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

2 NASA Education 2 NASA Office of Education Organizational Chart 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 October 2007 Assistant Administrator for Education Dr. Joyce Winterton Deputy AA for Education Dr. Bernice Alston Chief of Strategic Communications Bob Hopkins 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 Strategic Portfolio Accountability Manager Bill Anderson, Acting

3 NASA Education 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 NASA Education 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 –Space Grant is a Higher Education program –Thoughtfully consider investment of funds in K-12 Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations

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

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

9 NASA Education 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 NASA Education 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 NASA Education 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 NASA Education 12 20th Year Evaluation

13 NASA Education th Year Evaluation Timeline April June June 30 Sept. 30 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 3 rd Party Evaluation -- Both Space Grant and EPSCoR

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

16 NASA Education 16 Goals and Objectives Goal: 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: 1.Establish and maintain a national network of universities. 2.Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and Federal, state, and local governments. 3.Encourage interdisciplinary education, research, and public service programs related to aerospace. 4.Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. 5.Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.


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