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STEM Day at Fenway Park enables Astromaterials Experts to Share NASA Science & Samples with ~4000 Participants

Posted on June 5, 2018 - 6:12 PM CDT

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STEM Day at Fenway Park was held in Boston, MA on May 30, 2018 and reached ~4000 students and educators.  This cross-collaborative effort, led by NASA GSFC, enabled Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from a variety of organizations to share rich science content reflecting NASA research & exploration.

NASA Astromaterials scientists Dave Draper & Liz Rampe presented their research to a packed stadium of participants.

The NASA Astromaterials tables enabled participants to observe and hold authentic Lunar and meteorite samples, learn about the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Rover Mission, and engage in a Lunar geologist classification activity.

Our STEM experts, Paige Graff and Suzanne Foxworth, challenged participants with NASA Science related trivia questions created with a baseball twist such as:

                          What year did the Spirit and Opportunity rovers land on Mars? Hint: This is the same year the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino.