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Live Interactions

During the course of the S/MORE project, various NASA experts will be available for live interactions with students. These scheduled events will take place on WebChat only.

Each event will be scheduled to provide schools with maximum flexibility.


WebChat is a technology in which you type brief thoughts while others are doing the same thing. There will be regularly scheduled WebChats with S/MORE organizers and others who drop in. These sessions can provide a chance to get familiar with the system before a scheduled conference with a NASA expert.

This link will let you visit the Moderated ChatRoom.

Chatting with NASA experts

Archive of Chats with Experts.

As additional WebChat sessions with NASA experts are scheduled they will be listed here. If you plan to participate in any event, please RSVP for each event to Andrea by sending a brief Email note to andream@quest.arc.nasa.gov. This RSVP is very important, since it will allow us to ensure that the chatroom does not become too crowded.

Scheduled WebChat Sessions

No WebChats are scheduled at this time.

Recent WebChat Sessions
Wednesday, December 18 from 10-11 AM Pacific (1-2 PM Eastern)
Cecilia Wigley is a System Safety, Reliability & Quality Assurance Lead at NASA Ames Research Center. She is responsible for insuring that equipment flown in space is safe and functions properly. Please read her biography to learn more.

Wednesday, December 04 from 10-11 AM Pacific (1-2 PM Eastern)
Karen Borski is a Mission Science Support Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center. She is responsible for archiving data for life science experiments on computers. Please read about Karen's background in her biography.

Wednesday, November 20 from 10-11 AM Pacific (1-2 PM Eastern)
Tana Hoban-Higgins is a Principal Investigator at the University of California, Davis. She is involved in designing experiments to study the internal body clocks of beetles in space. Please read her biography to learn more about how studying beetles' internal body clocks may help humans in space in the future.

Wednesday, November 13 from 10-11 AM Pacific (1-2 PM Eastern)
John James is NASA's Chief Toxicologist, and is responsible for studying chemicals that could harm people in spaceflight and on the ground as well. Please read his biography for additional details about his career and personal life. Deborah Harm is a Human Physiologist studying the effects of spaceflight on humans. Learn more about her work in her biography.

The first such event happened in conjunction with NetDay 96 on October 12. But a different chat room was used. Please visit the NetDay96 site for more details. An archive of the event was saved.

Chatting with other teachers and with S/MORE staff

There were also opportunities for teachers to chat with other teachers and with project staff. As active interaction continues on the The Great Plant Debate the weekly chats have been discontinued.

Archive of WebChats with teachers and S/MORE-staff

As well, a weekly web chat for home-schoolers will be held each Wednesday at 11:00am Pacific (2:00pm Eastern). The forum will be hosted by homeschooler Gayle Remisch, from London, Ontario, Canada. An archive of these sessions is available.


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