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1 Dryden Flight Research Center NASA Education Flight Projects

2 Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) DC-8 Airborne Science Platform G-3 Airborne Science Platform Education Flight Projects To provide education opportunities for students and educators that uses the unique environment of NASA flight platforms. The program supports NASA’s strategic mission to streamline individuals into a seamless pipeline to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, by engaging participants in hands-on experiences relating to flight test research and airborne science.

3 Ikhana (Predator B) NASA Unmanned Aerial Platforms Global Hawk

4 NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Education Flight Projects Airborne Research Experience for Educators (AREE) Ten (10) secondary educators (grades 7-12) who specialize in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines Outcome: Development of curriculum-based activities resulting from their observations and experiences

5 Implemented in parallel with The Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) National Suborbital Education Research Center at the University of North Dakota Alexandra Matiella Novak, Ph.D. NSERC Education and Public Outreach Director

6 Inaugural class of AREE Educators AREE July 6 – August 14 60% female educators 80% post baccalaureate and 20% bachelors Inaugural class of AREE educators 2 – 10 yrs. teaching experience Content areas in Earth, Physical, and Life sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and Math

7 Representing school districts in eight states across the country Inaugural class of AREE Educators

8 Airborne Research Experience for Educators website For additional Information about the SARP-AREE mission


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