Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 17:38:43 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-37: 2003 DPS Prizes

Greetings DPS colleagues -

       |1) 2003 DPS PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT                           |
       |2) PUMAS -- Practical Uses of Math And Science           |



Congratulations to the recipients of the 2003 DPS prizes! These awards
will be formally presented at the Monterey meeting in September 2003.

Robin M. Canup - 2003 Harold C. Urey Prize recipient, in recognition
                 for her work advancing our understanding of the
                 Moon's origin and dynamical evolution, including
                 the origin of the lunar inclination.

Stephen J. Ostro - 2003 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize recipient, recognized
                   for being a pioneer and principal driving force
                   in the area of asteroid radar astronomy.

Reta F. Beebe - 2003 Harold Masursky Award recipient, in recognition of
                substantial service contributions to the planetary
                science community throughout her long career.

The Carl Sagan medal is not awarded in 2003.


PUMAS -- Practical Uses of Math And Science

Here's an opportunity to make a high-impact contribution to K-12 
education with a relatively small investment of time and effort. 
PUMAS is an on-line journal of brief examples illustrating how math 
and science concepts taught in pre-college classes are actually used 
in everyday life.  PUMAS examples may be activities, anecdotes, 
descriptions of "neat ideas," formal exercises, puzzles, or 
demonstrations, written primarily by scientists, in any style that 
serves the material well.  They are intended mainly to help K-12 
teachers enrich their presentation of science and math in the 
classroom.  All examples are distributed via the PUMAS web site. 

All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least one scientist with a
relevant background, and at least one teacher at an appropriate grade
level.  Once accepted, an example is a citable reference in a refereed
science education journal, and may be listed in your resume.  Teachers
can search the PUMAS collection based on curriculum topic, grade level,
or subject.  They can select relevant examples, and develop ideas of
their own about how to integrate the material into their lesson plans.

Interested in participating?  The examples are available to everyone
via the PUMAS web site.  We also need teachers at all grade levels,
scientists, and engineers to volunteer for the pool of PUMAS
reviewers.  And we are always looking for good examples of the
Practical Uses of Math And Science.

	The PUMAS Web Site:


                               Melissa McGrath, DPS Secretary-Treasurer
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