Volume: 05, Issue: 15 08/08/2007 
Air Force Association Logo, image credit: AFA.
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Flying over the unlit side of Saturn's rings, the Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's glow, while the planet's shadow casts a wide net on the rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona.
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Artists conceptual drawing of the two spacecraft in orbit around the sun. Image credit: NASA.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
STS-118 Launches
Mars Exploration Rover Status Report: Situation Improves
NASA Spacecraft Heads for Polar Region of Mars
NASA’s Spitzer Spies Monster Galaxy Pileup
 

Grant Opportunities

Air Force Association Grant Opportunity
The Air Force Association's (AFA) Grant program is designed to promote aerospace education activities in classrooms for kindergarten through twelfth grade. The program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. Through a partnership with Space Explorers, Inc., teachers can apply for a grant to receive $250. Applications will be accepted August 1 – November 15, 2007. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please review the grant Guidelines and follow the Checklist directions. All applications must be submitted online. The AFA will no longer accept paper applications for this grant. The AFA will announce the winners no later than January 15, 2008.
To learn more about the Air Force Association, visit:
http://www.afa.org/.

Pitsco/Hearlihy/FTE Grant
The Foundation for Technology Education in cooperation with Pitsco/Hearlihy & Company proudly announces the $2,000 Pitsco/Hearlihy/FTE Grant in honor of Tom and Mary Hearlihy. The grant is for a technology teacher at any grade level (K-12). Its purpose is to recognize and encourage the integration of a quality technology education program within the school curriculum.
For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.iteaconnect.org/Awards/granthearlihy.htm.

National Education Association Foundation
The vision of the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation is a great public education for every student. These grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm.

Toshiba America Foundation
Tobisha offers grants to, "improve science and mathematics education, one classroom at a time." Any K-6 teacher in a public or private (non-profit) school is eligible. Grants will be awarded to the teacher’s school and will be restricted for use by the teacher in his/her classroom. Only one application per teacher is allowed.
Visit the following website for an application:
http://www.toshiba.com/tafpub/upload/page/100045/applic_K-6.pdf.

    
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