[image-62] On March 1, 2011, the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy Project at Martin University in Indiana, in collaboration with the College of Science, hosted members from the International Visitor Leadership Program. The primary reason the visitors selected Martin University as one of the stops on their nationwide tour was to better understand the NASA SEMAA Project and the role it plays in K-12 STEM education.
The International Visitor Leadership Program is a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of International Visitors. Its purpose is to help build mutual understanding between citizens of the U.S. and other countries. The participants traveled from New Zealand, Hungary, Israel, Egypt, Bangladesh, Liberia, Mexico, Uruguay, Bahrain, Samoa, Thailand and Russia.
Martin University's SEMAA site director, Dr. Alain Tschimwang, showcased the NASA SEMAA Project and led the keenly interested visitors on a tour of the newly installed, state-of-the-art Aerospace Education Laboratory. Two representatives from the national SEMAA office were on hand to participate in the tour, meet the international visitors and answer any questions they had about the NASA SEMAA Project and its Aerospace Education Laboratory.