News Briefs

06/01/2012
Teachers, it's not too late to sign up for this summer's Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses. Educators who want to improve their classroom skills, better motivate their students and - potentially - earn a master's degree may sign up now using this form.These intensive week-long graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide...
05/22/2012
The Space Foundation is offering a week-long graduate level rocketry course at Colorado State University - Pueblo, June 25-29. Rocketry: The Future of Human Space Flight is offered free to Pueblo D60 teachers. The course is also open to all other teachers, but they would pay a $175 materials fee.Participants in this course will build and launch a variety of rockets and will learn how to...
05/11/2012
During the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium last month in Colorado Springs, Colo., Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Rocky Mountain PBS for two different interviews for the program Colorado State of Mind.In one interview, the well-known astrophysicist, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, bestselling author and one of the space industry's...
05/04/2012
Join the Space Foundation on Tuesday evening, May 8, for the Water Filtration Design Challenge, a fun and educational exercise for children and adults that includes creating a water filtration system based on processes used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The event, which will be held at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute at 105 Coleridge Ave. in Colorado Springs from 6:...
04/23/2012
Last week's 28th National Space Symposium and the companion Cyber 1.2 event, held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., was a big hit with attendees, exhibitors and the media. Highlights included:The largest number of exhibitors ever filling up both the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion - more than 165 exhibitors,...
04/19/2012
This April for the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, 69 Teacher Liaisons attended an all-day workshop, enhanced by presentations involving three Space Foundation Space Certification Program Partner companies and another organization that is exploring certification linkage with the Space Foundation. Space Certification Program Partners are those recognized by the Space...
04/19/2012
Each year, the Space Foundation invites our Teacher Liaisons to participate in a variety of activities at the annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. This year, Teacher Liaison involvement included invitation to attend the Opening Ceremony on April 16, an educator professional development workshop in April 17, a field trip for experienced Teacher Liaisons on April...
04/19/2012
Although the National Space Symposium isn't generally open to the public, a few lucky groups of young people do get the privilege of touring the exhibits each year.Two different types of tours for  8th through 12th graders were conducted in the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and Pavilion this year: school tours for students of Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons and a ...
04/19/2012
The Space Foundation augmented National Space Symposium activities with a Career Day program aimed at Space Grant students, students from National Space Grant universities and transitioning military. Co-sponsored by National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, the event provided information on current and future career opportunities, internships, industry trends and upcoming...
04/17/2012
As the featured industry speaker at the 28th National Space Symposium, William H. Swanson, chairman and CEO, Raytheon Company, voiced concerns and sentiments found across the space sector, saying that challenges and opportunities go hand-in-hand.Commenting that the U.S. space sector is at a crossroads, he said that space is a source of economic growth and good jobs - a situation...

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