Nominations Open for the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

Do you know K-12 teachers or district-level administrators who are making a difference in education through the use of technology? Recognize their achievements by nominating them for the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), NASA, and the Space Foundation present this award annually for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to lifelong learning through the application of technology in the classroom or professional development of teachers. The Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award is named after Alan Shepard, one of the nation's original seven Mercury astronauts, the first American to fly in space, one of only 12 humans who has walked on the moon, and a former AMF board member.

Technology personnel, district-level administrators, and K-12 classroom teachers who have demonstrated exemplary use of technology to enhance learning are eligible for this award. School principals, superintendents, or associate superintendents may nominate eligible candidates. The AMF, NASA, and the Space Foundation will present the award April 7, 2008, at the 24th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The deadline for applications is January 17, 2008. Nomination forms and additional information about the award are available at

This article is part of Space Watch: January 2008 (Volume: 7, Issue: 1).

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