Jasmine I. Amoguis named 2005 winner of Space Foundation's Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 14, 2005) -- The Space Foundation announced today the selection of Jasmine I. Amoguis as the 2005 winner of the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers. As the 2005 scholarship recipient, Amoguis will receive a travel allowance, meal and lodging expenses, and full tuition to one of the Space Foundation's Summer Institute programs. Amoguis, who lives in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and teaches fourth grade at Holualoa Elementary School, will come to Colorado Springs July 18-22 to participate in the Summer Institute class "Biological and Physical Research: Exploring Nano-Science Technologies." She was chosen for her outstanding leadership skills and pursuit of educational excellence. The Space Foundation established the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers to create special professional development opportunities for teachers of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry or teachers working exclusively or extensively with students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. 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 literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other subject areas. The teacher 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. Funding for the scholarship is provided by Elliot G. and Cynthia A. Pulham of Colorado Springs. Elliot Pulham is president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation. The scholarship honors the memory of Elliot Pulham's grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawaii, in 1898. Her father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali'iholokahiki, a native Hawaiian. Lucy married Henry Enos and together they raised a son, a daughter, and three adopted children while successfully homesteading a sugar plantation in Pahala and a cattle ranch on lands in Kioloka'a and Kamaoa. Lucy Enos died in Hilo, Hawaii, in 1976. 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 Visitors 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.