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IV&V Education Resource Center (ERC)
Through a partnership with Fairmont State University, the NASA IV&V Education Resource Center (ERC) provides resources and training opportunities to prepare thousands of excellent new K-12 teachers and supports the existing teacher workforce. The ERC provides in-service, pre-service, and informal educators with an easily accessible source of materials that reflect NASA’s current research and technology in Earth and Space sciences.

Educator Workshops
The ERC staff provides free workshops both on-site and partner hosted (at your location) as well as annual summer institutes for educators on a variety of topics to supplement the curriculum and help meet national and state educational standards. Topics include Aeronautics, Astronomy, Engineering Design Challenges, Mars, Moon Rocks and Meteorites, Planetary Geology, Podcasting, Rocketry, Robotics, or any NASA educational product. The ERC is also the WV Partner for the GLOBE Program and provides teacher certification workshops in the areas of Hydrology, Soils, Atmosphere, Land Cover, and Seasons, as well as training in Global Positioning System (GPS), remote sensing, and the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. Once an educator has completed training, they are certified to borrow one of our 50+ classroom kits including portable planetariums, GPS units, robots, engineering challenges, and much more to increase the number of youth who have an authentic educational experiences.

Go to www.NASAIVVERC.org to see links for calendars, workshops and loan requests.

Social Media
Keep up with the latest workshops and events by joining the NASA IV&V ERC Facebook Group and Like our WV Robotics Alliance Facebook page.

West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (WV SPOT)
The West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (WV SPOT) inspires an appreciation of STEM and STEM careers in K-12 students through the delivery of interactive presentations by undergraduate students, which highlight innovative science and engineering research in the Mountain State. For more information or to request a presentation, visit their website at www.WVSPOT.org

West Virginia Science Teachers Association (WVSTA)
The NASA ERC is an active member of the WVSTA providing a booth, workshops, sessions, field trips, and organizational support for over two decades.  To visit us at the annual WVSTA conference, visit www.WVSTA.org 

Program Leadership and Evaluation
The NASA IV&V ERC is managed as a grant by Principal Investigator Dr. Deb Hemler since 2005. If you have questions about the program, partnerships, or evaluation contact Dr. Hemler at deb.hemler@fairmontstate.edu or (304) 367-4393.

Contact Us
To request a teacher workshop or request a classroom kit, or for information on the use of NASA educational publications and products, visit the www.nasaivverc.org website or contact the Program Manger Dr. Todd Ensign at Todd.Ensign@FairmontState.edu