News Briefs

10/28/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2011) -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper takes a turn at navigating robots on the simulated Martian terrain at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute Mars Yard in Colorado Springs. The governor addressed leaders from around Colorado who met at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute this week to tour the facility and learn what the Space Foundation is...
10/04/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 4, 2011) -- All 36 winning entries from the 2011 Space Foundation Student Art Contest are on public exhibit at the Pikes Peak Library District's Penrose Library branch, 20 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., during October. The 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest launched last month.More than 150 PreK-12 students from 13 states entered the 2011 Space...
08/04/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2011) -- The Mars Yard at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs is getting plenty of use this summer, most recently this week when young student members of Shades of Blue visited. The Space Foundation provided an afternoon of robotics and rocketry for the students, who ranged in age from 7 to 18, with the goal of accelerating ...
07/25/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 26, 2011) -- On July 26, the Space Foundation co-hosted a luncheon with Charles County (Md.) Public Schools featuring guest speaker Chirag Parikh, Director of Space Policy for the White House National Security Council.The luncheon was held at North Point High School in Charles County and the more than 100 attendees included members of the Charles County Public...
07/20/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2011) -- Colorado Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia visited the new headquarters of the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs on July 20, and also toured the Space Foundation Discovery Institute where he praised the work the Space Foundation has done to help teachers excite students' interest in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM)."You are providing...
07/20/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2011) -- Early childhood educators from Charles County (Md.) Public Schools are learning lessons to help very young children grasp the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum course, "PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration," teachers in the class are...
07/18/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 18, 2011) -- The Space Across the Curriculum space technology class started on Monday with 26 teachers attending from schools in six states. The teachers are learning hands-on space-themed lessons, adaptable for various grade levels and immediately transferable to the classroom to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."...
07/11/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 11, 2011) -- The Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum professional development courses for teachers continue this week in Colorado Springs, Colo., with "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Exploring Our Universe and the Search for Life." The course examines astronomy as it relates to astrobiology and the development of life on Earth....
06/28/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 28, 2011) -- Educators from the Pueblo, Colo., area are learning how to use space themes in the classroom to improve their students' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest and skills. The course is offered by the Space Foundation and held at Colorado State University (CSU)-Pueblo."Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" is a...
06/16/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 16, 2011) -- This week, teachers in the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class "PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration," learned age-appropriate, hands-on STEM activities for very young students. The course focuses on national standards and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles that can be immediately...

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