Updates

Upcoming Opportunities 

There are quite a few upcoming opportunities happening over the next couple of months and the MSGC team wants to make sure that you are updated on the latest challenges, programs, internships, contests etc. 

Let the MSGC team know if you plan on participating by sending an email to mispacegrant@umich.edu.

 

2022 Earth Day Posters & Virtual Background
https://myumi.ch/3knx9
High resolution printable PDF files are available for download to celebrate Earth Day. Decorate your space with this year’s poster illustrating how Earth’s systems are connected. The poster features QR codes linking to NASA’s Earth science mission websites. 

Statewide Astronomy Night
Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Outside at Wayne State University Planetarium & Belle Isle Nature Center
https://myumi.ch/d96EX 
The Belle Isle Nature Center and Wayne State University are partnering for a night of fun and stargazing this May! From 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, visit the Wayne State University Planetarium at the Belle Isle Nature Center to celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night. During this free, outdoor-only event, observe the moon and stars through a variety of telescopes and binoculars, while Wayne State planetarium presenters take you on a live tour of the constellations and conduct exciting physics demonstrations. At the same time, the Belle Isle Nature Center will host a special installment of its Nature at Night series, where you can learn all about the unique ways local nocturnal animals navigate a nighttime world. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend the night amongst the stars while engaging with the wildlife that calls Metro Detroit home. The Belle Isle Nature Center is located at 176 Lakeside Dr., Detroit.

“Massive Saharan dust plume over Spain… What goes up…”
https://myumi.ch/z1pd9
Professor Bopi Biddanda, MSGC Campus Representative for Grand Valley State University is currently a senior Fulbright core research/teaching fellow at the University of Granada in Spain this semester. Professor Biddanda wrote an update to AGU in regard to the dust storm hitting Europe last month, including photos.

National Marine Sanctuaries: Citizen Science Opportunities
Available Now
https://myumi.ch/n82dy
Citizen science is a term that describes projects in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions. These volunteers can work with scientists to identify research questions, collect and analyze data, interpret results, make new discoveries, develop technologies and applications, as well as solve complex problems. In 2020, 5,276 of our volunteers supported national marine sanctuary citizen science efforts helping to answer real-world scientific questions with a total of 33,031 hours, which is equivalent to $898K or the time of approximately 18 full-time federal employees. The majority of these citizen science efforts occurred before the COVID pandemic.

Citizen Science Project: Radio JOVE 2.0
https://myumi.ch/XVjER
The Radio JOVE Project announces Radio JOVE 2.0, a new radio astronomy telescope kit for beginner and advanced citizen scientists to observe radio emissions from the Sun, Jupiter, the Milky Way, and Earth-based sources. Participants assemble and operate a 16-24 MHz radio spectrograph, make scientific observations, and interact with near-professional radio observatories in real time over the Internet. The project can be utilized in high school and college science classes and extracurricular groups. Advanced projects are available.

U.S. Department of Defense: Science Communication and Education Fellow
Open Until Filled
https://myumi.ch/Nmdwr
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) is offering a multimedia research learning opportunity in Silver Spring, MD. WRAIR has a global science and biomedical research mission within the Department of Defense. This visual science communication and education participant will be mentored in the design, development and production of research multimedia products. The participant will be mentored by scientists and science educators in the creation of visual products using a variety of different computer software programs, equipment and tools. For example, multimedia products have shown efficacy in treating individuals with PTSD, acute stress reaction and other behavioral anomalies. The participant will collaborate with scientists to develop these multimedia products to accomplish this medical research. These projects will have dual use in STEM education and communication once developed. This opportunity offers very specialized training for fellows at the cusp between science education/ communication and therapeutics research while enhancing their existing skill sets in STEM. This opportunity will provide applied experience with the planning, preparation and use of photographs, illustrations, drawings, and other art work, charts, diagrams, maps, slides, video, overlays, and other kinds of technology for use in scientific research products.

Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) 2023 Academic Innovation Challenge
Proposals Due Date: April 22, 2022
https://myumi.ch/Ek6W4
The Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) 2023 Academic Innovation Challenge is a university-level challenge designed to develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with universities.The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Division will offer multiple awards of $13k – $50k each to design and produce studies or functional products of interest to the AES Division (see Section 3.2, M2M X-Hab Proposal Topic List) as proposed by university teams according to their interests and expertise. The prototypes produced by the university teams may be integrated into existing NASA-built operational prototypes. Universities interested in participating will submit M2M X-Hab proposals, which will be reviewed by technical experts; subsequent down-selection will determine which projects will be funded. M2M X-Hab university teams will be required to complete their products for evaluation by the AES Division in May 2023. Universities may form collaborations to perform as a single distributed project team.

NASA Run-way Functions: Predict Reconfigurations at U.S. Airports Challenge
Submission Deadline: April 25
https://myumi.ch/3kg9x
NASA’s Air Traffic Management Digital Information Platform seeks better algorithms for predicting future airport configurations using real-time data sources like air traffic and weather. Advances in this technology can help support critical decisions, reduce costs, conserve energy, and mitigate delays across the national airspace network. Winners will share a prize purse of $40,000.

NASA TechLeap Prize – Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge No. 1
Registration Deadline: May 5
https://myumi.ch/n8rVR
Do you have a sensing system that could identify terrain hazards in the dark and help spacecraft land safely on the Moon? The Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge No. 1invites applicants to submit proposals for sensing systems that can detect hazards from an altitude of 250 meters or higher and process the data in real time to help spacecraft land safely in the dark. Up to three winners may receive awards of up to $650,000 each to build their payloads, as well as the opportunity to test their technologies on a suborbital flight at no additional cost.

NEW SSEP FLIGHT OPPORTUNITY – Mission 17 to the International Space Station
Inquiry Deadline: May 15, 2022
https://myumi.ch/z1pQP
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education announces Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 17 to the International Space Station. This opportunity gives undergrad students in 2- and 4-year colleges and universities the ability to design and propose microgravity experiments to fly in low-Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). Experiments are designed to real world engineering and technology constraints imposed by the flight certified mini-lab that must be used, and the nature of flight operations to and from Low Earth Orbit. One of your proposed experiments will be selected to fly to ISS on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in FL. Your experiment will launch from historic pad 39A, the same pad from which all Apollo missions to the Moon launched, and 82 Space Shuttle missions. Astronauts aboard ISS will operate the experiment 4-6 weeks before it is returned to Earth and to your community’s student flight team for analysis. SSEP is not a simulation. We are truly inviting your community to be part of America’s Space Program.

2022 NASA L’SPACE Academy
Application Deadline: May 15
https://myumi.ch/pZ21Q
The NASA Lucy Student Pathway Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Academy is a free, online, interactive program for students interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other space organizations. L’SPACE consists of two academies – the Mission Concept Academy and the NASA Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy. Students may participate in one academy per semester. Each 12-week academy is designed to provide unique, hands-on learning and insight into the dynamic world of the space industry. Students can expect to learn NASA mission procedures and protocols from industry professionals as they collaborate with fellow team members to complete mission-related team projects.

Kibo Robot Programming Challenge
Application Deadline: May 16
https://myumi.ch/AwyJG
The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge invites teams of students to create programs to move free-flying robots known as Astrobees on the International Space Station. The competition presents tasks/obstacles for students to solve using the space station’s Kibo module as a game space. Preliminary rounds will be held in multiple countries using ground-based simulations. Winning teams will be eligible to participate in the final round, which will be held in the Kibo Laboratory on the space station.

NOAA Planet Stewards: Project Funding Opportunity
Application Deadline: June 5 at Midnight PDT
https://myumi.ch/DJX27
Through federal funding opportunities of up to $5,000, NOAA Planet Stewards supports educators working in formal and informal educational settings to carry out hands-on action-based stewardship projects with elementary through college age students, as well as the general public. Stewardship projects must make a substantive, measurable impact on an environmental issue related to the educator’s community. Projects should focus on the conservation, restoration, and/or protection of human communities and/or natural resources from environmental issues in one of the four focus areas identified below.

New Research Opportunity: Advanced Materials
Proposals Due: June 15, 2022
https://myumi.ch/xdwDj
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory, made public a research announcement focused on In-Space Production Applications: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. With this solicitation, CASIS seeks applied research and development projects leveraging the ISS National Lab within the areas of advanced or exotic materials production and associated technologies.

OrbitCamp 2022
Event Dates: June 13-24
https://myumi.ch/29Q14
Are you interested in trajectory design in cislunar space? Learn how trajectory design works in the Earth-Moon system and multi-body gravity fields at OrbitCamp, an asynchronous series of free, online modules designed for participants who have taken an undergraduate orbital mechanics class but have little or no experience with gravitational multi-body dynamics. In addition to the self-guided modules, a series of live virtual events and seminars with experts will bring OrbitCamp participants together. 

2022 CineSpace Short Film Competition
Entry Deadline: July 15
https://myumi.ch/WJ9Dn
NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society invite professional and aspiring filmmakers to share their works using NASA imagery. The CineSpace competition will accept all genres, including narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, and more. Entries must be no longer than 10 minutes, and at least 10 percent of the film must use NASA archival footage to create unique NASA-inspired film masterpieces.

FLOATing DRAGON Balloon Challenge
Notice of Intent Deadline: Sept. 15
Entry Deadline: Oct. 20
https://myumi.ch/G1MRe
The FLOATing DRAGON (Formulate, Lift, Observe, and Testing: Data Recovery and Guided On-board Node) Balloon Challenge asks collegiate students to develop a concept and preliminary prototype for a system capable of delivering a data vault to the ground in a guided, safe manner. Four teams will be awarded $5,000 each to build their data recovery prototypes and conduct a test drop of their system in New Mexico in August 2023. The winning team may have an opportunity to integrate their system into official NASA development.

Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP)
Proposals Due October 28, 2022
https://myumi.ch/J8N7E
In partnership with the NASA Space Grant network and funded by the NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Activation program, the NEBP requests proposals from higher education institution faculty and/or other adult mentors to lead a team of students through a mission involving learning and stratospheric ballooning campaigns during the October 14, 2023 annular and April 8, 2024 total solar eclipses. NEBP requests proposals to 1) ensure potential teams are thinking about and planning for necessary participation actions and 2) capture essential agreements that allow us to grant substantial equipment, supplies, and support to participating institutions.


Citizen Science Month
https://myumi.ch/J8N7D
April is Citizen Science Month. Join the celebration by collecting data, analyzing results, and helping scientists solve real-world problems. Visit the website to find out how you can take part in NASA science.

National Marine Sanctuaries: Citizen Science Opportunities
Available Now
https://myumi.ch/n82dy
Citizen science is a term that describes projects in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions. These volunteers can work with scientists to identify research questions, collect and analyze data, interpret results, make new discoveries, develop technologies and applications, as well as solve complex problems. In 2020, 5,276 of our volunteers supported national marine sanctuary citizen science efforts helping to answer real-world scientific questions with a total of 33,031 hours, which is equivalent to $898K or the time of approximately 18 full-time federal employees. The majority of these citizen science efforts occurred before the COVID pandemic.

Make a STEM Connection: Exoplanets
https://myumi.ch/pZ2wX
Last week, an incredible milestone was reached: more than 5,000 planets are now confirmed to exist beyond our solar system. Explore the STEM resources below to learn more about the variety of exoplanets that have been discovered.

Citizen Science Project: Radio JOVE 2.0
https://myumi.ch/XVjER
The Radio JOVE Project announces Radio JOVE 2.0, a new radio astronomy telescope kit for beginner and advanced citizen scientists to observe radio emissions from the Sun, Jupiter, the Milky Way, and Earth-based sources. Participants assemble and operate a 16-24 MHz radio spectrograph, make scientific observations, and interact with near-professional radio observatories in real time over the Internet. The project can be utilized in high school and college science classes and extracurricular groups. Advanced projects are available.

NASA Kahoot! Comparing Waves: The Electromagnetic Spectrum
https://myumi.ch/EkEGx
A thorough understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum is critical to NASA’s space exploration, Earth observation, and more. Practice your mastery of the different attributes of waves with the quick, fun quiz from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Test your knowledge as a class, assign a quiz to students individually, or arrange a team competition.

Challenger Learning Center at SC4 Grand Opening
April 30th, 2022
https://myumi.ch/gNM3q
The Challenger Learning Center at SC4 offers unique learning and team-building opportunities for students, educators, corporations, and community residents, as well as unparalleled programming for 5th-8th grade learners (adaptable for 8th grade+) that aligns with national education standards. Early registration for the first space mission offering, Lunar Quest, is now open. The launch event on April 30 is free and open to the public, though registration is required. It will take place throughout the Experience Center, located in the Clara E. Mackenzie Building, and will feature opportunities to tour the Challenger Learning Center, meet a NASA astronaut, conduct Super Sciences experiments, and see live animals.

Energizing Our World Camp
Registration Closes April 30, 2022
Camp: June 27-30, 2022
https://myumi.ch/qAr6W
Energizing Our World is a four-day camp designed to spark interest in renewable energy. Students will participate in activities that provide hands-on experiences with a variety of renewable energy sources. This hands-on camp includes activities such as building a wind turbine, experiencing hydropower, experimenting with solar power, and utilizing more renewables in our environment. Participants will work to prepare themselves to become STEM Ambassadors in their community. The camp runs from June 27-30, 2022. Sessions will be held on the Allendale Campus. Participants must be between the ages of 11 and 15, currently in the 6th or 7th grade, and entering 7th or 8th grade in Fall 2022. Preference will be given to students who participate in partner organizations. Energizing Our World camp is $75 and includes T-shirts, lunches, snacks, and supplies.

Higher Orbits in Shelby Township
May 21-22, 2022
Registration Now open!
https://myumi.ch/e61Db
Go For Launch! is a multiday program (not overnight) that uses Space Exploration as a platform to launch student involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), STEAM (Art), teamwork, communication, and leadership. Students in grades 8-12 from anywhere can Go for Launch (!) May 21-22. Includes lunch, snacks, drinks, supplies, t-shirt, event mission patch, space swag bag and more!

NASA Aeronautics ‘Dream with Us!’ Design Challenge
Audience: Students in Grades 6-12
Entry Deadline: May 31
https://myumi.ch/xd9Xx
What will the future of aeronautics look like? Students are invited to help NASA envision innovative solutions to real-world aeronautical challenges by submitting an original art piece capturing their ideas. Submissions can take the form of a variety of art mediums – including digital art, models, comic books, essays, and stories. Winners will earn the opportunity to have a NASA subject matter expert present to their classroom or school, and winning artwork may be featured on the NASA Aeronautics website.

Virtual Workshops to Celebrate Girls in Information and Communication Technologies Day
April 25 at 5:30pm: Create Your Own Website
April 26 at 6pm: Cybersecurity Basics
April 27 at 6pm: Internet Safety
April 28 at 5pm: Superstar Panel Discussion
https://myumi.ch/RWd6y
Do you want to learn about coding and cybersecurity with NASA? The Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program is hosting a series of free virtual workshops to celebrate Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Day. Girls in ICT Day is a worldwide effort to encourage girls to study and work in the ICT field.

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program — Mission 17 to the International Space Station
Inquiry Deadline: April 30
Start Date: Sept. 1
https://myumi.ch/n8rDR
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education announce Mission 17 to the International Space Station, a community engagement initiative in STEM. In each participating community, one proposed student experiment is selected to fly in low-Earth orbit on the space station. For precollege grades 5-12, each community is expected to engage at least 100 students in real microgravity experiment design and proposal writing. For an undergraduate community, at least 30 students are expected to engage. Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than April 30.

Kibo Robot Programming Challenge
Application Deadline: May 16
https://myumi.ch/AwyJG
The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge invites teams of students to create programs to move free-flying robots known as Astrobees on the International Space Station. The competition presents tasks/obstacles for students to solve using the space station’s Kibo module as a game space. Preliminary rounds will be held in multiple countries using ground-based simulations. Winning teams will be eligible to participate in the final round, which will be held in the Kibo Laboratory on the space station.

Register for NASA’s 2022 Virtual Earth Day Event
Event Date: April 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. EDT
https://myumi.ch/RWdRk
Celebrate Earth during NASA’s 2022 Virtual Earth Day Event. The virtual event will feature live presentations and chats with NASA experts, interactive science content, a kids’ fun zone, a scavenger hunt, hundreds of downloadable resources, and more. Registration is free and open to the public. Content will be available on demand through May 2.

National Marine Sanctuaries: Citizen Science Opportunities
Available Now
https://myumi.ch/n82dy
Citizen science is a term that describes projects in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions. These volunteers can work with scientists to identify research questions, collect and analyze data, interpret results, make new discoveries, develop technologies and applications, as well as solve complex problems. In 2020, 5,276 of our volunteers supported national marine sanctuary citizen science efforts helping to answer real-world scientific questions with a total of 33,031 hours, which is equivalent to $898K or the time of approximately 18 full-time federal employees. The majority of these citizen science efforts occurred before the COVID pandemic.

Seeking Volunteer Reviewers in Earth and Space Science
https://myumi.ch/qArdN
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) seeks subject matter experts to serve as mail-in and/or virtual panel reviewers of research and technology development proposals and other SMD solicitations. Reviewers are needed on a regular basis as opportunities periodically open. Visit the website to find volunteer review forms and to indicate the topics in which you consider yourself to be a subject matter expert. If your skills match the needs for that review, you may be contacted to discuss scheduling.

NEW SSEP Mission Patch Art OPPORTUNITY – Mission 17 to the International Space Station
https://myumi.ch/z1pQP
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education announces Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 17 to the International Space Station. A community can engage hundreds of grade K-16 students in mission patch art and design competitions, with two patches selected to fly with the flight experiment. It can be an opportunity for outreach to pre-college school districts in your area. SSEP is therefore an authentic STEAM initiative. Given we are still in the 50th anniversary years of the Apollo missions to the Moon, we invite communities to use their mission patch competition to also celebrate the Apollo missions. 

Commemorate the Apollo 16 Anniversary with a Downloadable Presentation
Event Date: April 16-27
https://myumi.ch/G1MRm
April 16 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 16 mission to the Moon. Celebrate this historic mission with a public presentation that provides an overview of the mission, including highlights, video clips, and images. The presentation is meant for use by anyone interested in learning more about Apollo 16 and as a resource for those who may be presenting on the topic. You can download and adapt the slides to your audience and setting.

Nominate a Student with Perseverance
Nominations due April 24th
https://myumi.ch/y9qMe
Do you know a student who’s got perseverance and shown that nothing can get in the way of their educational goals? NASA’s “You’ve Got Perseverance!” award opportunity invites U.S. teachers, educators, and community members to nominate students in grades 6-8 who have demonstrated that they have the right stuff to move past obstacles and reach their academic goals. The program will reward that dedication with recognition from the Perseverance rover all the way on Mars! Nominations are due April 24, with additional opportunities to follow.

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day with Astronaut Ricky Arnold
Registration Deadline: April 24
https://myumi.ch/29Q1R
NASA is excited to offer CONNECTS community members and their K-12 students this exclusive opportunity to join a live, virtual event with astronaut Ricky Arnold. During this unforgettable interactive event on May 4, students will learn about Ricky and get a chance to ask him questions. Upon completion of the virtual connection, students will be challenged to complete a STEMonstration activity. Educators will then share the students’ activity results through the NASA CONNECTS community of practice. 

NASA Run-way Functions: Predict Reconfigurations at U.S. Airports Challenge
Submission Deadline: April 25
https://myumi.ch/3kg9x
NASA’s Air Traffic Management Digital Information Platform seeks better algorithms for predicting future airport configurations using real-time data sources like air traffic and weather. Advances in this technology can help support critical decisions, reduce costs, conserve energy, and mitigate delays across the national airspace network. Winners will share a prize purse of $40,000.

U.S. Department of Education: Teacher Quality Partnership Grants 
Application Deadline: April 26
https://myumi.ch/M9VW9
The Effective Educator Development Programs Division is excited to announce that on February 25, 2022 the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant program. This TQP FY 2022 grant competition has an estimated $35,000,000 and anticipates making approximately 25-30 new awards contingent upon the availability of funds and quality of applications. The Federal Register contains the complete FY 2022 TQP Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). 

Expedition Space Lab
Applications due April 30, 2022
https://myumi.ch/7e4pm
The International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory is pleased to invite schools and educational organizations to apply for $10,000 in funding to incorporate a “Space Lab” into their classroom or organization. Expedition Space Lab is an online tool that provides educators with easy access to free ISS-related lessons, activities, and other resources to integrate into their curriculum. The ISS National Lab is excited to help educators bring out-of-this-world learning opportunities to their students!

NASA TechLeap Prize – Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge No. 1
Registration Deadline: May 5
https://myumi.ch/n8rVR
Do you have a sensing system that could identify terrain hazards in the dark and help spacecraft land safely on the Moon? The Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge No. 1invites applicants to submit proposals for sensing systems that can detect hazards from an altitude of 250 meters or higher and process the data in real time to help spacecraft land safely in the dark. Up to three winners may receive awards of up to $650,000 each to build their payloads, as well as the opportunity to test their technologies on a suborbital flight at no additional cost.

Host an In-flight Education Downlink
Proposals are due May 10, 2022
https://myumi.ch/Z6gXP
NASA STEM on Station is currently accepting proposals for U.S.-based education organizations to host a downlink during International Space Station Expedition 68, which runs September 2022 to March 2023. In-flight education downlinks are 20-minute live video Q&A opportunities for students and educators to interact with astronauts aboard the station. 

2022-2023 USDA Forest Service Greening STEM Grant
Application Deadline: May 13
https://myumi.ch/XVjEp
This grant competition is open to all Forest Service units, institutions that manage public lands within the State & Private Forestry network, and partners. Applications must be submitted online by a Forest Service point of contact or their nonprofit partner. The application must demonstrate active and collaborative involvement by FS staff, a school or school district, and a community-based nonprofit organization.

NASA International Space Apps Challenge Seeks Local Leads
Application Deadline: June 15
https://myumi.ch/48JQD
NASA International Space Apps Challenge is in search of Local Leads for 2022. Local Leads work alongside NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team to organize the event for a specific city or town by planning and hosting the virtual or hybrid event, supporting local participants, and coordinating local sponsors, judges, and community members. Local Leads get the opportunity to join a community and collaborate with volunteers in 160+ countries/territories and serve as thought leaders in their city’s space, tech, innovation, and creative communities.

New Research Opportunity: Advanced Materials
Proposals Due: June 15, 2022
https://myumi.ch/xdwDj
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory, made public a research announcement focused on In-Space Production Applications: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. With this solicitation, CASIS seeks applied research and development projects leveraging the ISS National Lab within the areas of advanced or exotic materials production and associated technologies.

2022 CineSpace Short Film Competition
Entry Deadline: July 15
https://myumi.ch/WJ9Dn
NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society invite professional and aspiring filmmakers to share their works using NASA imagery. The CineSpace competition will accept all genres, including narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, and more. Entries must be no longer than 10 minutes, and at least 10 percent of the film must use NASA archival footage to create unique NASA-inspired film masterpieces.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Virtual National Summer Teacher Institute
Event Dates: July 25-29
https://myumi.ch/n8rVy
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Office of Education will conduct a virtual National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) on innovation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and intellectual property during the week of July 25-29, 2022. Presentation speakers and hands-on workshop instructors include experts from the USPTO, noted scientists and engineers, entrepreneurs, and representatives from other federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. Participants are introduced to teacher-friendly materials designed to enhance student learning and inspire the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers.