Press Releases

09/22/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 23, 2008) -- The Space Foundation is pleased to announce a significant space education opportunity in conjunction with Strategic Space and Defense 2008. Presented by the Space Foundation and Space News, Strategic Space and Defense, the global security conference for space and defense professionals, is set to take place at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and...
06/12/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 13, 2008) -- The Space Foundation's Space Discovery Institute is set to begin June 16. This engaging program is comprised of five intensive, week-long, graduate-level, in-residence courses in Colorado Springs, Colo. These interactive, hands-on courses utilize proven teaching strategies designed to provide educators with experience, knowledge, and content that is...
03/18/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 19, 2008) -- Today Kevin L. Simmons, of Jacksonville, Fla., was named the 2008 recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. This award, given by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), NASA, and the Space Foundation, will be presented Monday, April 7 during the Opening Ceremony of the 24th National Space Symposium. The symposium, the premier annual...
03/14/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 14, 2008) -- The Space Foundation has selected the 2008 Flight of Teacher Liaisons.  Educators from elementary school teachers to administrators as well as a teacher with NASA's Aerospace Education Services Program from across the United States, including American Samoa and Puerto Rico, were among the 69 individuals chosen for this honor.  This remarkable...
03/06/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 6, 2008) -- The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. The Enos scholarship was established in 2005 to provide professional development opportunities for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. It covers tuition, fees, travel expenses, and lodging...
08/07/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2007) -- The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is expanding its Summer Institute, conducting two graduate level courses for educators in Maryland. Working with the Charles County Board of Education, the Space Foundation is teaching courses on earth systems science and kinesthetic astronomy from July 30 - August 10. More than 50 kindergarten through 12th...
07/12/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 12, 2007) -- The Space Foundation announces the selection of Jennifer R. Wolski as the 2007 recipient of the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for teachers. Wolski teaches special education, physical, life, and earth science at King Kekaulike High School on the island of Maui. The scholarship provides funding for Wolski to participate in one of the Space Foundation...
10/04/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 5, 2006) -- This week the Space Foundation debuted `Asteroid Challenge, Target: Earth,` a virtual lab and video science education program featuring the real asteroid Apophis. Third grade students from Manitou Springs Elementary School in Colorado were the first class nationwide to participate in this interactive science program and use scientific methods in a virtual...
08/07/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 8, 2006) -- The Space Foundation announced today that attendance at its recently completed Summer Institute has increased by 10 percent, compared to attendance in 2005. A total of 169 teachers from across the United States and even Italy came to Colorado Springs to participate in the five, intensive, graduate-level courses that began June 19 and concluded July 29,...
05/23/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 24, 2006) -- A record number of teachers are registered to participate in the Space Foundation's Summer Institute graduate courses. Space Foundation officials said today attendance in 2006 is expected to be more than ten percent greater than in 2005. The Summer Institute consists of five intensive, week-long, graduate-level courses covering topics ranging from...

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