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2006

December 11
Webcast: Mars Rovers: Two Thousand Sunsets on Mars
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Tune in for a Mars rover webcast lecture on Thursday January 25 at 7 p.m. PT. JPL's Bruce Banerdt will talk about three years of amazing discovery carried out by NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers.



November 16
Robot menagerie
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View images of many different kinds of robots at the BBC's "Robot Menagerie".



November 15
FIRST Robotics Competition sponsorships
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A list of FIRST Robotics Competition sponsorships provided by the Robotics Alliance Project is now available to view here.



November 01
Botball Robotics
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Interested in the 2007 Botball Robotics Competition? Registration is open now! Check registration requirements and deadlines on Botball's website.



November 01
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Screen Saver
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Download a new NASA screen saver to get updated images and information from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Learn more about MRO on the mission website.



October 24
Back to school with NASA
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Heading back to school? Learn how to get your classroom involved with NASA via the Student Observation Network, the Exploring Space Challenges program or the Mars Student Imaging Project.



October 23
FIRST Robotics Competition sponsorships
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NASA's FIRST Robotics Competition sponsorship application process in now closed.



September 13
NASA Quest Challenge
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Registration is open for the NASA Quest Lunar Research Station Design Challenge. Through the challenge, students in grades 5-8 will be challenged to design and build a full- or scale-model of an Earth-based research station that will support living adaptively and working efficiently on the Moon.



August 11
NASA Student Opportunities
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Interested in working at NASA? Check out NASA's student opportunities.



August 10
Summer Robotics Course
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Register now for a new online robotics course that will run 8/8-9/7. It is aimed at high school students but is available to the general public. Learn more and register on the course website.



June 28
NASA's Virtual Astronaut School
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Thinking of one day becoming a NASA astronaut? Here's your chance to join a series of virtual training exercises to see if you've got what it takes. Check out the EdSpace Astronaut School online.



May 15
Robotics summer camps
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Check out this list of some of the robotics summer camps that are available around the country. And don't forget to check out our educational matrix.



May 15
Webcast: Cassini Spacecraft at Saturn
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Have a look behind the scenes as Cassini Mission Controllers send commands to the distant robot spacecraft. Tune in to a webcast lecture from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. PDT.



May 12
WEBCAST: Imagine Mars
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Tune in to a webcast on July 31 at 11 a.m. PDT to learn how community organizations have partnered with NASA to help students envision and create a futuristic community on Mars.



May 12
Summer Robotics Course
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Register now for a new online robotics course that will run 8/8-9/7. It is aimed at high school students but is available to the general public. Learn more and register on the course website. Click here for information on the 2006 National Conference on Educational Robotics.



May 11
Launch Into Summer at NASA Ames
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"Launch Into Summer" is a 7-day residential program (6/25-7/1) at NASA Ames Research Center open to all girls entering grades 9-12 in the fall. Participants can choose between Robotics and Aeronautics. Click here for more detailed information and registration.



May 10
Webcast: The Moon, Mars, and Beyond
Image of human explorers on moon
Learn about NASA's vision for going to the moon, Mars, and beyond via a webcast lecture from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. PDT.



April 19
Botball Educational Robotics
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KISS Institute is pleased to announce that the 2006 National Conference on Educational Robotics will be held in Norman, Oklahoma from July 7 - 10, 2006. Pre-conference sessions will be held on July 6, 2006. Conference activities will be held at the National Center for Employee Development in Norman, Oklahoma.



April 18
FIRST Robotics Championship - Archives
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The FIRST Robotics Championship took place April 27-29. Archives of some of the matches are available here. [*NOTE: The files only work if accessed via Internet Explorer.] You can also watch some of the archived regionals and a game animation!



April 18
Webcast: Planetary Robotics
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Learn about future robots, rovers and other movable explorers via a webcast lecture from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. PDT.



April 18
FIRST Robotics post-season competition
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The regular FIRST Robotics season may be over, but now it's time for post-season events. Check out Monty Madness on Saturday, May 20. Click here for stream.



April 06
NASA's Digital Learning Network
Digital Learning Network
Through the Digital Learning Network, learners at all levels have the opportunity to interact with NASA scientists via videoconferencing. Check out the Event Catalog for more.



February 24
Phoenix Mission to Mars
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Learn about the educational opportunities associated with the 2007 Phoenix Mission to Mars by reading the latest Phoenix Mission Newsletter.



February 23
Summer Institutes for Teachers
Marine Advanced Technology Education Center
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center is offering two NSF-funded summer institutes for high school, community college, and university teachers. Applications are due by 4/10/06.



February 21
Apply for NASA Internships and Research Programs
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Interested in a NASA internship or job? Check out NASA's Student Opportunities site. JPL also offers other opportunities throughout the year.



February 21
Robot exhibit online
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Check out the online component of the National Museums of Scotland robot exhibit. Click on the "Robots Teachers' Notes" for more background information.



February 08
WEBCAST: What Do Engineers Do?
Mars Exploration Rover
Do you know what engineers do? Ever wonder about all the different kinds of engineering? Learn more by watching the archive of the Women Working on Mars webcast linked from the Mars Rovers or Imagine Mars websites.



January 12
Botball Robotics Competition Kick-Off
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The Botball robotics competition kick-off took place at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma on January 6 and 7. There is still time to register in most regions, if you hurry! Check out the season schedule to find Botball near you!




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