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Educators: Take Advantage of Social Distancing Time by Applying for These Grants

Have some downtime as a result of school closures? Make the best of the situation by using this time to apply for STEM-related education grants. We’ve collected a comprehensive list of links to available grants, and brief descriptions of each, so you can easily understand which grants are appropriate for your funding needs and access…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending March 20, 2020

This week, the community in Washington D.C. found itself adjusting to federal agencies’ new teleworking policies enacted in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Upcoming Space Foundation Events: Postponed: 36th Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO This year’s Space Symposium has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Zelibor,…

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Educators: Space Foundation Will Offer Free Live Grant-Writing Session on Zoom March 25

During this time when schools are closed, kids are at home, and teachers are developing e-learning lessons, the Space Foundation is offering a variety of free resources to help educators make good use of time at home. On Wednesday, March 25, Space Education Specialist Jodie Guillen will present a free live Zoom session on grant…

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Space Foundation Remembers Apollo Astronaut Al Worden

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 18, 2020) — The Space Foundation commented today on the death of Apollo astronaut Alfred Merrill “Al” Worden. “The Space Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of former NASA Astronaut and Apollo 15 Command Module pilot, Col. Al Worden, USAF (Ret.), who died on March 17, 2020. “As…

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For Teachers: Free Professional Development Videos to Access During School Closures

Ashlie Smith

If you’re an educator and find that you have a little extra time on your hands due to school closures mandated to prevent the spread of coronavirus, now is the perfect time to take advantage of these free professional development videos created by the Space Foundation. The video series spans a wide variety of topics,…

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Fill the Education Gap During School Closures with Free Snoopy STEM Lesson Plans

Schools are temporarily closing around the globe in an attempt to slow the advance of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, leaving both educators teaching remotely and parents who are assisting their children to learn at home with the same question: What approach should I take to ensure that my kids stay engaged during this gap in…

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Space Foundation Activates Alternate Worksites

“In response to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the Space Foundation is limiting operations at its Colorado Springs Headquarters, effective the close of business, March 13th. For the next two weeks (March 14-March 29), the Space Foundation is activating alternative worksites for all of its team members.  Normal operations are expected to resume on Monday, March…

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Space Foundation Postpones 36th Space Symposium

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 13, 2020) — The Space Foundation issued a statement today announcing the 36th Space Symposium, previously scheduled for March 30 – April 2, 2020, has been postponed: “The Space Foundation is working with its partners, The Broadmoor, the City of Colorado Springs, and its members and other key stakeholders to identify future…

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Lockheed Martin to Receive First Space Foundation Athena Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 12, 2020) – This year, the Space Foundation is introducing a new annual recognition, the Athena Education Award, created to celebrate and honor the spirit, leadership, and work of a recognized partner of the Space Foundation’s worldwide education mission. As the Greek goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Athena sought to share…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending March 6, 2020

This week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Space Force officials testified in both the House and Senate, answering lawmakers’ questions about the future of the sixth military branch. While Secretary Barbara Barrett (Secretary of the Air Force), General John “Jay” Raymond (Commander–U.S. Space Force), and other key Air Force officials answered members’ questions on the FY2021…

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