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NASA Education

Online Student Application

Logo for NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative LaunchPad Eligible students can access a portfolio of NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities through a single portal and a single application.
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NASA MissionSTEM

Three students MissionSTEM assists NASA grant recipients with their civil rights compliance efforts.
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EXPRESS E-mail Signup

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Comments and Questions

Astronaut Barbara Morgan observes a student working on a computer Send a comment or ask a question about the NASA Education Web Site.
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Educate to Innovate Campaign

White House logo President Obama has launched an "Educate to Innovate" campaign to improve the participation and performance of America's students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.
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About NASA's Education Program

NASA’s journeys into air and space have deepened humankind’s understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education. As the United States begins the second century of flight, the Nation must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to ensure that the next generation of Americans can accept the full measure of their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future. NASA will continue the Agency’s tradition of investing in the Nation’s education programs and supporting the country’s educators who play a key role in preparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the workforce of tomorrow. 

NASA will continue to pursue three major education goals:
-- Strengthening NASA and the Nation's future workforce 
-- Attracting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines 
-- Engaging Americans in NASA's mission

› NASA Education Brochure [PDF 815KB]

Education Leadership

Mr. Donald G. JamesMr. Donald G. James, Associate Administrator for Education
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Office of Education Meeting and Speaker Requests
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Education News

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Special Announcements

NASA Recommends Discontinuation of Student Rocket Activity

In 2012, an air pressurized paper rocket launcher being used by an educator failed. This launcher is described in NASA's Rockets Educator Guide, publications EG-2011-11-223-KSC, pp. 86-90 and EG-2008-05-060-KSC, pp. 86-90. NASA completed an engineering investigation into the failure and determined that the launcher, or design equivalents, should not be used. NASA has removed the launcher design from its website and its education curriculum. Individuals and organizations should immediately discontinue use of the launcher published in the referenced NASA publications. The point of contact for additional information is Diane DeTroye, NASA Office of Education, at nasaedpartners@nasa.gov. We request that your organization assist NASA in disseminating this information as widely as possible throughout the education community.

Summer of Innovation

Summer of Innovation The Summer of Innovation project provides hands-on learning opportunities for middle school students and educators through NASA-unique science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, educational activities during the summer school break. SOI is a key component of the agency's broader education program to increase student interest in STEM courses, particularly among those in underserved sectors of the academic community.
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Education Events Calendar

Announcements

Flask and colorful science symbolsMeet some of NASA’s women engineers, scientists, educators, interns and others.
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Exploration Design Challenge Winners Team ARES High School Students Create Winning Design for NASA's First Flight of Orion
Team ARES from Hampton, Va., will work with NASA to prepare their experimental design for flight later this year.
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› And Then There Were Five . . .
› Final Five Selected
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A group of children look at an Apollo capsule exhibit in a museumOpportunities for Informal Education Institutions
Proposers may request a grant or cooperative agreement to support NASA-themed STEM informal education.


Man in blue astronaut suit with two girlsInternational Space Education Board
ISEB members offer educational activities and programs for international participation.


NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden speaks from a podiumNASA Expands Its Education Portfolio With Digital Badging
NASA's efforts to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education took a giant leap forward this week at a digital learning badges event.


Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger Women@NASA
The website was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in mathematics, science and technology. › Women@NASA Website  →
› A Tribute to Women at NASA
› Aspire 2 Inspire Website  →

Related Links

Careers at NASA
Review job listings, post a resume and even apply for a NASA job online.

Business Opportunities
Find services related to NASA contracts, Small Business Programs, partnerships and submitting an idea or proposal to NASA.

Research Opportunities
NASA offices and field centers offer a wide variety of opportunities for researchers.
 

Page Last Updated: September 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Sandra May