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2011 NASA Education Highlights -- Inspiring, Engaging and Educating the Next Generation of Explorers
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Audience: Educators
Grades: All
Product Number: NP-2012-10-910-HQ

NASA's Office of Education is charged with the role of inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among America's students through a variety of programs and initiatives. During 2011, the agency's innovative efforts reached thousands of learners, educators and institutions nationwide with NASA STEM content. The agency's four major education outcomes are focused on the following:
  1. Strengthening NASA's and the nation's future workforce.
  2. Attracting and retaining students in STEM disciplines.
  3. Engaging Americans in NASA's mission.
  4. Building strategic partnerships to promote STEM literacy.
Read the highlights of NASA's education strategy in pursuance of these goals. In 2011, NASA’s STEM education programs reached more than 700,000 K-12 students and 4,000 students through higher education initiatives such as NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities. Additionally, NASA-related exhibits and programming were featured in more than 400 museums and science centers, engaging students with STEM through educational and creative activities.

2011 NASA Education Highlights [2MB PDF file]