Educators: Gain Recognition for Your Contributions to Technology in Education

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Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2017 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 contributors to technology in the education field, in both formal and informal environments. The award, named for Mercury and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard, will be presented on April 3, 2017, during the opening ceremony of the Space Foundation's 33rd Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Find the award application online at Submissions for the 2017 award must be mailed and postmarked no later than Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The recipient will be selected by Feb. 20, 2017.

One award is given annually; see more about the award and past recipients at

Pictured: 2016 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award recipient Margaret Rhule Baguio at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 12).

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