Space Foundation Scholarship Recipients Share Space Lessons

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The Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) held a conference this fall, themed “STEM-U-Lating Science.” During the conference, two previous winners of a Space Foundation teachers scholarship led a session for 43 educators, sharing a lunar shelter engineering design challenge. Donnika Jones and Robin Little were awarded the Space foundation’s Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers, available only to Florida educators. Jones is a 4th and 5th grade teacher at the Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr., Elementary School Center for Mathematics and Engineering in St. Petersburg. Little is a Safety Harbor Elementary School teacher.

Jones and Little used their learning from attending Space Across the Curriculum courses in Colorado Springs to teach space-themed lessons in their classrooms and to other teachers at the FAST Conference.

Registration for the summer 2013 session of Space Across the Curriculum is open now and a number of scholarships are available. To see course offerings for Space Across the Curriculum, click here. For details about applying for the 2013 Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers, and other Space Foundation teacher scholarships, click here.

Pictured top: FAST Conference teachers participating in a lunar shelter engineering design challenge 

Pictured bottom, from left: Donnika Jones, Dr. Catherine Pedretty, Robin Little

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 12).

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