Education & Outreach
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.
Student Newsletter: The Coronal Courant is a newsletter/zine for students. Find articles, news, announcements, career information and much more.
SPD Studentship Awards: This is your chance to obtain funding to travel to the annual SPD meeting wherever it may be!
SPD Student Poster Award: Present your work and get a prize for it.
Summer Schools: Travel to Hawai'i, Arizona, Colorado and many other exciting areas and get a crash course in some area of specialization within the Solar and Heliophysics research.
Opportunities at upcoming meetings: Come find out about all the cool activities and opportunities for you at the upcoming SPD meeting.
Job Center: Looking for a job? This is a good place to start!
Advice to the Young Astronomer, by Ed Nather.
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.
Preparing for the Eclipse: Communicating your Science to the Public
Tuesday, May 31, 12:00 - 2:00, UMC Room 247Explaining 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.