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Amy Johnson
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amy.johnson@nasa.gov
08.17.10
 
RELEASE : 10-075
 
 
NASA Announces 2010 Global Climate Change Education Awards
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA has awarded $7.7 million in cooperative agreements to 17 organizations across the United States to enhance learning through the use of NASA's Earth Science resources. The selected organizations include colleges and universities, nonprofit groups, and a community college.

The winning proposals illustrated innovative approaches to using NASA content to support elementary, secondary and undergraduate teaching and learning, and through lifelong learning. There is a particular emphasis on engaging students using NASA Earth observation data and Earth system models, as well as providing climate-related research experiences for teachers and undergraduate students.

Each cooperative agreement is expected to leverage NASA's unique contributions in climate and Earth system science. These grants support NASA's goal of engaging students in the critical disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and inspiring the next generation of explorers.

The 17 proposals will fund organizations in Washington D.C. as well as in 13 states, including: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Winning proposals were selected through a merit-based, peer-reviewed competition. The awards have up to a three-year period of performance and range in value from about $300,000 to $700,000.

The cooperative agreements are part of a program that Congress began in fiscal year 2008. For a list of selected organizations and projects descriptions, click on "Selected Proposals" and look for "Global Climate Change Education" at:


For information about NASA's Education programs, visit:





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