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  Session: Pre-college/Informal and Outreach
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: The National Science Olympiad (NSO) /NASA Space Science STEM Outreach Network
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:15PM
  Author: Donna L. Young,, NASA/CXC/NSO,
617-319-1616, dlyoung.nso@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: There are opportunities to become involved with the National Science Olympiad/NASA Universe of Learning; Astrophysics STEM Learning & Literacy Network. NSO is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing interest in science for all students, creating a STEM-literate workforce, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by students and educators. These goals are achieved by participating in events at invitational, regional, state and/or national Science Olympiad tournaments, and incorporating Science Olympiad events into classroom curricula. Events address the NGSS scientific practices, crosscutting concepts and core disciplinary ideas from every scientific discipline, including astronomy. Knowledgeable event supervisors and well-written events for all levels of competition are difficult to find for astronomy. Instructors and students can sponsor an invitational, write invitational, regional or state events, becoming event supervisors, or contribute questions to the test bank. The NSO website provides information on developing and/or supervising astronomy events.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT Atlanta Poster PST2B02.pptx

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