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Sonja Alexander
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Amy Johnson
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Aug. 17, 2010
 
RELEASE : 10-192
 
 
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 in the Global Climate Change Education Awards illustrated innovative approaches to using NASA content in elementary, secondary and undergraduate teaching, and lifelong learning. The proposals emphasized engaging students in NASA Earth observation data and Earth system models, and 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. The grants support NASA's goal of engaging students in the critical disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and inspiring the next generation of researchers and explorers.

The 17 proposals will fund organizations in Washington, D.C., and 13 states: 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 performance period is up to three years and awards range in value from $300,000 to $700,000.

For a list of selected organizations and projects descriptions, click on "Selected Proposals" and look for "Global Climate Change Education" at:

http://nspires.nasaprs.com


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education

 

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