Space Foundation education department adds director
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 17, 2003) -- The Space Foundation announced today that Jonathan Ogg was recently hired as the director of education. This is a newly created position. Ogg participates in the strategic planning and management of the Foundation's education enterprise, including K-12 program design and development, curriculum design and development initiatives, grant writing, the NASA Education Resource Center, and teacher workshops. Before joining the Space Foundation, Ogg taught high school biology and Earth and space science in Illinois and Colorado. He recently completed his Master's Degree in Science Education from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Illinois University. The Space Foundation will host a new education event this fall - the Centennial of Flight Celebration - scheduled Nov. 6-7 at the United States Air Force Academy. The Foundation's on-site NASA Educational Resource Center helps educators access and use science, mathematics, and technology instruction products aligned with national standards and appropriate state frameworks based on NASA's unique mission and results. The Foundation also offers two distinct Master's in Space Studies Degrees in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Regis University. The Space Foundation has trained more than 30,000 teachers since 1986 on Teaching With Space through Space Discovery graduate courses and national conferences. All courses and conferences meet state and national educational standards, with optional graduate credit available. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org.