Mars Science Laboratory
Big Mars Rover for Big Mars Science!
Mars Education program lesson plans include elements of inquiry based learning that are aligned to the National Standards and problem-based learning.
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NASA's Orion Program
NASA’s next generation spacecraft brought to life by a new generation of students.
2011 National Awardees
The Summer of Innovation 2011 Awardees develop collaborations between school districts and informal education providers to excite and engage thousands of students in high quality learning experiences. NASA supports these partner institutions as they engage local teachers in professional development to support high quality instruction in STEM disciplines.
SoI uses NASA's out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, particularly for underrepresented and underperforming students.
The SoI 2011 Awardees are:
• Chester County Intermediate School District-Unit 24, Downingtown, Pa.
• Albany State University, Albany, Ga.
• Nebraska Department of Education, Lincoln
• Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, Houston
• Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico
• Rio Grande Valley Science Association, Edinburgh, Texas
• Indiana Association of United Ways, Inc., Indianapolis
• South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium, Pierre
NASA Summer of Innovation 2011 Awardee Contact:
Kennedy Space Center
2011 Awardee Resources
NASA 2011 SoI Pilot Cooperative Agreement Notice →
Find the project announcement, frequently asked questions and other related documents.
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Awardees can customize their unique training to ensure that the educators who assume leadership roles for the summer camps are prepared and excited about infusing NASA materials into their program. Professional Development is offered in the following categories: Face-to-Face, Train-the-Trainer (T3) Workshops, On-line Webinar.
NASA's Speakers Bureau
The bureau is composed of engineers, scientists, and other professionals who speak to audiences around the country.
NASA Exhibit Program
The Exhibit Loan Program is part of our public communications and outreach and offers the use of traveling exhibits, art, models and artifacts free of charge except for shipping and insurance.