Penn State to lead NASA K-12 education project

August 3, 2007

By hammersmith

[Source: UPI] — NASA selected Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Science and Schools to lead the agency’s Aerospace Education Service Project. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said the comprehensive educational five-year program designed to reach all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories, has a maximum value of $27.5 million.

The project is the longest-running K-12 effort in NASA’s education history. Under the agreement, Penn State will use NASA’s educational assets to aid America’s formal and informal education communities in promoting science, technology, engineering and math. The professional development program provides educators and students with tools, experiences, and opportunities to attract and retain students in science, math, and related disciplines vital to the nation’s space program. [Note: For more information about NASA and its education programs, click here and then click on the red box “Students.”]