Virginia SpaceLink Newsletter
Summer of Innovation Grants
Upcoming Events
NICE Calendar
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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
New NASA NICE PI Orientation Workshop

The NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) program currently supports seventy one educational projects and is supported by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) which provides program incorporation by building a community of climate educators. VSGC also provides access to NASA educational resources and data.
The NASA NICE program awarded fourteen new projects this year under the MUREP/IGGCE with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented/underserved college students who are:

  • Prepared to teach climate change content
  • Prepared for employment and/or to enter graduate school in technical fields relevant to global climate change
  • Able to advance the understanding of how to effectively teach global climate change concepts

A one day workshop was conducted by VSGC in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 12th, 2011 to assist this new set of PI’s. This was a time for introductions between the NASA and VSGC management teams and the PI’s. During this workshop subjects such as project recording, evaluations requirements, product review process, and website usage were covered.

As a new PI with this program, Dr. Linda Hayden, Director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) at ECSU, attended this workshop. ECSU has joined with the University of New Hampshire for a project titled: "Engaging Minority University STEM Education Professionals in the Science of Climate Change." This program seeks 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.

PI Workshop