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Space Academy for Students Scholarships | Space Academy for Educators | 

Kathleen Franzen Memorial 
SPACE ACADEMY FOR EDUCATORS SCHOLARSHIP


Weeklong STEM Program for DC Middle & High School Educators
Offered Each Summer at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
in Huntsville, AL
Summer 2017 Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

The INSPIRE Project teamed up with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium, and the Washington Space Business Roundtable to offer DC area middle and high school teachers /administrators full scholarships to attend Space Academy for Educators in Huntsville, AL.

The weeklong program during the summer includes authentic astronaut training simulators and activities developed to promote learning in a classroom setting. Curriculum includes NASA content and is correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Trainees in Space Academy for Educators can earn 45 professional development hours and educators get access to a shared website with lesson plans, networking opportunities, and tips to adapt many of the workshop activities to individual class environments. 


Workshop topics/activities include:

  •     Engineering Design Challenges
  •     Rocket Construction
  •     Math Workshops
  •     Living and Working in Space
  •     Orion Spacecraft
  •     Space History
  •     Mars & the Moon

Teachers participate in two simulated Space Shuttle Missions, simulate walking on the Moon and working in the frictionless environment of space on Astronaut Simulators, and weather permitting spend an afternoon at Aviation Challenge simulating parachute landings and helicopter rescues in the water.

INSPIRE Scholarship Includes:

  •     Round trip airfare from the DC metro area to Huntsville, AL
  •     Six nights lodging & meals
  •     Program materials, flight suit, T-shirt & USSRC Exhibit Ticket
  •     Transportation to/from the airport in Huntsville

APPLY TODAY!
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION>

Note:
Space Academy Summer 2017 application deadline May 1, 2017. Recipients of scholarship awards will be notified by May 15th.
Click here to for more information on the Space Academy for Educators program>
Click Here to read INSPIRE scholarship recipient article about the Space Academy experience>
Click Here to view Space Academy photos and video>


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