Profiles in Education: Students Solve Real-World Problems With Classroom Math

Between 2012 and 2014, Sarah Ortega participated in the STEM Teacher and Researcher, or STAR, program as a pre-service teacher and after her first year of teaching. Today, she teaches math at Amador Valley Hgih School in Pleasanton, California, using real-world problems.

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Planet Hunters Named in TIME’s Top 100 Most Influential People

Three extraordinary planet-hunters have been recognized by TIME Magazine as this year’s top 100 most influential people: Natalie Batalha from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley; Michael Gillon from the University of Liège in Belgium; and Guillem Anglada-Escudé from the Queen Mary University in London.

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Profiles in Education: Little Things Make Big Things Happen

During her senior year in high school, Ruchi Pandya participated in the Volunteer Internship Program at Ames Research Center, where she worked in a nanotechnology research laboratory. Today, she is a student at the California Institute of Technology ,where she is pursuing a double major in computer science and business, economics and management.

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From Orbit to Core: Scientific Synergy between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey

Building on a 50-year-old partnership, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are expanding their cooperation with the relocation of one of the largest USGS science groups in the western United States to the NASA Ames Research Center campus in Silicon Valley.

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