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NASA chooses educational projects to encourage participation in STEM

The NASA has selected projects museums, science centers, library systems and other informal education organizations across the country. These projects have all received the TEAM II award (Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions).

These projects will bring space exploration into previously poorly served areas. In addition, students will be able to participate more actively in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The initiative is overseen by the NASA Informal Education Community Anchors.

NASA’s ambitions know no bounds

Mike Kincaid, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Engagement in STEM, talks about the agency’s bold plans. In reality, the goal is tourge students to do great discoveries, by engaging them in STEM. The Community Anchor Awards allow you to reach a diverse audience, while supporting NASA missions and projects.

The selected institutions meet the community’s needs for STEM engagement. They share NASA’s resources and learning opportunities in these areas. This includes among others a funding to support organizations’ proposals to strengthen their local impact.

$ 520,000 allocated to selected projects

The agency will grant a total of approximately 520,000 dollars for projects of1 to 2 years which will serve:

  • To diverse populations, including students from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM;
  • To urban and rural areas with low economic potential;
  • To tribal communities;
  • To new Americans and refugees.

In more detail, NASA will select projects through 16 states. These serve communities ranging from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to rural Alaska. Under-served areas will also be taken into account.

Those responsible for the selected projects will form the inaugural group of a NASA Informal Education Learning Cohort. This event will be managed by the Musée de la NASA and theAlliance for Informal Education. This program will develop their skills on the implementation of NASA activities. The lucky ones will be able to refine their ideas, lead teams and obtain the support of stakeholders.

Prizes will be distributed to encourage participants and to establish a cohesion between local communities as well as NASA.

In fact, the US Aerospace Agency wants to inspire the next generation to explore the STEM-related opportunities. For this, she counts to supply schools, teachers and parents resources needed to inspire the students around them. Interesting fact: NASA prioritizes rewarding extracurricular activities.

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