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1 NASA Education January 7, 2009 Employ Educate Engage Inspire Joyce L. Winterton, Ph.D. Assistant Administrator for Education National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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4 Creating Excitement for Science Education

5 Out on a Limb Spacewalker Scott Parazynski moves to the damaged array for repair The Engineering Process in Action on STS-120

6 NASA Education 6 Finding the Array During the 7-hour, 19-minute spacewalk, Parazynski cut a snagged wire and installed homemade stabilizers called cufflinks, designed to strengthen the damaged solar arrays structure and stability in the vicinity of the damage. The Engineering Process in Action on STS-120

7 Great Moonbuggy Race S

8 Space Grants

9 NASA Education 9 NASA Education – Reduced Gravity Research

10 NASA Education 10 NASA Education We Are On A Roll

11 NASA Education 11 Great Moonbuggy Race

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13 NASA Education 13 Cultivate Diversity of Workforce Disciplines and Practitioners Education Portfolio Strategic Framework Employ Engage Educate Inspire Informal Education Higher Education Principles/ Criteria Relevance Diversity NASA Content EvaluationContinuity Partnerships/ Sustainability * Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Employ Educate Engage Inspire Elementary/ Secondary Education Outcome 2: Attract and retain students in STEM disciplines through a progression of educational opportunities for students, teachers and faculty. Outcome 1: Contribute to the development of the STEM workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASAs strategic goals, through a portfolio of investments. Outcome 3: Build strategic partnerships and linkages between STEM formal and informal education providers that promote STEM literacy and awareness of NASAs mission.

14 NASA Education 14 Outcomes and Objectives Outcome 1: Higher Education Outcome 2: Elementary and Secondary Education Outcome 3: Informal Education Faculty and Research Support Student Support Student Involvement, Higher Education Course Development Targeted Institution Research and Academic Infrastructure Educator Professional Development, Short Duration Educator Professional Development, Long Duration Curricular Support Resources Student Involvement, K-12 Educational Support Resources Professional Development for Informal Education Providers Informal Education Provider Involvement Opportunities

15 NASA Education 15 Impact of Portfolio Review Outcomes MeasuresObjectives Education Projects Portfolio Review Process

16 NASA Education 16 PART 2008 Fall Update Support for NASA Workforce – What we know about higher education student participants: 51% are employed by NASA, aerospace contractors, universities & other education institutions In addition: 27% went into related STEM careers Data from undergraduates indicate: 44 % are seeking advanced education

17 NASA Education 17 PART 2008 Fall Update NASA Education Improving STEM Education – What we know about K-12 Education: 66% of educators who participate in NASA training programs use the resources in their instruction 65% of SEMAA students plan to work in STEM careers

18 NASA Education 18 PART 2008 Fall Update NASA Education National reach of STEM Education – 1,438,362 K-12 students participated in NASA activities 45,305,795 Pageviews through the Education website

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