Discovery and New Frontiers: Classroom Visits

Program Element / Activity Title:
Discovery and New Frontiers: Classroom Visits
E/PO Project Name:
Discovery and New Frontiers Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Shari Asplund
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 230-260
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Discovery and New Frontiers
Short Description:

Classroom visits by NASA scientists and educators bring a sense of excitement and interest in STEM. In FY 2012, Stardust-NExT, Dawn and EPOXI participated in three-day event in Rainsville, Alabama, coordinated by NASA's Discovery Program with 8 NASA scientists and educators visiting 1,200 students in grades 4-12 at Plainview School, which had been severely damaged from a massive tornado the previous spring. The presentations, hands-on activities and discussions help students see a place for themselves at NASA, while also  bringing new activities for teachers.

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM