In the Summer of 2011, Teachers in Space will offer five one-week professional-development workshops for high-school science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. Teachers in Space project manager Edward Wright announced the workshops during the final session of the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which took place here today.
â€œNext summer, teachers will have opportunities to experience unpowered aircraft flight with a former NASA Shuttle commander, to fly a flight simulator for the next generation of reusable spacecraft, to study the effects of high-altitude flight in a university altitude chamber, and to build experiments that will fly on a suborbital vehicle,â€ Wright said.
In the summer of 2011, high-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers will have the chance to fly experiments on an early unmanned flight of a suborbital reusable launch vehicle (RLV). The Excelsior STEM mission was announced here today by Teachers in Space, a nonprofit project of the Space Frontier Foundation.
Speaking at the annual Space Exploration Educators Conference, Teachers in Space project manager Edward Wright said â€œExcelsior STEM will provide a historic opportunity for high-school STEM teachers to gain hands-on experience with space-science hardware.â€ (more…)
Dallas, TX â€“ The nonprofit Teachers in Space program has been selected by NASA to create an innovative professional-development program for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers.
â€œThe NASA Education Office has selected Teachers in Space for funding under NASAâ€™s K-12 Cooperative Agreement Notice,â€ Teachers in Space project manager Edward Wright said today. â€œUnder this cooperative agreement, Teachers in Space will receive approximately $400,000 in funding and work with NASA to take STEM education to a new level.â€
Killeen principal chosen to fly into space KXXV-TV
Maureen Adams, the principal at West Ward Elementary School, will be taking off into space in about two years. She’s one of seven educators chosen nationwide to participate in the new “Teachers in Space” program.