Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 - 2013 HICAP Coursework

2012 – 2013 HICAP will cover:
  • Wireless Fidelity Access to the Internet via computer, phone, games, mobile devices
  • Intro to Technical Terminology
  • Frequency—AM, FM; oscilloscopes
  • Bandwidth—The Currency of the Internet
  • Bits, Bytes
  • Binary Code on ASCII Table
  • Scientific Notation
  • Qubits
  • The Earth’s Core—Compasses, Lodestones, Magnets
  • Periodic Table of Elements—gold, copper; semi-conductors and insulators
  • Function of Light Emitting Diodes
  • Mastering Gaming with Konami Codes
Supplemental Coursework:
The Sun
Aurora Borealis in the northern hemisphere
Aurora Australis in the southern hemisphere
International Meteorological Organization—
Observed Holidays:
November—Thanksgiving: November 22, 2012
December—Raising Cane Party & Welcome Winter Solstice: 12/12
January— Enjoy New Year Celebrations throughout the world: 1/9
February—Chinese New Year: 2/10 through 2/24
February—Black History Month—honors NASA Director, Charles Bolden
March—Women’s History Month
March—Spring Equinox: 3/20
April through May—HICAP in Review
June—Graduation Celebration: June 12, 2013
After September 26, 2012, for synopses of HICAP discussions, go to:

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Because the Internet was designed to connect and share knowledge, for the ISOC HICAP 2012 - 2013 Session, we will expand to serve all ages, all languages and folks of all abilities; any place in the world.
The site that you are currently viewing will continue to provide updates of our goals and progress.
Beginning September 26, 2012, you can access our Internet  technology coursework at the HICAP Virtual Internet Learning Lab:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


The EDL Team (Entry, Descent and Landing) at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in California along with the world awaited the, nuclear powered roving laboratory Curiosity’s August 2012 landing in the Gale Crater in Mt. Olympus on Mars. The purpose for this mission is to find carbon based life utilizing SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars). An eight month journey for this six-wheeled rover with mounted panoramic 360°camera, we currently anticipate the transmission of detailed images and data about soil samples.
For updates go to:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mars Landing

I’ve been up all night with NASA TV. Curiosity landed at 1:31 ET; quite exciting. HICAP is awaiting the high resolution images to come in two days. And, we are looking forward to feedback from Curiosity’s rendezvous with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Odyssey utilizing HiRISE—High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment and relaying different types of data—basic radio frequency and Ultra High Frequency radio data. Data is received by NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna dishes in California, Spain and Australia; truly is a global education effort. Go world!