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NASA offers STEM program for teachers

NASA offers STEM program for teachers

Educators can get hands on experience in STEM fields thanks to NASA

If you’re an educator looking to gain some hands-on experience in the STEM fields, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is hosting a program just for you. The NASA Airborne Research Experience for Educators (AREE) workshop will recruit 24 STEM teachers (grades K-12) or other educators to partake in a 5 day research based experience in Palmdale, California.

Three topics will be the main points of focus at the workshop.  According to NASA educators will learn to: “engage in NASA’s unique, airborne research-based missions, increase core scientific and research knowledge base, and generate NASA mission-based STEM resources and teaching materials.”

Attendees of the program can expect to learn NASA curriculum, which they’ll be able to take back to the classroom.  Educators will serve as STEM recruiters, in that students will be taught the relevance of learning STEM material after seeing NASA’s curriculum.  In turn, more youth will seek STEM careers as they progress with their education.

AREE will last from July 28 – August 1, 2014.

 

Learn how to apply to AREE
 Read more about AREE

Photo Courtesy: NASA