Education

Edna DeVore, a leader in astronomy and astrobiology education, retires

The night sky of the Eastern Sierra foothills nurtured young Edna Turner’s love of astronomy with inspiring views of stars, planets and galaxies.  Edna DeVore Full size image As a member of a cattle ranching family, she raised and showed Hereford cattle in 4-H, sending her on a leadership trajectory.  She made time to learn to play piano and guitar, and to excel in academics, graduating high…
Airborne Ambassadors on SOFIA

Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program

The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Program was one of the  27 organizations from across the United States selected by NASA for cooperative agreement awards  to implement a new strategic approach to more effectively engage learners of all ages on NASA science education programs and activities. Selections were made by the agency's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in…
AAAS

SETI Institute Fellow, Edna DeVore, Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 20, 2017, Mountain View, CA – SETI Institute Fellow and Director of Education at the SETI Institute Edna DeVore has been awarded the additional distinction of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is recognizing Edna for her distinguished contributions to astronomy education and to the professional communities working to increase appreciation…
First row: Jessica Yett, Caylin Ledterman, Lydia Jimenez, Christine Hirst, Kellie Fleming Second row: Jorge Hirmas, Justin Fournier, Pamela Harman, Sarah Arndt, Dana Backman, Kirstin DeGeer. Jessica and Kellie are AAA - District  Liaisons.

NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Update

Seven NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) and two district liaisons traveled to Palmdale for their SOFIA flight week experience. AAAs Caylin Ledterman and Justin Fournier, with Liaison Jessica Yett, from the Anaheim Union High School District; AAAs Sarah Arndt, Christine Hirst, and Lydia Jimenez from William S. Hart Union High School District; and AAAs Kirstin DeGeer and Jorge Hirmas, with…

2017 REU Students Lightning Talks

Presented by the SETI Institute and SRI, this SETI Talks event will feature the SETI Institute's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Class of 2017. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the SRI International Conference Center in Menlo Park. The REU program is in its 12th year at the SETI Institute. Students who have previously participated in this program…
Tracking the Sun

Girl Scouts Works with the SETI Institute to Skyrocket Girls’ Interest in STEM

The organizations will celebrate Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts on August 21 with total solar eclipse viewing events. Mountain View, CA—Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced new details about a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. Funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute, the program…
Girl Scout Stars

Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts

On August 21, as the shadow of the moon races across the continental United States at more than 1,000 miles per hour, Girl Scouts of the USA – councils, volunteers and girls – will be poised to safely view the solar eclipse and engage in the interactive astronomy event of the decade. A scout tries to get a handle on the way sunlight falls on the Earth. Download full size credit: Girl Scouts of…
REU Students

Where are they now? From REU student to lead author of a peer-reviewed article in the Astronomical Journal: Sarah Blunt

Now going into its 12th year, the SETI Institute’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program hosts students who are paired with SETI Institute research scientists for a nine-week summer internship program. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), REU receives hundreds of applications each year for a handful of available internships. Projects span the field of astrobiology from…