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03/03/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 3, 2011) -- James E. Richmond, superintendent of Charles County Public Schools in Maryland (CCPS) has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as the winner of the 2011 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Named for Mercury Astronaut Alan Shepard, the award...
02/24/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 24, 2011) -- The Space Foundation announces a new scholarship specifically for educators in Pinellas County, Fla. The Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers was established by the Space Foundation on Dec. 8, 2010, to create special professional development opportunities for teachers currently teaching in the Pinellas County Schools, and especially for...
02/16/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 16, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has chosen two companies to receive 2011 Space Achievement Awards, in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in space.SpaceX is being lauded for becoming the first commercial company to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) is being recognized for its unique use of space to aid...
01/26/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has selected 38 outstanding educators for its 2011 Flight of Teacher Liaisons. The teachers were selected for their active promotion of space and science education.Drawn from 37 different schools in 19 states, the new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space science education and will use Space Foundation-provided training...
11/14/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2010) -- A corporate donation is the first step in establishing a new lab at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The donation, referred to as the "Honeywell Mars Robotic Experience," provides robots for a future simulated Martian terrain mission laboratory incorporating student-designed-and-built robots."The idea behind this lab is to...
10/20/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is demonstrating how astronauts conduct experiments on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Oct. 23-24 at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Using gloveboxes similar to the ones used in space to prevent experiments from floating away and to keep scientists and astronauts safe,...
09/15/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 15, 2010) -- Educators of Hawai'ian or part-Hawai'ian ancestry or who work with pre-K-12 students of Hawai'ian or part-Hawai'ian ancestry have an extraordinary opportunity to travel to Colorado Springs - for free - to learn how to use space in the classroom.Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified Hawai'ian...
09/07/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 7, 2010) -- Educators who effectively use spce themes to inspire students and strengthen lesson plans have a great opportunity for additional support from the nation's premier space advocacy organization. The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011 flight of Teacher Liaisons.This will be the ninth year of this prestigious, nationally recognized...
06/02/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 2, 2010) -- The Space Foundation, one of the nation's top providers of space-related educational programs, will deliver a week of Space Across the Curriculum programming for teachers and students in the suburban Chicago Lyons Township Consortium, June 14-18.The Consortium includes: Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181, LaGrange Highlands School...
05/26/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 26, 2010) -- Educators who want to improve their classroom skills, better motivate their students and - potentially - earn a master's degree can sign up for Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development classes.These week-long, intensive, graduate-level courses provide PreK-12 educators with space-related STEM education knowledge and...

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