Education: December 2010 Archives

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 is Sent to the President's Desk

"Today, the House of Representatives concurred with the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5116, America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 by a bipartisan vote of 228 to 130. The bill aims to maintain our national economic and scientific leadership by: supporting basic research; improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and fostering innovation, especially the development of new energy technologies."

Ralph Steckler Space Grant Space Colonization Research and Technology Development Opportunity Phase II

"The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education invites proposals for the NASA Ralph Steckler/Space Grant Space Colonization Research and Technology Development Opportunity (hereafter "Steckler/Space Grant Opportunity"). Proposals may only be submitted by the 18 Phase 1 awardees. Each funded proposal is expected to address innovative, meaningful, and enduring research and technology development activities that could enable space colonization."

NASA Selects 18 University Proposals for Ralph Steckler Space Grant Colonization Space Grants, 28 October 2009, earlier post

Keith's note: The opening text of the CAN agreement says that the release date for this solicitation was 11 November 2010 - and that the Notice of Intent letters were due on 30 November 2010. Yet the first time anything is formally posted on NASA's procurement site is 13 December 2010. Proposals are due in a month (12 January 2011) and there are two major holidays in between. What a nice way for JSC to make certain that no one - especially students and faculty preparing for exams and away on vacation - have much time to prepare anything for submittal.

The notice says "for informational uses only". What is the point of posting information that is already out of date? Why not post it when it has some value i.e. 11 November 2010 - not 13 December 2010? Did it ever ocur to anyone that there might be interested parties or indiviuals out there who might approach one or more of the initial 18 selectees to offer assistance?



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