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Autoclave Design for Microgravity Hydrothermal Synthesis

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2024 Microgravity SIMST

Stanford University XLab, ASU Interplanetary Initiative, and Orion's Quest present:

Microgravity SIMST

Calling all CA-local middle school teachers - come join us this summer for a one-day, microgravity-focused professional development workshop held at Stanford University!

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Stanford University's XLab, the ASU Interplanetary Initiative, and Orion’s Quest are teaming up to offer a 1-day Microgravity Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers (Microgravity SIMST) in Summer 2024.

Excite and engage your students with the wonders of microgravity! Selected in-service California middle school teachers will learn about the physical concepts underlying microgravity in simple terms. Teachers will also be trained on hands-on activities that bring microgravity and real research data from the International Space Station (ISS) into the classroom.

After fully participating in this professional development program, teachers can receive up to a $200 stipend ($100 after completion of the Microgravity SIMST, $100 after implementing a microgravity lesson in the classroom). Travel assistance is also available.

Date: Thursday June 27, 2024

Time: 8am–5pm PST

Location: Stanford University

How Do I Apply?

Applications for the Summer 2024 Microgravity SIMST are now open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final day to submit an application is May 17, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT.

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Why Participate?

  • Learn how microgravity-enabled science helps us leverage the space environment to solve complex problems on Earth
  • Get trained on hands-on activities that bring real International Space Station (ISS) data into the classroom
  • Tour lab facilities and learn about cutting-edge microgravity research happening at Stanford University
  • Increase student awareness of space careers and discover the future of commercial space stations in Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
  • Earn up to a $200 stipend for your participation