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April 11-14, 2016 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Educators and Students


Education Overview

The Space Foundation is developing the next generation of space professionals - and building the overall technological strength of the nation - through a wide variety of programs that stimulate students' interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

The Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation and NASA annually present the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators and district level personnel in the field of educational technology.

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Teacher Liaison Workshops

Teacher Liaisons are nationally recognized as space and science education advocates, serving as an active link between their school/district, NASA and the Space Foundation.

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Student Programs

The Space Foundation provides programs held in conjunction with the Space Symposium that focus on the future of the aerospace industry, including teacher workshops and Exhibit Center tours for high school students.

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Educators and Students Agenda

Note: Times are subject to change.

Monday, April 11, 2016
9:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m.:
Teacher Liaison Workshop
Educators and Students

During the Space Symposium Teacher Liaison workshop, Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons receive space-themed, hands-on training that they can take back to their classrooms to better engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
5:00 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.:
Teacher Liaison Tours
Educators and Students
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
10:15 a.m. to
1:45 p.m.:
Student Tours
Educators and Students

Student ToursGuided tours to specially designated "destination booths and displays" are folded into a larger, broader educational experience that represents a wide variety of aerospace programs, companies and organizations. The Exhibit Center and Pavilion will offer a mind-boggling glimpse into the most innovative current and future space technologies and the customized destination booth visits give participants opportunities to learn from Space Foundation Corporate Member companies.

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2:45 p.m. to
4:45 p.m.:
Youth Group Tours
Educators and Students
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:45 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.:
Teacher Liaison Connections
Educators and Students
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