HI Student/Teacher Astronomy Research National Program (May 31 - June 6, 2013)
(Deadline for application: March 31, 2013.) Are you passionate about astronomy? Would you like to work with an astronomer to do research? If so, this one week residential summer astronomy boot camp is designed for you. Grade 8-11 students and their teachers can apply. HI STAR develops astronomy research skills and provides background for conducting original research projects. Besides physics and astronomy lectures, participants will work in a computer lab to do image processing, use software to measure position and brightness of objects and do remote observing with 2 meter Faulkes Telescope on Haleakala, Maui and 16 inch DeKalb Observatory Telescope in Auburn, Indiana. Astronomer mentors will lead student groups on projects ranging from planetary science about comets, asteroids, and extrasolar planets to astrophysics of stars and galaxies and heliophysics. Students will commit to complete an astronomy project to enter it in Science Fair the following school year. A mentor will continue to work with each student. Registration fee of $150 can be waived for students who qualify. Room and board costs plus airfare are subsidized for Hawaii students only. Continental US students and teachers are invited to apply for this program and attend at their own expense.
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ALI'I National Summer Teacher Workshop (July 5-11, 2013)
(Deadline for application: March 31 , 2013.) Astrobiology is the integrative science that seeks to understand life's origin, evolution and distribution within the universe. To approach such big topics requires the reconnection of "classical" scientific disciplines - from astronomy to evolution, from chemistry to geology. This workshop, designed for secondary science teachers, will introduce the big picture of astrobiology before delving deeper to highlight specific contributions from cosmochemistry, heliophysics, astronomy, geosciences and microbial oceanography. The outer space of exoplanets and meteorites to inner space beneath the ocean floor on Earth will be used as the framework for promoting the Next Generation Science Standards. Besides lectures and state-of-the-art lab tours, there will be activities led by our University of Hawaii NASA Astrobiology Institute team scientists and ALI’I master teachers. This workshop also includes explicit time for reflection and development of teaching lessons by all participants. We encourage applications from returning teachers interested in being part of our master teacher cadre. Registration fee is $75. Because of a tuition waiver, 3 University of Hawaii graduate education credits will be offered for the administrative fee of $190. A limited number of teachers from continental US will receive a subsidy of $1000 to defray expenses, pending funding approval. Accepted Hawaii teachers will be fully subsidized. Dormitory accommodations will be available on the UH campus within walking distance of the workshop.
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Computational Astrobiology Summer School 2011 (CASS 2011)
The University of Hawaii NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) will host the invitation-only Computational Astrobiology Summer Symposium (CASS) from August 1-15, 2011. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students in computer science and related areas to learn about astrobiology, and to carry out substantial projects related to the field.
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2011 Astrobiology Winter School (Jan 3 - 17, 2011)
This school will provide approximately 40 post-graduate participants with a broad but high-level introduction into astrobiology, emphasizing the origin and role of water in the emergence of life on our planet, and in the search for life elsewhere. It will be truly multidisciplinary, bringing together students and researchers from the diverse scientific backgrounds that contribute to our understanding here. 
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