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  September 2011

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Space Studies Board Annual Report 2010
Space Studies Board Annual Report 2010

 

The SSB provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications, and it serves as the focal point within the National Academies for activities on space research.This volume reviews the organization, activities, and reports of the SSB for the year 2010.
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Report of a Workshop of Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking
Report of a Workshop of Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking
Report of a Workshop of Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking focuses on pedagogical considerations for computational thinking. The workshop was structured to gather pedagogical inputs and insights from educators who have addressed computational thinking in their work with K-12 teachers and students. It illuminates different approaches to computational thinking and explores lessons learned and best practices.
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An Interim Report on NASA's Technology Roadmap
An Interim Report on NASA's Technology Roadmap
For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to achieve many of its space science and exploration goals over the next several decades, dramatic advances in space technology will be necessary. NASA has developed a set of 14 draft roadmaps to guide the development of such technologies under the leadership of the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT). In this interim report, the NRC provides several initial observations that will be expanded on in the final report to be released in 2012. 
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Upcoming Meetings

September 10-11
Committee on the Mathematical Sciences in 2025
Board on Mathematical Sciences & Their Applications
Jonsson Center of the National Academies
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September 22-23
Undergraduate Physics Education Research and Implementation Committee Meeting 4
Board on Physics and Astronomy
Jonsson Center of the National Academies in Woods Hole, MA
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September 23-24
Plasma Science Committee Fall Meeting
Board on Physics and Astronomy
Irvine, CA
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September 26-27
Assessment of Solid State Lighting
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Jonsson Center of the National Academies
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September 27-28
Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology Assessment
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Jonsson Center of the National Academies
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Celebrate CSTB's Anniversary
 

The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Pre-register for the Fall Meeting, including the panel discussion "CSTB then, now, and in the future," by September 6. The event will take place on September 13 in the Keck Center.
 

What are some of your favorite CSTB reports over the years? Follow @cstb on Twitter and join the conversation about #CSTBat25.

New Worlds, New Horizons Available as Booklet

2020_vision_coverA richly-illustrated 30-page booklet, titled 2020 Vision: An Overview of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, is now available. The booklet describes the science and the high-priority projects discussed in the 2010 astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Survey chair Roger Blandford, executive officer Lynne Hillenbrand, and members Michael Turner and Debbie Elmegreen worked closely with NRC staff and consultants Hugh van Horn, Michael Specian, and Shannon Thomas to produce the booklet. The booklet is intended for policymakers, the general public, the media, and young students interested in science, and astronomy, in particular. It will be distributed to high schools across the country and made available for free. 

To order a booklet, please conact Teri Thorowgood.

Making Solid State Lighting a Bit Clearer

ssl_storyIn early August, Jonna Hamilton, John Holmes and members from the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems' (BEES) solid state lighting committee toured and received demonstrations at a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) color laboratory. The lab is used to test various solid state and other light technologies within a controlled environment to compare how different lights impact different colors.

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