Education & Outreach
- 2013 IRIS Student Summer Intern Research Program
- Application deadline: April 22, 2013
NASA's IRIS mission announces a 10-week solar and space physics research program for undergraduate students from June – August 2013. Four positions are available for students to work with research teams at Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab and at Stanford University, both located in Palo Alto, CA. Participants will engage in a series of academic, professional, and personal development seminars designed to encourage future participation in a PhD program.
To learn about and apply for this exciting research program, go to http://solar-center.stanford.edu/IRIS/SummerProgram/
- Tracking a Solar Storm Challenge – February through April 2013
- K-12 classrooms are invited to participate in the online challenge activity supporting the IRIS mission. Through the challenge, students will learn about the Sun, the space weather it creates, and the impact solar activity has on Earth. Students will then demonstrate their knowledge in the form of a space weather report. Participation is free, and teachers may register their classes at any time during the three-month period. To learn more visit the challenge website: http://irischallenge.arc.nasa.gov/