Press Releases

09/23/2013
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2013) - On Friday, Oct. 4, the global celebration of World Space Week will launch locally when more than 500 elementary and middle school students and educators fill the seats of the U.S. Air Force Academy's (USAFA) Fairchild Hall auditorium for presentations by former NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D. The Space Foundation is bringing Chiao to Colorado Springs...
09/17/2013
Sally Ride Science, with support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will deliver in-person training to educators at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, September 21.This professional development event -- called Igniting Student Interest in STEM -- will help improve how educators increase student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and...
09/10/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 10, 2013) - Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development for a qualified educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship, established specifically for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.The scholarship covers tuition, fees, expenses and lodging for the...
08/22/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 22, 2013) - Students from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation's fourth annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image of their own spaceship design for the contest theme "My Spaceship Looks Like..."The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, by noon Universal Time...
08/12/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2013) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2014 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the...
07/20/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 18, 2013) - Young women and girls who dream of a career in aerospace are encouraged to come to the Space Foundation Discovery center July 23-27 to meet and hear from women who have been leaders in spaceflight.The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,...
06/26/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 26, 2013) - After a distinguished 27-year career with the Space Foundation, Charles P. "Chuck" Zimkas, Jr., President, will retire July 1. Zimkas has been president since 2012. He has played a key role in the continued success of the annual Space Symposium, and, in recent years, in the relocation of the Space Foundation to its world headquarters on Arrowswest Drive,...
05/31/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 31, 2013) - The public is invited to visit the new Space Foundation Discovery Center this summer for 10 weeks of educational space activities appropriate for all ages. Each week will focus on a specific theme, culminating with a full day of special activities each Saturday, included in the price of the Saturday admission.The Space Foundation Discovery Center, located...
05/20/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 20, 2013) - Teachers face many challenges in developing lesson plans that engage students, meet standards, support classroom, school, district, state and national objectives and are fun and rewarding to deliver. The Space Foundation offers support by providing professional development to educators and pre-service teachers with programs that meet education standards by...
05/16/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2013) - The Space Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Brenda D. Krause, a kindergarten teacher at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Anna and Kathryn Probert Educator Enrichment Scholarship provides Krause with tuition, materials fees, plus a $500 stipend to attend the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher...

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