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Space Foundation Partners with CSU – Pueblo

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Space Foundation Partners with CSU - PuebloCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 24, 2010) — Space Foundation education programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), helping to address serious gaps in U.S. science and math education and proficiency. Those efforts received a boost recently through a new partnership with Colorado State University – Pueblo.

CSU – Pueblo
Colorado State University – Pueblo and the Space Foundation have developed a partnership for the June 21-25 Space Across the Curriculum session, “PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration.”

“We at Colorado State University – Pueblo are excited to begin this collaboration,” said Dr. Victoria Marquesen, associate dean of the teacher education program. “The June workshop is a wonderful opportunity for teachers in our area.”

Focusing on space and science education for young learners, the PreK-2 course provides early childhood educators the necessary tools to inspire very young children through inquiry-based learning. Space Foundation certified aerospace education specialists present teachers with age-appropriate, hands-on activities they can immediately use with their students.

The class will be held on the Colorado State University – Pueblo campus and space is limited. For more information, contact [email protected].

Upward Bound at Colorado State University – Pueblo
The Space Foundation is also partnering with Upward Bound at Colorado State University – Pueblo to offer a day of rocketry and robotics classes for Upward Bound students. The classes will be held July 8. Upward Bound is a program that helps low-income students to develop skills and motivation to graduate from high school and succeed in college. It provides program activities and services at no charge to students enrolled in the program.

“The Space Foundation is making a difference in Colorado by preparing teachers and students for the technological demands of our future. We greatly appreciate the partnership with Colorado State University – Pueblo as we continue to expand our education outreach,” said Iain Probert, Space Foundation vice president of education.

To inquire about supporting Space Foundation education programs, please contact Margo Hatton, manager development and education partnerships, at 719.576.8000 or [email protected].

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