Presentation on theme: "NASA Office of Education"— Presentation transcript:
1 NASA Office of Education National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNASA Office of EducationEmployEducateEngageInspireNational Council of Space Grant Directors’Fall ConferenceDiane D. DeTroyeOctober 28-31, 2007
2 NASA Office of Education Organizational Chart Chief of Strategic CommunicationsBob HopkinsOctober 2007Assistant Administrator for EducationDr. Joyce WintertonDeputy AA for EducationDr. Bernice AlstonExecutive OfficerCarolyn Knowles (on Fellowship)SecretaryShawnta BallPlanning, Evaluation& Policy Development DivisionDivision Director - VacantManagement and Program Analyst(Policy & Plans) - VacantBudget AnalystsMary Ellen WirsingAndrew HubbardEduc. Program Manager (Eval)Malcom PhelpsSupport StaffEdna HonestyIntegration DivisionDivision Director - Jim StofanOutcome ManagersElem &Sec/E-Tech – Shelley CanrightInformal – Mary SladekHigher Ed – Mabel MatthewsMUREP – Carl PersonSG/EPSCoR – Diane DeTroyeSupport Staff – Shawna KennedyStrategic Portfolio Accountability ManagerBill Anderson, ActingEducation LeadScience Mission DirectorateMing-Ying Wei, Ph.D.Education LeadAeronautics Research Mission Dir.Tony SpringerEducation LeadExploration Systems Mission Dir.Jerry HartmanEducation LeadSpace Operations Mission Dir..Carla Rosenberg
3 Policy ClarificationGrants 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 goalsStrive to provide succinct packages – strike a balance between “Ulysses” and “See Spot Run”Appropriate emphasis of investments among Outcome 1-2-3Space Grant is a Higher Education programThoughtfully consider investment of funds in K-12Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations
5 Diverse Partnerships and Collaborations District of Columbia – new minorMinnesota – new coursesMissouri – recruitment strategyNebraska – new strategyPennsylvania – collaborative proposal submissionVermont – 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 InternSenior Flight Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryMN – Rayna DeMaster – 2005 MIMIC, 2006 NASA AcademyTrajectory Analysis Group at NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryVA – John Johnston – 1997 FellowAerospace Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterOK – Kelly Reid – 2004 ScholarTechnical Analyst, NASA Johnson Space CenterTX – Alan Stern – Institutional Rep, SRIAssociate Administrator for Science Mission DirectorateNM – Omar Mireles – Scholar, Co-op, Reduced Gravity, NASA Academy, Jenkins, GSRP, USRP MentorBoard 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 ChallengeFlorida – Internship Research SuccessGA, IN, and ND – NASA ESMD PodCast ParticipationNew Mexico – Alumni ScholarshipNew York – CUSat CompetitionOklahoma – Aviation World RecordsRhode Island – NPR Interview
10 Upcoming Announcements Space GrantConsortium Development CompetitionReleased October 25; proposals due December 10Need reviewers from Designated ConsortiaESMD Senior Design Project DevelopmentDeadline for proposals – November 16ESMD Summer FacultyDeadline for applications – January 11FY 2008 Budget CallInterim Call release date TBD; Final Call pending Congressional appropriationEPSCoRResearch AwardTarget 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 projectsDeveloped using SurveyMonkey on-line survey toolAnticipate 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, 2007AL, AZ, CO, LA, and MT ConsortiaCurrently reviewing feedback from pilot of Phase I
13 20th Year Evaluation Timeline April June June Sept Nov Dec.AffiliateSurveyReleaseGuidelinesCMISDataDuePPRDuePanelEvaluationReleaseResultsEncompasses the FY 2003 – 2007 grant/CMIS reporting cyclesConcurrent Office of Education 3rd Party Evaluation-- Both Space Grant and EPSCoR
14 SG Involvement in Launch Activities STS-117: Education Strategy CirclesCO (Chris Koehler), TX (Wally Fowler), VA (Mary Sandy)STS-118: Education Pre-Launch Conference -- Innovative Strategies for Cultivating the STEM WorkforceChris Koehler + students – Highlight of “The Next Generation” panelReps from 10 other Space Grant consortiaSTS-120: Education Focus Group – Attracting Top Performing Students to STEM Education Programs and CareersMO (Fathi Finaish)Space Grant involvement will continue in subsequent education pre-launch events
15 What are the 5 Objectives of Space Grant? Pop QuizWhat 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.