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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...
05/08/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 9, 2006) -- The Space Foundation has selected Ms. Joyce Luka as the 2006 recipient of its Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers. Luka teaches third grade at Palolo Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was selected because of her ongoing efforts to integrate space science into the classroom. The scholarship funds Luka's participation in the Space...
05/02/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 3, 2006) -- The Space Foundation is currently training teachers at the Kona North Complex in Hawaii using its innovative and proprietary Integrated Science and Literacy model. The Space Foundation's work to help improve teacher and student proficiency in the Kona classrooms results from a federal grant from the U. S. Department of Education. This grant supports a...
03/16/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 17, 2006) -- Teacher Liaisons are a vital component in linking the Space Foundation, NASA, schools and school districts to improve space and science education. This year, the Space Foundation has selected 81 outstanding educators from 26 states and Germany for the 2006 class of Teacher Liaisons. They will be recognized April 3 during the Opening Ceremony of the 22nd...
03/07/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 7, 2006) -- The Space Foundation announced today that Kathy R. Brandon is the 2006 recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The award, given by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Space Foundation will be presented Monday, April 3 in Colorado Springs during the Opening...
01/19/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2006) -- Applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers are due to the Space Foundation by April 14, 2006. Eligible applicants include any credentialed teacher working with students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who is of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who works exclusively or extensively with children of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian...
01/19/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2006) -- The Space Foundation is accepting applications for its prestigious Teacher Liaison program. Applications are due to the Space Foundation by Feb. 24, 2006. Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons serve as an active link between the Space Foundation, NASA, and their school and school district. All kindergarten through 12th grade educators, or other professionals...
11/17/2005
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 18, 2005) -- The Space Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in space endeavors and space education, is conducting a Space in the Classroom (SITC) educational program today for a select group of middle school students. Students from Jackson Middle School in Titusville are participating in the program, whose theme is `...

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