launch and what to expect in the next few months with the RBSP mission. Discussion of what the mission is expected to do and why. Demonstration with a Diffusion Cloud Chamber of charged particles. Bozeman High School
Mrs. Janet Douglass 8/30/2012 RBSP, The RBSP mission: its purpose, necessity, engineering, and how it fits into modern NASA missions was discussed. A block of time was given the first day of school as a teaser of interesting topics we would cover during the year. I used videos from the NASA RBSP site to supplement. Periodic updates were, and are being given, as time passes and the mission progresses. I encouraged students to watch the launch. Winfield High School
Mr. Raymond Yoh 8/30/2012 RBSP, The launch and deployment of the satellites was covered. The Van Allen Belts and the mission of the two satellites. Trinity Lutheran School
Mrs. Diane Sartore 8/27/2012 RBSP, Overview of the goals & unique aspects of the RBSP mission Pine Ridge High School
Mrs. Jacque Barlow 8/24/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, Presentation on celestial navigation designed to spark interest in space exploration TWG
Dr. Barry Mauk 8/23/2012 RBSP, Presentation of RBSP Science, Space Weather issues, videos of Radiation Betl dynamics. Cocoa High School
Dr. Aleksandr Ukhorskiy 8/23/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, Overview of the RBSP mission science DeLaura Middle School
Dr. Haje Korth 8/23/2012 RBSP, Overview of RBSP mission Kennedy Middle School
Dr. Craig Kletzing 8/22/2012 Van Allen Probes, Professor Kletzing discussed the Van Allen Probes at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Dr. Daniel Smith 8/22/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, I gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission and the science questions it will investigate. I answered questions from the audience. Ocean Breeze Elementary School
Dr. Daniel Smith 8/22/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, I gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission and the science questions it will investigate. I answered questions from the audience. West Melbourne Elementary School for Science
Dr. Haje Korth 8/22/2012 rbsp, Two separate 45 minutes RBSP mission presentations to apx 100 students in each presentation, totalling 200 students. Rockledge HS
Dr. Daniel Smith 8/21/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, I gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission and the science questions it will investigate. I answered questions from the audience. Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
Dr. Geoff Reeves 8/21/2012 rbsp, RBSP mission overview Titusville High School
Dr. Matina Gkioulidou 8/21/2012 RBSP, Overview of the Radiation Belts Probes mission: - Importance of the mission related to society and everyday life - Scientific questions that need to be answered - Basic spacecraft description Kennedy Space Center
Mr. Richard Fitzgerald 8/21/2012 RBSP, RBSP mission overview prior to launch Kennedy Space Center
Mrs. Guadalupe Rowley 8/20/2012 rbsp, Science/Technology Connection Astronomy Careers Sun-Earth System ontario hs
Mr. Richard Fitzgerald 8/20/2012 RBSP, RBSP Mission briefing prior to launch RBSP Mission Briefing
Dr. Daniel Smith 8/20/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, I gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission and the science questions it will investigate. I answered questions from the audience. Merritt Island High School
Dr. Daniel Smith 8/20/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, I gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission and the science questions it will investigate. I answered questions from the audience. Apollo Elementary School
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 8/18/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, RBSP E/PO Public Lecture Series - 12 lectures over 8 days. Astronaut Encounter KSC Visitors Complex
Dr. Harlan Spence 8/18/2012 RBSP, RBSP Pre-launch science activities Kennedy Space Center
Dr. George Hospodarsky 8/18/2012 Van Allen Probes, Dr. Hospodarsky gave a talk on “Extreme Exploration: Journey to Earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belts” at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to an audience of twenty. Topics included Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering, as well as the upcoming launch. Audience Q & A followed the lecture with Posters, Spacecraft Cut-Out Models and a variety of Van Allen Probe materials being distributed. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Mr. Mark Kochte 8/17/2012 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''''s footsteps. Ben Reifel Visitor Center
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 8/17/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, Solar Probe, RBSP, RBSP Exhibit and Public Talks in support of the RBSP launch activities at KSC Visitor Center August 17 - 25, 2012. KSC Visitor Center
Dr. Jerry Manweiler 8/16/2012 RBSP, RBSP big-screen display runing 24x7 from 08/16/12-08/26/12 in storefront window features RBSPICE website, RBSP countdown clock, RBSP video clips and still shots, and NASA twitter. RBSP posters, fact sheets, models, etc. are being distributed. FTECS staff are on site, 1-2 hours each day to talk with customers about the mission. On 8/16, Dr. Manweiler and Dr. Armstrong were interviewed on-site about RBSP by Lawrence Channel 6, and the story aired on the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news programs. Hobbs, Inc.
Mr. Erich Landstrom 8/16/2012 New Horizons, Research has consistently demonstrated that multiple short sessions, distributed over time, lead to better long-term memory than a single massed study period. A best practice to ensure student engagement and retention is to periodically take a "brain break", a short switch-up from your studies to activate a different skill set. Using the NASA New Horizon''s mission, we''ll model Find Someone Who; I Have/Who Has?; Corners; Class Formations; and Logic Line-Ups. Park Vista Community High School
Mrs. Diane Sartore 8/15/2012 RBSP, RBSP mission introduction to district physics (and physical science) teachers Spruce Creek High School
Dr. Daniel Smith 8/13/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, I gave an overview of the science of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission. Its target audience was high school level science teachers and science museum professionals. Museum Alliance teleconference
Dr. Brett Denevi 8/9/2012 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, LRO, Dawn, Showed images, talked about planetary science for "Space Week" at preschool Woodlin Child Development Center
Mrs. Susie Miller 8/6/2012 MESSENGER, RBSP, MESSENGER and RBSP mission goals, NASA sites, launch dates, MESSENGER discoveries and timeline, radiation belts, etc. were discussed. Hands-on included a permanent magnet DC motor. Sparta Elementary School
Mr. Richard Fitzgerald 8/1/2012 rbsp, RBSP mission overview, including highlights on opportunities for careers in the space industry JHUAPL
Ms. Dawn Turney 7/31/2012 RBSP, Pre-Launch teacher workshop JHU/APL
Mr. Richard Fitzgerald 7/30/2012 RBSP, RBSP mission overview and description JHU/APL
Miss Madeline Kirk 7/21/2012 RBSP, Women engineers panel for Women in Engineering summer camp at UMD. Spoke about engineering in general and my work on RBSP. University of Maryland
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/18/2012 MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''''''''s footsteps. Ben Reifel Visitor Center
Mrs. Linda Butler 7/17/2012 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, JHU/APL supported the 2012 Maryland Summer Center for Space Science Program for GT 6/7th graders. Students learned the process for planning/launching a simulated space mission, incl. design/fabrication of instrumentation for a spacecraft. Each student team designed their own mission, created mission logos, budgets, EPO plans, gave poster presentations to peers/guests. Students interacted with scientists & engineers, examined instruments, toured test facilities. Maryland Summer Center for Space Science Program
Dr. Thomas Armstrong 7/17/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, Voyager, History of Humans in Space - from beginning of space race to RBSP mission scheduled for launch August 2012. Jefferson Assembly of God Church
Ms. Dawn Turney 7/16/2012 RBSP, RBSP mission overview, teacher resources and activities Adler Planetarium
Mrs. Linda Butler 7/16/2012 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Lunar, JHU/APL supported the 2012 Maryland Summer Center for Space Science Program for GT 6/7th graders. Students learned the process for planning/launching a simulated space mission, incl. design/fabrication of instrumentation for a spacecraft. Each student team designed their own mission, created mission logos, budgets, EPO plans, gave poster presentations to peers/guests. Students interacted with scientists & engineers, examined instruments, toured test facilities. JHU/APL
Miss Madeline Kirk 7/13/2012 RBSP, Women Engineers Panelist for a Women in Engineering summer camp at the University of Maryland. Spoke about engineering in general and my work on RBSP. University of Maryland
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/12/2012 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''''s footsteps. Reading Public Museum
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 7/1/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This workshop featured the New Horizons mission with a discussion of the launch, spacecraft components, and mission specifics. Samples of classroom activities were demonstrated and teachers received a packet of materials. Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center
Dr. Will Grundy 6/29/2012 New Horizons, Formal presentation on New Horizons mission as well as current Kuiper belt and Pluto system science, for context. Emphasis on surface processes and compositional remote sensing, as well as searches for additional satellites and debris, and also potential Kuiper belt targets. Followed by Q&A, then an informal discussion. Grand Canyon University
Mr. Erich Landstrom 6/26/2012 New Horizons, NASA can power a spacecraft at Pluto 4 billion miles fom the Sun, but has MIT grads who can''t quickly recognize the path of electricity in a complete circuit, like a flashlight. Teachers explore how student can truly grasp or slip up on simple science concepts, like circuit design and current flow. Using resources ranging from RadioShack to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the probe reveals mental pictures and misconceptions as student struggle with schema. University of Alabama
Mr. Mark Kochte 6/23/2012 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''''s footsteps. Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Mrs. Pamela Casto 6/21/2012 New Horizons, Solar Probe, NASA Introduction with astronomy activities and New Horizon specific information NRAO Green Bank
Ms. Kaylee Derby 6/18/2012 RBSP, Information about RBSP is shared with all campers attending the Camp KSC program. Students are both domestic and international. US Astronaut Hall of Fame
Mrs. Pamela Casto 6/16/2012 New Horizons, AT each of my workshops the past few months I have spent time talking about New Horizons as an example of a NASA mission. WV schools
Mr. Mark Kochte 6/13/2012 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''''s footsteps. Bear Branch Nature Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 6/10/2012 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''''s footsteps. Lehigh Valley Observatory
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 6/6/2012 New Horizons, Mars Exploration, Provided an brief overview of the New Horizons program and tied the mission design of New Horizons to the Marsbound activity. Boeing
Mrs. Linda Butler 6/4/2012 New Horizons, APL EPO office provided one summer New Horizons internship position via the 2012 NASA/APL internship program. The undergraduate student made worthwhile contributions to the New Horizons mission. Mentoring, brown bag talks, and tours of the APL testing facilities, NASA/GSFC, and Air & Space Udvar-Hazy were provided throughout the summer. At the end of summer, interns gave project-related presentations to mentors, management, and peers. JHU/APL
Mrs. Linda Butler 6/4/2012 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, APL provided3 summer internship positions via the 2012 NASA/APL internship program. The interns made worthwhile contributions to the RBSP mission. Mentoring, brown bag talks, and tours of the APL testing facilities, NASA/GSFC, and Air & Space Udvar-Hazy were provided throughout the summer. At the end of summer, interns gave project-related presentations to mentors, management, and peers. NASA/APL Internship Program-2012
Mrs. Maria Spezio 5/31/2012 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, This talk was given for my son''s 3rd Grade Career Day. I gave the students and teachers an overview of my career as a software test engineer and then showed what missions uses software that I have tested. It was an interactive discussion and the kids were very engaged in the topic. Hammond Elementary School
Mr. Chris DeBoy 5/30/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, General space, solar system-related discussion with focus on New Horizons, MESSENGER. Twin Ridge Elementary School
Mr. Alan Busbey 5/24/2012 RBSP, Video teleconference via Skype showing how the RBSP spacecrafts are built and prepared for launch at an offsite facility. Astrotech Space Operations
Mr. Max Peterson 5/23/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP, Covered MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP. Presented specific information on certain programs, and information on how, in general, spacecraft are designed, built and operated. Hands-on with samples of MLI, old hardware, etc. Also instructed the students on how to build "Bungee Rockets" which we launched the second day. This type of interaction gives the students a hands-on learning experience. Crellin Elementarry School
Ms. DAwn Turney 5/19/2012 RBSP, RBSP mission overview and updates Bishops Lodge
Ms. Julie Napp 5/17/2012 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Talked with 4 classes of 11th grade students about the missions, the kind of work I do, what APL does as a whole, and the importance of science and math, and answered general space and science questions. Choctaw County High School
Mr. Randy Monroe 5/14/2012 New Horizons, I developed a worksheet for students to explore thge New Horizons website. Students fill out the worksheet and explore the website. Foothill Middle School
Dr. William McKinnon 5/10/2012 New Horizons, Gave lecture "To Boldly Go: The New Horizons Mission to Pluto." Part of the Science Centers'' Star Trek Lecture Series, a free series for the public held in conjunction with their "Star Trek: The Exhibition." St. Louis SCience Center
Mr. Richard Nichols 5/10/2012 RBSP, Career Day. Showed animations, videos and photos from the RBSP website. Glenallan Elementary School
Mr. Kenneth Turner 5/8/2012 Environmental Testing - RBSP at JHU/APL, Proffesional Working Group annual meeting for Dynamic Space Simulation (WGDSS). I gave three short presentations covering Acoustic Test, Mass Properties Test, and Vibration Test of RBSP at JHU/APL facility. Not very specific about RBSP mission - more about the types of testing performed and challenges/lessons learned. NASA Glenn Research Center - Plum Brook Station
Dr. George Hospodarsky 5/7/2012 RBSP, Life as a Space Physicist and University of Iowa Space Research Projects Northwest Jr High School
Dr. Patrick Stadter 5/4/2012 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Description of space science missions including what planets have been visited, missions to those planets, the engineering and design work to get there, and the science that is studied from those missions. St. John''s Regional Catholic School
Dr. Christina Selby 5/4/2012 MESSENGER, Description of the development of the geometric calibration model for MDIS, and the needed mathematics. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Mr. Jeffrey Kilmer 4/30/2012 New Horizons, Pluto Week at Cloverleaf High School. Space science classes participated in learning about the discovery of Pluto it''s subsequent discoveries, the New Horizon mission and the Great Planet debate and the IAU decision and ruling. Cloverleaf High School
Dr. Thomas Armstrong 4/28/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, Voyager, Space History: Politics, Science, Discovery presents the history of space exploration in the context of world events, global environmental changes, and the continuing quest for knowledge about our solar system and beyond. Highlights include milestones from the beginning of the "space race" through the latest Voyager 1 data. Cause and effects of trapped radiation are discussed with respect to life on Earth and crewed space travel, as examples of the importance of space-derived knowledge. Johnson County Community College
Mrs. Becca Sepan 4/26/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, We took a tour of the solar system with particular focus on the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions as part of the Brockbridge Elementary STEM Day. Brockbridge Elementary School
Mr. Lew Roufberg 4/26/2012 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Guest lecture for Virginia Tech course on "Exploration of the Space Environment." Presented APL history, space missions, and some focus on spacecraft power systems. Virginia Tech
Ms. Deborah Jones 4/25/2012 New Horizons, Anchorage School District Science Night, hosted by Northwood Elementary School. Area science groups presented to students, parents, and teachers in a variety of subjects. Our booth was astronomy & flight simulation, with a New Horizons area & focus. Approximate attendance at our booth over the two-hour period was 65. Northwood Elementary School
Dr. Daniel Smith 4/25/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, I gave an overview of the science of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission. Its target audience was high school level science teachers and science museum professionals. Museum Alliance teleconference
Mrs. Shirley Greene 4/21/2012 New Horizons, We did a rotation through 5 of the Ice in the Solar System activities. Each product that was handed out was discussed as well. It went over VERY well! Museum of the Rockies
Dr. Thomas Armstrong 4/21/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, Voyager, Space History: Politics, Science, Discovery presents the history of space exploration in the context of world events, global environmental changes, and the continuing search for knowledge about our solar system and beyond. Highlights include milestones from the beginning of the "space race" through the latest Voyager 1 data. Cause and effects of trapped radiation are discussed with respect to life on Earth and crewed space travel, as examples of the importance of space-derived knowledge. Stoffer Science Hall, Washburn University
Dr. Daniel Smith 4/20/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, This was a Career Day discussion on what it is like to be a space scientist. I talked about what I do as a scientist working on space missions, specifically Radiation Belt Storm Probes. Crofton Meadows Elementary School
Ms. Helene Winters 4/19/2012 MESSENGER, Middle school STEM event. Mayfield Woods Middle School
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 4/14/2012 New Horizons, Mars Exploration Programs, Marsbound Activity, and brief overview of New Horizons mission. Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
Mr. Edward Birrane III 4/13/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Review of NASA plans for Solar System Internet (SSI) including examples of spacecraft at the inner and outer edges of our solar system. Loyola University: Knott Hall
Mr. P Eisenreich 4/3/2012 Tacsat-4, Intro to rockets as the boys are about to start construction of model rockets. Chapelgate Chuch
Dr. Claudia Knez 3/31/2012 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, My presentation educated the audience in how math is used in astronomy. The various missions use math in different ways to get more insight in how our solar system works. UMBC
Ms. Heather Weir 3/31/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Fire and Ice was a presentation to educators at NSTA. Alexandra Novak and I presented on both MESSENGER and NH missions. Activities were thematic and could be used in just solar system discussion. Westin of Indianapolis
Ms. Dawn Turney 3/30/2012 rbsp, RBSP mission overview and teacher resources Indianapolis Convention Center
Ms. Heather Weir 3/30/2012 New Horizons, Presented on NH mission and instruments. Talked about how spectroscopy is used in NASA missions. Westin Indianapolis
Ms. Heather Weir 3/30/2012 New Horizons, Presented on the NH mission and instruments. Nancy Tashima presented on how spectroscopy works. Westin of Indianapolis
Ms. Deborah Jones 3/20/2012 New Horizons, I provided a "New Horizons" booth & presentation area at the Anchorage School District "Science Night", hosted by Bayshore Elementary School in south Anchorage. Approximately 25 K-6 teachers attended, along with about 48 kids with their parents, for 90+ attendees. I showed videos, described NH mission and probe, answered questions, and handed out NH materials for the two-hour event duration. Bayshore Elementary School
Ms. Deborah Jones 3/12/2012 New Horizons, We presented a"New Horizons" mission overview to three different troops in 30 minute sessions, as part of the Mat-Su Women of Science event. Here''s a description of event from their announcement: "Girl Scouts of Alaska is excited to once again be offering Women of Science & Technology Day to girls across Alaska. Women of Science gives school-aged girls a chance to discover the fun of science and connect with women who work in STEM fields through hands-on workshops." University of Alaska Mat-Su Campus
Mrs. Rebecca Casanova 3/12/2012 Overview of APL / RBSP, MBA students working on an APL Org Assessment Project. Main topic was APL but provided samples of work we do - such as Space JHU Carey School of Business
Dr. Kim Seelos 3/11/2012 CRISM, MER, Booth presentation over-viewing planetary geology and the use of reflectance spectroscopy. CRISM is used to illustrate the utility of reflectance spectroscopy in identifying minerals indicative of past and present geological processes and the evolution of Mars. Dr. Debra Buczkowski (JHU/APL) also participating. JHU/APL
Mrs. Stacy DeVeau 3/8/2012 New Horizons, Voyager; IBEX, The workshop included a variety of hands-on space science activities, including information about New Horizons, IBEX and Voyager Missions. University of Arizona, Yavapai County Cooperative Extension
Mr. Richard Fitzgerald 3/2/2012 RBSP, STEM day at Reservior HS; presented RBSP misison overview and science, math and engineering as a career Reservoir High School
Dr. Craig Kletzing 3/1/2012 RBSP, Space Weather, Earth''s Radiation Belts, and the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission The University of Iowa
Dr. George Hospodarsky 3/1/2012 Van Allen Probes, Juno, Dr. Hospodarsky spoke about the History of Space Physics at University of Iowa to an audience of 325 at the annual Department of Physics and Astronomy Demonstration Show, which this year featured Space Weather. Including the lecture, the audience was treated to a demonstration, as well as hands on interaction and a Q & A session. University of Iowa
Dr. George Hospodarsky 2/29/2012 RBSP, The History of Space Research at the University of Iowa Clear Creek Amana High School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 2/28/2012 RBSP, The History of Space Research at the University of Iowa Clear Creek Amana High School
Ms. Christina Hammock 2/23/2012 New Horizons, TIMED, Overview of space science and hands-on TIMED crafts activity Barrow Arctic Research Center
Mrs. April Whitt 2/23/2012 New Horizons, Presentation about New Horizons mission, review of educational materials on-line, parallax activity. Fernbank Science Center
Mrs. April Whitt 2/17/2012 New Horizons, Presentation of New Horizons mission, demonstrated activities and education materials. Hyatt Regency hotel
Dr. George Ho 2/10/2012 GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, Talked to 5th graders in the school "lock-in" event when the school organized different activities from 7 to 11pm on Friday night. The talk was well attended by both students, parents and teachers. The student was very interested in space in general. Gorman Crossing Elementary School
Dr. Rachel Klima 2/3/2012 NLSI, Introduction to the formation and evolution of the Moon and water on the Moon Capitol College
Miss Madeline Kirk 2/3/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, RBSP, Spoke with the students via Skype about what I do as an engineer, explained what a satellite is, and answered their questions. Sacred Heart Academy and JHU/APL
Dr. S. Edward Hawkins III 2/1/2012 MESSENGER, MESSENGER was launched in 2004 and carries a full complement of science instruments to fully characterize the planet Mercury. One of the primary instruments aboard the spacecraft is the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS). This presentation provides a brief overview of the challenges of a Mercury mission, with emphasis on the engineering development of MDIS, and a synopsis of some of the spectacular images acquired during it’s year-long primary orbital mission which began in March 2011. National Electronics Museum
Mrs. Nancy Sills 1/28/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, We completed activities that went along with the coldness of Pluto and how that relates to our Earth science. A powerpoint was used to present the different NASA missions that are listed above. NASA regional Educator Center at Museum of Aviation
Ms. Lois Mays 1/24/2012 CRISM, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, The kids were very excited and so happy with the stickers, growth charts and looking at the sun with the glasses. We watched about 15 minutes of the DVD and they were a great audience. I had 45 minutes so it was at a fast clip. I told them the story of you (Alice Bowman) in the fourth grade seeing Neil Armstrong and that you had been getting ready ever since to work on space stuff. That really hit home and about 6 kids came up and told me they wanted to be space scientists too. Ridge Elementary School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 1/23/2012 RBSP, University of Iowa Space Research Projects, Foundations in Science West High School
Ms. Christie Pearce 1/21/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Thanks for sending materials to be distributed during our Teacher Open House and Workshop! Columbia Memorial Space Center
Dr. Charles Hibbitts 1/19/2012 none, short ppt presentation on the moon to coincide with their course on the Moon; with a demonstration and hands on activity with a thermal IR camera Dayton Oaks Elementary School
Mr. Edwin Colwell 1/18/2012 MESSENGER, New Horizons, I addressed the students and their teachers on the general topic of space exploration. I used examples from the MESSENGER and NEW HORIZONS missions. I played an STK movie featuring a MESSENGER Mercury flyby. I then spent ~10 minutes answering questions. There were 2 sessions of ~50 students, each lasting 1/2 hour. Glade Elementry School
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/14/2012 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''''s footsteps. Fairmont State University Gaston Caperton Center
Ms. Dawn Turney 1/5/2012 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Support for large Science fair. Prizes and information distributed to all student participants. Meade High School
Mr. Don Ziegler 1/3/2012 RBSP, D. Turney filled out this form based on shipment and request for science fair materials and prizes awarded to Meade High School Science Fair request. No presentation was made, but was supported with materials. Meade Senior High School
Mr. David Carmichael 12/14/2011 TIMED, THEMIS, RBSP, This in-service provided classroom teachers with materials and skills to involve students in classroom activities covering topics related to the Sun and it''s influence on the Earth and it''s inhabitants Administrators were also present and were given insights into how this material should be included in curriculum development. Grandville Middle School
Mr. Carl Engelbrecht 12/14/2011 Not a presentation -- STEM fair judge, I was a judge for the school''s STEM fair, but was also able to distribute JHU/APL information packets to the four science teachers leading the event. Long Reach High School
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 12/4/2011 CRISM, RBSP, AGU Exploration Station - public event on the Sunday preceeding the AGU Fall Conference. Moscone Center
Ms. Sally Jensen 12/1/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This workshop focused on the MESSENGER Mosaic Card Set and Carters in general. I also used the Mission Design Module along with New Horizons materals Earth Matters. I discussed the history of each mission and the future implications: The title of the workshop was 2011 Year of the Solar System: From Fire to Ice: Mercury to Pluto Radisson Hotel and the EXPO Center of New Hampshire
Mr. Geffrey Ottman 11/21/2011 New Horizons, New Horizons, Topic: Robots in Space. Discussed the solar system and interesting facts about each planet. Class then voted Pluto back into the solar system. Then discussed what a robot needs to go into space. Hands-on activity included students holding planet pictures while student dressed as a robot "explored" space. Finished with NH launch video. West Friendship Elementary School
Mr. Gefrey Ottman 11/21/2011 New Horizons, RBSP, Presented as part of elementary school STEM day. Discussed engineering process for designing a car with airodynamic performance as a goal. Each students designed a cup to "fly" in a wind tunnel. Used the concept of "opposites" to decide how to make a car that wouldn''t get blown by the wind. End of presentation covered progress of New Horizons and RBSP missions. The class reviewed the NH lauunch data and the age of the students at Pluto encounter. West Friendship Elementary School
Mr. Sean Laughery 11/17/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, I will hold a brief teleconference with a 2nd grade class in Comstock, MI. I am fimiliar with the class as it is taught by my sister. I have provided pass out material in the past, but, this will be the first time we try to communicate using skype. It will consist of a brief talk with a follow up Q/A. I requested the material early so to ship out ahead of time. Comstock Public School
Dr. Hari Nair 11/15/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Mars Exploration Rovers, I gave a slideshow on the solar system to the 2nd graders at my son''s elementary school. It was a very high level overview of each planet, the sun, moon, and dwarf planets. We spent some extra time on the Mars Rovers which the children found especially interesting. The kids asked some surprisingly good questions. I really enjoyed it but in the future, I think I would narrow down the talk - I think they would be able to appreciate more details on Mars, particularly. Worthington Elementary School
Miss Madeline Kirk 11/12/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, RBSP, Speaker for the UMD Women in Engineering Keys to Empowering Youth program for 11-13 year old girls. Presented on spacecraft in general, discussing the importance of different instruments and subsystems, and used current APL missions as examples. Led the students in a balloon rocket design activity. University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Robin Vaughan 11/8/2011 MESSENGER, RBSP, Voyager, Mars Pathfinder, Presentation on space missions that speaker has worked on from Voyager 2 at Neptune to RBSP. Described contributions to the missions primarily in navigation and attitude control. Included pictures and other science results; also had models of two spacecraft for audience to examine. Ellicott City Senior Center
Mrs. Becca Sepan 10/25/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Gave an overview of the New Horizons and MESSENGER missions. Presented my career path then discussed space exploration careers more generally. The cadets had excellent questions and I think at least a couple of them are likely future applicants to APL! Lee Airport
Ms. Sally Jensen 10/24/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This was a sharathon that the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. It was a booth time of event where participants walked by for resources. I also did a workshop later at this conference. I did a workshop later in the afternoon at this conference. The Radisson Hotel and EXPO Center of New Hampshire101th
Ms. Nancy Fiegel 10/22/2011 New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Teacher training on an overview of the Solar System and the importance that the science surround New Horizons and the data we hope to receive on Pluto. Objective is to get regional middle school science teachers to bring new exciting material/data to their students. Harris County Department of Education
Dr. George Hospodarsky 10/14/2011 RBSP, U. of Iowa Space Research: Missions and Careers Clear Creek Amana High School
Dr. George Hospodarsky 10/13/2011 RBSP, U. of Iowa Space Research: Missions and Careers Clear Creek Amana High School
Mr. Hadi Navid 10/12/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Test as you fly....overview of space flight qualification testing. National Electronics Museum
Mr. Andrew Calloway 10/10/2011 MESSENGER, This was the annual Career Day at Heather Hills Elementary School in Bowie, MD (PG County). My son is in the 2nd grade there, so I presented to all three 2nd grade classes. I talked about space operations as a career and brought a clean room outfit, solar array panel substrate, mylar blanketing, and ceramic cloth samples. I handed out pins and NH growth charts and went into many of the links on the MESSENGER website, especially movies, animations, and the Education tab. Heather Hills Elementary School
Dr. Kelly Wardlaw 10/1/2011 New Horizons, Participate in the search for Extraterrestrial life. Teachers will explore the Astrobioloby Educator Guide and construct imaginary critters to live in different locations in our solar system. Student samples will be shown. Science Museum Oklahoma
Mr. Mark Kochte 9/28/2011 MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10, the results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, discoveries since orbital insertion, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling challenges the mission expected and experienced once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''s footsteps. University of Maryland, College Park
Mr. Pam Casto 8/15/2011 New Horizons, AT many teacher workshops done by me as an Education Specialist at NASA IV&V''s ERC I include NH as an example of a NASA mission. This is part of an intro to NASA before the workshop. These are the totals for workshops where I talked about NH inn the past 8 months. NASA IV&V
Dr. Miquel Antoine 8/13/2011 MESSENGER, NEAR, TIMED, We conducted hands-on demonstration with the kids to explain some basic scientific concepts and allowed them to participate. We covered storm formation, polymers, batteries, density measurements and environment biology. We also discussed various technological areas, including space and the many opportunties for new discoveries to increase our understanding and better utilization of earth''s natural resources using satellites, unmanned rovers, and high-powered telescopes. Hopkins Association Boys and Girls Club at Potomac Gardens Association
Mr. Andy Kreyche 8/13/2011 New Horizons, Presented a Power Point at a training of Bay Area Project ASTRO (PA) for the upcoming school year. The audience were participants in the program and the trainers. PA is a program developed at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific that pairs classroom teachers with professional or amateur astronomers who bringing their expertise and hands on activities into the classroom . In the spring I hope to lead a workshop open to all PA partners that will focus on New Horizons hands on activities. San Mateo County Office of Education
Mrs. April Whitt 8/10/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Dawn, Naturalists wanted content about astronomy as background for working with Star lab. The solar system is part of the state science curriculum and we discussed missions current and past. Chattahoochee Nature Center
Ms. Sally Jensen 8/2/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Shuttle Program, This was a fair booth type of event for teachers to get resources. There were many who stopped at our table for handouts. This was done with another MESSENGER Fellow, Christina Dorr. We had a total of 187 sign ins. Divided by two is 93.5, which I again divided this event between the MESSENGER program and the New Horizons giving 47 to MESSENGER and 46 to New Horizons. Teachers were especially interested in the NH model. Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 8/2/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, We constructed solar system bracelets from plastic beads as we discussed the various of the missions to the planets and other objects. As a bead for a planet was added to the bracelet, we checked the sites of the missions to that planet. Southeastern University Center
Dr. S. Edward Hawkins III 8/1/2011 MESSENGER, An overview of the MESSENGER Mission was presented with particular emphasis on imaging results and the Mercury Dual Imaging System. A brief background of Mercury and historical observations was presented, along with a summary of information acquired by the Mariner 10 mission. A description of the spacecraft and challenges in reaching Mercury, as well as challenges (both physical and technical) were presented. MESSENGER observations were shown in the context of the science goals and objectives. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Lockheed Martin Auditorium
Ms. Annette Mirantes 7/25/2011 Constellation (Moon), The kids in the Turtledoves preschool had "Moon Day" on July 25, 2011. They talked about the moon, the Apollo moon landing and when we''ll go back there. The Constellation program donated numerous brouchures, pictures and tattoos for the kids. Thank you! The Children in the Shoe
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/2/2011 MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included the findings of Mariner 10 from the 1970s flybys, the results from the three MESSENGER flybys and discoveries since orbital insertion, and the construction complications of MESSENGER as well as the commanding and scheduling challenges the mission had expected and experienced. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''s footsteps. Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Mrs. Nancy Tashima 6/29/2011 New Horizons, Middle School teachers were given on overview of the New Horizons mission and were supplied with an education packet of educational materials. The hands-on activities included the Ice Vivencia and Investigating Ice from the Exploring Ice in the Solar System dvd. Onizuka Space Center
Ms. Deborah Jones 6/27/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, Galileo, Mars Observer, STARBASE Alaska is a DoD funded science enrichment program targeting low-income 4th-7th grade. During summer break, day camps are held around specific topics. This one was "Space Camp" from 6-27-11 through 6-29-11, focusing on space exploration of our solar system. BP Education Center
Mr. Anthony DeBella 6/21/2011 New Horizons, Passed APL Mission information to Cradlerock School to use as representative STEM-related work done in Howard County. They will distribute to fellow participants in the national MESA competition. Cradlerock School
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 6/8/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Teachers constructed solar system bracelets as we used online info on the missions to the various objects in the solar system. The major part of the discussion was on the NH Mission and the resources available to teachers. This session was repeated the next day at this 3 day workshop. Louisiana Resource Center for Educators
Miss Rosanna Smith 6/1/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, RBSP, Clean room suit and straw airplanes demonstrations for students for their STEM day program. Walkersville Middle School
Ms. Kate Stambaugh 6/1/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Building general spacecraft in a cleanroom, Kids made loop airplanes and tried on clean room suits. We talked to them about space and engineering in general. Walkersville Middle School
Mr. Hien Nguyen 5/31/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, RBSP, Since this talk is on the school''s Career Day, I will share with the students'' my career as an engineer in APL''s Space Department and help them make connections to what they are learning in the classroom. I will share with them my experiences with the various projects I''ve been involved with such as MESSENGER, New Horizons, and RBSP. Gorman Crossing Elementary School
Ms. Heather Weir 5/21/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presented NH and a little on MESSENGER at the Maryland Science Center with Jim O''Leary. I spoke about the mission, activities, and website. Maryland Science Center
Mr. Christopher Rose 5/18/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, See attached. Baltimore Hebrew School
Dr. Richard Anderson 5/17/2011 GEOSPACE/LWS, New Horizons, TIMED, RBSP, Participated in school Career Day, with a presentation about being a spacecraft system engineer. Kennedy Krieger School, Fairmount Campus
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 5/14/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, RBSP, APL booth at the Explore @ NASA Goddard Open House. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 5/12/2011 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Mini-RF, NLSI, Discussed planetary geology as a career for the Ellicott Mills MS Career Day. Ellicott Mills Middle School
Mr. Max Peterson 5/5/2011 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP, Presented information on specific programs, and information on how, in general, spacecraft are designed, built and operated. Hands-on with samples of MLI, old hardware, etc. I also instructed the students on how to build "Bungee Rockets" which we will launch the first good day. Crellin Elementary School
Ms. Helene Winters 4/29/2011 MESSENGER, also talked briefly about Mini-RF, NH, Stereo,NEAR, This was a school career day - the talk was given to 75 5th graders, then 75 6th graders, and focused on the MESSENGER mission, but also touched on other NASA/APL Civilian Space missions. Montpelier Elementary School
Mr. RichaKinderrd Kinder 4/16/2011 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, LRO, North Eastern Astro-Imaging Conference and North Eastern Astronomy forum. Present materials and describe mission overview to many small groups of people thoughout the conference duration. Handed out fact sheets, videos, stickers to all age groups. Rockland Community College
Mrs. Laura Cosentino 4/14/2011 New Horizons, Provide high level overview of some of the NASA missions supported by JHU/APL Clemens Crossing Elementry School
Ms. Deborah Jones 3/24/2011 New Horizons, Anchorage School District Science Night, hosted by Northwood Elementary. Booths, classrooms, Multi-purpose room and gym devoted to various science activities. Northwood Elementary School Science Night
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 3/21/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Brief discussion of missions to Mercury and Pluto and remaining shuttle missions. Scouts did rocket activities such as air rockets, alka-selsa rockets, balloon rockets. I gave the leaders posters, CDs from NH, and NASA booklets on Rockets to use at future meetings. We quickly ran out of time but not enthusiasm!!Most Most Blessed Sacrament Church meeting room
Ms. Deborah Jones 3/15/2011 New Horizons, Presenter at Bayshore Elementary Science Night on New Horizons Mission to mixed audience of teachers, students, and parents. Also distributed New Horizons CDs & fact sheets to teachers only, with the the NH "growth charts" to students and parents. Bayshore Elementary School
Dr. Dana Hurley 3/14/2011 NLSI/Mini-RF, Dr. Dana Hurley gave a lecture titled, "Water on the Moon", as part of the NLSI lecture series. University of Maryland College Park
Mrs. Julia Taylor 3/11/2011 New Horizons, I showed a powerpoint and then did hands on activities from the ice unit. I passed out folders for each attendee with lithos, DVDs, stickers, fact sheets, and activity sheets. San Francisco Convention Center
Mr. Barry Fried 3/11/2011 LRO, Presenting NASA-sponsored classroom activities simulating habitability on the Moon, and the work that our students do as Student Project Investigators as LRO Space Mission Scientists. Marriott San Francisco Marquis
Ms. Honora Dash 3/11/2011 LRO, Presenting NASA-sponsored classroom activities simulating habitability on the Moon, and the work that our students do as Student Project Investigators as LRO Space Mission Scientists. Marriott San Francisco Marquis
Mrs. Julia Taylor 3/11/2011 New Horizons, This one was a share-a-thon during NSTA National Convention so there was not enough time for hands-on. I demonstrated some of the ice activities and passed out the folders with DVD, fact sheets, lithos, and stickers. San Francisco Convention Center
Mr. Chris Hersman 3/7/2011 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, The classes were studying astronomy and the presentation started with a general description of types astronomy. Then the presentation transitioned into methods for making observations. Finally it wrapped up with the missions where we have built spacecraft to observe various bodies in our solar system (STEREO [Sun], MESSENGER [Mercury], NEAR [Eros], New Horizons [Pluto]). North Chevy Chase Elementary
Ms. Dina Tady 3/6/2011 TIMED, Info about the building and I&T of the TIMED spacecraft and what it is doing now. Also demonstrated the 4 principles of flight by building loop planes and flying through targets. K-Center JHU/APL
Mrs. Emily Broderick 3/6/2011 Clean Room Suit Use for Any Mission, This was a hands on opportunity for event attendees to try on clean room suits used in JHU/APL facilities during any mission as required. We also shared facts about working in the clean rooms and engaged in discussion about the types of classes the girls should focus on stressing that math, science, AND language arts are important. K Center
Miss Madeline Kirk 3/6/2011 none, Supported SWE@APL "Super Structures" table for the Girl Power event. Worked with students in small groups to create the tallest tower possible out of straws and tape in a limited amount of time. Kossiakoff Center
Ms. Kristin Sotzen 3/6/2011 general physics demo, The audience members were elementary, middle, and high-school girls who approached the exhibit if they were interested in that particular topic. I was helping with the Rollercoasters demonstration, which included setting up the hands-on demonstration and explaining the physics behind the demo. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 3/6/2011 CRISM, RBSP, Mineral activity, relating the identification of minerals on the Martian surface to clues about Mar's climate history. Kossiakoff Center
Ms. Dawn Turney 3/6/2011 Radiation Belt Storm Probes, Described engineering for extreme environment of the van allen belts while girls tried on clean room suits. JHU/APL
Dr. Elizabeth Turtle 3/6/2011 Cassini, Girl Power event for middle and high school girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers. JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center
Dr. Hart Helen 3/6/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, APL Space in general, Girl Power career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics for the women of tomorrow. APL Kossiakoff Center
Dr. Dennis Haggerty 3/5/2011 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Council, Cub Scouts Pack 678. Event was the Annual Blue and Gold Banquet. Every year the Blue and Gold has some theme, this year it was space. The material added some reality to the event and was greatly appreciated by all of the parents and students/scouts in attendance. Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center
Mrs. Becca Sepan 3/4/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presentation focused mainly on New Horizons (a request from my grandfather for his 92nd birthday!) but given the timing, we also discussed MESSENGER orbit insertion. Many residents commented in the days following my talk that learning about our missions was invigorating for them & they plan to do research on the web, etc. to learn more. They were ecstatic over the handout materials. I highly recommend that others from APL consider presenting at a retirement community: they really appreciated it! Meadow Ridge retirement community
Mr. Mihran Miranian 3/4/2011 Time & Frequency Laboratory, How time and frequency are used for navigation on Earth and in the support of APL missions. St. Andrew Church
Mr. Mark Kochte 3/3/2011 MESSENGER, For the Winter Star Party, gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included a history of Mercury as observed by humans on Earth over the eons, the findings of Mariner 10, and the to-date results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling complications the mission will experience once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER's footsteps. Camp Wesumkee
Mrs. Nancy Sills 2/19/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, Powerpoint presentation with handouts and hands-on activities. Hyatt Regency in Atlanta - GSTA convention
Mrs. Becca Sepan 2/18/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Our nephew's class participated in the Flat Stanley Project (http://www.flatstanley.com/). We hosted Flat Stanley, he visited APL, and we included information about MESSENGER and New Horizons in his journal. Arrowwood Elementary School
Dr. Robin Vaughan 2/16/2011 GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, RBSP, Summary of missions that Dr. Vaughan has worked on at JPL and APL: Voyager 2 at Neptune, Mars Pathfinder, MESSENGER, RBSP. Gave brief mission and spacecraft summary and described technical field where she worked for each mission: interplanetary navigation and attitude control. Archbishop Chapelle High School
Dr. Edward Tunstel 2/12/2011 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Tabletop setup in "Space Command" exhibit area with video screen and layout of giveaways (stickers, bookmarks, mobiles, etc) on table, addressing rotating groups of students (200 total) and chaperones as part of the Youth Program of the HistoryMakers' Color of Science event. The Franklin Institute
Dr. Robert Henderson 2/9/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Apollo, Cassini, Wx, Comm, imaging from space, Introduction to the whole world of space missions for a group of high school students in the Island Republic of Cape Verde, where my son and his wife are working as Peace Corps volunteers. General discussion of orbits, rockets, space missions, earth orbit missions - comm, Wx, land imaging - lunar missions - Apollo - planetary missions - Mars, Saturn, Pluto, New Horizons - and observations of the stars - Hubble Telescope. A whole area with which these students had no acquaintance at all. Public High School, Calheta di Sao Miguel
Dr. Robert Henderson 2/9/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Apollo, Cassini, Wx, Comm, imaging from space, Introduction to the whole world of space missions for a group of high school students in the Island Republic of Cape Verde, where my son and his wife are working as Peace Corps volunteers. General discussion of orbits, rockets, space missions, earth orbit missions - comm, Wx, land imaging - lunar missions - Apollo - planetary missions - Mars, Saturn, Pluto, New Horizons - and observations of the stars - Hubble Telescope. A whole area with which these students had no acquaintance at all. Public High School, Calheta di Sao Miguel
Dr. Robert Henderson 2/7/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Apollo, Cassini, Wx, Comm, imaging from space, Introduction to the whole world of space missions for a group of high school students in the Island Republic of Cape Verde, where my son and his wife are working as Peace Corps volunteers. General discussion of orbits, rockets, space missions, earth orbit missions - comm, Wx, land imaging - lunar missions - Apollo - planetary missions - Mars, Saturn, Pluto, New Horizons - and observations of the stars - Hubble Telescope. A whole area with which these students had no acquaintance at all. Local English Language club, Calheta di Sao Miguel
Ms. Christina Hammock 2/2/2011 New Horizons, RBSP/RBSPICE, Juno/JEDI, Science career oriented talk highlighting SRI work Hayfield Secondary School
Ms. Honora Dash 1/31/2011 CRISM, New Horizons, LRO, Engaged participants a variety of classroom lessons and the goals & objectives for the various missions. Provided professional development for the science educators to share with the tachers in their schools. John Dewey High School
Mr. Barry Fried 1/31/2011 CRISM, New Horizons, LRO, Presented NASA-sponsored classroom activities and the mission science behind CRISM, New Horizons and the LRO. Provided professional development for science instructional specialists to bring NASA classroom lessons and mission content to the teachers in their district. John Dewey High School
Dr. Helen Hart 1/27/2011 New Horizons, Slides to the NH mission, and showed my s/c model. Development of a full scale model of the solar system based on a 1-foot diameter Earth globe located in the school; guided the kids through calculations of scaled orbital distances and planet diameters to produce a final Table; planets modeled w. styrofoam balls, hula hoops, and lengths of string; scaled orbits plotted on a map of Laurel, expanding out to cover south-central Montana & Wyoming. Left several follow-on activities for teacher. Laurel Middle School
Dr. Helen Hart 1/26/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Talked to all 6 periods of the 7th grade Life Sciences class. Didn't talk about life in the presentation, but the teacher reference sheet I made has questions about life. Slide show w. a brief overview of New Horizons and update on position in solar system (I've talked to these kids about NH in the past), and overview of MESSENGER mission, finale is the video of the Orbital Track between launch and MOI. Laurel Middle School
Dr. Helen Hart 1/25/2011 New Horizons, My annual New Horizons 2-part talk for the 3rd grade. Part 1: slides giving a brief overview of the mission, discovery of Pluto, demo using 10 kids of the order of planets from the sun, showed my New Horizons model. Part 2: visit each classroom for 15 minutes of Q&A. Some good questions. This year I got The Religion Question (are you a Christian? they why do you believe the Earth is so old?) The teacher was happy with my response and will use it. Graff Elementary School
Mrs. Nancy Sills 1/22/2011 New Horizons, Participants were involved in hands-on activities with climate change, Pluto, Ice activities as well as a powerpoint presentation. GA NASA STEM Day
Mrs. Lollie Garay 1/22/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Interactive presentation for Baylor Science Education Leadership Fellows program. Lots of hands-on activities including making spacecrafts, spectroscopesa and exploring ice . Toured the websites, shared NASA online resources and provided resources for the classrooms. Baylor College of Medicine Center for edu outreach
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/15/2011 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included a history of Mercury as observed by humans on Earth over the eons, the findings of Mariner 10, and the to-date results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling complications the mission will experience once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER's footsteps. Gaston Caperton Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/15/2011 MESSENGER, New Horizons, MESSENGER, New Horizons, An overview of the solar system, the components of the solar system, why and reasoning (both from a historical standpoint and from contemporary information collected in the past 70 years) behind the redesignation of Pluto, with highlights from MESSENGER and New Horizons flybys. Gaston Caperton Center
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 1/14/2011 New Horizons, Teachers constructed solar system bracelets as we used online info on the missions to the various objects in the solar system. The major part of the discussion was on the NH Mission and the resources available to teachers. A Messenger Mission fellow (and Louisiana SSA) presented the afternoon session on Messenger and additional missions! Between the 2 of us, we cover the solar system from Mercury to Pluto! Louisiana Arts & Science Museum
Ms. ibari igwe 1/11/2011 CRISM, New Horizons, introducing students to this concept in earth science paul public charter school
Ms. Christina Hammock 1/7/2011 New Horizons, Juno, Career and technology oriented presentation to high school seniors Park High School
Mr. Don Ziegler 1/6/2011 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, RBSP, Largest science fair in Anne Arundel county. Each participant received space department mission related materials. Meade Senior High Scholl
Mr. James McAdams 1/5/2011 MESSENGER, Five Billion Miles to Mercury: Innovations in MESSENGER Trajectory Design” covers innovation in spacecraft trajectory and maneuver design, contingency maneuver design, and trajectory portrayal on the MESSENGER website. space telescope science institute
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 11/29/2010 CRISM, Met with boy scout troop working to earn their geology belt loop. Discussed general terrestrial and planetary geology. Showed them rock and mineral samples. Showed them how to determine mineral types using scratch plates, glass, magnets, etc. Cuba First Baptist Church
Mr. Geffrey Ottman 11/23/2010 New Horizons, Topic: Robots in Space. Discussed the solar system and interesting facts about each planet. Class then voted Pluto back into the solar system. Then discussed what a robot needs to go into space. Hands-on activity included students holding planet pictures while student dressed as a robot "explored" space. Finished with NH launch video. West Friendship Elementary School
Mrs. Lollie Garay 11/13/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Short course focused on Life in Icy Places- covered the physical properties of ice, ice in the solar system, astrobiology, and missions to Mercury and Pluto. very poor location for session resulted in low attendance- was told later many couldn''t find it. Dallas Convention Center
Mr. Barry Fried 11/13/2010 CRISM, Presenting NASA-sponsored classroom activities simulating habitability on Mars, and the work that our students do as Student Project Investigators as Space Mission Scientists. The Baltimore Convention Center
Ms. Honora Dash 11/13/2010 CRISM, Presenting NASA-sponsored classroom activities simulating habitability on Mars, and the work that our students do as Student Project Investigators as Space Mission Scientists. The Baltimore Convention Center
Mr. Todd Ramsburg 11/10/2010 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, Career Day at Westminster High School Westminster High School
Mrs. Nancy Sills 10/30/2010 New Horizons, HEA, SSEP, I will present a powerpoint of different missions that are covered with NH, SSEP, and HEA. Hands-on activities will be conducted and support material and multimedia websites will be shared. Museum of Aviation
Mrs. Becca Sepan 10/25/2010 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, While on vacation in Australia, visited the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex which is used to communicate with MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, and many other deep space missions. Discussed the missions, particularly mission operations, with the employees there and provided handout materials that will be enjoyed by the employees themselves and also distributed as part of their educational outreach programs throughout Australia. Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Ms. Sally Jensen 10/23/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This will be a type of shar-a-thon. The purpose if awareness about the missions the the educational materials that can be provided for teachers, with the potential for future workshops in various school districts. I will have a station in a large gym. I will be displaying materials with information on New Horizons mission along with the MESSENGER misison. I will have about 200 hand outs for the people stopping at my booth. I will have a video running about the New Horizons mission. Windham High School
Dr. Susan Benecchi 10/23/2010 New Horizons, Booth on the National Mall in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). People came by our table and I gave short presentations about the goals of mission, about Pluto as a scientific target and entertained questions and discussions. National Mall in DC
Dr. Dana Hurley 10/22/2010 LRO/LCROSS/Lunar Science Institute, Description of the LCROSS impact into the Moon and general space science questions and answers with first grade students Pointers Run Elementary School
Mr. Geffrey Ottman 10/20/2010 New Horizons, Topic: Robots in Space. Discussed the solar system and interesting facts about each planet. Class then voted Pluto back into the solar system. Then discussed what a robot needs to go into space. Hands-on included students holding planet pictures while student dressed as a robot "explored" space. Finished with NH launch video. West Friendship Elementary School
Ms. Dawn Turney 10/16/2010 New Horizons, Mini-RF,, Star Party held for APL friends and family to celebrate Astronomy Day and World Space Week. JHU/APL
Mr. Max Peterson Sr 10/14/2010 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, MSX, Polar BEAR, SAS, AMPTE/CCE, The focus of this talk was to describe methods used to design, fabricate, test, launch and operate a spacecraft in near-earth and/or planetary environments, and encourage the students to consider a career in space. New Philadelphia High School
Mr. Mark Kochte 10/9/2010 MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included a history of Mercury as observed by humans on Earth over the eons, the findings of Mariner 10, and the to-date results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling complications the mission will experience once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER''s footsteps. New Mexico Tech
Mr. Barry Fried 9/27/2010 CRISM, New Horizons, Professional Development session to share with IS-JHS and HS administrators the work that our staff does with space mission science. In particular, Student-PIs for MRO CRISM data and a discussion of the New Horizons mission. John Dewey High School
Dr. Alexandra Matiella Novak 9/25/2010 CRISM, Mini-RF, Two hands-on activity tables at Boy Scouts Campaganza event. Moraine State Park, Butler, PA
Ms. h Dash 9/16/2010 CRISM, New Horizons, Provided professional development for science teachers for our district. Shared our collaborative efforts with NASA institutions and the mission science behind Hew Horizons and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. John Dewey High School
Mrs. Lollie Garay 8/20/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Inservice at the beginning of the school year. Updates on NH and MESSENGER missions. Demonstrated relevance to all age groups and provided resources and ideas for implementation. Redd School
Ms. Paula Shelton 8/5/2010 Gen. overview, On August 5th MESA will be hosting the annual advisors workshop. This is a time when new & veteran advisors have an opportunity to attend an all day workshop on managing a MESA program. We like to do something special for our teachers. We are planning to utilize more NASA curriculum in our afterschool programs. JHU/APL
Ms. Dawn Turney 8/5/2010 CRISM, Mini-RF (LRO), Overview of MESDT and Student Planetary Investigators programs. 1/2 hour lecture, then stayed for informal interaction and Q and A with Gerarld (Wes) Patterson, APL scientist. JHU/APL
Ms. Dawn Turney 8/4/2010 Mini-RF (LRO), Teacher workshop. I presented a cratering activity which was adapted to demonstrate how we can see different things with radar than with visible light. Maryland Science Center
Dr. Gerald Patterson 8/4/2010 Mini-RF, Gave a presentation on water in the solar system with a focus on the Moon. Maryland Science Center
Ms. Donna Williams 7/27/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Gave a brief talk about the type of work that I do for the Space Department as an engineer. Give out fact sheets and DVDs that was given to me by Linda Butler. JHU/APL MP2
Mrs. Rosa Baer 7/26/2010 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Theme of VBS was space. Wiseburg UMC
Mrs. Becca Sepan 7/26/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Talked to a Project Access class about careers in science and engineering based on my experiences with MESSENGER and New Horizons. Howard Community College
Dr. Donald Mitchell 7/23/2010 Cassini, Description of solar system, Saturn and its moons, and the Cassini-Huygens Mission Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
Dr. Catherine Neish 7/22/2010 Mini-RF on LRO, Participants downloaded my presentation here: http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/download-view.cfm?Doc_ID=457 I then discussed the material over a teleconference, and answered questions at the end. Night Sky Network
Mr. Michael Thresher 7/12/2010 Space in General, No talk just hand outs to kids. Ward's Chapel United Methodist Church
Mr. Neal Bachtell 7/10/2010 MESSENGER, Opened with introduction and viewed video of Discovery Missions. Demonstrated gowning for cleanroom access and explained why we gown. Discussed the video and the different missions that I was personally involved with. Finished with questions and answers. Discovery Station
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/10/2010 MESSENGER, Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included a history of Mercury as observed by humans on Earth over the eons, the findings of Mariner 10, and the to-date results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling complications the mission will experience once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER's footsteps. Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/9/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, An overview of the solar system, the components of the solar system, why and reasoning (both from a historical standpoint and from contemporary information collected in the past 70 years) behind the redesignation of Pluto, with highlights from MESSENGER and New Horizons flybys. Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Mr. Mark Holdridge 7/8/2010 New Horizons, Discussion of TCM 11 and New Horizons navigation in general. taped radio interview
Ms. Dawn Turney 7/6/2010 TIMED, RBSP, Heliophysics Ambassador Workshop. RBSP and TIMED talks and workshops Adler Planetarium
Mr. Robert Berardino 7/1/2010 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, Theme of camp was "Space Exploration" and they wanted materials to help support the activities they had planned during the week (06/28 - 07/02) Our Sheperd Lutheran Church
Dr. Nicky Fox 6/29/2010 MESSENGER, RBSP, job shadowing day for high school girl. Spent day with Dr. Nicky Fox learning about RBSP, careers in the space dept and discussed MESSENGER with Dr. Ralph Semmel. JHU APL
Mr. Steven Conard 6/12/2010 New Horizons, Overview of the science instruments and mission. Described the design, fabrication, and testing of the LORRI instrument in detail. Showed images collected by LORRI during the Jupiter fly-by. Cherry Springs State Park
Mr. Ken Brandt 6/12/2010 New Horizons, est. of audience numbers based on attendance for other public planetarium programs. A general NH mission update and the answer to the question "why is Pluto no longer 'officially' considered a planet?" Robeson Planetarium and Science Center
Mrs. April Whitt 6/11/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Workshop about using MESSENGER and New Horizons education materials with teachers and students Meadowview Conference Center
Mr. James R Monroe 6/8/2010 New Horizons, Students learn about the New Horizons mission by moving through the website http://www.pluto.jhuapl.edu/. I developed a standardized worksheet that correlates to specific important information regarding the Pluto System. Foothill Middle School
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 6/4/2010 New Horizons, Discussed different careers available to student in the Aerospace Industry. Presented the Careers video activity from the JHU/APL Space Academy and New Horizons mission and educational products. Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Mr. Jerry Hombel 6/1/2010 New Horizons, Presented to a group of high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp Students for thier annual Career Fair. The presentation surrounded the New Horizons Mission, the team behind it, and the type of educational background necessary to be a member of this type of profession. Wellpinit High School
Mr. Mark Kochte 5/15/2010 MESSENGER, For the Southern Star Astronomy Convention. Gave a presentation on the past, present and future of Mercury exploration. This included a history of Mercury as observed by humans on Earth over the eons, the findings of Mariner 10, and the to-date results from the 3 MESSENGER flybys, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling complications the mission will experience once in orbit. I also spoke briefly on Bepi-Colombo to follow in MESSENGER's footsteps Wildacres Retreat
Mrs. Gerri Purkey-Otto 5/15/2010 New Horizons, Explained the mission, the timelines and what it means to them. Randallstown High School
Dr. Helen Hart 5/13/2010 New Horizons, One year ago, I worked with my nephew's 5th grade class to build a 1:4 scale model of the New Horizons spacecraft. This day, I presented a power point slide show Mission Update, and, of course, talked about Pluto. Some of the students in this class had also been in that 5th grade class. The class had recently finished a unit on the solar system, and the teacher had them think of questions in advance, so I got some good questions! Laurel Middle School
Dr. Charles Hibbitts 5/12/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Basic solar system science and planetary scientist occupation description Stevens Forest Elementary School
Dr. Jeffrey Gillis-Davis 5/6/2010 MESSENGER, LRO, Compare and contrast volcanism here in Hawaii with volcanism on the Moon and Mercury. We we also do a hands on activity with a gelatin volcano experiment. Stevenson Middle School
Mr. Jerry Hahn 5/6/2010 Intro to science, General scientific method, approaches to science and math. Life of a scientist. Lincoln Trail Elementary School
Mrs. Becca Sepan 4/30/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presented to two 3rd grade classes during the Belle Grove career day. The students were enthralled with the New Horizons model! They can all now say "radioisotope thermoelectric generator." Belle Grove Elementary School
Mrs. Becca Sepan 4/29/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presented at two 30 minute round-table discussions at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program. After the two talks, numerous other students came up to ask about the New Horizons model I had with me so I chatted with them for a while and handed out more materials. There was a lot of enthusiastic interest in MESSENGER and New Horizons! Bethesda North Marriott
Mr. Barry Fried 4/29/2010 CRISM, New Horizons, Presentation of "Astrobiology in an Urban New York City High School: John Dewey High School's Space Science Academy" at AbSciCon2010. Shared the work our students do with CRISM and following the New Horizons mission. South Shore Harbour Conference Center
Ms. Honora Dash 4/29/2010 CRISM, New Horizons, Presentation of "Astrobiology in an Urban New York City High School: John Dewey High School's Space Science Academy" at AbSciCon2010. Shared the work our students do with CRISM and following the New Horizons mission. Soth Shore Harbour Conference Center
Mr. Max Peterson 4/26/2010 GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, MSX, The purpose of this event was to provide students an insight into the variety of professions they could pursue to participate in the US space program by profiling several missions. I presented the elements involved in planning and executing near-earth and planetary missions. Questions were allowed during and after the presentation. I provided the students and teachers the opportunity to "touch and feel" some of the materials used to build a spacecraft and explained the use of said materials. Crellin Elementary School
Miss Katherine Stambaugh 4/24/2010 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP, Distributed mission materials to planetarium staff to give them a smaple of all the materials we have to offer. They will decide what materials they want to hand out to the general public and contact JHU/APL for more materials. St Louis Science Center
Mr. Richard Hildebrand 4/22/2010 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Career presentations for my three children's classes at Davidsonville Elementary school. Davidsonville elementary
Ms. Heather Weir 4/20/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Fire and Ice – Looking at Mercury and Pluto Through hands on activities, participants will become familiar with the challenges of extreme environments found at Mercury and Pluto as well as exploring the rest of the Solar System. Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 4/19/2010 MESSENGER, An overview of the history of Mercury exploration and discoveries (Mariner 10), and the to-date findings from the three MESSENGER flybys, as well as the construction complications of MESSENGER and commanding and scheduling complications the mission will experience once in orbit. Forest Glen Senior Center
Dr. Susan Benecchi 4/17/2010 New Horizons, Teacher workshop on the Solar System and NASA in general. I was asked to present about the New Horizons mission and our current understanding of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. I gave about a 30 minute presentation and took questions from the teachers. The teachers were engaged and asked a number of well thought out questions. Maryland Science Center
Mr. Carl Ercol 4/14/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, For career day at my daughter's elementary school, I described my educational background, my role and responsibilities as a lead engineer and some of the spacecraft/missions I've worked on. I showed "pieces" of the Fire and Ice DVD and the students were engaged in the presentation with may questions regarding spacecraft design and Messenger's mission to Mercury. I distributed the various stickers, posters and fact sheets, that were well received, at the end of my talk. Davidsonville Elementry School
Mr. Ray Harvey 4/13/2010 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP, It was an Information Session to inform students of an upcoming opportunity for them to be employed on the RBSP project as Real-time Flight Controllers prior to their graduation so they could gain real-world experience through a co-op arrangement. This was to spark interest in the idea and announce that we would be conducting on-campus interviews on 4/27/10. Johns Hopkins University
Mr. Hadi Navid 4/7/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, Test as you fly....overview of tests performed to qualify space flight hardware. Natonal Electronics Museum
Mr. Jerry Hombel 3/31/2010 New Horizons, Spoke about the duration of the mission from beginning to the eventual reaching Pluto. Looked at the mathematics behind the launch of the ARES rocket and the comparable speed of the New Horizons vehicle in comparison to the Apollo Missions. Discussed the technology and the role of students behind the mission. Wellpinit Middle School
Ms. Dawn Turney 3/21/2010 RBSP, RBSP overview and suggestions of how to incorporate into the classroom. Also pilot tested the new RBSP video PA Convention Center
Ms. Dawn Turney 3/21/2010 Mini-RF, Mini-RF overview and podcast, hands on cratering activity with modifications to demonstrate mission specific ideas PA Convention Center
Dr. Nicky Fox 3/20/2010 RBSP, RBSP webcast for Sun Earth Day recorded live from the National Science Teachers Association National Convention. Philadelphia Convention Center
Ms. Heather Weir 3/19/2010 New Horizons, Learn about New Horizons, NASA's mission to explore Pluto, Charon, and the edge of our solar system while trying activities for your classroom. New Horizons seeks to help us understand the distant worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of Pluto and Charon. The mission will also visit one or more Kuiper Belt Objects, in the region beyond Neptune. No spacecraft has ever visited them; much of what we know we've pieced together from grainy images and indirect clue Philadelphia Convention Center
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 3/13/2010 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, several missions to most planets, Using lithographs and websites, we reviewed various missions to planets as we constructed solar system bracelets from plastic beads. The girls shared interests in the sciences and how their interests could relate to the space sciences. These hands-on session were part of the Sally Ride Science Festival for girls. Tulane University
Miss Katherine Stambaugh 3/12/2010 New Horizons, Solar Probe, RBSP, I made my presentation interactive by asking questions & giving prizes to the students that answered. We discussed what Engineers do & how Math and Science are important to Engineers. I briefly talked about RBSP & studying Earth from space, Solar Probe & new techonology being developed for that mission, and New Horizons, Pluto's status & the size of the solar system. The kids were very engaged & asked great questions. The teachers were impressed that I kept their attention the entire time. Eisenhower International Elementary School
Dr. Nicky Fox 3/9/2010 RBSP, Podcast about RBSP mission JHU/APL
Ms. Anne Sola x 3/4/2010 New Horizons, Hello Heather! I am testing the outreach form. I want to be sure you can view records for NH Fellows as well as receive e-mails when they are entered. Please let me know that you have received this e-mail. Once verified, I will remove this test record. APL
Ms. Tanya Shank 2/23/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, A series of free educational workshops for educators who share a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will include talks about space rocks, robots, moon math, moon munchies, and even a meeting with an astronaut. 8501 IBM Drive, Building 201,
Mr. Hadi Navid 2/18/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, MSL, Test as you fly; Mission success through realistic testing Centennial High School
Dr. Dan Baker 2/10/2010 RBSP, The Earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belts: Old Questions and New Missions, Physics Colloquium, University of Colorado, 10 February, 2010 University of Colorado
Ms. Teresa Betenbaugh 2/3/2010 STEREO, Mechanical Challenges of the STEREO Mission JHU/APL Howard County Room
Mr. Jeffrey Kilmer 2/2/2010 New Horizons, Lectured on using the Great Planet Debate in the classroom as well as covering the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Ohio E-Tech Conference
Ms. Honora Dash 2/1/2010 New Horizons, Professional Development session for DIstrict high school staff on collaboration with JHU/APL and the mission science behind New Horizons. John Dewey High School
Mr. Barry Fried 1/27/2010 CRISM, New Horizons, Professional Development session for DIstrict Administrators on collaboration with JHU/APL and ASU and the mission science behind MRO/CRISM and New Horizons. John Dewey High School
Dr. Helen Hart 1/20/2010 New Horizons, Follow-on to the January 13 lecture; the students had prepared questions for me. First, I marked the longest hall in the school w. tape for the distances of each planet from the Sun. One of the teachers had purchased an inflatable model solar system. For some classes, we went into the hall, stationed kids holding planets at each mark, and then they asked questions and I answered. For some classes, I just went into the class room for 15 minutes and answered questions. Graff Elementary School
Mr. simon wing 1/19/2010 Solar Probe, ACE, I was invited because the class talked about ACE and solar science. I started with ACE and talked about Solar Probe, Sun-Earth system, space weather, etc. Parkland Middle School,
Mr. Jim Stratton 1/19/2010 GEOSPACE/LWS, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, General presentation to a boy scout troop. Discussed some of APL's space missions, discussed in general (and did some Q/A with the scouts and parents) the planets, sun and solar system, and talked through some science (speed of light, scale of the solar system, propulsion, chemistry). Also did a hands-on demonstration of a diet coke/mentos rocket to facilitate the chemistry and propulsion discussion. Otterbien United Methodist Church
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/16/2010 MESSENGER, New Horizons, An overview of the solar system, the components of the solar system, why and reasoning (both from a historical standpoint and from contemporary information collected in the past 70 years) behind the redesignation of Pluto, with highlights from MESSENGER and New Horizons flybys. Gaston Caperton Center
Dr. Gerald Patterson 1/14/2010 NEAR, LRO (Mini-RF), A lecture was given to two 5th grade science classes on topics covering the Moon, asteroids, and meteorites. Deep Run Elementary School
Dr. Helen Hart 1/13/2010 New Horizons, A power point slide show of Pluto and the New Horizons mission. Many specific points where I asked questions of the audience, like "which one of these white specks is Pluto?" Also a demonstration of the distance scale of the solar system, with a kid standing for each planet, stationed at the correct distance from the Sun, scaled for the room (the school cafeteria), and the kid who plays Pluto, I walk around to illustrate how dramatically Pluto's distance from the Sun varies. Graff Elementary School
Mr. Pete Eisenreich 1/6/2010 MESSENGER, NEAR, Discussed the Messenger Flyby, looked at pictures and facts sheets from NEAR (available to me). We discussed how to design a S/C and even built one out of a pop-corn container. Introduced concepts like "redundancy", what that is necessary and the reasons and need for unmanned missions. St Paul Lutheran School
Mr. Barry Fried 12/5/2009 CRISM, New Horizons, By establishing partnerships with NASA-ASU and JHU/APL our Space Science Academy students were able to work with datasets from CRISM have been learning about and following New Horizons during its journey to Pluto. Phoenix Convention Center
Ms. Honora Dash 12/5/2009 CRISM, New Horizons, By establishing partnerships with NASA-ASU and JHU/APL our Space Science Academy students were able to work with datasets from CRISM have been learning about and following New Horizons during its journey to Pluto. Phoenix Convention Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 11/10/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, An overview of the solar system, the components of the solar system, why and reasoning behind the redesignation of Pluto, with highlights from MESSENGER and New Horizons flybys. North County High School
Mr. Sean Healy 11/6/2009 New Horizons, The discussions centered around a PowerPoint presentation that the Space Dept. gave me, along with a few New Horizons video clips. School of the Incarnation
Mrs. Becca Sepan 11/4/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presentation to the Academy of Science, Engineering, and Information Technology at Landsdowne High School. Invited as a guest speaker to give the students an idea of what my career is like, including some details about the New Horizons and MESSENGER missions. Landsdowne High School
Mr. Hadi NAvid 10/28/2009 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, MSL, Topic of discussion/presentation was the field of Mechanical Engineering and how it relates to design and construction of space flight hardware. National Electronics Museum
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 10/22/2009 CRISM, I presented a discussion on Mars geology and geography, along with a introduction the CRISM instrument and the use of the CRISM-Map tool, to the students involved in the Mars Exploration Student Data Teams associated with the CRISM project. JHU/APL
Miss April Whitt 10/22/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Workshop about using MESSENGER and New Horizons materials with students and teachers Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center
Mrs. Shirley Greene 10/15/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar System bracelet: participants create a model of the distance between planets by making a bracelet using assorted beads. As each planet is added, discussion about the planet and what we/NASA know about the planet occurs. Special beads are added for the asteroid belt and the Kuiper belt. Pluto is included in the bracelet so that discussion of Pluto's status as a dwarf planet and the New Horizons mission can be discussed. Both sessions were HIGHLY successful and full to capacity! Skyview High School
Dr. Helen Hart 10/7/2009 New Horizons, Total Solar Eclipse of July 22, 2009, I showed how far New Horizons has moved since I first talked about it with these kids on April 1, 2009. I talked about what a total solar eclipse is, and about the relative sizes and distances of the Moon and the Sun, and did an "experiment" with styrofoam balls to demonstrate how a little thing can cover up a big thing. I showed photos, mine and others, of the ship, the Pacific Ocean, and the eclipse before, during and after totality. I also made a Fast Facts handout for the teachers. Graff Elementary School
Dr. Daniel Baker 10/6/2009 RBSP, The Earth’s Radiation Belts; A Tutorial, High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere (HEPPA) Workshop, Boulder, CO, 6 October 2009. High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmoshpere (HEPPA) Workshop
Dr. Eddie Tunstel 10/3/2009 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, MER, MetroKidz Career Day -- opportunity to share engineering career information, my experiences, and paths to success in the profession. Also provided an overview of what I do and what the JHU/APL Space Dept. does overall. Charm City Church
Ms. Christina Hammock 10/3/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Expand Your Horizons STEM Career expo for middle school girls Stevenson University
Mr. Carl Ercol 10/1/2009 NEAR, STEREO, We watched the carriers in space video and did the lunar cratering experiment with approximately 15 brownies. Both were well received as were the handout that we provided. Davidsonville Elementry School
Ms. Dawn Turney 9/15/2009 CRISM, Hands-on geology detective game was set up at a booth in Education Alley. Students solved hands-on geology mysteries and puzzles to learn mineral and rock characteristics and identification. Emphasis was on minerals that are found on both Earth and mars and the type of work that scientists do. Pasadena Convention Center
Mr. Barry Fried 9/8/2009 New Horizons, Professional Development session for DIstrict high school staff on collaboration with JHU/APL and the mission science behind New Horizons. John Dewey High School
Mr. Barry Fried 9/8/2009 New Horizons, Professional Development session for DIstrict high school staff on collaboration with JHU/APL and the mission science behind New Horizons. John Dewey High School
Ms. Honora Dash 9/8/2009 New Horizons, Professional Development session for DIstrict high school staff on collaboration with JHU/APL and the mission science behind New Horizons. John Dewey High School
Ms. Dawn Turney 8/3/2009 LRO, Played short educational ovreview video then did a hands-on cratering activity and discussed Mini-RF technology. In addition to materials listed above, stickers and pins were distributed. Colorado Convention Center
Mr. Ken Honecker 8/3/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Event is a 5 day Cub Scout day camp sponsored by the 4Rivers District of the Baltimore Council. Camp is held at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds with different themes each year. Theme for this year's camp is space, so the materials provided will support the program for the week. Event organizers were very pleased to receive the materials due to their quality and relevance. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Dr. Christopher Michaelis 7/24/2009 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, TIMED, Attended from JHU/APL SD: Chris Michaelis and Bryon Hargis Talked with the kids about the work we do as engineers. We spent 15 minutes discussing the NASA satellites at APL and showed them a video highlighting civilian space projects. We spent another 10 minutes showing them other work we do through AMDD. We both judged a MESA balsa bridge building competition they have been working on for the past 2 weeks. We showed them a video of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse. We discussed careers. Ilchester Elementary School
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 7/23/2009 CRISM, I gave a talk on bringing Mars research to the classroom to the Science Foundation Teachers’ Tour of APL group. I discussed Mars geology, geography and missions, as well as the CRISM instrument and the CRISM MESDT program. JHU/APL
Mr. Mark Kochte 6/27/2009 MESSENGER, MESSENGER, Presentation on the background on Mercury, historical exploration of Mercury, and the MESSENGER Mission, including images and science results from the the flybys in 2008. Green Bank National Radio Observatory
Ms. Keri Johnson 6/25/2009 a specific mission will not be covered, MESA after school program's national competition Submitted by Leeha.Herrera@jhuapl.edu Hotel - MESA National Competition
Ms. Dawn Turney 6/24/2009 TIMED, Lecture about TIMED objectives, instruments, and science. Hands on graphing activity that related earth's atmosphere to take back to classroom. University of Alaska
Ms. Helene Winters 6/8/2009 Mini-RF, 3rd Grade Career Day Hammond Elementary School
Ms. Dawn Turney 5/30/2009 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP, Cheryl Reed, Kerri Beisser, Linda Butler and I conducted hands-on booth activities which included magnetism, gyroscope, and clean room suit activities. A variety of missions were discussed, RBSP and STEM careers such as science and engineering were the focus. Baltimore Convention Center
Mrs. Rebecca Sepan 5/22/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Spoke with four third grade classes (two groups of 40) about my work and "daily life" on the mission ops teams for New Horizons and MESSENGER during Hilltop Elementary's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Day. Hilltop Elementary School, AA County
Mr. Matthew Angert 5/20/2009 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Described what engineers do and what APL space department is involved in. Encouraged kids to become involved in math and science. Discussed recent APL missions and showed some launch videos. Also had one child try on a clean room suit for each of the six sessions. Friendship Elementary
Mr. Mark Kochte 5/14/2009 MESSENGER, Presentation on the background on Mercury, historical exploration of Mercury, and the MESSENGER Mission, including images and science results from the the flybys in 2008. Reading Public Museum and Planetarium
Dr. Frank Morgan 5/9/2009 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, New Horizons, RBSP, Discussed APL mission science and engineering Maryland Science Center
Ms. Dawn Turney 5/9/2009 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP, Frank Morgan, an APL CRISM scientist and I conducted hands-on booth activities with Science Center guests. Families participated in magnetism activities and learned about the Earth's magnetic field and the relationship with the sun as well as Earth's radiation belts. Children tried on clean room suits and learned about careers in STEM fields. A wide variety of missions were discussed as participants asked questions. Materials from a variety of APL missions were distributed. Maryland Science Center
Dr. Michael Kelly (work) 5/7/2009 New Horizons, Meteorology, It was Career Day at Victory Elementary. I described my career at JHU/APL and some of the missions that we support. Michael Kelly
Mr. anthony scarpati 5/7/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Explained and demonstrated to students the purpose and importance of space simulation testing for space flight. swansfield elementary school
Ms. Martha Kusterer 5/5/2009 cassini, Discussion of what a Ground Software Lead does Cary Academy
Mr. Luke Becker 5/1/2009 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Mini-RF, I presented two assemblies that covered the entire 6th grade. I then taught four 6th grade science classes. Students conducted a cratering exercise that was based on the Mini-RF Program. Martin Meylin Middle School
Mrs. Rebecca Sepan 4/30/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Spoke with two third grade classes about my work and "daily life" on the mission ops teams for New Horizons and MESSENGER during Belle Grove Elementary's Career Day. Belle Grove Elementary School
Dr. James Kinnison 4/28/2009 New Horizons, Solar Probe, Brief description of Solar Probe science to go with their study of the Sun, followed by description of process for building, integrating, testing and launching spacecraft using New Horizons I&T/Launch pictures. Simpson High School
Mr. Richard Hildebrand 4/28/2009 NEAR, STEREO, Career day presentation to 2 classes on engineering Davidsonville Elementary
Mr. Al Chacos 4/24/2009 New Horizons, Solar Probe, Discussed atoms, matter, fundamental forces of nature, e=mc2, elements, space Glenelg Country School
Mr. Luke Becker 4/24/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, Mini-RF, I presented two assemblies (1/2 of the school at a time) as the culminating activity of their "space week" I also did the alka-seltzer rocket assembly/launch activity in between assemblies for a 2nd grade class. Conewago Township Elementary School
Mr. Luke Becker 4/23/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, Mini-RF, I "manned" a station during the schools station rotation day as part of their space week activites. I demonstrated "spinning objects", "orbital mechanics" and an air launched rocket. Conewago Township Elementary School
Mr. Eric Finnegan 4/23/2009 MESSENGER, Presentation to local university IEE chapter on the MESSENGER Mission to Mercury. Covered desing, development, launch and operations through first two Mercury Flybys. Brought 1/10 MESSENGER model and test sun shade for discussion and interest. Leigh University
Mr. Luke Becker 4/21/2009 NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, As part of "space academy" I performed the clean room suit talk/demonstration in the K-Center. JHU/APL
Mr. Luke Becker 4/17/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Mini-RF, I gave a 30 minute presentation on recent missions. I then lead the class in an alka-seltzer rocket building and launch activity. Sacred Heart Elementary School
Mrs. Rebecca Sepan 4/14/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, As the invited speaker at the Laurel Lions Club bi-weekly meeting, I gave a Power Point presentation comparing the New Horizons and MESSENGER missions with a focus on mission operations. Discussed spacecraft design considerations, trajectory, science objectives, Deep Space Network operations. Laurel Volunteer Fire Co. - Lions Club Meeting
Mr. Carl Ercol 4/14/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, I discussed my career as a spacecraft thermal engineer with my daughters second grade class. DAvidfsonville Elementry School
Dr. Tracy Terry 4/7/2009 New Horizons, ongoing research for NASA, My presentation focused on an ongoing astrobiology project we are working on for NASA. The project goal is to develop a sensor for biological molecules that can be sent to an asteroid or planet. We are using molecularly imprinted polymers to achieve this goal, so I incorporated a polymer formation experiment into the presentation. Many of their space related questions were answered with examples from the Mars rovers and New Horizons, because those are the ones I know the most about. Lowell School
Dr. Kenneth Potocki 4/7/2009 GEOSPACE/LWS, Solar Probe, Main points: 1) Sun is variable; 2) Earth is in the atmosphere of the Sun; 3) Earth responds to the changing Sun (radiation belts, aururae), Gerstell Academy
Dr. Helen Hart PhD 4/1/2009 New Horizons, Discussed Pluto and the New Horizons mission; all the 3rd grade assembled in the gym; after presentation, kids returned to class rooms to color, cut out and build the small black-and-white paper model of the spacecraft; I visited for more questions. Presentation aids: power point; tape marks on the floor to show kids where to stand for a 1 ft = 1 AU model of the solar system; 12-inch Earth globe; 2-inch styrofoam ball for Pluto, 1-inch ball for Charon; my 1:7 scale model of the spacecraft. Graff Elementary School
Ms. Dawn Turney 4/1/2009 GEOSPACE/LWS, RBSP, Age appropriate power point given about Earth's magnetic field, sun-earth connection, radiation belts, and RBSP mission. Question and answer session following presentation. Students then tried on clean room suits while reasons for wearing them, engineering and other STEM careers were discussed. Pam Napilillo from public affairs observed. West Friendship Elementary
Mr. Christopher Hersman 3/31/2009 New Horizons, This was a field trip for the North Chevy Chase Elementary School third grade class of 100 students. The field trip included a tour of the air and space museum. During the tour we broke into smaller groups and visited the New Horizons model and discussed different aspects of the spacecraft design such as the thermal blankets, power source, communication techniques, etc. Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum
Dr. Helen Hart PhD 3/31/2009 New Horizons, Discussed Pluto and the New Horizons mission; guided class to build a 1:4 scale model of the spacecraft. Presentation aids: power point; 12-inch Earth globe; 3-inch styrofoam ball with a face for the moon; ID of local landmark to represent the distance to the sun; ID of local towns to represent the distance to Pluto; my 1:7 scale model of the spacecraft. Model building: parts of cardboard, etc; a space blanket, gold foil tape. Laurel Middle School
Dr. Helen Hart PhD 3/30/2009 Spacecraft orbiting Earth, spotting the ISS, Discussed and demonstrated the size and relative locations of the Earth, Moon, Sun, and the 2 main s/c orbits: geosynch and LEO. Talked about actually seeing some of these in the sky; handed out the next few day's ISS predictions from Heavens Above; explained how to read the tables, and how to figure out Azimuth from the compass points and Altitude from the tilt of your head. Luckily the sky was clear and there was a bright ISS pass due later that night, went outside to point out the track. Old Middle School building
Mr. Christopher Hersman 3/27/2009 New Horizons, In preparation for a field trip to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum, I presented information on the New Horizons mission the one of the third grade classes. The presentation covered spacecraft design features, launch, operations, and science results from the Jupiter flyby. North Chevy Chase Elementary School
Dr. Robert Gold 3/27/2009 MESSENGER, Overview of MESSENGER through Mercury flyby 2 U S Naval Academy
Dr. Richard Meitzler 3/25/2009 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, Pack meeting with careers theme. Discussed space technology and exploration with multiple groups of 3 to 5 boys for about 10 minutes per group. Glenelg Country School
Mr. James McAdams 3/25/2009 MESSENGER, An overview of the MESSENGER mission was followed by display of MESSENGER website-released images from the spacecraft's second flyby of Mercury. Educational facts about Mercury were provided. A few animations were used to show aspects of the second Mercury flyby. The Lamb of God School
Ms. Dawn Turney 3/24/2009 CRISM, Poster session about Mars Education Student Data Teams, an innovative program which engages high school students in CRISM data analysis under the guidance of CRISM team mentors. Woodlands Waterway Marriott
Mr. Nick DeMatt 3/21/2009 NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, This was a Blue and Gold dinner event. The theme of the event was Space. The material was placed on each of the 20 tables for attendees to review. Due to an unfortunate limitation of time, my 10 minute new Horizon's presentation was removed from the agenda. Trinity Lutheran Church
Dr. Susan Benecchi 3/14/2009 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Annual event at the NASM. Booths from around the area are set up throughout the museum with interactive activities. Students and parents/leaders come around and interact with presenters. We built Near spacecraft models and discussed the Pluto mission, how old the students will be when we get to Pluto and what we hope to do there. Other activities at our table included building constellation maps, classifying the planets, cratering, telescopes, and recognizing spectra of different elements. Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum
Mr. Thomas Milnes 3/7/2009 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, Maryland Engineering Challenges Elementary School Paper Airplane Challenge. Educational participation packages consisting of APL / NASA Space Mission handouts given to students and teachers to encourage them to become interested in or interest their students in Careers in Aerospace. Baltimore Museum of Industry
Mr. Ed Eubanks 3/6/2009 Solar Probe Plus, Students are are currently designing their own thermal protection system designs to protect a simulated vehicle from re-entry heating. Betsy Congdon and myself of the APL Space Department presented our work to on the Solar Probe Plus program to develop a TPS to protect against incident solar flux at 9.5 solar radii. Clarksville Middle School
Mr. Ed Eubanks 3/5/2009 Solar Probe+, Students are are currently designing their own thermal protection system designs to protect a simulated vehicle from re-entry heating. Betsy Congdon and myself of the APL Space Department presented our work to on the Solar Probe Plus program to develop a TPS to protect against incident solar flux at 9.5 solar radii. Clarksville Middle School
Ms. Christina Hammock 3/1/2009 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Girls in Science (STEM) outreach activity JHU/APL
Ms. Dawn Turney 3/1/2009 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, RBSP, Girl Power: STEM Career Fair- booth style demonstrations and hands on activities designed to inspire girls to stay interested and pursue careers in STEM fields JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center
Dr. Robert Gold 2/22/2009 MESSENGER, An overview of the MESSENGER mission and the science of Mercury including information from the first two Mercury flybys Timbuktu Restaurant
Ms. Dawn Turney 2/20/2009 RBSP, RBSP power point presentation, clean room demo and try-on, and cut-out model take away. Baltimore Convention Center
Mr. Michael Buckley 2/20/2009 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, Mini-RF, Took the students through the steps of designing a space mission, using New Horizons as the prime example, but weaving other missions in where possible. Left three "teacher packets" and several videos at the school. Southampton Middle School
Mrs. April Whitt 2/14/2009 New Horizons, Saturday morning planetarium programs are live, audience interactive presentations. The New Horizons program, developed by Patty Seaton in Maryland, played at the end of the live program. Fernbank Science Center
Mrs. Kimberly Cranford 2/9/2009 MESSENGER, STEREO, career day activity - discussed audit program at low level and the importance of learning to read and write Tracey's Elementary School
Mr. Chris DeBoy 1/30/2009 New Horizons, 1st and 4th grade-level presentations to classes at Woodmont. Planetary science, New Horizons. Woodmont Academy
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 1/20/2009 CRISM, I presented a discussion on Mars geology and geography to the students involved in the Mars Exploration Student Data Teams associated with the CRISM project. telecon presentation
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/17/2009 MESSENGER, Presentation on the background on Mercury, historical exploration of Mercury, and the MESSENGER Mission, including images and science results from the the flybys in 2008. Gaston Caperton Center
Dr. Paul Romani 1/12/2009 New Horizons, What is a planet discussion and students worked on their own definition of what is a planet. Visits spanned two days, the 12th and the 13th of January 2009. Fort River Elementary School, Amherst Regional Middle School
Mrs. April Whitt 1/10/2009 New Horizons, The planetarium program on Saturdays is live, with audience interaction. The New Horizons program played at the end of the live portion. (NH program developed by Patty Seaton in Maryland.) Fernbank Science Center
Dr. Robert Eidson 1/5/2009 MESSENGER, New Horizons, A "What My Daddy Does at Work" type event in which I briefly covered my aeronautical and astronautical experiences including wind tunnel testing of rockets and aircraft as well as work on several space missions. Clemens Crossing Elementary School
Mr. Ray Harvey 12/16/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Discussed Scientists and Engineers working in the space business together. As part of that, an introduction to some of the Basic Laws of Physics that Scientists and Engineers have to deal with every day. Newton's Laws of Motion, Bernoulli Principle, Law of Conservation of Energy, and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion were discussed and activities were used to demonstrate the concepts. Showed some pretty pictures of what Scientists and Engineers accomplish together and shot off 2 model rockets. School of the Incarnation
Mr. James Kaidy Sr. 12/15/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, ILN, New Frontiers 3 - Asteroid Sample Return, Described each mission. Showed and discussed rocket launch and spacecraft systems. Showed JHU/APL career in space videos and future asteroid landing videos. Norbel School
Dr. Robert Gold 12/15/2008 MESSENGER, Overview of MESSENGER through Mercury flyby 1 California Academy of Sciences
Ms. Julie Napp 12/8/2008 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, Discussed current mission status of the various projects I work on. Took questions from the students which ranged from why we send probes to whether we still send animals into space. Told them of my education and work history and talked about their career aspirations and college plans. Choctaw County High School
Mr. Mark Kochte 11/13/2008 MESSENGER, Overview of the Mariner 10 and MESSENGER missions to explore Mercury, with concentration on the two Mercury flybys that MESSENGER performed this year. Roland Park Country School
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 11/8/2008 Mars missions, I presented a talk on geology and geologic mapping for the Young Engineers and Scientists Seminars program. The was a 1 hour lecture and 1 hour hands-on mapping session. Historical Electronics Museum
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 11/1/2008 CRISM, I participated in an internet-televised youth science program, NASA360. The episode was about the space program and I contributed dialog on Mars science and the CRISM instrument. The episode aired in November 2008. JHU/APL
Mr. Patrick Hogue 10/20/2008 New Horizons, New Horizons ground testing at GSFC. Double Tree Hotel, Annapolis
Dr. Robert DeMajistre 10/15/2008 Global Warming, Overview of global warming Benfield Elementary School
Mr. Max Peterson 9/30/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, This activity was held over several weeks: the first week was to design and build a Bungee-launched Rocket, the second week was to launch and evaluate the design and fabrication of the Bungee Rockets; the third week was a presentation of engineering techniques used to design, build, launch and control a spacecraft, near-earth OR planetary, such as MESSENGER, NEAR or STEREO. Crellin, MD Elementary School
Ms. Simmie Berman 9/29/2008 New Horizons, STEREO, Overview of space and technologies used to build spacecraft. Wetherbee School
Mr. Paul Napoli 9/27/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Mercury, Presentation on the history and value of Space Exploration, women's contribution to space programs, current programs of interest, and ending with the building/launching of several model rockets. Content should meet the requirements for the Space Exploration merit badges for Boy and Girl Scouts. Scout Skill Day 2008
Mr. James McAdams 9/17/2008 MESSENGER, title "MESSENGER Mission to Mercury: Trajectory Design and Implementation" Status and future plans for trajectory optimization, planetary encounters, and course-correction maneuver design were discussed. JHU/APL Gibson Library
Dr. Don Jennings 9/13/2008 New Horizons, Goddard event called "Launchfest." Public walk-through of several buildings on center where booths, displays and activities highlighted NASA missions. Goddard Space Flight Center
Ms. Christina Hammock 9/11/2008 New Horizons, RBSP, General presentation on the missions that detectors are used for Canberra
Dr. David Blewett 9/3/2008 MESSENGER, I visited researchers associated with China's Chang'E-1 lunar orbiter. I gave a talk on MESSENGER color imaging results and geological interpretations, and also a talk on my own lunar research. Attendees included grad students, professors, and the Head of China's Lunar Exploration Program. National Astronomical Observatories of China/Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Elsayed Talaat 8/12/2008 TIMED, I was interviewed about TIMED for "NASA 360" a public outreach program. Please contact Jennifer Huego (x85618)/ JHU/APL - MP3-W181
Mr. Luke Becker 8/6/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, EPO Material on JHU/APL Missions handed out on Family Visit Day 2008. Family Day
Mr. Scott Weidner 7/28/2008 New Horizons, Brief Description of the New Horizons Mission to Pluto and the science instruments on board, with a special emphasis on SWAP (Solar Wind Around Pluto) Instrument. Southwest Research Institute
Mr. Anthony Scarpati 7/24/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Show and Tell demostration related to Space Simulation Testing. Space Department - Building 23 room 147
Mr. Neal Bachtell 7/16/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Provided DVD for viewing of MESSENGER program, spoke of the recent flyby of MERCURY and had question and answer session. Also spoke on New Horizons and NEAR. The Discovery Station
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/5/2008 MESSENGER, Overview of exploration of Mercury, from Mariner 10 to MESSENGER, presenting the latest findings from the January flyby. Repeat of previous day's talk. Green Bank National Radio Observatory Visitor Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/4/2008 MESSENGER, Overview of exploration of Mercury, from Mariner 10 to MESSENGER, presenting the latest findings from the January flyby Green Bank National Radio Observatory Vicitor Center
Dr. Fran Bagenal 7/2/2008 New Horizons, Presentation on the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Denver Convention Center
Dr. Fran Bagenal 6/13/2008 New Horizons, Presentation on Planetary Magnetospheres to a group of Research Experience for Undergraduates attending summer program at CU, including latest results from the New Horizons flyby of Jupiter and anticipated flyby of Pluto. Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Dr. Qian Wu 6/12/2008 TIMED, I gave a lecture on TIMED/TIDI science to Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (REU) at University of Colorado LASP. REU Student lecture
Ms. Erin Wood 6/12/2008 New Horizons, The material was covered at the Colorado Space Science Teacher's Summit, a week-long teacher workshop on Solar System astronomy. The material was covered in a session on NASA mission educational materials. The material is distributed on the website: http://lasp.colorado.edu/sdc/ Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Dr. Fran Bagenal 6/9/2008 New Horizons, Part of teacher workshop. Talk on Exploration of the Giant Planets. Involved discussion of how to teach concepts of planetary sciences as well as latest data from missions such as New Horizons. Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Dr. Phillip Chamberlin 6/9/2008 TIMED, 2008 CU-LASP/HAO/NCAR/CORA Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Boulder, Colorado. TIMED-SEE funded an undergraduate student, Chris Moore from the U. of Iowa, to come to CU/LASP for 8 weeks to work under TIMED SEE scientists to work with data from TIMED SEE and tasks associated with the underflight calibration rocket. Chris gained valuable data analysis and space hardware experience during his time here that will prepare him for graduate school and a future job in research. U of Colorado/LASP
Dr. Fran Bagenal 6/6/2008 New Horizons, The annual Mindlin Lecture - a public lecture in the area of space physics. Talk entitled New Horizons Observes the Giant Magnetosphere of Jupiter. University of Washington
Mr. Nick DeMatt 6/5/2008 New Horizons, I gave the boys an update on the mission since we last spoke two years ago. Since some of the kids were new to the troop, my talk included information about the spacecraft and the instruments. Trinity Lutheran Chruch
Dr. Nancy Chabot 6/4/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Presentations during career day event at school Bodkin Elementary School
Dr. Mark Perry 5/30/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Space science discussions with elementary-school students who had completed science projects. Pointers Run Elementary School
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 5/22/2008 Mars missions, I discussed the history of Mars research and exploration, touching on Mars in popular literature, Mars geology and past and present missions to Mars. Northfield Elementary School
Ms. Karen Kirby 5/15/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Provided overview of space exploration and several recent space missions including Dawn and New Horizons. Presented space system engineering as a career option for Grades 3-5 students at school sponsored career day. Cold Spring Elementary School
Mrs. Patty Seaton 5/15/2008 New Horizons, Provided information on the planetarium program being developed to support the New Horizons mission, along with handout materials from the mission. Had sign-up sheet available for institutions wishing to obtain a copy of the program once complete. Nineteen institutions signed up! Holiday Inn Schenectady, NY
Dr. Mark Perry 5/13/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, Cassini, Discussion with 4th-grade students on aerospace carreers, including the excitement of science and the skills, classwork and training required. Pointers Run Elementary School
Mr. Carl Ercol 5/9/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Brief overview of the MESSENGER and New Horizons spacecraft and missions Davidsonville Elementry School
Mr. Jim O'Leary 5/3/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Space Day is an annual event at the Maryland Science Center at which we celebrate all things aerospace in the Baltimore Washington area. Representatives from APL's New Horizons team attended and interacted with general public visitors, describing the missions, handing out materials and fielding questions. Maryland Science Center
Mr. Charles Robinson 4/28/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Basic introduction to NASA and the support of JHU / APL Grace Community Church Christian School
Ms. Nori Laslo 4/25/2008 MESSENGER, Science Park High School in Newark NJ invited me to talk with their upperclassmen about MESSENGER and careers in spacecraft operations. I spoke about the mission objectives and timeline, and showed (already public) images from January's Mercury flyby. I also passed around examples (from Ted Hartka, APL) of the carbon composite structure, thermal blanketing and sunshield material. After the talk and Q&A, I spent the rest of the day talking with students interested in this kind of career. Science Park High School
Ms. Helene Winters 4/25/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Mini-RF (predominantly Mini-RF), Helene Winters gave an introduction to APL, work of the Space Department, education required to do perform this type of work, Mini-RF and its goals, highlights of some other missions, major space mission subsystems. Then, Dr. Ben Bussey presented the science of Mini-RF, and work searching for meteriods in Antarctica. Montpelier Elementary School
Dr. Debra Buczkowski 4/24/2008 CRISM, Mars missions, I discussed the history of Mars research and exploration, touching on Mars in popular literature, Mars geology and past and present missions to Mars. JHU/APL
Dr. Ben Bussey 4/23/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Talked about each planet, how scientists study them, how spacecraft are launched, etc. Elkridge Elementary School
Dr. Nancy Chabot 4/22/2008 MESSENGER, Gave a class about being a planetary scientist and my job. Patapsco Middle School
Dr. Elsayed Talaat 4/22/2008 GEOSPACE/LWS, TIMED, I was one of the presenters for the Space Academy at JHU/APL where I discussed TIMED and other missions. JHU/APL - Kossiakoff Center
Dr. Martin Mlynczak 4/20/2008 TIMED, I participated in the "Ask A Scientist" panel (two separate sessions) at the EarthFest activity at Christopher Newport University. This was a panel discussion and question and answer session with the general public. Christopher Newport University
Mrs. Rebecca Sepan 4/19/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Power Point presentation primarily about the New Horizons mission - design, pre-launch testing, mission phases, the Deep Space Network, with focus on mission operations. Devoted a few slides to the MESSENGER Mercury 1 flyby and gave an overview of the MESSENGER mission. Presentation was followed by an extensive Q&A period - lots of very good technical questions from an audience that primarily consisted of AACC faculty & astronomy club members but also included college students and general pubic. Anne Arundel Community College
Dr. Nancy Chabot 4/19/2008 MESSENGER, Panel member/presenter at UAB career weekend workshop. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mr. James McAdams 4/18/2008 MESSENGER, Presentation "MESSENGER and the First Encounters of Mercury in 33 Years" - mission overview, spacecraft description, science payload, science goals, mission design, trajectory profiles, Mariner 10 Mercury flybys, MESSENGER Mercury flybys, MLA, Magnetometer, MDIS images from first MESSENGER flyby of Mercury, plans for future Mercury encounters Towson University - Smith Hall
Mr. Michael Paul 4/18/2008 MESSENGER, I gave a talk to Vince Pisacane's Senior Design class on the critical design trades that enable the MESSENGER mission. I hope to go back next year and do the same talk for his next class. United States Naval Academy
Ms. Nori Laslo 4/17/2008 MESSENGER, The Aerospace and Communications chapters of the New Jersey IEEE organization sponsored this public talk at the Eatontown Public Library. I spoke about MESSENGER's mission objectives and timeline, about the Mercury Dual Imaging System, and showed some (already public) images from the Mercury flyby in January. I also passed around examples (from Ted Hartka, APL) of the carbon composite structure, thermal blanketing and sunshield materials. The talk ended with audience Q&A. Eatontown Public Library
Dr. Andrew Lennon 4/16/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Kindergarten: Inspired by the New Horizons mission to Pluto, I used the solar system to reinforce math concepts of ordinal numbers measurement, and scale. Discussion centered on "scale" model of solar system made using students as planets at a scale of 1 ft = 1 AU. Second Grade: Inspired by New Horizons and MESSENGER missions, used math concepts of measurement, relative units, scale, and fractions to determine the relative gravity on Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto. Manor Woods Elementary School
Mr. John Goldsten 4/11/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Major parts of a satellite and a comparison of the NEAR, MESSENGER, and New Horizons spacecraft designs. Also talked abouts science instruments and what they measure and the role of an engineer versus a scientist. The Sheridan School
Dr. Robert Gold 3/26/2008 MESSENGER, An overview of MESSENGER science, technology, and results of the M1 flyby. Since the audience were primarily ham radio operators, paid particular attention to the radio communications system. Howard County Gateway Building
Mr. Anthony Scarpati J 3/25/2008 STEREO, DVD of STEREO mission and show and tell with space environment demos. Two groups of 50 back to back. swansfield Elementary School
Dr. Robert Gold 3/25/2008 MESSENGER, Overview of MESSENGER through Mercury 1 flyby Howard County Gateway Bldg
Dr. Robert DeMajistre 3/17/2008 MESSENGER, Overview of Mercury and MESSENGER Benfield Elem. (AA county)
Mr. Mark Kochte 3/12/2008 MESSENGER, Presentation on the MESSENGER Mission and history of Mercury exploration to the Westminster Astronomical Society Bear Branch Nature Preserve
Mr. Jeremiah Finnigan 3/8/2008 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, RBSP, This was a presentation of a technical paper on the topic of software reuse, that discussed software techniques used on the MESSENGER, New Horizons, CRISM, and that might be reused in the future on the RBSP mission. The title of the paper was: "A Forward-Looking Software Resue Strategy" 2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Mr. Thomas Milnes 3/7/2008 New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Provided prizes for Maryland Engineering Challenges Elementary School Paper Airplane Challenge Participants. Baltimore Museum of Industry
Dr. Phillip Chamberlin 2/29/2008 TIMED, I was invited to teach a full day (5 periods) of science classes at Manhattan Middle School. I gave an overview lecture of the Sun, including its variations from the solar cycle to solar flares. I also showed the latest video of the TIMED SEE underflight rocket launch (36.233) as well as showed them the retired TIMED SEE EGS prototype instrument. Manhattan Middle School
Dr. Randy Gladstone 2/28/2008 New Horizons, Overview of NH mission, results obtained at Jupiter, and plans for the Pluto flyby AMPL, Australian National University
Dr. Michael Kelly 2/23/2008 New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Girl Scout Mall Day Manassas Mall
Mr. Neal Bachtell 2/23/2008 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Presented an updated DVD of Messenger and discussion on I&T, launch, and fly-by. Also had discussions on New Horizons and NEAR. The Discovery Station
Mr. Michael Buckley 2/19/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Discussion and presentation on how scientists and engineers send robots into space, using the MESSENGER mission as the example. Fountain Green Elementary School
Ms. Dawn Turney 2/10/2008 CRISM, GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Girls STEM career expo. Designed to keep girls interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field. Howard County Room, JHU/APL
Dr. Uday Shankar 2/8/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Talked to 5th graders about Messenger, Stereo, and New Horizons spacecraft--their mission, the science data they were to collect, and how that influences the spacecraft design. Sandy Spring Friends School
Mr. James McAdams 2/6/2008 MESSENGER, title of presentation "The First Flyby of Mercury in 33 Years" provided Mission Design focus background on MESSENGER , and the plans and preliminary results of the January 14, 2008 flyby of Mercury. Public access (website posted) images and animations of Mercury were shown. The Lamb of God School
Dr. JUAN CARLOS ARIAS CAÑÓN 2/2/2008 CRISM, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Soho, Sun Trek, ceres scool, ASTRONOMY GROUP AT THE SCHOOL ESCLAVAS DEL SAGRADO CORAZÓN DE JESÚS, FOR STUDIES OF THE SOLAR ACTIVITY AND ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE Colegio Esclavas del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
Dr. JUAN CARLOS ARIAS CAÑÓN 2/2/2008 Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, The aplication of comunicatoin and information technologies at study of astronomy. Astronomy Group, SOHO, Rocks Around The World, CERS S'COOL
Mr. Mike Buckley 1/31/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Talk covered how (and why) APL puts together space missions, using New Horizons and MESSENGER as examples. Trinity Lutheran School
Mr. DEANE SIBOL 1/30/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Focus on MESSENGER spacecraft and mission, with emphasis on first flyby operations and results. Also gave update on STEREO and New Horizons. Woodmont Academy
Ms. Heba Koch 1/26/2008 General ideas about living in outerspace, The event was a girl's scouts event. It was the Fulton Cluster Thinking Day. About 200 Brownies, Girlscouts, and Juniors attended. The event was built around living in outerspace. Cedar Lane School
Mr. Jim Stratton 1/25/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, General presentation on space and our Solar System to a class of young students. Discussion focused on the sun and planets, and our missions MESSENGER and New Horizons. school
Dr. Andrew Newman 1/25/2008 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Preschoolers had the chance to be a spacecraft or a planet and act out the space missions. Columbia Academy Preschool
Ms. Dawn Turney 1/20/2008 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, Staffed an information booth at the American Association of Physics Teachers Annual meeting. Discussed missions and program ideas with physics teachers, distributed materials, promoted APL and discussed mission related educational opportuntities. Other presenters in attendance were Kerri Beisser and Marc Clayton. Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Ms. Dawn Turney 1/20/2008 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, From the Sun to Pluto overview of missions and objectives. Suggestions for physics teachers to use in their classrooms. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/19/2008 MESSENGER, An overview of Mercury, the Mariner 10 mission, the MESSENGER mission, and the latest, greatest results from the first Mercury flyby of MESSENGER Gaston Capertown Center
Dr. Fran Bagenal 12/4/2007 New Horizons, New Horizons observations of the Magnetosphere of Jupiter. LASP seminar Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Dr. Fran Bagenal 11/15/2007 New Horizons, Presented talk on "50 years of Solar System Exploration: From Apollo at the Moon to New Horizons at Pluto" to audience of donors to the ARCS (Achievements & Rewards for College Scientists) foundation. Ritz Carlton Hotel
Mr. Francisco Salas 11/10/2007 TIMED, Space Storm is a planetarium show about the Sun-Earth connection and related science. The show has been given 14 times this fiscal year to an average audience number of 23 people. The show is ongoing and has been mass distributed to other planetariums around the country. Fiske Planetarium
Ms. Jennifer Fischer 11/8/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Speaking at my son's school for career day Atholton Elementary School
Mr. Mark Kochte 11/6/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Spoke to the Belle Grove Elem School's Aviation Club about the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions. Belle Grove Elementary School
Ms. Teresa Betenbaugh 10/27/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, I spoke very briefly about NH & Messenger, but primary focus was STEREO. I showed the STEREO 4 part DVD. I brought a wooden model of STEREO and explained the parts of a spacecraft. I showed the STEREO rocket poster. I had some structural and thermal materials to pass around. I demonstrated solar power w/solar car, fountain, music box. Stoneleigh Elementary School
Mr. Eric Finnegan 10/24/2007 MESSENGER, Discussed with students the planet Mercury, the MESSENGER mission and the challenges of Human Space Exploration. St. John's Parish Day School
Dr. Cathy Olkin 10/17/2007 New Horizons, Discussion of the New Horizons mission, what we know about Pluto and what we learned at Jupiter. Niwot Elementary School
Mr. Robert Holder III 10/17/2007 GEOSPACE/LWS, New Horizons, STEREO, discussion of different types of engineers; how computers help various fields (eg space, biology); discussion of future advances in technology (eg virtual worlds, combining humans and computers); demonstration of how older vs newer search engines work; distinction between using computers and humans natural abilities and how software engineers can work to improve both. Landsdowne Elem. Sch.
Ms. Carolyn Slivinski 10/17/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Aviation Education Expo consists of guest speakers, exhibits, booth, demonstrations, static displays, and presentations. Students are invited from 45 high schools and colleges. APL materials were distributed from the Baltimore AIAA section booth at the event. Frederick Municipal Airport
Mr. Juan Cifuentes 10/12/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, I acted as an interperter for Dr. Ralph McNut who spoke of his background and the recent spacecraft operations/science events on MESSENGER and New Horizons. This was a Q/A session with kids at the Planeterium in Bogota, Colombia (South America) and the video-telecon link was supported by APL A/V. Video-telecon between APL & Planeterium in Bogota, Colombia
Mr. Mark Kochte 10/4/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, General presentation overview of the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions, but in more detail than the previous day's exhibit/presentation (more time available) Washington-Irving Middle School
Mr. Mark Kochte 10/3/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Gave multiple brief (15-20 min) overview presentation of the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions to students as they rotated through from other demo tables. (unknown)
Ms. Simmie Berman 9/21/2007 New Horizons, STEREO, Overview of spacecraft design, space environment, etc. Talked about New Horizons and STEREO with lots of hands on activities and hardware to look at. Wetherbee School
Dr. Fran Bagenal 8/21/2007 New Horizons, Panel discussion of planetary protection Gates Planetarium, Denver
Dr. Henry Throop 8/14/2007 New Horizons, Spent full day with production team from History Channel. Interviewed for 'The Universe' series, episode 'The Outer Planets.' Discussed Pluto and New Horizons. Program distributed nationally via cable on 14-Aug-2007. TV
Mr. Max Mutchler 8/1/2007 New Horizons, I conducted one of many sessions for blind students attending the "Youth Slam" event hosted by the National Federation for the Blind. The students assembled plastic Hubble models while we discussed how the telescope works. I discussed recent Hubble solar system observations (Pluto, Ceres, Vesta, and Jupiter), and the Dawn and New Horizons missions. The students then debated and voted on the definition of a planet, concluding that we should wait for more data and discoveries from these missions. Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Bonnie Buratti 7/30/2007 New Horizons, A partnership between JPL and this Explorer School has been established, and activities such as teacher training, in-class visits, and hands-on activites will take place over the 2007-2008 school year. This was an organizing meeting. The main projects that will form te core of this activity are New Horizons, Cassini, and the Moon Multispectral Mapper. Broughal Middel School (NASA Explorer School )
Dr. John Spencer 7/30/2007 New Horizons, Talk about Pluto and New Horizons to a science teacher workshop North Arvada Middle School
Dr. Jeffrey Moore 7/28/2007 New Horizons, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to Pluto, scheduled to arrive in 2015. However, it recently interrupted its journey by taking a side trip to visit the Jupiter system. Dr. Jeffrey Moore shares with us these new views. include the closest look yet at the Earth-sized “Little Red Spot” storm churning materials through Jupiter’scloud tops; detailed images of small satellites herding dust and boulders through Jupiter’s faint rings; and of volcanic Eastbay Astonomical Society At Chabot
Dr. Jeffrey Moore 7/24/2007 New Horizons, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to Pluto, scheduled to arrive in 2015. However, it recently interrupted its journey by taking a side trip to visit the Jupiter system. Dr. Jeffrey Moore shares with us these new views . include the closest look yet at the Earth-sized “Little Red Spot” storm churning materials through Jupiter’scloud tops; detailed images of small satellites herding dust and boulders through Jupiter’s faint rings; and of volcanic Mount Diablo Astronomical Society
Dr. Helen Hart 7/14/2007 New Horizons, An overview of the New Horizons mission with science "pretty pictures" from the Jupiter flyby. My talk was 3rd in that day's Science Track at the Shore Leave 29 science fiction convention (http://www.shore-leave.com/) I followed an excellent talk about the Hayabusa sample return mission to asteroid Itokawa. I brought 50 copies of the NH Fact Sheet, 50 NH stickers, and 50 copies of a for-further-reading list which I compiled. Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn
Mr. Stewart Bushman 7/11/2007 New Horizons, Presentation of AIAA Paper 2007-5581, "In-Space Performance of the New Horizons Propulsion System." at the 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit Cincinnati Duke Energy Convention Center
Dr. Mark Showalter 7/9/2007 New Horizons, Overview of recent results from NASA missions to outer planets, including New Horizons. SETI Institute
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/7/2007 MESSENGER, An in-depth presentation on the MESSENGER mission Green Bank National Radio Astronomical Observatory
Mr. Mark Kochte 7/6/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, High level overview of the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions Green Bank National Radio Astronomical Observatory
Mr. Max Mutchler 6/27/2007 New Horizons, Attended the summer intern program, where Richard Shope of JPL was teaching about ice in the Solar System. I discussed Hubble observations of Pluto, the New Horizons mission, and the definition of a planet. National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Mr. Andrew Poppe 6/26/2007 New Horizons, Presented to the Colo. Springs Astronomical Society on the Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter onboard the New Horizons mission. Lecture included an overview of dust science, a history of the EPO nature of SDC and initial performance and data from SDC. Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Building
Mr. Neal Bachtell 6/9/2007 CRISM, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, TIMED, Space Shuttle to Space Station, Gave updates on all active missions built by APL. STEREO, New Horizons, TIMED, CRISM, MESSENGER. Group comprised of general public. Opened the floor for general discussion, question and answer on building and flying a mission. Made a presentation on contamination control and demonstrated cleanroom gowning and why, involving a member of the audience. Also spoke on the thermal control systems of different satellites, and why they differ by destination. Answered questions on the Shuttle. The Discovery Station
Mr. Mike Buckley 6/8/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Updated fourth grade students on the progress of New Horizons; showed 3-D images from STEREO; used both missions to reiterate the work and creativity that go into creating a robotic space mission. Fountain Green Elementary School
Mrs. Jean Trusedell 6/4/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, This is an enrichment camp for students who are of limited financial resouces. The students will be learning about science and math and how they might be a part of the next generation of Scientists. Lynwood Elementary School
Dr. Mark Perry 6/3/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Keynote speech for award cerimony honoring 7th and 8th graders who qualified for the Center for Talented Youth. Discussed future careers and described APL missions as examples of exciting science and engineering. Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus, JHU
Ms. Simmie Berman 5/29/2007 New Horizons, A brief overview of satellites and space; how they are made, testing, space environment, etc. I had lots of samples and handouts for the students to look at whic definitely kept them engaged. Lawrence Elementry School
Mr. Michael Buckley 5/29/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, TIMED, Presentation to 5th grade students on how a robotic space mission comes together, using the New Horizons mission as the example. Fountain Green Elementary School
Mr. Max Mutchler 5/22/2007 New Horizons, Talk about Hubble observations of Pluto, Ceres, and Vesta, missions to visit them (Dawn and New Horizons), and the planet definition debate. For the STScI "Youth for Astronomy and Engineering" program. Space Telescope Science Institute
Mr. Neal Bachtell 5/19/2007 Cleanroom garment presentation, Spoke about why we wear clean room suits to protect the spacecraft from becoming contaminated. Demonstrated dressing in a clean room suit and two members of the audience dressed up too. Discussed why it is so critical to protect the spacecraft. Talked about how humans generate a large amount of skin cells that can contaminate the S/C. Talked about the different types of contamination. Had a question and answer session after each presentation. This was all for the "Moon Day" activity. Washington County Free Library
Mr. Gabe Rogers 5/18/2007 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Provided a talk to 2nd graders about space in general and JHU/APL NASA missions specifically. Maryland City Elementary School
Dr. William McKinnon 5/18/2007 New Horizons, Title: New Horizons at Jupiter and its Satellites McDonnell Hall
Dr. Mark Perry 5/17/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Part of an in-house field trip, where 6 engineers and scientists came to the school to talk to students about their jobs. I gave two 40-minute talks to separate groups of 25 students. These were students who had participated in the school's Science Expo. I used models of MESSENGER and NH to discuss how the spacecraft were designed and built. Pointers Run Elementary School
Mr. Tim Collins 5/17/2007 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Advanced Science Course...smart kids...discussed NASA and the missions...deep dive on "follow the water" as we move around the solar system...showed powerpoint slides, videos, used the internet, gave them stickers, books, posters...it ROCKED! Pallotti High School
Mr. Mike Staring 5/15/2007 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, School First M.I. Last Sol C. Johnson H.S. Lori L Derf Orono M.S. Mr Richard Glueck Choctawhatchee H.S. Ricardo V. Soria Oil City Sr. H.S. Tim S Spuck Konawaena H.S. Nancy C. Tashima Key Peninsula M.S. Kareen Borders Kearsley H.S. Russ L Billings Orbital Sciences - Dulles Campus
Mrs. Shaneen Braswell 5/12/2007 New Horizons, The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s mission is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, math and technology. Our group has fabricated an interactive children’s solar system exhibit that consists of a magnetized solar system model that will allow users to “feel” the gravitational pull and explore concept of comparative planetology. This exhibit aims to articulate the physical, cognitive and affective aspects of learning. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Mr. Luke Becker 5/7/2007 STEREO, STEREO, assembly, testing, launch and science. How it all comes together to put a working spacecraft into space. Hammond High School
Mrs. Jean Trusedell 5/4/2007 New Horizons, Students will be learning about the Space Program and the implications of getting a good education in Math and Science in a personal way. Students will be working to master the Power Standards in Math and Science which will prepare them to start the next level of their education. Lynwood Elementary School
Mr. Carl Ercol 4/19/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Discussed with the childeren aspects of my carrer as a spacecraft thermal engineer and highlighted the discussion with examples involving the MESSENGER and New Horizons spacecrat and mission operations. Davidsonville Elementry School
Dr. Thomas Strikwerda 4/19/2007 New Horizons, Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund - annual scholarship award presentation and dinner. I was the dinner speaker and talked for about 30 minutes and followed by Q&A. Boulder Creek Golf Club Restaurant
Dr. Mark Showalter 4/19/2007 New Horizons, Overview of the latest results on NASA's planetary missions, including New Horizons. Google, Inc.
Dr. Fran Bagenal 4/18/2007 New Horizons, Seminar on the Magnetosphere of Jupiter, including NH observations. University of Minnesota
Dr. Thomas Strikwerda 4/18/2007 New Horizons, Presented a PowerPoint overview of New Horizons mission. Q&A afterwards. Presentation materials derived from combination of several talks by Dr. Stern and Glen Fountain. Public Museum of Grand Rapids
Dr. Mark Perry 4/18/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Described NH launch and early mission. Showed launch video. Described MESSENGER mission. Q&A on planetary science, solar system, rockets, and spacecraft. St. Alphonsus Rodriquez Church
Dr. Fran Bagenal 4/17/2007 New Horizons, Presentation on the New Horizons Student Dust Counter to the Society of Physics Students of Augsberg College Augsberg College
Dr. Fran Bagenal 4/16/2007 New Horizons, Public talk on Magnetosphere of Jupiter - including NH observations Augsberg College
Mr. Carl Herrmann 4/14/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, The talk is a brief description of the MESSENGER, New Horizons, and STEREO missions. Launch pictures, descriptions of the satellites, orbits, acquired data and future plans are shown. Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Mr. John Goldsten 4/12/2007 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, Used spacecraft models to give an overview and comparison the NEAR, MESSENGER, and New Horizons missions. Discussed solar panels, radio antennas, batteries, science instruments, thermal blanketing, etc. Sheridan School
Dr. Fran Bagenal 4/11/2007 New Horizons, Lecture on the Magnetosphere of Jupiter, including New Horizons observations NCAR
Dr. Mark Showalter 4/11/2007 New Horizons, Overview of the latest results on NASA's planetary missions, including New Horizons. Sun Microsystems
Dr. Fran Bagenal 4/9/2007 New Horizons, Science seminar on Magnetosphere of Jupiter, including NH observations Rice University
Mr. Carl Engelbrecht 4/6/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, I first addressed the entire middle school for 1.5 hours with a lecture and some Q&A. This was followed by a 1.5 hour Q&A session with just the 8th grade, and then another 1.5 hour Q&A session with the 7th grade GT science class. Students prepared for the lecture by visiting the APL and NASA websites. Shanghai American School, Pu-Xi Campus
Mr. Carl Engelbrecht 4/4/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, I spoke in three sessions, each 1.5 hours long. The first session was with the 2nd grade, and the other two sessions were with mixed 9-12th graders. For the second grade, I spoke for about 20 minutes, and the rest was Q&A. For the high schoolers, I spoke about 1/2 hour in each session, and the rest was Q&A. The 2nd graders had just completed a unit on the solar system, so they had lots of questions. The high schoolers had recently visited the APL and NASA websites to prepare for the talk. Shanghai American School, Pu-Dong Campus
Mr. Carl Engelbrecht 4/2/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, I was scheduled for 9 different sessions, 45 minutes per session. Each session had a different grade level, though high school (grades 9 - 12) were combined into one session. Typically I spoke for about 20 minutes and took Q&A about the solar system and science in general for the rest of the time. Students visited the APL and NASA websites and viewed the DVDs prior to attending. The International School of Beijing
Ms. Margaret Strong 4/2/2007 general science, Our Oncology Community Science Day - A local elementary school (General Wolfe Elementary) brought 4th and 5th grade students for a morning of hands-on workshops about science. The afternoon consisted of 2 half hour presentations. Goodie bags with science related materials were handed out to each student when leaving. Cancer Research Building
Ms. Heather Weir 3/31/2007 New Horizons, IPY/ICE: Ice Explorations for International Polar Year Educators explore the properties of ice and investigate how scientists find evidence of past climate in ice cores through a series of activities. America's Center
Dr. Noam Izenberg R 3/30/2007 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, Mars lander missions, This was my son's "VIP" day for his 7th birthday. Parents come to tell about what they do. I gave a little solar system overview and talked about studying the Sun and planets, and sending spacecraft to different planets and bodies to be our eyes, and sometimes our hands. We talked a lot about the status of Pluto, and did a little exploration/planetary geology "experment" using Hershey's Kisses as rock samples. Krieger Schechter Day School
Ms. Margaret Strong 3/29/2007 general science, Our Basic Sciences Community Science Day - A local elementary school (Harford Heights Elementary) brought 4th and 5th grade students for a morning of hands-on workshops about science. The afternoon consisted of 2 half hour presentations. Goodie bags with science related materials were handed out to each student when leaving. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Basic Science Complex
Dr. Hal Weaver 3/29/2007 New Horizons, I gave the "Spring Equinox" lecture at Rowan University. Rowan University
Ms. Alice Bowman 3/29/2007 New Horizons, Presentation by the Mission Operations Manager (Alice Bowman) & the Science Operations Jupiter Lead (Debi Rose) entitiled "Prelude to Pluto, Orchestrating New Horizons Jupiter Flyby" In February of 2007 the New Horizons spacecraft received a gravity assist from Jupiter, passing within 2.3 million km of the giant planet, on its way to Pluto. The science instruments were used to observe the planet and its satellites in preparation for observing the Pluto system. Integrating and implementing observations of multiple target bodies by multiple science instruments in the short time available during a planetary flyby is a complex and difficult task. Come hear how the New Horizons team met this challenge at Jupiter and see some results of their efforts. JHU/APL Parson's Auditorium
Mrs. Tanya Shank 3/29/2007 New Horizons, Lead teacher workshop using the New Horizons materials. Teachers were engaged with hands-on activities and demonstration. Judith Walker co-taught this workshop. University of North Carolina Charlotte
Ms. Taunya Sweet 3/23/2007 New Horizons, We watched the shortened version of Passport to Pluto to introduce the educators to the New Horizons mission. We then participated in the "What is a Planet?" activity. At the end, we had a question and answer session about New Horizons and implementing it in the classroom. Stetson University
Dr. robert demajistre 3/23/2007 New Horizons, STEREO, Talk about the sun, the heliosphere and STEREO measurements. Benfield Elementry School
Mr. Deane Sibol 3/20/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, "Career presentation" of my job in space - the building, testing and operation of spacecraft, including TIMED, MESSENGER, STEREO, and New Horizons. Woodmont Academy
Ms. Tady Dina 3/17/2007 New Horizons, It was a 'women in science' day so experiments were performed and then the science women volunteers (from different companies) gave talks about what they do and their projects. I spoke about New Horizons (I did thermal testing on NH). Peterson Center (for Scouting)
Dr. Cathy Olkin 3/16/2007 New Horizons, Presented an overview of the New Horizons mission and some new Jupiter results at a lunch time talk at NOAO. NOAO
Mr. Al Chacos 3/15/2007 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Discussion of distances, sizes and temperatures in space. Showed models of NH and MESSENGER spacecraft and discussed. Glenelg Country School
Mr. Max Mutchler 3/10/2007 New Horizons, Via webcam from Baltimore, I gave a talk to students, teachers, and parents assembled at Adler Planetarium as part of the Yerkes Astrophysics Academy for Young Scientists (YAAYS). I talked about Hubble observations of Jupiter in support of the New Horizons flyby. Adler Planetarium
Ms. Taunya Sweet 3/7/2007 New Horizons, We did a brief introduction to New Horizons, what it is and information about the Jupiter gravity assist. We viewed the pod casts and explored the New Horizons website. Since all of the educators were lower elementary, we started out with “Earth Matters” and applied the classification principles to a modified version of “What is a Planet?”. We did not do the debate portion of the planet activity, but used SMART Board technology for the first part – the sorting of the Solar System objects. U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Mr. Alan Mick 3/3/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Judged science fair. Each participant I spoke with received information about space science and engineering and a mission memento. Annapolis High School
Mr. Glen Fountain 3/3/2007 New Horizons, Two talks were given at the Cosmosphere. The first talk was to a goup of adults that were taking a multi-day course. These individuals were drawn from around the country (New York, New Jersy, the Carolinas, as well as Kansas). The second, larger, group was a general audience that included a scout troop from Oklahoma as well as young people and adults from the local Kansas area. Kansas Cosmosphere
Dr. John Spencer 3/1/2007 New Horizons, Public talk describing results from the Jupiter encounter APL
Mr. Ben Ballard 2/28/2007 New Horizons, I gave the class a description of Pluto, its position in the solar system, the New Horizons mission, and the Jupiter flyby which occurred that morning. I answered questions from the class and teacher throughout the talk. Marian Titerence assisted me in providing her knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as being a female role model for the students in the all girl school. Bryn Mawr School
Mr. Glen Baer 2/28/2007 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIe in of history of the school to the space program from the 60s to today. Prettyboy Elementary School
Dr. Gary Heiligman 2/27/2007 STEREO, Described STEREO mission with Powerpoint presentation. Presented early science results from STEREO mission. Described activities involved in building a spacecraft. Dressed 2 students in cleanroom suits. Beth Tfiloh Middle School
Dr. Gary Heiligman 2/26/2007 STEREO, Viewed STEREO DVD. Described STEREO mission via PowerPoint presentation. Presented early results of STEREO science. Described activities involved in building a spacecraft. Dressed 2 students in cleanroom suits. Kennedy-Krieger Institute
Ms. Jeanie McGowan 2/17/2007 New Horizons, Public was invited to a Planet Head Day Pool Party celebration of New Horizons Jupiter Fly-by and of technology advances in science/medicine. Volunteer barber shaved heads. Swim caps for a charitable donation were available so everyone could get painted like a planet or a Jupiter moon. Refreshments (drinks, cookies, & 12 donated PizzaHut pizzas). New Horizons tabletop display with available educ. mtls. Local astronomy club, cancer support group, and geo-eclogy displays. Swim session, door prizes Gentile Hall UMaine Presque Isle
Dr. Richard Binzel 2/16/2007 New Horizons, Science Fiction Writers Convention Boston Convention Center
Ms. Taunya Sweet 2/13/2007 New Horizons, We had four educators attend our February 13th workshop. We did a brief introduction to New Horizons, what it is and information about the Jupiter gravity assist. We viewed the pod casts and explored the New Horizons website. We then did shortened versions of many of the activities that were discussed at the January workshop. U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Ms. kerri beisser 2/13/2007 CRISM, MESDT beta program - Schools participating were from: Kickapoo High School (Springfield, Missouri), Livonia Central School (Livonia, NY), Medgar Evers College (Brooklyn, NY),Village Academy High School (Pomona, CA), Klein High School (Astronomy Club—Klein, TX), Durham Academy (Durham, NC). Program MESDT manager –Brian Grisby from ASU, participating CRISM team members, PI Scott Murchie and Frank Seelos. distance learning
Dr. Randy Gladstone 2/9/2007 New Horizons, Overview of New Horizons flyby of Jupiter and the science observations that are planned. Christ Lutheran Church
Mr. Max Mutchler 2/6/2007 New Horizons, Talk during the school's morning "Collection" about Hubble observations of Ceres and Pluto, including the Dawn and New Horizons mission, and the planet definition debate. Also a discussion in a science classroom after the talk. Friends School
Dr. ANDREW CHENG 2/4/2007 New Horizons, Debate on whether Pluto is a planet; moderated by Owen Gingerich, with myself, Kelly Beatty (Sky and Telescope) and Brian Marsden as panelists among others. Clay Center Observatory
Mr. Max Mutchler 1/29/2007 New Horizons, Talk about Hubble observations of Ceres and Pluto, including missions to visit them (Dawn and New Horizons), for the STScI "Youth for Astronomy and Engineering" program. Space Telescope Science Institute
Mr. Andrew Poppe 1/14/2007 New Horizons, New Horizons: Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter, overview of dusty plasma science, description of VSDC mission and science derived from VSDC U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Dr. Fran Bagenal 1/13/2007 New Horizons, Teacher workshop Space Camp, Marshall Space Flight Center
Mr. Mark Kochte 1/13/2007 MESSENGER, High level overview of the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions Fairmont State Gaston Caperton Center
Mrs. Tanya Shank 1/10/2007 New Horizons, I conducted a teacher workshop demonstrating the hands-on application of the New Horizon Labs. Teachers were also shown how the materials cover the NC Standard Course of Study. Martin Luther King Middle School
Mrs. Tanya Shanj 12/18/2006 New Horizons, I shared with the principals a science newsletter concerning the fly-bys of New Horizons and the pictures of Saturn taken during the fly-by. Professional Development Center
Dr. Michael Dennis 12/13/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, Scout meeting revolved around two activities: 1. Constructing the paper model of the NEAR spacecraft 2. Discussing various space missions (man-made satellites) and natural satellites (particularly the results about them from various missions.) Cub Scout den meeting
Dr. Robert DeMajistre 12/1/2006 STEREO, Overview of space weather, starting with early observations, ending with STEREO. Benfield Elementary School
Mrs. CYNTHIA KEELING 11/28/2006 New Horizons, THE PRESENTATION WAS GIVEN TO THE STAFF GORE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE
Mr. Kevin Balon 11/20/2006 STEREO, Class lecture material for college junior-level Aerospace Engineering class on Flight Software Systems - ENAE380 Flight Software Systems. Presentation was an overview of the STEREO command and data handling flight software system and the APL's Space Department's software development process and lifecycle. Univ. of Maryland - Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Nancy Chabot 11/15/2006 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Spoke about my job as a planetary scientist for the annual career day at Winters Mill High School. Gave the same presentation 3 times, followed by questions from the students. Highlighted the missions of MESSENGER and New Horizons and the CRISM instrument. Winters Mill High School
Dr. Fran Bagenal 11/15/2006 New Horizons, Boulder Cafe Scientifique Redfish
Dr. Robert DeMajistre 11/13/2006 New Horizons, STEREO, General information about STEREO and New Horizons with an emphasis on "Going Places" (Spacecraft, Rockets, Trucks, Cranes) and "the Sun" to fit in with teacher requests. Benfield Elementary School
Dr. Jon Vandegriff 11/10/2006 STEREO, ACE, Presentation titled "What is Space Weather," which includes interactive things for the kids to do Linthicum Elementary School
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 11/9/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Co-Presenting with Debbie Evans (SSA) on using NASA resources in the classroom. Specifically covering MESSENGER and New Horizons. Tulsa Convention Center
Mr. Ed Schaefer 11/9/2006 New Horizons, Paper will be presented titled "Extending the Qualification Limits of the General Purpose Heat Source-RadioIsotope Thermoelectric Generator for the New Horizons Mission". Doubletree Hotel Annapolis
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 11/8/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Co-Presenting with Debbie Evans (SSA) on using NASA resources in the classroom. Specifically covering MESSENGER and New Horizons. Tulsa Convention Center
Mrs. Tanya Shank 11/7/2006 New Horizons, I presented the New Horizon Mission activities primarily to middle school teachers at the Southwest Education Alliance. The activities were presented as inquiry based hands-on activities linked to the NC Standard Course of Study. The teachers had to figure out how to model “Spin and Orbit”. They also “Discovered Planet X”. They investigated extremophiles with yeast. The impact craters were a crashing success. Judy Walker UNCC Resource Librarian, NASA Educator provided the group with resources. Charlotte Convention Center
Dr. Hal Weaver 10/28/2006 New Horizons, I participated in an event called "Lunch with a Scientist", which matches science writers/communicators with a scientist. I told the people at my table about the New Horizons mission. We also discussed the issue of "what is a planet" and the recent IAU resolution that removed Pluto from the list of planets. Tremont Hotel
Dr. S. Edward Hawkins III 10/25/2006 MESSENGER, STEREO, Discussed physics of spacecraft control and central forces. Demonstrated centripetal acceleration using a mass and a string. Discussed Newton's laws and principle of Action and Reaction. Allowed scouts to experience this using a "sit and spin" and having one scout push against another. Demonstrated and allowed scouts to "feel" the gyroscopic force produced by a spinning bicycle tire. Described how these forces are used in reaction wheels to control spacecraft. St. John's Episcopal Church
Dr. Jesper Gjerloev 10/24/2006 GEOSPACE/LWS, New Horizons, Time and Space A brief introduction to the evolution of the universe. Benfield Elementary
Dr. S. Edward Hawkins III 10/20/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Toured Building 23 Environmental Test Facilities. Described details of testing flight hardware. Explained physics of radiative heat transfer. Discussed cleanliness and contamination as it pertains to space vehicles and instrumentation. Toured vacuum and vibration labs. JHU/APL Environmental Test Facility
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 10/20/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Co-Presented with Debbie Evans (SSA) on NASA Resources available for educators. Focus on MESSENGER and New Horizons Missions. Tulsa Convention Center
Dr. Fran Bagenal 10/20/2006 New Horizons, Planetarium show " Jupiter: what will New Horizons see?" Fiske Planetarium
Dr. Fran Bagenal 10/19/2006 New Horizons, Planetarium show Fiske Planetarium
Dr. Jon Vandegriff 10/12/2006 New Horizons, ACE, This was an interactive lecture covering the topic "What is Space Weather?" given to a 4-H Rocketry Club. Montgomery County 4-H Office
Mr. Edward Schaefer D 10/12/2006 CRISM, New Horizons, STEREO, Talk to students about the interaction of engineering , science in spacecraft design Park Hills Elementry
Dr. Denis Bogan 10/10/2006 New Horizons, Cassini, Show launch videos, spacecraft pictures, pictures of Saturn system, Q/A, and discussion Christ the King School (4th Grade)
Mr. Luke Becker 10/6/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, My presentation entitiled; STEREO, assembly, testing and launch; talks about the science of the mission, how the observatories were assembled and tested and what is involved in launching them into space. Conewago Township Elementary School
Mr. Luke Becker 10/4/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, My presentation entitiled; STEREO, assembly, testing and launch; talks about the science of the mission, how the observatories were assembled and tested and what is involved in launching them into space. Sykesville Middle School
Dr. Richard Binzel 10/4/2006 New Horizons, Society for Exploration Geophysics Convention -- feature presentation for students. Thank you Kerri and Linda for shipping handout materials. New Orleans Convention Center
Dr. S. Edward Hawkins III 10/4/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Discussed general space environment, and how space hardware differes from ordinary electronics or mechanical assembly. Discussed the rigors of the space environment and specific details about the thermal environment, power systems, and communications with space craft. St. John's Episcopal Church
Mr. Luke Becker 10/3/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, My presentation entitiled; STEREO, assembly, testing and launch; talks about the science of the mission, how the observatories were assembled and tested and what is involved in launching them into space. Susquehanna Township Middle School
Dr. Andrew Cheng 9/27/2006 New Horizons, Evergreen Society consists of Johns Hopkins alumni and their invited guests. Wide-ranging discussion of New Horizons mission and space exploration JHU Montgomery County Campus
Mr. Stephen Williams 9/21/2006 New Horizons, We presented a paper about the software implementation of thermal control on New Horizons. AIAA Space 2006 Conference
Mr. Max Mutchler 9/16/2006 New Horizons, For STScI "Science Night" at the ASP Education and Public Outreach Conference, I gave a talk about recent Hubble observations of Ceres and Pluto, the latter being mission support for New Horizons. I presented new high-resolution images of Ceres, and described the discovery and followup research on Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra. The unavoidable topic of "what is a planet" was also cautiously addressed. Space Telescope Science Institute
Mrs. April Whitt 9/15/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, As guest speaker for the September meeting, I used power-point presentations from mission scientists to describe the extreme ends of the solar system, the missions heading there (MESSENGER and New Horizons), and what we hope to learn from them. White Hall, Emory University
Mr. Robert Bokulic 9/14/2006 Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Video on the Apollo 11 moon landing as part of the Space Exploration merit badge. Troop 617 Scout Meeting
Mr. Max Mutchler 9/11/2006 New Horizons, During the morning closed-circuit TV program at my son's school, I answered student questions about Pluto and the planet debate. I reassured the students that Pluto has not left the Solar System and they are free to continue loving Pluto unconditionally, while getting a rare glimpse into the classification debate which is an integral part of scientific progress. I mentioned the NH mission, and donated a "Passport to Pluto" DVD to the science coordinator, for interested students to check out. Lutherville Lab Elementary School
Mr. Robert Bokulic 9/7/2006 Discussion of Manned Spaceflight, Discussion of the history of manned spaceflight, from the Mercury program through the new Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. Boy Scouts, Troop 617 Meeting
Mr. SKIP BIRD 9/4/2006 New Horizons, BASICALLY SAME PROGRAM AS 8-26-06. MOSTLY EXPLAINED THE CHANGE IN PLUTO'S STATUS BY SAYING "80 YEARS AGO WHEN THE WERE LOOKING FOR PLANET X THEY FOUND PLUTO. 80 YEARS LATER PLUTO IS JUST AN X-PLANET." HAD ONE PERSON JUST ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT PLUTO, IT STATUS AND WHAT WE HOPE TO FIND WHEN WE GET THERE. MD STATE FAIR
Mr. SKIP BIRD 9/3/2006 New Horizons, BASICALLY SAME PROGRAM AS 8-26-06. MOSTLY EXPLAINED THE CHANGE IN PLUTO'S STATUS BY SAYING "80 YEARS AGO WHEN THE WERE LOOKING FOR PLANET X THEY FOUND PLUTO. 80 YEARS LATER PLUTO IS JUST AN X-PLANET." HAD ONE PERSON JUST ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT PLUTO, IT STATUS AND WHAT WE HOPE TO FIND WHEN WE GET THERE. MD STATE FAIR
Ms. Honora Dash 9/1/2006 New Horizons, Cassini, Professional Development for Science and Special Education teachers on the most recent findings from Cassini and a follow-up on New Horizons mission. John Dewey High School
Mr. DAVE GEDE 8/31/2006 New Horizons, BASICALLY SAME PROGRAM AS 8-26-06. MOSTLY EXPLAINED THE CHANGE IN PLUTO'S STATUS BY SAYING "80 YEARS AGO WHEN THE WERE LOOKING FOR PLANET X THEY FOUND PLUTO. 80 YEARS LATER PLUTO IS JUST AN X-PLANET." MD STATE FAIR
Mr. SKIP BIRD 8/30/2006 New Horizons, BASICALLY SAME PROGRAM AS 8-26-06. MOSTLY EXPLAINED THE CHANGE IN PLUTO'S STATUS BY SAYING "80 YEARS AGO WHEN THE WERE LOOKING FOR PLANET X THEY FOUND PLUTO. 80 YEARS LATER PLUTO IS JUST AN X-PLANET." MD STATE FAIR
Mr. SKIP BIRD 8/29/2006 New Horizons, BASICALLY SAME PROGRAM AS 8-26-06. MOSTLY EXPLAINED THE CHANGE IN PLUTO'S STATUS BY SAYING "80 YEARS AGO WHEN THE WERE LOOKING FOR PLANET X THEY FOUND PLUTO. 80 YEARS LATER PLUTO IS JUST AN X-PLANET." MD STATE FAIR
Mr. MALCOLM WILLETTE 8/28/2006 New Horizons, BASICALLY SAME PROGRAM AS 8-26-06. MOSTLY EXPLAINED THE CHANGE IN PLUTO'S STATUS BY SAYING "80 YEARS AGO WHEN THE WERE LOOKING FOR PLANET X THEY FOUND PLUTO. 80 YEARS LATER PLUTO IS JUST AN X-PLANET." MD STATE FAIR
Mr. BRIAN ENEY 8/27/2006 New Horizons, WE SET UP 1-4 SOLAR SCOPES SHOWING THE SUN, WHEN IT WAS CLEAR, OR THE NORTH AMERICAN OPEN STAR CLUSTER, IT'S ONE OF THE FEW STAR CLUSTERS YOU CAN SEE DURING THE DAY IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK, IT HAS 50 MEMBERS AND SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN SEE SOME BLUE NEBULOSITY AROUND THE STARS, WHEN IT WAS CLOUDY (IN CASE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THE CLUSTER ITS THE AMERICAN FLAG ON TOP OF ONE OF THE RIDES. WE MOSTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO PLUTO, AND WHAT THE SATELITE WAS GOING TO DO WHEN IT ARR MD STATE FAIR
Mr. SKIP BIRD 8/26/2006 New Horizons, WE SET UP 1-4 SOLAR SCOPES SHOWING THE SUN, WHEN IT WAS CLEAR, OR THE NORTH AMERICAN OPEN STAR CLUSTER, IT'S ONE OF THE FEW STAR CLUSTERS YOU CAN SEE DURING THE DAY IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK, IT HAS 50 MEMBERS AND SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN SEE SOME BLUE NEBULOSITY AROUND THE STARS, WHEN IT WAS CLOUDY (IN CASE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THE CLUSTER ITS THE AMERICAN FLAG ON TOP OF ONE OF THE RIDES. WE MOSTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO PLUTO, AND WHAT THE SATELITE WAS GOING TO DO WHEN IT ARR MD STATE FAIR
Mr. Ken Brandt 8/22/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Cassini, MER, Apollo, ISS, Teachers were briefed about New Horizons, as well as the other missions of discovery and ss exploration. Robeson Planetarium and Science Center
Dr. Thomas Strikwerda 8/21/2006 New Horizons, Session on sensors for spacecraft - talk summarized NH star tracker performance for first six months of the mission. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference
Dr. John Spencer 8/18/2006 New Horizons, Description of the history of Pluto, current research, and the New Horizons Mission Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado, Boulder
Mr. Patrick Hogue 8/15/2006 New Horizons, Delivered two papers: 1) ground processing lessons learned, 2) potential biofouling of DI water systems. SPIE conference 6291A San Diego, CA
Mrs. CYNTHIA KEELING 8/7/2006 MESSENGER, THE SESSION WAS GIVEN TO TEACHERS FROM RANDOLPH COUNTY SCHOOLS AT DAVIS AND ELKINS COLLEGE. DAVIS AND ELKINS COLLEGE
Mr. Tracy Herriotts 8/5/2006 New Horizons, STEREO, Discussion of two missions to 4h Clovers. Their float theme in the 2006 Howard Co Fair is Space Science. Howard co Fair
Dr. Neil Dello Russo 8/1/2006 New Horizons, Talked to the students about the Solar System, and careers in space science. Talked about how we study the planets and space, and what types of exploration and study would be done in the future. Passed out a story/coloring book about "Our Star the Sun" and read it to the students and answered questions. Talked about other Solar System objects such as asteroids and comets, showed pictures of astronauts on the Moon, and talked about New Horizons and passsed out NH growth charts to the students. Columbia Acadamy Preschool
Dr. David Humm 7/27/2006 CRISM, Lecture to undergraduate students participating in a summer internship program at JHU/APL JHU Applied Physics Lab
Mrs. April Whitt 7/26/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, My presentation for the IPS conference in Melbourne, Australia was titled Worlds of Fire and Ice, and was a discussion of the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions. We included part of a MESSENGER activity using UV sensitive beads. The participants evaluated the presentation. Those evaluatiosn were submitted to the MESSENGER education team. Bayview Hotel
Ms. Anita Ganesan 7/24/2006 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, A tour was set up for the GSFC Astrobiology Summer Interns. Events included: Overview presentation of APL planetary missions by Dr. Louise Prockter; tour of Mass Spectrometer Lab by Dr. Will Brinckerhoff, visits to Vibration and Thermal Labs, Satellite Communications, and the NH/Messenger MOC. Mass Spectrometer Lab (4-211), Vibration and Thermal Testing, Satellite Communications, MOC
Mr. James Kaidy Sr 7/13/2006 New Horizons, Discussed mission profile and science instruments along with G&C related topics Bear Branch Nature Center
Mr. Bruce Booher 6/29/2006 New Horizons, Scouts went on a tour of the solar system and identified various facts about each planet. Information about Pluto and the New Horizons mission was shared with the scouts. Scouts traveled around to various space related stations in groups of 25. Each station lasted approximately 45 minutes. At the end of each session there was a brief question and answer period. Boy Scouts of America, VA
Mr. Grant Tregre 6/28/2006 New Horizons, STEREO, This was an exciting event. My co-worker Andre Smith and I, presented information about general types of engineering and the particulars of what we actually do as engineers at APL. We used the missions we’ve been involved with (STEREO & NEW HORIZONS) as the key focus of our discussion. The students also watched DVD’s related to the missions and received materials about science, APL, and in particular NEW HORIZONS and STEREO. We received positive feedback form the students and administrators. University of Maryland College Park
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 6/27/2006 New Horizons, Teacher workshop sponsored through the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. This session will cover NASA Education Resources, Solar System Exploration and the New Horizons Mission. Teachers must be selected to attend: http://www.spaceed.org/workshops/available.html Tulsa Public Schools
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 6/22/2006 New Horizons, Session at the Oklahoma Space Grant's Summer Teacher Workshop "Mission to Planet Earth". This session will cover NASA Education Resources and the New Horizons Mission. Teachers must apply and be selected to attend. I will also be available the 21st and all day the 22nd to answer questions and visit informally with participants. University of Oklahoma
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 6/20/2006 New Horizons, Session at the Oklahoma Space Grant's Summer Teacher Workshop "Mission to Planet Earth". This session will cover NASA Education Resources and the New Horizons Mission. Teachers must apply and be selected to attend. I will also be available the 21st and all day the 22nd to answer questions and visit informally with participants. Western Technology Center
Dr. Fran Bagenal 6/14/2006 New Horizons, Talk with visuals plus discussion Frasier Meadows Retirement Home
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 6/13/2006 New Horizons, Session at the Oklahoma Space Grant's Summer Teacher Workshop "Mission to Planet Earth". This session will cover NASA Education Resources and the New Horizons Mission. Teachers must apply and be selected to attend. I will also be available the 21st and all day the 22nd to answer questions and visit informally with participants. Western Technology Center
Mrs. CYNTHIA KEELING 6/12/2006 New Horizons, THE WORKSHOP WAS A SESSION FOR PRE SERVICE TEACHERS FROM FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY NASA IV&V FACILITY
Mrs. CYNTHIA KEELING 6/12/2006 New Horizons, THE WORKSHOP WAS A SESSION FOR PRE SERVICE TEACHERS FROM FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY NASA FACILITY
Mrs. CYNTHIA KEELING 6/12/2006 New Horizons, THE PRESENTATION WAS FOR THE NASA PRODUCT REVIEW IN HOUSTON, TX. NASA FACILITY
Dr. Mark Perry 6/10/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Keynote speech for the CTY award presentation. 10 minute overview of MESSENGER and New Horizons. JHU, Homewood Campus, Shriver Hall
Dr. Ralph McNutt Jr. 5/26/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Cassini, General discussion of space science with focus on the solar system and what we will learn with MESSENGER and New Horizons and how we will do it Mount View Middle School
Mr. Rick Shelton 5/25/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Did talk about solar system and APL missions. Talked about NASA Deep Space Network, concept of round trip light times. Mount View Middle Shcool
Mr. Stan Farley 5/23/2006 New Horizons, In-depth presentations about Pluto and the New Horizons mission. John Marshall Middle School
Dr. Ben Bussey 5/22/2006 NEAR, I gave a talk to 75 third graders descriping my trip ti Antarctica on a meteorite hunting expedition Jeffers High Elementary school
Dr. Hal Weaver 5/18/2006 New Horizons, Three separate sections of the students in the Environmental Science Magnet at Sudbrook Middle School attended, along with their teachers. They have been taking a unit in astronomy and wanted to hear about the New Horizons mission. Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
Mr. Joseph Cannon 5/17/2006 New Horizons, if CD-ROMs available that would be great. The overview will cover the New Horizons mission to Pluto, as well as general solar system info. Vernfield Elementary
Mr. Max Peterson 5/15/2006 GEOSPACE/LWS, MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, MSX, spacecraft design and operation River Hill High School
Dr. Robert Gold 5/10/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Missions to the Frontiers of Space - Fire and Ice. This talk covered the New Horizons and MESSENGER mission science and key engineering concepts and a mission update. Snyder's Willow Grove
Mr. Joseph Cannon 5/4/2006 New Horizons, For Space Day - will discuss the mission to pluto and would like the growth chart to show where the ship will be as they get older. We will discuss how important they will be to the future of this program. Vernfield Elementary
Mr. Robert Jepson 5/4/2006 New Horizons, For Space Day - Discussed timeline/growth chart wth respect to significant dates in their future. Discussed current space activities (Shuttle, ISS, Rovers, MRO) as well as space contributions to weather monitoring. Discussed need to study math and science to support future space efforts. Hallowell Elementary School
Mr. Andrew Webb 5/2/2006 CRISM, NEAR, New Horizons, Solar Probe, STEREO, The discussion was geared to an Earth Sciences class for 6th graders during section where they were discussing satellites. My talk started with mission concept and then moved into the engineering and types of problems that engineers must solve to meet the mission objectives set forth by the scientists. Lot's of material samples to pass out showing weight reduction techniques. Also talk about power of S/C with solar power examples. Talked about temperatures of space and had some demonstration Fallston Middle School
Mr. Max Mutchler 5/2/2006 New Horizons, I gave a presentation to my son's 1st grade class. I discussed the Hubble and New Horizons missions, and the similar origin theories of the moons of Earth and Pluto. The students did a moon-making (collisions and cratering) activity, and launched nerf rockets to the moons they created. Lutherville Lab Elementary School
Mr. Carl Engelbrecht 4/27/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, Career day presentation at an elementary school. I described my job, and discussed the missions listed, including showing and describing s/c models. I also handed out and discussed posters and fact sheets, and then answered general questions about spacecraft, space, and APL. Jeffers Hill Elementary School
Ms. Taunya Sweet 4/25/2006 New Horizons, The hour started out with a brief tour of the sky and pinpointing where/when Pluto would be above the horizon. We then moved into an activity on parallax using the New Horizons "Finding Planet X" activity. This then transitioned into how Pluto was found with a blink comparator, and attempting to locate Pluto on two slides. The discovery of Charon was then discussed. The audience then made thier own "Blink Comparator". The lecture concluded with finding Plutos new satellites. Von Braun Astronomical Society Planetarium
Mr. Jerry Hombel 4/25/2006 New Horizons, During this presentation the value of using information from the NASA Education Platform to help teach science was discussed. Various fact sheets, posters, and activities were displayed and their uses described. The end resuolt of the presentation is the adoption by the these these teachers to use some of the NASA activites in their classrooms as a supplement to their teaching. Currently, these programs will be used by teachers at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade levels. Wellpinit School District
Mrs. Cynthia Keeling 4/22/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Exhibits of missions, space food, space suit, posters, information, The Educator Resource Center and the Civil Air Patrol conducted an Aviation Day at the Morgantown Airport. We held a public exhibit and handed out materials. We had planned to conduct teacher workshops but was unable to do so. Materials were distributed to the public. The response was very good and it was an excellent way for NASA to show community support. Morgantown Airport
Dr. Ivan Linscott 4/22/2006 New Horizons, My talk was on the scale and organization of the solar system, with the intent of leaving the students with a sense of scale. Most of the students knew the names of the planets, but mostly not their order or how far away. Even those who guessed great distance didn't appreciate the scale. Using simple fractions, we figured that out. Horace Mann Middle School
Dr. Hal Weaver 4/22/2006 New Horizons, I presented a talk on the New Horizons mission to a group of high school students, from 3 different schools, who are in a robotics group. Park School of Baltimore
Mr. Max Mutchler 4/20/2006 New Horizons, As part of Irvine's monthly lecture series, I gave a talk about the Pluto moon's discovery, and the status of both the Hubble Space Telescope and New Horizons missions. Irvine Nature Center
Dr. Hal Weaver 4/20/2006 New Horizons, Presentation for "Teacher's Thursdays" at the Maryland Science Center. Maryland Science Center
Ms. Melissa Snider 4/20/2006 New Horizons, Students attended activities in 3 sessions. Students made toilet paper solar systems and were impressed by how far Pluto is. Presenter talked about New Horizons, emphasizing that robotic probes are much faster than human spacecraft. Defined planets and talked about Kuiper Belt Objects. Students voted on the number of planets in our solar system (85% said 10). Growth charts and bookmarks were distributed. New Hope Elementary
Dr. Fran Bagenal 4/18/2006 New Horizons, Denver Cafe Scientifique Wine Coup
Mr. Richard Hildebrand Richard 4/18/2006 New Horizons, Presented an overview of the New Horizons mission and discussed some of the information on the Growth Charts. Davidsonville Elementary School
Ms. Melissa Snider 4/14/2006 New Horizons, Students were divided into five groups. Students made toilet paper solar systems and were impressed by how far Pluto is. Presenter talked about New Horizons, emphasizing that robotic probes are much faster than human spacecraft. Defined planets and talked about Kuiper Belt Objects. Students voted on the number of planets in our solar system (99% said 10). Growth charts and bookmarks were distributed. Monte Sano Elementary
Dr. John Spencer 4/10/2006 New Horizons, Talk on the discovery of Pluto, our current knowlege, and the New Horizons mission Southwest Research Institute
Dr. Mark Perry 4/8/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Part of JHU's Knowledge of the World Tour. Panel topic was Extreme Exploration Lowes Hotel
Dr. Will Grundy 4/7/2006 New Horizons, Talked about recent Pluto and Kuiper belt science, how materials behave when very cold, did demonstrations with liquid nitrogen, and talked about the New Horizons mission. Pinon Accelerated Middle School
Dr. Hal Weaver 4/6/2006 New Horizons, Research seminar on the Kuiper belt and New Horizons. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mr. Bruce Savadkin 4/5/2006 New Horizons, I participated with NASA/Goddard in a class on Satellite design at UVA. My lecture covered flight software. University of Virginia
Ms. Karen Kirby 4/4/2006 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Dawn, RLEP, Cassini, Described space exploration and why we do it; past and present NASA missions; system engineering acitivities and skills needed to be an engineer; s/c power (solar, nuclear, battery); chemical versus electric propulsion; JHU/APL missions to Pluto and Mercury; Back to the moon (RLEP); rocket launches; DSN communication and Dawn mission to Vesta/Ceres. Lakewood Elementary School
Dr. Andrew Lennon 4/4/2006 New Horizons, Discussion of New Horizons Mission to Pluto (VERY high level) and the distances between planets in our solar system, incorporating Kindergarten-level math concepts such as ordinal numerals, sorting (greater than, less than), measurement, and estimation. Demonstration consisted of constructing a scale model of the solar system using student volunteers to stand-in as planets, with a scale of 1ft = 1AU (dist. to Pluto 39.5 ft). Then discussed how old the students would be as NH passed each planet. Manor Woods Elementary School
Ms. Honora Dash 4/4/2006 New Horizons, Sharing with elementary school children about New Horizons' journey through the solar system, using various activities. PS 205
Dr. Hal Weaver 3/28/2006 New Horizons, I gave a presentation on New Horizons and the Kuiper belt as part of the planetary science mini-keynote section of the AbSciCon06 meeting. Ronald Reagan Center, Washington, DC
Dr. Bob DeMajistre 3/28/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Talk to kindergaten class St. Martin in the Fields day school
Dr. Mark Perry 3/25/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Part of JHU's Knowledge of the World Tour. Panel topic was Extreme Exploration Universal Hilton
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 3/25/2006 New Horizons, Training on NASA materials which will enhance the GLOBE objectives. Activities include: - Mission Geography - New Horizons Education Activities - EarthKAM - Solar System Fast Lesson Finder: Why do we Explore activity, Tricky Terrain activity, Unveiling Titan's Surface activity Midwest City Public Schools
Mr. Jerry Hombel 3/24/2006 New Horizons, This was a general informational type lecture to a group of people interested in the NASA Space Program. Moose Murals
Mr. Chris DeBoy 3/23/2006 New Horizons, TIMED, Career Day lecture/discussion about engineering and working in the Space program. Covered personal experience at JHU/APL, with particular focus on work on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. Mount Saint Joseph High School
Ms. Dina Tady 3/19/2006 New Horizons, Women in Science was the theme. Experiments were performed by the girls, then there was a talk. My segment was women in aerospace careers and an overview of the New Horizons mission. Peterson Activity Center
Mrs. Cynthia Keeling 3/17/2006 New Horizons, A workshop was held at the West Virginia Conference of Teachers of Mathematics in Flatwoods WV. The presentation contained a Power Point,hands-on activities, demonstration, and several materials were distributed to teachers. The teachers loved the materials and wanted more information. Days Inn Conference Center
Dr. Hal Weaver 3/16/2006 New Horizons, I gave a presentation on the Kuiper Belt and New Horizons as part of the Space Physics Seminar at the Center for Space Physics at Boston University. Boston University
Mr. Jerry Hombel 3/15/2006 New Horizons, During this presentation we discussed the purpose behind the New Horiozns Project, the types of research information that can be expected, the actual launch sequence, and the technical aspects behind preparing a mission. We also took the time to look at slides of the launch and the launch events leading upto launch day. Wellpinit High School
Mr. Barry Fried 3/10/2006 New Horizons, Integrating New Horizons mission into space science curriculum. Share a variety of activities relating to the mission for teachers of all grade levels. Petrides Educational Complex
Dr. Hal Weaver 3/9/2006 New Horizons, I covered our new view of the solar system, the recent scientific results on the Pluto system, and an overview of the New Horizons mission. JHU Dept of Physics & Astronomy
Mrs. Tanya Shank 3/6/2006 New Horizons, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System interviewed me regarding my solar system educator training. They asked quetions about the mission and how our school system would use the resources acquired. The crew also interviewed and observed how the mission is modeled in the classroom. Frances Bradley Middle School
Mrs. Tanya Shank 3/6/2006 New Horizons, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System interviewed me regarding my solar system educator training. They asked quetions about the mission and how our school system would use the resources acquired. The crew also interviewed and observed how the mission is modeled in the classroom. Frances Bradley Middle School
Mrs. Tanya Shank 3/3/2006 New Horizons, Students were engaged in using the New Horizons curriculum and its activities. The students created models, looked at NASA video on line. The activities were taught to classes of three classes of 30 over two days. France Bradley Middle School
Dr. Hal Weaver 3/3/2006 New Horizons, I was the speaker for the Goddard Scientific Colloquium. The title of my talk was: "Pluto: Gateway to the Solar System's Third Zone". I covered some general background info on Pluto and the Kuiper belt and presented material on New Horizons, including showing a launch video. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Joel Parker 3/1/2006 New Horizons, Interview for student documentary. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nes3cAh8_DI SwRI, Boulder office
Mr. Nickalaus Pinkine 2/26/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Answered questions related to the New Horizons, MESSENGER and NEAR programs. Discussed satellite operations, I&T and basic science facts. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School
Mr. James McAdams 2/26/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Spoke about careers for women is space-related focus area. Included hands-on participation of solar system scale activity. Catonsville United Methodist Church
Mr. Mike Buckley 2/25/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Overview of how scientists and engineers put together a space mission, using New Horizons as the big example! Fountain Green Elementary School
Dr. Robert Gold 2/24/2006 MESSENGER, Presentation to the Senior Aero/Astro Seminar on the MESSENGER mission, its science background, and the engineering that met the technical challenges of the extreme environment at Mercury. U S Naval Academy
Dr. Kevin Baines H. 2/24/2006 New Horizons, Cassini, Venus Express, Galileo, Monthly lecture series sponsored by JPL at PCC (Pasadena City College). Topic: "New Views of Hidden Worlds". Concluded with videos of NH launch and upcoming flyby of Jupiter,and new images of Pluto and its satellite system. Auditorium at Pasadena City College
Dr. Kevin Baines H. 2/23/2006 New Horizons, Cassini, Venus Express, Galileo, Monthly lecture series at JPL. Described "New Vies of Hidden Worlds" about advances in exploring the depths of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Titan. Concluded talk with 2 videos and images of New Horizons going to Jupiter, and then onto Pluto. Von Karmon Auditorium, JPL
Mr. Stan Farley 2/22/2006 New Horizons, History of Pluto, New Horizons, expectations for the future of the mission. Jardine Middle School
Dr. Ivan Linscott 2/22/2006 New Horizons, Briefing to the DSN on the New Horizons Mission and the REX experiment. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mrs. Tanya Shank 2/22/2006 New Horizons, We discussed the New Horizons Mission. Use of the curriculum in our Middle School. Bradley Middle School
Ms. Melissa Snider 2/17/2006 New Horizons, Students made toilet paper solar systems and were impressed by how far Pluto is. Presenter talked about New Horizons, emphasizing that robotic probes are much faster than human spacecraft. Defined planets and talked about Kuiper Belt Objects. Students voted on the number of planets in our solar system (79% said 10). Growth charts and bookmarks were distributed. Caldwell Elementary
Mr. edward sdhaefer 2/17/2006 New Horizons, Discussion of the Solar system, design of the NH Spacecraft and its journey to Pluto St Johns Regional School
Dr. Fran Bagenal 2/16/2006 New Horizons, mission presentation Boulder Senior Center
Mr. Mike Buckley 2/16/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Overview of how scientists and engineers put together a space mission, using New Horizons as the big example! Fountain Green Elementary School
Mr. Luke Becker 2/16/2006 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, I conducted three 1 hour assemblies for the entire 6th grade at Martin Meylin Middle School. I focused on the STEREO mission. I presented a self developed power point presentation entitled, "STEREO, spacecraft assembly, testing and launch" I also included a clean room suit demonstation for each assembly. Martin Meylin Middle School
Dr. Ivan Linscott 2/15/2006 New Horizons, Overview of New Horizons and the January 19th launch. Stanford Univeristy
Dr. Fran Bagenal 2/14/2006 New Horizons, 2 presentations to 6th and 8th grades Shaw Heights Middle School
Mr. Ross Rottier 2/11/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, For Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet, provided handhouts, poster, banner-ups on recent NASA/APL space missions Ressurection Church
Dr. Jeffrey Moore 2/11/2006 New Horizons, New Horzons Mission San Jose Astronomical Association, Hoge Park
Mrs. Linda Gauthier 2/11/2006 New Horizons, These New Horizons activities were explored by the teachers: I. Growth Poster Activities II. Discovering Planet “X”. III. Orbit and Spin IV. Models of Solar System, including "solar system" bracelets We ended the wksh with a cake celebrating the 100th anniversary of Clyde Tombaugh's birth. He was born on Feb. 4 one hundred yrs ago and I was born on the same date 59 yrs ago! **These teachers are to be commended for their attendance less than 6 mos after Hurricane Katrina hit our area! La. Arts and Science Museum Challenger Learning Center
Mr. Raghuram Tumkur 2/10/2006 New Horizons, Talked about the Solar System, Pluto in particular. Described the mission and the time it would take to reach Pluto. Good Shepherd Montessori School
Mr. Scott Weidner 2/9/2006 New Horizons, New Horizons Mission to Pluto O'Connor High School
Max Mutchler 2/8/2006 New Horizons, I gave a talk to the Westminster Astronomical Society about the discovery of two new moons of Pluto, and the New Horizons mission in general, including photos from launch week. Bear Branch Nature Center
Dr. Kevin Baines H. 2/6/2006 New Horizons, Hubble, Galileo, Feature talk at Cub Scouts graduation to Boy Scouts. Talked about "Death of the Dinosaurs", using Hubble and Galileo images of comets clobbering Jupiter in 1995. Showed images of upcoming exploration of Jupiter by New Horizons and discussed the mission in numerous Questions and Answers after the talk. Outdoor Center at Dana Point, CA
Dr. Hal Weaver 2/4/2006 New Horizons, I gave 3 talks on the New Horizons mission as part of Family Engineering Day at Boise State University. The audience included parents and children down to the elementary school level. All 3 talks were well-attended (standing-room only for one) and lasted for about 1 hour each. Boise State University
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 2/4/2006 New Horizons, Through graphics and hands-on projects, the participants will experience the exciting New Horizons Mission to Pluto  Charon and the Kuiper Belt Objects. Mission information and a summary of the numerous educational activities will be provided. Each participant will receive a CD-ROM with the activities utilized in this presentation and other educational resources related to the New Horizons Mission and Solar System Exploration. Dont miss this invigorating look at the future of space exploration Space Center Houston
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 2/4/2006 New Horizons, Introducing innovative ideas to ignite imaginations! Participants will learn out of this world space games for the classroom. Develop ideas for building your learning community through an imaginative space carnival. Participants will play games, receive hand-outs on activities, construct a make-and-take craft, and brainstorm ideas for other events. Fun prizes will be awarded. Space Center Houston
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 2/3/2006 New Horizons, Participants will learn ways to merge language arts and space exploration together in a variety of fun activities. This workshop will focus on mythology, poetry, and creative writing with lesson plans and handouts included. Space Center Houston
Dr. James Kinnison 2/2/2006 New Horizons, Showed presentation of New Horizons pre-launch and launch activities, including pictures of the spacecraft stacking, vehicle roll-out and launch. Pickering Elementary School
Dr. Richard Binzel 1/31/2006 New Horizons, Research lecture. Paris Observatory
Miss Taunya Sweet 1/28/2006 New Horizons, Planetarium show was given to all groups, with a focus on the solar system & New Horizons. They also did an abbreviated version of the New Horizons "Discovering Planet X" activity on parallax and the blink comparator. Bookmarks and Growth Charts were distributed. US Space & Rocket Center
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 1/28/2006 New Horizons, Northeastern Oklahoma Mathematics and Science Teachers Association Conference Overview of the New Horizons Mission and related Educational Activities Northeastern State University
Max Mutchler 1/27/2006 New Horizons, A talk about moons in general, including the moons of Pluto, for my daughter's special education class. Make-a-moon activity where the students drop balls into a pizza-plate full of flour and cocoa to make craters. Oakleigh Elementary School
Dr. Joel Parker 1/26/2006 New Horizons, What is a scientist, what does an astronomer do, Pluto, Kuiper belt, New Horizons mission Mountainview Elementary School
Ms. Honora Dash 1/23/2006 New Horizons, Post-launch discussion and showed video footage of the launch and shared information provided at the New Horizons educator's workshop in Cocoa Beach, FL. Devoted time to the technology behind the Student Dust Counter. John Dewey High School
Mr. Barry Fried 1/23/2006 New Horizons, A follow-up classroom discussion on the New Horizons launch and disseminated information provided at the NH Educator's Workshop in Florida. John Dewey High School
Dr. Fran Bagenal 1/20/2006 New Horizons, 1 of 4 talks in an all-evening symposium on space exploration University of Toronto
Mr. R. Brad Perry 1/20/2006 New Horizons, Described the New Horizons Mission to Pluto and the science investigation planned for the Pluto-Charon flyby via a PowerPoint presentation and videos. Engaged the students with a question/answer dialog for active participation. Windy Hill Middle School
Dr. Richard Binzel 1/18/2006 New Horizons, Scientific briefing during the New Horizons launch. Kennedy Space Center
Max Mutchler 1/18/2006 New Horizons, I gave a "launch week" colloquium talk about the discovery of two new moons of Pluto and the New Horizons mission, at the Florida Institute of Technology which is near the Kennedy Space Center. My former professor, Terry Oswalt, invited me to give the talk. Florida Institute of Technology
Mr. James Stepp 1/17/2006 New Horizons, Amateur astronomer Jim Stepp, co-hosting with Dr. Kevin McCartney at the New Horizons Launch Party, gave a short PowerPoint -accompanied talk on space exploration, the planet Pluto, and the New Horizons Mission. The Launch Party was organized by NHz E/PO coordinator McGowan, then in Florida at launch. Helium balloons (pink / gray pairs with streamers) floated in the room; NASA NHz E/PO materials were on hand for visitors, refreshments were served. UMe Pres and VP, faculty and students attended. UMaine Presque Isle Campus Center
Dr. Cathy Olkin 1/17/2006 New Horizons, Presented the New Horizons mission to third grade students in Cocoa Beach. Freedom 7 Elementary School
Dr. Cathy Olkin 1/16/2006 New Horizons, Follow-up to january 11 visit. The kids had many questions about New Horizons and space exploration. Alexander Dawson School
Max Mutchler 1/16/2006 New Horizons, I gave a talk about the discovery of two new moons of Pluto at the New Horizons Educators Workshop during "launch week". The event was hosted by Kerri Beisser. Marriott
Mr. Joseph Peterson 1/14/2006 New Horizons, The New Horizons Science Data Pipeline was described (why we need it, what it does, and how it works). The pipeline, part of the Science Operations Center in Boulder, Colorado, is how raw data packets from the spacecraft are assembled and calibrated into science data for use by scientists and EPO. Marriott Courtyard
Mrs. Patty Seaton 1/13/2006 New Horizons, Stardust, First hour was visual tour of the solar system (no facts) to the music of Holst's "The Planets", with a 5-minute "intermission" to discuss the New Horizons mission to Pluto (not discovered at the time of Holst's compositions). In keeping with current events, we also mentioned the return of Stardust along with the launch of New Horizons as two missions that will drastically alter the way we view our solar system. A tour of the night sky with Q/A followed the musical presentation. Howard B. Owens Science Center Planetarium
Dr. Fran Bagenal 1/13/2006 New Horizons, Public evening planetarium show Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado
Dr. Henry Throop 1/13/2006 New Horizons, Invited talk which covered the New Horizons mission in the context of exploration of our solar system and formation of nearby planetary systems. Florida Institute of Technology
Dr. Fran Bagenal 1/12/2006 New Horizons, Public evening planetarium show Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado
Dr. Cathy Olkin 1/11/2006 New Horizons, Spoke to the kids about the upcoming launch of New Horizons. Then they watched it on the computers and I followed up by coming back post launch and answered more questions. Alexander Dawson School
Mr. Chris DeBoy 1/11/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Identical to Twin Ridge Elementary School presentation on same day. Woodmont Academy
Mrs. Brenda Clyde 1/11/2006 New Horizons, I gave an overview of the New Horizons mission and gave a little background on Pluto. Atholton Elementary School
Mr. Chris DeBoy 1/11/2006 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, Presentation to 3rd Grade. Demostrated planetary size and distance from Sun with models with emphasis on Pluto's uniqueness. Ran tour of entire solar system on projected computer screen using Celestia, incl Mercury/MSSGR and Eros/NEAR. Concluded with presentation on New Horizons mission, launch video animation, etc. Twin Ridge Elementary School
Dr. Will Grundy 1/10/2006 New Horizons, Interview about New Horizons for local newspaper Arizona Daily Sun. Lowell Observatory
Ms. Honora Dash 1/10/2006 New Horizons, Overview of New Horizons mission, background information on the planets, specifically concentrating on Pluto. John Dewey High School
Mr. Barry Fried 1/6/2006 New Horizons, Provided information and set-up activity stations on the upcoming New Horizons mission to Pluto. Scout leaders assisted in manning the stations as the cub scout troop and parents participated in the fun in learning about the mission. Glen Rock Central School
Dr. Joel Parker 1/6/2006 New Horizons, Rosetta, What does an astronomer do, types of astronomy, Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, the New Horizons mission, space missions Mesa Elementary School
Dr. Fran Bagenal 1/4/2006 New Horizons, Public and press briefing on mission Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado
Mr. Barry Fried 1/4/2006 New Horizons, Description and lessons on the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. John Dewey High School
Max Mutchler 1/3/2006 New Horizons, As part of the STScI "Public Lecture Series", I gave a talk about the discovery of two new moons of Pluto. Although this discovery was made with the Hubble Space Telescope, the observations were conducted in support of the New Horizons mission, at the request of Hal Weaver and Alan Stern. Due to the New Horizons launch delay, Hal was also able to make a cameo appearance, and give a pre-launch mission update. The webcast can be viewed here: http://hubblesite.org/about_us/public-talks.shtml Space Telescope Science Institute
Max Mutchler 1/1/2006 New Horizons, In conjuntion with a poster paper at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Washington DC, I gave a brief talk about the dicovery of two new moons of Pluto in the AAS Science Writers Seminar, hosted by AAS press officer Steve Maran. Wardman Park Marriott
Mr. Christopher Kersey 12/30/2005 New Horizons, Gave brief description of Pluto. Spoke on most instruments; distinguished between planet/moon system and double planet. Slides on Pluto/Charon size comparisons to Earth/Moon, Atlas rocket. Highland Road Park Observatory
Dr. Will Grundy 12/22/2005 New Horizons, Interview about New Horizons for local FM radio station KAFF. Lowell Observatory
Mr. Nick DeMatt 12/21/2005 New Horizons, The talk focused on mission facts and the types of careers needed to do a deep space mission. Trinity Lutheran Church
Mr. Nick DeMatt 12/21/2005 New Horizons, The talk focused on mission facts and the types of careers needed to do a deep space mission. Sacred Heart School
Dr. Will Grundy 12/19/2005 New Horizons, Interview about New Horizons for local television stations 2 and 12 (might have run in Phoenix television market, as well, since these are affiliate stations). Lowell Observatory
Mr. Luke Becker 12/19/2005 STEREO, I conducted three 1 hour assemblies for the entire 6th grade at Susquehanna Township Middle School. I focused on the STEREO mission. I presented a self developed power point presentation entitled, "STEREO, spacecraft assembly, testing and launch" I also included a clean room suit demonstation for each assembly. Susquehanna Township Middle School
Dr. Miquel Antoine 12/13/2005 New Horizons, MESA Program Students Celebration Christian Academy
Mr. Elliot Rodberg 12/12/2005 MESSENGER, NEAR, New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Discussed planets and solar system with students. Presented information on MESSENGER, New Horizons, and STEREO. Lots of student questions. St. Johns Lane Elementary School
Dr. Bonnie Buratti 12/3/2005 New Horizons, This was a teacher's workshop with teachers from all over the country. There were hands-on activities, experiments and demonstrations. I gave a talk on Pluto and New Horizons. Jet Propulsion Lab
Mr. Edward Schaefer D 11/29/2005 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, How scientists and engineers work together to solve problems and answer key questions about the world around us. What types of engineers there are, and what thy do. Concluded with each of the scouts building a bridge which we then tested. St Johns Scool
Luke Becker 11/22/2005 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, I lectured as part of an Astro-BIology course at McDaniel College in Westminster Maryland. I conducted a "spacecraft 101" lecture which covered everything from mission selection through launch. McDaniel College
Dr. Mark Perry 11/22/2005 New Horizons, Described the New Horizon mission and the technical challenges to an 8th-grade science class. This charter school emphasizes informal student-teacher interaction, so the talk was more of a discussion than a lecture. Also talked for 1/2 hour at a lunch-time science club. School website: http://www.mcaulifferegional.org/ Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School
Dr. Bonnie Buratti 11/18/2005 New Horizons, This was a general talk on New Horizons and Pluto/KBO science. Pasadena City College
Dr. Robert Gold 11/17/2005 MESSENGER, NEAR, Innovative Interstellar Explorer, Century HS Academy Day brings in speakers who work in the associated fields of each Academy to help students understand professional life in their field. I described the science interests that drove the development of the NEAR, MESSENGER, and IIE missions and the engineering and technical developments required to realize each mission. Century High School
Dr. Bonnie Buratti 11/17/2005 New Horizons, This was an invited lecture - part of JPL's premier lecture series to the public. It covered the New Horizons mission, as well as the main topics in Pluto/KBO science. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Fran Bagenal 11/17/2005 New Horizons, Lively discussion with enthusiastic audience (including several retired aerospace engineers) Boulder Senior Center
Dr. Nancy Chabot 11/16/2005 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, Speaker at Career Day at Winters Mill High School. I spoke to 3 groups of about 25 students each for 20 minutes each about why and how I became a planetary scientist and about what I do as a planetary scientist. Included in that discussion, I mentioned Messenger, New Horizons, and Crism as space crafts and instruments which planetary scientists at APL work on, describing each briefly. Winters Mill High School
Ms. Taunya Sweet 11/14/2005 New Horizons, Display table set up during an informal educator/teacher event. As participants approached table, they were made aware of the New Horizons mission and the availability of an educator workshops. Very informal setup - information shared on individual/small group basis. US Space & Rocket Center
Ms. Melissa Snider 11/12/2005 New Horizons, Hands on exploration of solar system focusing on sun light distribution to planets, planetary orbits, other objects in Solar System including Kuiper belt, and robotic exploration of the Solar System. Von Braun Astronomical Society Planetarium
Mrs. Kelly Wardlaw 11/12/2005 New Horizons, Aerospace workshop for Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Officers and Aerospace Education Members. Participants will learn about the NASA resources available and the New Horizons Mission Oklahoma State University
Mrs. CYNTHIA KEELING 11/11/2005 New Horizons, THE PRESENTATION WAS GIVEN AT THE WEST VIRGINIA SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEETING. GLADE SPRINGS
Dr. Alan Stern 11/9/2005 New Horizons, Science and engineering presentation of the New Horizons mission to Pluto/Charon and the Kuiper Belt. Glenelg Country School
Ms. Honora Dash 11/8/2005 New Horizons, Teacher training for K-5 teachers on upcoming launch of New Horizons. Shared activities for teachers to use in their classes. Petrides Educational Complex
Mr. Robert Moore 11/5/2005 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Overview of spacecraft autonomy system design, using the MESSENGER mission and the New Horizons mission as examples. JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center
Luke Becker 10/31/2005 MESSENGER, New Horizons, STEREO, I held a "space day" at Trinity Pre-School. Trinity Pre-School
annette dolbow 10/23/2005 New Horizons, STEREO, Discussed Satellites in general, natural and man-made. Then discussed space and the planets. Talked about what we learn about space from satellites, then why and how we build them. Showed the STEREO dvd and then finished off dressing a few students in full cleanroom attire. I gave the same talk to three seperate third grade classes covering about 80 kids in all. The program was very well received and the kids were full of questions. Clemmens Crossing Elementary School
skip bird 10/22/2005 New Horizons, cassini, voager, soho etc, We are presently working with the Carroll County library system to help out with their AHA! Science programs they have on Saturdays and Wednesdays. We set up solar telescopes outside if it's clear or we set up a night sky network program inside if it'sraining. we show kids the sun, the moon and anything else we can find. we ask them questions and when they can't answer them we send them into the library to find the answer or a book on astronomy to get a gift. they get book markers, stickers,etc eldersburg branch carroll county library, bear branch nature center, soldiers delight regional park,
Dr. Fran Bagenal 10/17/2005 New Horizons, Pre-launch briefing on mission Orlando Sentinel
Dr. Louise Prockter 10/16/2005 CRISM, MESSENGER, New Horizons, We handed out APL-mission-related literature at the Planetary Geology Division Booth at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Salt Lake City. The New Horizons Height Charts/Posters were especially popular. GSA Annual Meeting Exhibition Hall
Dr. David Humm 10/12/2005 CRISM, Talk on CRISM, including some science background on Mars from other missions and general description of CRISM Bear Branch Nature Center
Dr. David Humm 10/12/2005 CRISM, Dinner and talk on CRISM engineering and science to Westminster Astronomical Society, Westminster, MD Bear Branch Nature Center
Mrs. Gerri Purkey-Otto 10/10/2005 New Horizons, Discussed the materials I have and how Baltimore County could implement it itno their current curriculum. Middlesex Elementary School
Dr. Will Grundy 10/3/2005 New Horizons, Built scale model of solar system scaled to 8" sun (outdoors: 863 m to Pluto). Talked about exploration of solar system, with emphasis on New Horizons and other current missions. Answered questions about careers in science & engineering. Dilcon Community School
Mr. Jeffrey Simmons 10/1/2005 MESSENGER, New Horizons, Jeff will be discussing the missions of MESSENGER and New Horizons to his niece's elementary (3rd grade) school class and is requesting materials as a handout to help with the visualization of the topic (space). Jess would also request the New Horizons (short video) that is available (he will return it after use). Elementary School in Calvert County