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Teacher Space Seminar Shares Resources

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Teacher Space Seminar Shares Resources Seventy local K-12 teachers learned about space-related educational programs and resources available from the Space Foundation, Lockheed Martin, and the NASA Nebraska Space Grant at the Teacher Space Seminar, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the NASA Nebraska Space Grant, on Nov. 3 at the Strategic Space Symposium at the Qwest Center Omaha.

The workshop included:

  • A comprehensive look at space-related teaching tools and events that help teachers strengthen lesson planning, classroom performance, and student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM);
  • A presentation by Adrian Laffitte, director of Florida government relations for Lockheed Martin, about trends and developments in the space community and how those changes affect education;
  • A tour of the AMERICOM Government Services Exhibit Center, with education presentations at the Lockheed Martin and NASA Nebraska Space Grant booths;
  • An opportunity to meet industry and military space leaders at a reception honoring the men and women of the United States Strategic Command, sponsored by Boeing.

"Education is fundamental to the Space Foundation's mission to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. "That's why we ensured that students had the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art technology displays by space industry leaders."

The Strategic Space Symposium education events complement the overall Space Foundation education program.

For more on the educational events at the Strategic Space Symposium , click here.

To read more about the Strategic Space Symposium, read the articles in this issue of Space Watch.

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2009 (Volume: 8, Issue: 12).