Project Mentors

Through the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative (UNBSSI), the IHY Education and Public Outreach Program, and the United Nation's Office of Outer Space Affair's International Space Weather Initiative, our monitors are being deployed around the world, with an emphasis on Developing Nations. We have already placed over 300 SID and 25 AWESOME monitors.

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We would like to arrange for Mentors to serve as contacts and support for teachers and students in various developing regions of the world who are using our monitors. An ideal Mentor should have some, if not all, of the following capabilities:

We don't expect all our Mentors to play all these roles, but rather to provide what their skills suggest. Some guidance and assistance may be provided for those who are unfamiliar with certain requirements. First and foremost a Mentor should have a passion for science and a desire to assist and inspire. A Mentor need not be local -- in fact, most communication with the teacher and students will be via email or telephone. We are attempting to find ways to deal with the issue of languages.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor to a teacher and classroom in a developing nation, or to a classroom in the US, please contact Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers.