NASA Pow Wow in Ellensburg — Wednesday, June 27, 2018

As part of a special weeklong NASA science education training program for teachers and educators, the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) will co-host the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Inter-Tribal Pow Wow at Central Washington University on Wednesday, June 27, starting at 5 p.m.

The Pow Wow is a family friendly event that is free and open to the public.  Prior to the Pow Wow, there will be rocket launches, drone demonstrations, archery competitions and photography exhibits running Wednesday afternoon, 1-5 p.m. There will also be a payload building station for children, with the contents launched in a high altitude balloon at 8:15 a.m. on June 28.

The event is being presented with support and representation from the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Wanapum, Spokane Tribe and other tribes planning to attend.

The NASA Inter-Tribal Pow Wow will honor the traditions of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest through song, dance, food and games, while offering the chance for those young and old to engage in fun activities to learn science in a culturally relevant way.

A pow wow—derived from the Narragansett word powwaw meaning “spiritual leader”—has historically been a gathering of North America’s Native people. More modern pow wows have become a cultural celebration for Native American and First Nations people to meet, dance, sing, socialize and honor their cultures.

This event offers an opportunity for the public to come together, meet with NASA scientists, meet old friends and make new ones, while celebrating culture and heritage.

2018 Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Day Camp

The Red-Tailed Hawk Flying Club is looking for students entering grades 6-12 for a one day exposure to the world of aviation. Students will meet aviators and engineers, learn some aviation history, engage in aerospace related STEM activity and fly with the Red-Tailed Hawks.

Aviation Day Camp will be held July 28, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, at The Museum of Flight.

Sign up by June 22nd.
To sign up, please contact Roland Bradley, Camp Director, and provide the following:
Student’s full name, grade, and age, parent’s name, email, and phone number.

Roland Bradley
rolandbradley1947@gmail.com
206-949-8118

2018 Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Day Camp Flyer
2018 Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Day Camp Flyer

High Altitude Balloon Academy at Central Washington University

A Math and Science Intensive Overnight Academy

Students will plan, build and pre-launch a high altitude balloon. Participants will learn about flight, sensors, payloads, and ballooning through hands-on activities.​

Who: Students 15-16 years old
When: July 29th – August 3rd, 2018
Where: Central Washington University
Cost: FREE

Applications requested by May 25, 2018
For more information and to apply visit: www.cwuhabacademy.com

2018 HAB Flyer

Red-Tailed Hawks FLY Program 2018

Two weeks of flying!

The Red-Tailed Hawks FLY program is geared toward providing underrepresented groups the opportunity to learn about flight and aviation science. For 2018, the program is being run from July 14 through the 28th.

Applications for the program are due May 15th, and cadet selections will be made by June 1st. Early submission is highly encouraged.

Download the Red-Tailed Hawks FLY Cadet Application using the link below:

2018 RTH FLY Application

or email flyWA.BPA@gmail.com

or contact by phone: 425-512-0089

For more information about the program, see the FLY program brochure:

RTH FLY Brouchure 2018

STEM Bridge Program at Everett Community College

Free Summer Science Classes

Everett Community College is offering free summer science classes for qualifying high school seniors through a NASA-funded grant program.

Students enrolled in this program receive:

• Full tuition, fees, and books
for summer quarter 2018
• Financial aid coaching
• Personalized advising
• Career exploration field trips
• 12-14 college credits for
completing classes
• $5000/yr scholarships for
qualifying low-income
students with good grades
during summer

The application deadline is March 30, 2018.

Apply at: EverettCC.edu/STEMbridge

For more information contact EvCC instructor Kristine Washburn at 425-388-9431 or email kwashburn@everettcc.edu

PDF:
ECC STEM Bridge program flyer – 2018

PDF En Español:
ECC STEM Bridge program flyer – 2018 – SPANISH

Apply now for NESSP Regional Summits

Applications for NESSP’s 2018 STEM educator summits are still open.

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Our education summits will bring together formal and informal educators to discuss and be trained in engaging hands-on activities with a culturally relevant focus designed to motivate and enable middle and high school students to be more successful in science, technology engineering and math (STEM) topics.

Topics will also include connections to NASA missions and scientists.

Lodging and meals will be provided for participants at no cost. Travel assistance is also available. Preference will be given to educators who commit to facilitating a NESSP-funded summer camp in their community.
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The first summit — Expanding NASA Opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native Learners — will be held June 25-29, 2018 in Ellensburg, WA.

The second summit — Expanding NASA Opportunities for Underserved Communities Summit — will be held July 10-14, 2018 in Seattle, WA.

Questions? Please email nwesspipeline@gmail.com or call (206) 543-1943.

Apply Now for NESSP Regional Summits and Teacher Workshops

Applications for NESSP’s 2018 STEM educator summits and teacher training workshops are now open.

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Our education summits will bring together formal and informal educators to discuss and be trained in engaging hands-on activities with a culturally relevant focus designed to motivate and enable middle and high school students to be more successful in science, technology engineering and math (STEM) topics.

Topics will also include connections to NASA missions and scientists.

Lodging and meals will be provided for participants at no cost. Travel assistance is also available. Preference will be given to educators who commit to facilitating a NESSP-funded summer camp in their community.
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The first summit — Expanding NASA Opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native Learners — will be held June 25-29, 2018 in Ellensburg, WA.

The second summit — Expanding NASA Opportunities for Underserved Communities Summit — will be held July 10-14, 2018 in Seattle, WA.

Unable to make these dates? See our schedule of weekend workshops planned throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Once you have applied to participate in a Summit or Workshop, you can register the summer camp you would like to offer in your community at: https://goo.gl/forms/yk2HAEGFwXVcNmfA3

Questions? Please email nwessp@uw.edu or call (206) 543-1943.

Expanding NASA Opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native Learners — Ellensburg, June 2018

Whether you are a classroom teacher or work with after-school and out-of-school programs, the Expanding NASA Opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native Learners Summit will help you create and implement new hands-on learning opportunities for students underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The summit will be held in Ellensburg, WA from June 25 – 29, 2018. Lodging and meals will be provided for all participants at no cost. Travel assistance is also available. Please visit our new page to learn more details.

NESSP STEM Educator Summits apply a co-creation model wherein participants first understand education gaps, then develop methods for creating culturally relevant STEM activities infused with NASA science, to engage and successfully prepare underrepresented students through academic excellence for high wage and high demand careers. Summits will also include training for educators to offer week-long, NESSP-funded summer camps in their community.

Preference will be given to educators who commit to facilitating a summer camp in their community, and educators that can demonstrate the ability to recruit a high number of underserved students (i.e. students underrepresented in STEM and students receiving free or reduced-fee lunches) to participate in a summer camp.

Camp facilitators will be provided with camp curriculum, required materials, and access to a network of subject matter experts. Lead camp facilitators will receive a $1,500 stipend to compensate them for their efforts. Camp para-educators will receive a $1,000 stipend. Camp facilitators will commit to securing the location for the summer camp, recruiting students, facilitating the summer camp, and returning all loaned materials and required reporting.

Topics will include training for facilitating student learning activities involving LEGO® Mindstorm Robotics and Rocketry, examples of making cultural connections to the material, and an overview of related NASA Missions.

Expanding NASA Opportunities for Underserved Communities Summit — Seattle, 2018

Whether you are a classroom teacher or work with after-school and out-of-school programs, the Expanding NASA Opportunities for Underserved Communities Summit will help you create and implement new hands-on learning opportunities for students underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The summit will be held in Seattle from July 10 – 14, 2018. Lodging and meals will be provided for all participants at no cost. Travel assistance is also available. Please visit our new page to learn more details.

NESSP STEM Educator Summits apply a co-creation model wherein participants first understand education gaps, then develop methods for creating culturally relevant STEM activities infused with NASA science, to engage and successfully prepare underrepresented students through academic excellence for high wage and high demand careers. Summits will also include training for educators to offer week-long, NESSP-funded summer camps in their community.

Preference will be given to educators who commit to facilitating a summer camp in their community, and educators that can demonstrate the ability to recruit a high number of underserved students (i.e. students underrepresented in STEM and students receiving free or reduced-fee lunches) to participate in a summer camp.

Camp facilitators will be provided with camp curriculum, required materials, and access to a network of subject matter experts. Lead camp facilitators will receive a $1,500 stipend to compensate them for their efforts. Camp para-educators will receive a $1,000 stipend. Camp facilitators will commit to securing the location for the summer camp, recruiting students, facilitating the summer camp, and returning all loaned materials and required reporting.

Topics will include training for facilitating student learning activities involving LEGO® Mindstorm Robotics and Rocketry, examples of making cultural connections to the material, and an overview of related NASA Missions. For a an overview of the summit and NGSS alignments, please see NGSS-STEM Educator Summits. A full agenda will be posted in the near future.

Black Pilots of America Legacy Gala

Come dance with us at the BPA Legacy Gala on Saturday, August 19th, 6-11 pm, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center, Paine Field (PAE).

For the first time, the National Meeting of Black Pilots of America is coming to Washington and we are celebrating this historic event with dining and dancing. See the flyer for details, and purchase your admission at www.bpapilots.org/chapter-events.

We have a reach legacy based in the love of aviation. Checkout this video about our matriarch:

At this Legacy Gala, we are going to honor our founder, Les Morris, who has the distinction of being the first black pilot hired by Eastern Airlines and created what is now the BPA Summer Flight Academy 46 years ago.

Purchase your admission online. You can also send a check/money order to:
Red-Tailed Hawks, PO Box 1403, Mukilteo, WA 98275

$50 dollars per person or $100 per couple.

Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club
PO Box 1403
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Red Tailed Hawks Application now open

Students ages 16-19, who would like to learn to fly, may do so by applying to the Red-Tailed Hawks FLY Club, part of the Black Pilots of America, Inc.. Applications are due no later than 22 May 2017 (This due date is updated from that listed on the Brochure and Application). Please see links for more details:

Flier:RTH FLY Brochure 2017.pdf

Application Form:2017 RTH FLY Application.pdf

KING 5 News report about the Red-Tailed Hawks: http://www.king5.com/news/local/club-encourages-young-minorities-to-consider-careers-in-aviation/210108130

MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp

Dates: June 25-30, 2017
Cost: Free
Grades: 6-8 (Fall 2017)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

Learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp is a five-day summer camp to encourage Montana middle school students to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. The camp inspires students to consider science-related careers, encourages them to pursue a college education, and also gives them a taste of college life.

How to Apply
In order to attend MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp, a student must be entering grades 6-8 in the fall of 2017. The student needs to fill out an application and choose two (2) adults to fill out a recommendation form.

Applications will be available in Spring 2017.

For More Information
Please direct questions to Nicole Soll at nicole.soll1@montana.edu or 406-994-6633.

Website: http://eu.montana.edu/explore/