Discovery and New Frontiers: Public Events

Program Element / Activity Title:
Discovery and New Frontiers: Public Events
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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Short Description:

Public events take place in a variety of venues that attract adults and students and provide an opportunity to bring information about NASA, space exploration, and the missions to raise awareness, heighten curiosity, inform and inspire. In FY2012, D/NF funded and coordinated a NASA booth at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, aimed at engaging students in STEM activities and helping them see themselves as scientists and engineers. Attendance was 26,000. The event included a live performance of Space School Musical by 65 students from local afterschool programs.

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