NASA is committed to partnering to successfully accomplish its diverse missions, including the Artemis program and future exploration initiatives to Mars and beyond! Through collaboration with external partners, NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement expands its reach, engaging students of all grade levels through opportunities that align with the agency’s missions and STEM Engagement program – sparking a love of space and STEM topics.
Engage With Office of STEM Engagement
NASA has a rich history of collaborating across the STEM ecosystem to foster innovative student experiences that leverage our unique mission, people, and facilities. NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) welcomes requests for high-impact collaborative activities that complement its efforts to build a diverse future STEM workforce. Requests should address mutually beneficial goals and engage students across the United States in opportunities connected to NASA missions, themes, or STEM Engagement projects; bolster external efforts that contribute to federal STEM goals; and broaden participation of students from groups traditionally underrepresented and underserved in STEM and STEM careers. Proposed collaborations may result in the development of a non-reimbursable (no-exchange-of-funds) Space Act Agreement.
NASA STEM Engagement prioritizes partnerships that, to the extent possible, engage U.S. students and teachers in partnership activities at no cost and that make partnership materials publicly and freely accessible across a variety of platforms. All categories of domestic entities, including U.S. Federal government agencies, are eligible to submit a Statement of Interest. A limited number of opportunities to partner with NASA STEM Engagement exist for international entities with nationwide U.S. domestic audiences. NASA OSTEM further prioritizes partnership activities that increase diversity, broaden participation, and include opportunities for students from groups traditionally underrepresented and underserved to participate in STEM (i.e., women, persons with disabilities, and Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders). OSTEM partnerships serve students from the pre-K through undergraduate levels in formal classrooms, out of school time settings, and on digital platforms.
The intent of this opportunity is to support external entities that advance national STEM education needs by sharing NASA’s mission with their audiences. This includes engaging audiences in technical mission content and STEM education resources, raising awareness of STEM career pathways, and highlighting NASA’s diverse technical workforce. NASA generally provides unfunded collaborators with access to NASA mission data and imagery, subject matter expertise in scientific and technical disciplines connected to NASA mission for consultation, content review and to share career pathways, and subject matter expertise in NASA STEM education and related disciplines.
Pursuant to direction in Title III of House Report 113-171 accompanying H.R. 2787, the FY 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill and pursuant to direction in Section 841 of the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, Public Law 115-10; NASA updates and posts on a quarterly basis applicable summary data on Space Act Agreements with U.S. Federal, non-Federal, and international partners.
NASA collaborated across the STEM ecosystem through high-impact activities that complement its efforts to build a diverse future STEM workforce. These no-exchange of funds opportunities with industry and non-profits address mutually beneficial goals. In FY 2022, OSTEM supported 25 active national partnerships via Space Act Agreement and an additional 21 informal collaborations to share student content. This work resulted in over 7 million digital engagements including video views and product interactions.
NOGGIN – Nickelodeon’s Digital Platform for Pre-K Students
NASA and NOGGIN collaborated on a series of Artemis themed videos and interactive games. These products are available on a free you-tube channel launched in late 2022. The post popular clip is “My Best” which introduces students NASA trailblazers Guy Bluford and Katherine Johnson. This award-winning video gained 1.6 million views.
LEGO Education – Build To Launch With LEGO Education and Artemis I
NASA partnered with LEGO Education to introduce students around the world to Artemis content and careers through the Build to Launch Series. This multi-part animated series with connected engineering content was used by over 4,000 educators during the promotional period.
Girl Scouts of USA – Collaboration Moves Further Beyond Gravity
NASA and the Girl Scouts collaborated on “To the Moon and Back,” to introduce participants to STEM careers and explore space themed badges and activities that connect to Artemis I. Girl Scouts awarded more than 80 Artemis flown Space Badges to students for their essays, which asked girls to imagine their own role in space exploration.
Common Questions About Partnerships and Submitting a Statement of Interest
Space Act Agreement
Legal Instrument to Formulate Partnerships at NASA
Federal STEM Goals
Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education
National Science Foundation Report
Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities
NASA STEM Highlights 2022
NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is committed to inspiring the students of the Artemis Generation and supporting the educators and caregivers who guide them to discover their own unique skills, interests, and capabilities.