The following invitation was passed on to our STAR_Net Libraries by the NASA Science Mission Directorate, please review it carefully to see if you, or someone you know, may be interested! -Anne

You are invited to join the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Independent Product Review conducted by The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). As frequently as once a quarter, you may be invited to review NASA Earth and space science themed science education products based on your education and/or research experience.  You will be offered a modest honorarium that reflects the work load for your panel (unless you are a federal employee). If you participate in a particular review, you will have roughly one month to look over the product(s). The product(s) are available via a login portal or mailed to you if they are physical products.  You will rate the products based on a set of criteria and list any strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions you wish to include via an online form.  At the conclusion of the review, you participate in a short telecon where you will discuss the products with your fellow panel members (scientists and educators).

If you wish to look over the criteria or read more about the review, please visit
If you wish to apply to become a reviewer for the NASA SMD, please fill out the application form at and send an email to   If you have any questions, please contact John Ensworth.

We look forward to working with you,

John Ensworth
NASA SMD Independent Product Review PI
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
1600 Wilson Blvd. Suite 705
Arlington, VA 22209
Cell: (720)378-2771