- Jan 18: Prva srednja informatička škola, a small school in Zagreb, Croatia was host to an ARISS radio contact with Scott Tingle. During the contact, he answered all 20 of the students’ questions as more than 50 people looked on. Those attending included Zagreb’s mayor, and reporters from three national TV stations and one local station along with two radio outlets and three additional news agencies. The school places great importance on STEM-related subjects and uses innovative curriculum techniques involving special workshops, virtual reality, field work and research. The ARISS event was streamed live and can be seen (begin at 18 minutes) at: http://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/uzivo-na-indexu-nasi-ucenici-poceli-razgovor-s-astronautima-u-svemiru-doznali-smo-pitanja/1020095.aspx
- Jan 16: Almost all 20 members of the new ARISS-US Education Committee attended the committee’s inaugural meeting, a GoTo online meeting. (A few members were detained on icy gridlocked roads.) Committee members learned a little about SCaN and CASIS and its Space Station Explorers program, including Space Station Ambassadors. A lively discussion ensued about sharing STEM lesson ideas and other education resources such as videos of their own students teaching other students how to do radio activities. The committee will meet once a month.
- Jan 22: Naka Junior High School students in Kakamigahara City, Japan will have an ARISS contact with Mark Vande Hei.
- Jan 24: Mark Vande Hei will support an ARISS contact for the English School in Nicosia, Cyprus.
- Jan 31: The Central Magnet Math and Science Elementary School in Batesville, AR, will host an ARISS contact with Joe Acaba.