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09/23/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 23, 2010) -- Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2011 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the...
09/16/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 17, 2010) -- In keeping with its mission to "advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity," the Space Foundation believes that future success in space depends on an educated workforce, and now is the time to build that workforce through STEM education.In that spirit the Space Foundation presented two workshops at the Girls' STEM event at...
09/16/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 16, 2010) -- The 11th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) conference concludes in Maui, Hawai'i, on Friday with a keynote speech by Space Foundation CEO Elliot Holokauahi Pulham.Pulham will help kick off the final day of the conference with a talk on the state of global space, where he will discuss the increasing globalization of...
09/14/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 14, 2010) -- The Space Foundation will be front and center this week at the 11th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) conference in Maui, Hawai'i. Involvement includes a reception for young space professionals, education programs for teachers and students and a keynote presentation by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer...
07/22/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2010) -- The fascinating geology of the Colorado Springs region serves as an ideal field lab for this week's Space Across the Curriculum class, "Earth Systems Science: Our Earth Revealed." Classroom work at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute is combined with field trips to nearby Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak, and to Garden of the Gods,...
07/22/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2010) -- Teachers from Charles County (Md.) Public Schools are learning the principles of rocketry, as well as how to incorporate it across their curriculum, in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class, "Rocketry: Space History and the Future of Space Flight."The 23 teachers in the class are using rockets made from household materials to...
07/21/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 21, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is providing professional development to teachers in Charles County, Md., with three weeks of Space Across the Curriculum courses.This week, educators in the "Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" course are learning to incorporate science concepts and standards into one comprehensive classroom project....
07/14/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 14, 2010) -- Thanks to a multi-million dollar donation from Analytical Graphics, Inc., (AGI), teachers in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class were among the first to use the new AGI Space Missions Simulator at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo.AGI, headquartered in Exton, Pa., donated software,...
07/12/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 12, 2010) -- Another Space Across the Curriculum, class started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The 15 teachers enrolled will spend the week learning hands-on technology lessons to take back to their classrooms. The teacher professional development course, "Space Technologies in the Classroom: Imagery and High-...
07/09/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 9, 2010) -- Space Foundation education programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), helping to address serious gaps in U.S. science and math education and proficiency. Those efforts received a boost recently through a new Space Foundation partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo.In addition to offering a class for teachers...

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