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K-12 Projects

Contact Information

Dr. Susan A. Currie
Educator Professional Development Coordinator
Academic Affairs Office
Marshall Space Flight Center
Mail Stop HS30
Huntsville, AL 35812
Phone: 256-544-3629
Fax: 256-544-7968
Email: Susan.Currie@nasa.gov

Ms. Julie D. Clift
STEM Engagement Coordinator
Academic Affairs Office
Marshall Space Flight Center
Mail Stop HS30
Huntsville, AL 35812
Phone: 256-961-1334
Fax: 256-544-8549
Email: Julie.D.Clift@nasa.gov

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Marshall Space Flight Center - NASA K-12 Education Opportunities

Students and educators may explore and experience unique space and aeronautics content through NASA's education opportunities for K-12 education in the Marshall Space Flight Center region and nationwide. Learn about ways to interact with NASA engineers and scientists in the programs listed below.

Click "Find out more" for further details and contact information. You can also view an alphabetical list of all student, educator and faculty programs.
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Student Project Descriptions

Digital Learning Network
[Educators and Students Grades K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
DLN offers videoconferencing or Webcasting at no charge, providing interactive educational experiences to students and educators from kindergarten to university levels across the Nation and around the world.
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FIRST Robotics
[Students Grades 9-12]
[Available: Nationally]
The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.
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NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge
[Students Grades 9-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally & Internationally]
The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (formerly NASA Great Moonbuggy Race) is an engineering design challenge that will focus on NASA’s future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds. Participants will design, construct, and test technologies for mobility devices to perform in different extraterrestrial terrain environments. The challenge will provide valuable experiences that engage students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.
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National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
[Faculty and Students Grades Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
This program provides NASA funding for space-related research, education and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia.
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Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy
[Students Grades K-12]
[Available: CA, FL, GA, IN, MD, MI, NM, NY, NC, OH, SD, TN, TX, VA and WV]
The NASA SEMAA project is comprised of three unique, core components that collectively engage K-12 students, parents and adult family members, and teachers in exciting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, opportunities.
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Student Launch
[Students Grades 7-12]
[Available: Nationally]
Student Launch is a research-based, competitive and experiential exploration project that provides relevant and cost-effective research and development to support the Space Launch System. The project involves reaching a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and non-academic teams across the nation in an eight-month commitment to design, build, and fly payloads or vehicle components that support SLS.
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Student Volunteer Service Project
[Students Grades 11-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
The project involves students gaining work experience and knowledge in early career exploration.
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Educator Project Descriptions

Digital Learning Network
[Educators and Students Grades K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
DLN offers videoconferencing or Webcasting at no charge, providing interactive educational experiences to students and educators from kindergarten to university levels across the Nation and around the world.
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Educator Professional Development
[Educators Grades K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is able to deliver various forms of professional learning experiences for educators with the intended outcome of positively affecting students in grades K-Higher Education through highly trained science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educators. Educator Professional Development is available for pre-service, in-service, informal and higher education staff through one or more of the following delivery techniques:

  • Face-to-Face Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Web Shops (facilitated webinar)
  • Online Coursework

For additional information or to schedule an EPD experience, please contact Dr. Susan Currie at susan.currie@nasa.gov.

Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project
[Educators Grades K-12 and Students Grades Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
The project awards Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project Fellowships to K-12 formal educators (in-service, alternative route, pre-service) to develop and improve teachers' knowledge of pedagogical content. Fellows demonstrate changes in practice and apply science concepts with NASA content and educational materials.
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National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
[Faculty and Students Grades Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
This program provides NASA funding for space-related research, education and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia.
› Find out More
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Workforce Coalition: Education Task Force
[Educators Grades K-Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]
The Workforce Coalition task force will use a systems approach to engage community stakeholders in facilitating partnerships to build skills needed for the workforce.
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Page Last Updated: April 24th, 2015
Page Editor: Sandra May