Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment
E/PO Project Name:
Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment
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Short Description:

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.

Audience Metrics
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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
What are the goals and objectives of your program element / activity?:
Evaluation of formal activities will be done during the teacher/educator workshop by the Aero Institute. Non-formal activities are tracked by ATTREX EPO management and they are tracking the participation and interaction of the public with ATTREX activities through social media outlets.

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