Virginia SpaceLink Newsletter
Summer of Innovation Grants
Upcoming Events
NICE Calendar
NICE Webinars
Recent Events
NICE @ Grambling
2014 Planning Meeting
2013 AGU
2013 PI Meeting
2013 Climate Change Workshop
2012 AGU
GSU Presentations
2012 Recruitment Trip for Cohort 2
2012 Climate Change Workshop
2012 UNH URC
NICE/GLOBE Workshops
2012 Tri-Agency PI Meeting
STEM Conference Recruitment
New PI Orientation
2011 Climate Change Workshop
2011 NASA Langley Tour
MSI Technical Conference, Recruitment
Cohort Documents
Ervin Howard
Waneene Dorsey
Loretta Jaggers
Trina Spencer & Leslie Whiteman
Anuradha Dujari
Gulnihal Ozbay
Chunlei Fan
Jan Duncan
Sheryl Bradford
Candace Carter-Stevens
Kaiem Frink
Program Documents
Statement of Work
Project Evaluation
Management Structure
2012 Progress Report
2013 Progress Report
IRB Approval Letter
Graduate Student Assistants
Patrina Bly
Justin Deloatch
Engaging Minority University STEM Education Professors in the
Science of Climate Change

Elizabeth City State University has joined with the University of New Hampshire under the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) to empower faculty of education programs at Minority Serving Institutions to better engage their pre-service teachers in teaching and learning about global climate change through the use of NASA Earth observation sets. This project is designed to impact teaching first on college campuses within science education classes. Second, as pre-service teachers transition into in-service teachers, the impact will extend to elementary and secondary schools.
NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE)
NICE involves organizations around the United States in using NASA's unique contributions to climate and Earth system science to improve the quality of the Nation's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. NICE is a continuation of NASA's Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) project that began in 2008. Since 2011, NICE focuses on collaborations with community colleges and minority institutions to increase the number of underrepresented or underserved students to prepared to:
  • Teach climate content within STEM subjects
  • Gain employment in climate-related fields
  • Enter graduate school in technical fields relevant to global climate change
  • Advance the understanding of how to effectively teach global climate concepts.

NICE Goals

  • Increase the level of climate literacy and engagement of the United States public
  • Create a diverse, highly skilled, and motivated future workforce in climate-related sciences.