EVE Education and Public Outreach (EPO)
The EVE Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program is provided by the CU-CIRES Outreach group.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Extreme Ultrviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) project will contribute to the broad educational objectives of the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program, to engage the public and work within the formal education system to improve the teaching of science, mathematics, and technology in the United States. Guiding scientific questions are those of the Sun-Earth Connections theme and the LWS EPO national program: Why does the sun vary? How do the planets respond to solar variability? How do the sun and galaxy interact? How does solar variability affect life and society?
The mission specific goals of the EVE EPO program described here are:
- To bring the excitement and importance of this mission and this research to multiple educational sectors (formal K 12, informal, public);
- To integrate the scientific content areas of this mission solar variability in EUV and other wavelengths, effect of solar variability on climate and technology, engineering innovations and satellite design into formal and informal educational venues;
- To contribute to the space science education and career awareness of educationally disadvantaged students;
- To engage EVE space scientists effectively in education;
- To coordinate the EVE EPO plans with NASA LWS and Sun-Earth Connections Forum;
- To peer review and evaluate our products for effectiveness and broad applicability, and to disseminate these products to the widest possible audience.
The details of the EVE EPO high school course are given in the Classroom Experiments link under the Education menu.
Some useful education / outreach links:
SDO EPO site at NASA GSFC
CU CIRES Outreach site
Colorado Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program
St. Vrain Valley MESA program
CU Fiske Planetarium and Science Center
Space Science Institute (SSI) Education and Outreach
Stanford Solar Center – SID Monitor