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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...
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...
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...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 15, 2013) - The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the annual General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF, Ret., the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration,...
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...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 8, 2013) - The Space Foundation's 10-week Summer of Discovery will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 10, with one final day celebrating "A Taste of Space Technology."The Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and will close temporarily for expansion and construction, reopening after Labor Day, on Tuesday, Sept. 3....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2013) - Don't miss the Space Foundation's grand finale week of its 10-week Summer of Discovery. Come to the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs Aug. 6 - 10 for "A Taste of Space Technology" and find out how space has become an important part of our everyday lives.The Space Foundation's Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 31, 2013) - The Space Foundation has certified the Drive SunShine Institute (DSI) as a Certified Educational Products partner for its efforts in supporting a green environment and clean air educational technology.DSI promotes the use of alternative fuels such as wind and solar that, like the battery technology found in their automobiles, can be traced from technology...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 29, 2013) - Celebrate Colorado's statehood with "Colorado Days" at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, July 30 - Aug. 3. Festivities will include the opening on July 30 of a new space exhibit displaying satellite images of Earth, on loan from Colorado company DigitalGlobe.The Space Foundation's Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 23, 2013) - Weather satellites are an essential component of U.S. weather monitoring and forecasting, saving lives and generating billions of dollars in benefits for the nation every year. The Space Foundation released a white paper today that provides an overview of U.S. weather satellite systems and their benefits, as well as a list of recommendations to help...


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