Apply for Lucy Enos Scholarship for Hawaiian Educators by March 2
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The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship is given annually by the Space Foundation to provide professional development for a qualified educator of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who works with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.
The scholarship provides a unique opportunity for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., during the summer of 2015 and participate in the Space Foundation’s week-long Space Across the Curriculum course “Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction,” to be held July 20-24. The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship covers tuition, fees, expenses and lodging for the recipient.
This intensive graduate-level summer course for PreK-12 educators provides space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom, and focuses on national standards. This course shows educators how to teach science concepts and standards in one exciting project. Participants will learn what it would take to establish and maintain a human presence on our Moon or Mars. Advanced life support concepts, such as growing food, oxygen and energy production, waste removal and recycling and exploration of the surface will be discussed. For the final project, participants will design and build a model of a theoretically functioning Lunar or Mars base that will be technically sustainable and house astronauts for exploration of the Lunar or Martian surface.
The facilities at Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs offer extraordinary teaching tools, including Science On a Sphere® (pictured), developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with more than 360 datasets, special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images that provide full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, moons and planets in space. Space Foundation labs also offer programmable robots used in a simulated Martian environment, and sophisticated software programs used by professional aerospace engineers.
Learn more about Space Foundation education programs and Space Across the Curriculum for teachers here.
To Apply for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Apply for the scholarship by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, detailing the motivation for applying and interest in integrating space themes into the classroom. The application letter must be endorsed with a letter of support by a principal or other supervisor.
Send application and letter of support by March 2, 2015, to:
Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
About the Scholarship
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, the scholarship honors the memory of Elliot’s grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawai’i, in 1898. Enos’ father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali’iholokahiki, was a native Hawaiian. Enos died in Hilo, Hawai’i, in 1976.
The Space Foundation takes an active role in educational and space-related activities in Hawai’i, and is an annual co-sponsor of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Conference, a program of the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEBD). Activities support the Space Foundation’s New Generation Initiatives, which provide professional development and networking opportunities to college students and professionals age 35 and younger.
This article is part of Space Watch: February 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 2).
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