STEM

STUDENTS PLANT SEEDS TO HELP NASA FARM IN SPACE

NASA is seeking plant varieties that could grow best in space, providing food for astronauts to eat on their way to future deep space destinations, including Mars. Teachers and students in South Florida recently began experiments to test a wide spectrum of seeds to see which would flourish in different conditions. “Once you tell the […]

GIRL SCOUTS AND NETFLIX EMPOWER GIRLS TO EXPLORE STEM SUBJECTS

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Netflix are joining forces to empower young girls to envision their futures in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Centered around Project Mc2, a Netflix original series from MGA Entertainment Inc., the collaboration takes STEM beyond the small screen with hands-on experiences for Girl Scout troops at […]

SUBARU OF AMERICA PARTNERS WITH CHALLENGER CENTER TO INSPIRE MARS GENERATION

Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, is proud to announce a new partnership with Subaru of America focused on the development of Challenger Center’s new Mars-themed mission. Subaru has specifically invested in the creation of a professional development program for teachers, empowering them to bring STEM lessons to life […]

NASA TAPS THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, BOSTON TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE

A $912,000 NASA award will enable the Museum of Science, Boston to capture the excitement of the next generation’s moonshot — the human journey to Mars and back. “NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our history,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in 2015. The agency is again […]

ASTRONAUT AL WORDEN PLANS RETURN TO FARNBOROUGH AS ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATION

Al Worden is on a mission. Nearly 45 years since his flight to the Moon, and more than half a century since graduating from the U.K.’s esteemed Empire Test Pilot School, the Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot will return to Farnborough this summer, in partnership with Kallman Worldwide, to promote science, technology, engineering and math […]

ZANIAC LAUNCHES MINECRAFT COURSE TO TEACH SPACE EXPLORATION

Playing Minecraft is more than just a game for students at Zaniac, a national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) enrichment franchise for K-8th graders. This month, Zaniac debuts its newest course, Minecraft Galaxy, combining the video game with space exploration. In Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Galaxy, which launches nationwide this April, students will explore space […]

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE IN COOK-OFF FOR ASTRONAUT RECIPE

Ten teams of high school students are competing to have their dishes selected as food for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. They’ll meet in a nationwide Culinary Challenge at 8 a.m. MDT Thursday, April 21, at Space Center Houston. The Culinary Challenge is a component of the NASA HUNCH, or High school students United […]

FUTURE ENGINEERS ENCOURAGED TO HAVE FUN WITH FOOD IN STAR TREK REPLICATOR CHALLENGE

February 17, 2016 – For Star Trek fans who have ever dreamed of asking for “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot” and having a replicator deliver it, now’s the chance. The American Society for Mechanical Engineers Foundation, working with NASA and Star Trek, is asking the next generation of astronauts and Starfleet cadets to engineer the future […]

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