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Space Foundation Offers Scholarship for Hawaiian Educators

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 recipient to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., during the summer of 2014 and participate in one of the Space Foundation's week-long Space Across the Curriculum courses.

These intensive week-long graduate-level summer courses for PreK-12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are hands-on and focus on national standards and STEM principles, and the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Public, private and homeschool teachers are welcome.

Earlier this year, a math and science teacher at Kanu o ka 'Aina New Century Charter School in Waimea, Hawai'i, was selected as the 2013 recipient and he used the scholarship to attend the Meteorology and Space Weather course to help his students better understand weather patterns.

The facilities at Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs offer extraordinary teaching tools, including Science On a Sphere®, developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with more than 360 datasets, special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images that provide full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, moons and planets in space. Space Foundation labs also offer programmable robots used in a simulated Martian environment, and sophisticated software programs used by professional aerospace engineers.

See the 2014 Space Across the Curriculum course offerings for teachers at www.spacefoundation.org/education.

To Apply for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Apply for the scholarship by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, detailing the motivation for applying, interest in space themes in the classroom and expectations for what will be gained from the experience. The application letter must be endorsed with a letter of support by a principal or other supervisor. Send application and letter of support by March 3, 2014, to:

Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Space Foundation
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Or submit your letter via email to: [email protected]

About the Scholarship
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, the scholarship honors the memory of Elliot's grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawai'i, in 1898. Enos' father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali'iholokahiki, was a native Hawaiian. Enos died in Hilo, Hawai'i, in 1976.

The Space Foundation takes an active role in educational and space-related activities in Hawai'i, and is an annual co-sponsor of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Conference, a program of the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEBD). Elliot Pulham will be a featured speaker at the conference in Maui this week, and will host the Space Foundation Pau Hana Networking Reception for New Generation Space Leaders, age 35 or younger, on Sept. 11 at the Wailea Beach Marriot. The event is part of the Space Foundation's New Generation Initiatives, which provides professional development and networking opportunities to college students and professionals aged 35 and under.

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Discovery Center with two main areas - the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®. The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

Pictured: Lucy Enos

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