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2017 NASA EPSCoR International Space Station Flight Opportunity +
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2015 Flight Research Opportunity NNH15ZDA010C +
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Implements education and outreach activities for the general public, including a monthly Astronomy lecture at the Bayamón Science Park and two monthly Astronomy observation activities ("star parties") in places away from the city. They publish a Popular Astronomy magazine titled "The Observer" that is distributed free of charge to members. They also provide Astronomy lectures and telescope viewing sessions on request to schools, colleges, summer camps, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Hosts the Jurisdiction’s NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) that provides NASA educational materials to in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, and informal educators in coordination with NASA Kennedy Space Center. They carry out a range of training activities designed to help the teachers learn how to implement effectively new NASA content and NASA educational materials in their pedagogy. UPR Mayagüez is also the Puerto Rico Training Center for the Mathematics and Physics Olympiads.
Receives groups of students of elementary, middle and high school from all over the Island throughout the academic year. They receive two contact hours of exciting education that is aligned beforehand with the curricular standards and the topics being covered in their science courses.
Students develop the Rocket Satellite Project. Undergraduate students take a two-semester course in which they design and build a science payload that is subsequently launched using a sounding rocket at NASA Wallops during summer. The rocket has an ejectable skin and nose cone that will expose experiments to the space environment fully at apogee.
Students carry out undergraduate research at the National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO). NURO is a consortium of undergraduate institutions from around the country, both public and private, that have joined together to provide training and research experiences for their students. Together they share 120 nights per year on Lowell Observatory's 31-inch telescope. UPR Humacao also mentors teams of high school and college students to participate in the annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. Organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, the race challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies.
Implements a range of Astronomy/Astrophysics workshops and conferences targeted at in-service teachers and informal educators. These training activities are designed around pertinent NASA missions, such as Cassini, Kepler and Mars Exploration Rovers.
Hosts the Jurisdiction’s NASA Aerospace Lab (AEL). The AEL is a state-of-the-art, electronically enhanced, computerized classroom that puts cutting-edge technology at the fingertips of middle and high school students. It engages students in real world challenges relative to both aeronautics and space exploration. The AEL houses real aerospace hardware and software including an Advanced Flight Simulator, a laboratory-grade, a research wind tunnel, and a working, short-wave radio receiver and hand-held global positioning systems, or GPS, for aviation. UPR Arecibo also hosts the Integrated Science Multi-use Laboratory (ISMuL). This innovative, multi-level, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary project has been designed to promote the advancement of education in Science, Math and Technology using a variety of strategies and approaches. ISMuL implements a range of training activities designed to help the teachers learn how to implement effectively new NASA content and NASA educational materials in their pedagogy.