Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers – Education programs at the SETI Institute

SETITalks

Tags: Education, SETI Institute, Girl Scout Stars, Frontier Development Lab, Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors, Research Experience for Undergraduates, SETI Talks, Outreach

Time: Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 -

Location: SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

SETI Talks are presented by the SETI Institute and SRI International.

The SETI Institute is known for its world-class, cutting edge scientific research but we also have a passion as science ambassadors to inspire young STEM learners and engage the general public. Education and public outreach are part of our mission and that’s why the Center for Education is one of the three centers of the SETI Institute. The SETI Institute’s Center for Education promotes STEM education through NASA- and NSF-funded, as well as privately funded programs aimed at educating and inspiring children, young adults and educators with emphasis on space sciences and astrobiology.

Join us on August 14 at 7pm at SRI International Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA for a special SETI Talk to hear about our education programs. Pamela Harman, Acting Director of Center for Education at the SETI Institute, will give an overview of our education programs, including our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), the NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA), STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR), Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts (Girl Scout Stars), and the NASA Frontier Development Labs (NASA-FDL).  Several participants from those programs, including Jessica Henricks (Girl Scouts of Northern California Council), Zoe Sharp (STAR Fellow), Marita Beard (AAA), and one REU student of the year 2018 will discuss their experience and what they learned while being embedded in our Center for Education.

NOTE: Due to the popularity of the SETI Talks events, tickets are often sold out. If you register to attend, then realize you will be unable to come, please let us know as we will then be able to open up the seats for others. You can email us at webmaster@seti.org. Thank You!

SETI Talks are held at the SRI Conference Center at 333 Ravenswood Avenue. Please enter from Middlefield Road and follow the signs.

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