Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment
The overarching goals of this program are to exploit NASA’s unique position to provide top-notch training and education and to engage and motivate youth to follow STEM careers while simultaneously increasing public awareness and public support for NASA’s earth science activities and missions. While the ATTREX EPO effort is envisioned as an excellence program that favors quality over quantity, we envision the integration of a science, engineering and aeronautics curriculum that can be easily adapted to target different levels of education and skills.
- Improve STEM Instruction
- Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
The project also keeps track of participants and interactions with students and teachers either directly (live presentations and demonstrations at schools), or indirectly during flights and chat interaction with ATTREX personnel.
Direct participation: 746 students. Positive feedback on post surveys (by teachers). Indirect participation (chat during missions): 581 students, 14 teachers