Boeing supports space education for teachers at Space Foundation's Summer Institute
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2005) -- Demonstrating its commitment to education, teachers, and future generations, The Boeing Company has fully sponsored one of the Space Foundation's Summer Institute programs. Boeing supported 40 teachers who participated in `Space Technologies in the Classroom,` in which they learned about the use and applications of satellites and the function of the Global Positioning System, built their own robots, and participated in behind the scene tours at a variety of military installations including NORAD, Air Force Space Command, and Schriever Air Force Base. The class took place June 20-24 in Colorado Springs. "We are so pleased to have Boeing's enthusiastic support of the important educational programs that will develop the space leadership of tomorrow," said Dr. Patricia Arnold, vice president of education and workforce development. The Summer Institute courses cover topics ranging from rocketry and robotics to astronomy and living and working in space, and each is designed to help teachers use space themes in their classrooms to enable improved student performance in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literacy and other subject areas. Participating teachers may elect to receive continuing education or graduate academic credit for the course, and graduate credit may be applied toward one of several master's degrees offered jointly through the Space Foundation and partner universities. About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. Its education programs have touched teachers in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. The Space Foundation manages the on-site NASA Educational Resource Center; offers two distinct Master's in Space Studies Degrees in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Regis University; and has trained more than 30,000 teachers since 1986 through Space Discovery graduate courses and national conferences. The Space Foundation also has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Strategic Space 2005, Oct. 4-6 at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena in Omaha, Neb.; Florida Space 2005, Nov. 15-17 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; and the Foundation's signature event, the National Space Symposium, April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org. About The Boeing Company Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. Boeing employs more than 153,000 people in 48 states in the United States and 67 countries, with major operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, Southern California and St. Louis. Total company revenues for 2004 were $52.5 billion. For more information, go to www.boeing.com.