Educators: Apply Now for the 2014 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

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Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2014 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.

Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to technology education by K-12 educators or district-level education personnel.

The Space Foundation will present the award, which is named after Mercury Astronaut Alan Shepard, on May 19, 2014, at the opening ceremony of the Space Foundation’s 30th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Award information and application instructions are available at

Submissions for the 2014 award must be mailed and postmarked no later than Feb. 3, 2014. The winner will be announced in March 2014.

About the Award
Alan B. Shepard, Jr., was the first American to fly in space, one of the nation’s original seven Mercury astronauts, one of only 12 humans who walked on the Moon and a former AMF board member. The award named for him recognizes excellence, quality and innovation in the development and application of technology in the classroom, or to the professional development of teachers. See more about the award and past recipients at

About the 30th Space Symposium
For its 30th year, the Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium will be held in a later timeframe than usual, from May 19-22, and will offer workshops, forums, panels and presentations covering all aspects of space, including programs targeted specifically for educators and students. See more at

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 12).