News Briefs

02/13/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2008) -- On February 12, the Space Foundation conducted a day-long workshop for more than 120 educators in Charles County, Md.  The participants were K-12 educators from across the Charles County school district, which serves nearly 27,000 students.  Lead by Space Foundation Senior Aerospace Education Specialist Bryan DeBates, the workshop featured...
11/18/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Nov. 19, 2007) -- The Space Foundation, in conjunction with Air Force Space Command and with the support of Analytical Graphics, Inc., recently conducted four Xplore Space programs in the Colorado Springs area. The Xplore Space program brings military and aerospace professionals into the classroom to show students practical applications of science, technology,...
11/08/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently brought the excitement and wonder of space to students, teachers, and business leaders in Fairbanks, Alaska. At the invitation and with the support of the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, Space Foundation representatives and two astronauts touched more than 1700 students from pre-school through college, more...
09/11/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 11, 2007) -- Shades of Blue, an educational organization that helps to enable and prepare students for careers in aviation and aerospace, presented the Space Foundation with a Corporate Leadership Award for its work in education. The Shades of Blue Fifth Annual Awards Dinner and Fundraiser featured master of ceremonies, Dave Aguilera, meteorologist and reporter...
09/04/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 4, 2007) -- Last week, the Space Foundation’s education team conducted stargazing exercises for 75 6th grade students from Venetucci Elementary at Bear Trap Ranch. This fun and educational activity was part of an annual pre-school camp experience for the school’s 6th grade students and their teachers. Bryan DeBates, senior curriculum analyst and program developer...
08/07/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2007) -- At the special invitation of NASA, more than a dozen Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons, including Kathy Brandon, 2006 recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award, are in Florida for the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-118. In addition to viewing the launch, the teachers participated in a special tour of...
07/16/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 17, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently completed another successful Summer Institute course. The third in a five week series of graduate level courses for educators, “Space Technologies in the Classroom: Exploring Robotics and Satellites” was held July 9 – 13 on the Colorado Springs campus of Regis University.  Participants studied the latest space and...
07/06/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 6, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently wrapped up a second week of the 2007 Summer Institute graduate courses for educators. “Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Exploring Our Galaxy,” focused on astronomy as it relates to astrobiology and the development of life on Earth, as well as the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. Participating...
06/27/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 27, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently completed the first course in the 2007 Summer Institute series. Biological and Physical Research: Human Physiology and Nanotechnology, a graduate level course for educators, focused on the impacts of a microgravity environment on the human body. Throughout the course, participating educators examined how the...
06/20/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 21, 2007) -- Space Foundation leadership participated in the public roll out of the Partnership in Innovation Preparation for Educators and Students (PIPES) program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) on June 21, 2007. This program, a long-term initiative undertaken by UCCS and the Space Foundation, is intended to address the growing problem...

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