Education & Outreach


For Students | For Educators | On SPD Outreach Opportunities |

NEW: Student Poster Award Winner for 2016


Shaheda Begum Shaik's (NJIT) poster on "Source Dynamics of the Microwave emission during Solar Flares with new EOVSA data" won the 2016 SPD Student Poster Award. To read this poster and those of recent years' winners, see our "For Students" page.

For Students

For Educators

  • K - 12: Links and resources for K - 12 science and math teachers.

  • Higher Ed: Links and resources for college, undergraduate, and graduate level professors.

  • Links: Links to SPD missions and SPD mission education and outreach sites.

SPD Outreach Opportunities

  • How to Get Involved: Ever wanted to get involved to help spread the word and excited the public about all the cool science going on within our community? Well... this is your chance!

  • SPD EPO Committee: A list of current EPO committee members and how to become a member yourself.

  • SPD Booth: Information on how to provide images and content for the SPD booth and other ways to help out.

  • AstroZone & Exploration Station: Information on how to support special outreach events held at SPD, AAS, and AGU meetings.

  • Links: Information on how to support special outreach events held at SPD, AAS, and AGU meetings.

  • Report your EPO events

Preparing for the Eclipse: Communicating your Science to the Public

Tuesday, May 31, 12:00 - 2:00, UMC Room 247

Explaining science to our peers, the general public, the media, friends, and family can be challenging. There are however, techniques to be learned that can help even the most experienced improve their skills. In this two-hour workshop with Dr. Kim Childers of the University of Florida's School of Journalism and Communcation, we will work together to hone our techniques and avoid common pitfalls such as overuse of jargon and not providing context. Students and early career researchers are stongly encouraged to attend, but the workshop will provide tips for even the senior scientist. Bring your laptop or tablet.

Lunch will be provided if you register for the workshop in advance.