The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Communications portfolio includes products, events, and programs aligned with priority areas identified by the federal Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education (CoSTEM). This portfolio of activities engages audiences in the story, the science, and the adventure of NASA's scientific explorations of our home planet, the solar system, and the universe beyond.
This Projects Tab contains links to individual project descriptions, including overviews, audiences served, reports, evaluation information, contact information, websites, and other features, organized by CoSTEM goals. The list of projects can be narrowed using the filters on the left sidebar. Click on a project’s name to view details. You are viewing archived activities; view current activities.
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The internship program provides undergrad & grad students focusing on STEM careers an opportunity to work on summer projects related to the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, and make contributions to the mission.
This program trains graduate students, with help of a Physics Education Research specialist, to present NASA-developed classroom activities to K-12 teachers, and to coach the teachers how to use those activities in their classrooms. Program facilitators adopt and/or adapt activities from the existing, extensive catalogue of NASA-developed & -approved activities. At the request of the teachers, program facilitators deliver the training/coaching sessions at their schools, with no cost to the teachers. Participating K-12 teachers get 2 continuing education credits from the State of Montana.