Space Foundation Teacher Liaison to Receive NASA Endeavor Fellowship

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Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Maria Chambers is one of only 51 teachers nationwide to be chosen to receive a NASA Endeavor Fellowship. Chambers is a fourth and fifth grade science teacher at Stratton Meadows Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colo., in Harrison School District 2. She was selected for the Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program in 2011.

The NASA fellowship will enable Chambers to earn a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) certificate through Columbia University’s teachers college, funded through NASA’s Office of Education and implemented through the U.S. Satellite Laboratory. The program is dedicated to the memory of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew of STS-51-L.

Read the Colorado Springs Gazette article here.

The Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program is in its tenth year and has has more than 270 active participants. Teachers in the program serve as advocates for space-themed education across the curriculum and use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further integrate space principles into the classroom. Find out more about the program and how to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison here.

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 3).

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