Civil Air Patrol is one of 12 finalists for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation's 2015 Pilots Choice Awards grant program, which awards up to $10,000 depending on each finalist's vote ranking.
The National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, will host Civil Air Patrol Day Saturday, Feb. 21. CAP members get free admission and a discount on special attractions (advance reservations required for special attractions). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) offers an Educator Newsletter and a free Rocketry Resource CD-ROM (available to educators and youth leaders in the U.S. and Canada only).
NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to Mars aboard the Orion spacecraft. Orion's first flight, a 4.5-hour, two-orbit test mission is scheduled for Dec. 4. Your name's journey continues after splashdown as the names will fly on future NASA exploration flights and missions to Mars. The deadline submit your name to the test flight is. Oct. 31. Join the conversation on social media with #JourneyToMars.
Projects Selected to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Subjects and Careers to Youth
Thanks to the Air Force Association for Grant Funds!
Interested in social networking with our aerospace education professionals? Learn more about NEON (Nasa Educators Online Network).
- Team America Rocketry Challenge
- NASA Contests (and other opportunities)
- M3Challenge: Moody's Mega Math Challenge is an Internet-based, applied math competition for high school juniors and seniors. The competition is free to register and participate and is open to high schools in 29 states.
- Zero Robotics: Zero Robotics is an exciting International Space Station (ISS) national laboratory robotics programming competition which uses the Synchronized Position Hold and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) facility, which is aboard the ISS. (A middle school competition is planned for the summer of 2013.) There is NO CHARGE for joining the competition!
The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program is continuing to inspire and motivate tech savvy high school students and cadets toward STEM careers that will aid in maintaining national security for the future.
Visit CAP's AFA page for information about AFA’s award and grant programs for CAP members. You can also find information about the AFA’s CyberPatriot program for high school students.
Deadlines to submit bi-annual $250 AFA educator grant applications are March 31 (spring cycle) and Sept. 30 (fall cycle).
Tired of writing names on student AEX certificates by hand? If so, try using the AEX certificate template located on the AEX page for educators.
Do you have students or cadets under the age of 19? Did you know they can join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for FREE? Click here for AMA membership info. Check out the 9-minute video clip showing the signing and information about CAP. CAP AE is pleased to offer a curriculum product to our members called CAP-TERS, which stands for Civil Air Patrol Teachers Educational Remote Sensing. This DVD product gives teachers and AEOs a tool to teach geography and aerospace education. If you would like to find out more and order the DVD, log into eServices and click the "AE Downloads" link on the left side of the screen. You will then see CAP-TERS located at the bottom of the "AE Downloads" page.
NASA's "World" Video: View NASA's inspirational video featuring the International Space Station and its crews set to the song "World" by recording artists Five for Fighting. The video features imagery of both the space station and the space shuttles that have served as the workhorses of space station construction and resupply. It uses selections from orbit as well as Earth-bound training and launch activities to communicate the importance of space exploration and its benefits for future generations.
CAP's Rocky Mountain Region Deputy Chief of Staff/Aerospace Education, Lt Col Kaye Ebelt doing Out of this World work! Check it out HERE!
AZ Teacher Extraordinaire, Kaci Heins, former National CAP ACE Teacher of the Year, conducted an AWEsome March '14 high-altitude balloon launch and experiment with her students. Check out the amazing YouTube video at http://youtu.be/1j1UJKARy5Q. It is 12 minutes long, but well worth the watch!
Florida Wing is sponsoring a special Spaceflight Orientation Course at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral AFS. The activity will be held Feb.18-21. Due to the special arrangement with Kennedy Space Center, this activity will only be open to CAP senior members in the AEO (215) Specialty Track, Aerospace Education Members and...
Registration opened Sept. 2 in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). In the world's largest rocket contest, some 7,000 students nationwide design, build and fly a model rocket that must reach a specific altitude and duration. Organizers hope to encourage students to study math and science and seek aerospace careers. The top 100 teams after qualification flights go to the finals in Washington, D.C., in May. Top 10 finishers split $60,000 in cash and scholarships. Registration continues through Dec. 12, 2014