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NASA Means Business

About NMB 2007

The Help NASA Needs

Preliminary Round: Fall 2006

Finalist Round: Spring 2007

Who May Participate

Why Science and Math Education Is Important to NASA

Program Amendments

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Burke O. Fort
fort@mail.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-7225
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

 

ABOUT NASA MEANS BUSINESS

Why Science and Math Education Is Important to NASA

Conventional wisdom holds that elementary school students typically lose interest in science and math topics when they enter middle school. That interest may return later, but frequently it does not. "It's just NOT COOL...!"

Your job is to help NASA make science and math cool for middle and high school students.

NASA's Commitment

"As we begin the second century of flight and approach half a century of space exploration, our Nation maintains its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to ensure that the next generation of explorers and innovators is fully prepared to join our workforce while contributing to national needs. The May 2005 report by the National Academies, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, proposes four broad recommendations to enhance the science and technology enterprise so that the United States can successfully compete, prosper, and be secure in the global community of the 21st century: 1) increase America's talent pool by vastly improving K-12 science and mathematics education; 2) sustain and strengthen the Nation's traditional commitment to long-term basic research; 3) make the United States the most attractive setting in which to study and perform research; and 4) ensure that the United States is the premiere place in the world to innovate. NASA is taking a leading role to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as few other organizations can through its unique mission, workforce, facilities, research, and innovations. The agency is also taking a leading role to make significant impacts in engaging underserved and underrepresented communities in STEM."
 

- National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
NASA Education Strategic Coordination Framework:
A Portfolio Approach (June 2006)

Research Starting Points

NASA STEM Education Resources

General STEM Education Resources