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1 NASA Office of Education
National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Office of Education Employ Educate Engage Inspire National Council of Space Grant Directors’ Fall Conference Diane D. DeTroye October 28-31, 2007

2 NASA Office of Education Organizational Chart
Chief of Strategic Communications Bob Hopkins October 2007 Assistant Administrator for Education Dr. Joyce Winterton Deputy AA for Education Dr. Bernice Alston Executive Officer Carolyn Knowles (on Fellowship) Secretary Shawnta Ball Planning, Evaluation & Policy Development Division Division Director - Vacant Management and Program Analyst (Policy & Plans) - Vacant Budget Analysts Mary Ellen Wirsing Andrew Hubbard Educ. Program Manager (Eval) Malcom Phelps Support Staff Edna Honesty Integration Division Division Director - Jim Stofan Outcome Managers Elem &Sec/E-Tech – Shelley Canright Informal – Mary Sladek Higher Ed – Mabel Matthews MUREP – Carl Person SG/EPSCoR – Diane DeTroye Support Staff – Shawna Kennedy Strategic Portfolio Accountability Manager Bill Anderson, Acting Education Lead Science Mission Directorate Ming-Ying Wei, Ph.D. Education Lead Aeronautics Research Mission Dir. Tony Springer Education Lead Exploration Systems Mission Dir. Jerry Hartman Education Lead Space Operations Mission Dir.. Carla Rosenberg

3 Policy Clarification Grants Handbook for Training Grants -- “faculty receiving direct support…must be U.S. citizens” Generally means a direct exchange of funds to an individual for their benefit (e.g. stipend, salary, travel) Does not extend to funds that are incidental or ancillary to the individual (e.g. student support) Space Grant funds should not be used to compensate for reductions of NASA programs/activities (e.g. Faculty Fellowship, Explorer Schools) Align with definition of Informal Education/Outreach projects

4 Programmatic Emphasis for 2008 Budget Packages
Continue to demonstrate Outcomes and Results through evidence of success and progress toward goals Strive to provide succinct packages – strike a balance between “Ulysses” and “See Spot Run” Appropriate emphasis of investments among Outcome 1-2-3 Space Grant is a Higher Education program Thoughtfully consider investment of funds in K-12 Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations

5 Diverse Partnerships and Collaborations
District of Columbia – new minor Minnesota – new courses Missouri – recruitment strategy Nebraska – new strategy Pennsylvania – collaborative proposal submission Vermont – partnership

6 Longitudinal Tracking
Objective 1: Percentage of students employed by NASA, aerospace contractors, universities and other educational institutions

7 Longitudinal Tracking–Where are they now?
AZ – Chris Lewicki – 2004 Intern Senior Flight Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory MN – Rayna DeMaster – 2005 MIMIC, 2006 NASA Academy Trajectory Analysis Group at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory VA – John Johnston – 1997 Fellow Aerospace Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center OK – Kelly Reid – 2004 Scholar Technical Analyst, NASA Johnson Space Center TX – Alan Stern – Institutional Rep, SRI Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate NM – Omar Mireles – Scholar, Co-op, Reduced Gravity, NASA Academy, Jenkins, GSRP, USRP Mentor Board Member New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Alumni Chapter

8 Contribution to Education Objectives
Objective 2: Percentage of undergraduate students who move on to advanced degrees in NASA-related disciplines

9 Noteworthy in the National Network
California – Virtual Lunar Race Challenge Florida – Internship Research Success GA, IN, and ND – NASA ESMD PodCast Participation New Mexico – Alumni Scholarship New York – CUSat Competition Oklahoma – Aviation World Records Rhode Island – NPR Interview

10 Upcoming Announcements
Space Grant Consortium Development Competition Released October 25; proposals due December 10 Need reviewers from Designated Consortia ESMD Senior Design Project Development Deadline for proposals – November 16 ESMD Summer Faculty Deadline for applications – January 11 FY 2008 Budget Call Interim Call release date TBD; Final Call pending Congressional appropriation EPSCoR Research Award Target release for November 30; pending Congressional appropriation

11 Student Flight Projects Survey
PURPOSE: To gain an understanding of the nature and scope of Space Grant supported student flight projects Developed using SurveyMonkey on-line survey tool Anticipate two phases: Phase I – aggregate of student flights projects across the consortium. Phase II – project level data to be completed by the person responsible for the implementation of the project. Pilot of Phase I survey released October 13, 2007 AL, AZ, CO, LA, and MT Consortia Currently reviewing feedback from pilot of Phase I

12 20th Year Evaluation

13 20th Year Evaluation Timeline
April June June Sept Nov Dec. Affiliate Survey Release Guidelines CMIS Data Due PPR Due Panel Evaluation Release Results Encompasses the FY 2003 – 2007 grant/CMIS reporting cycles Concurrent Office of Education 3rd Party Evaluation -- Both Space Grant and EPSCoR

14 SG Involvement in Launch Activities
STS-117: Education Strategy Circles CO (Chris Koehler), TX (Wally Fowler), VA (Mary Sandy) STS-118: Education Pre-Launch Conference -- Innovative Strategies for Cultivating the STEM Workforce Chris Koehler + students – Highlight of “The Next Generation” panel Reps from 10 other Space Grant consortia STS-120: Education Focus Group – Attracting Top Performing Students to STEM Education Programs and Careers MO (Fathi Finaish) Space Grant involvement will continue in subsequent education pre-launch events

15 What are the 5 Objectives of Space Grant?
Pop Quiz What are the 5 Objectives of Space Grant?

16 Goals and Objectives Objectives:
Contribute to the nation's science enterprise by funding education, research, and public service projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia. Objectives: Establish and maintain a national network of universities. Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and Federal, state, and local governments. Encourage interdisciplinary education, research, and public service programs related to aerospace. Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.

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