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Apply Now for the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Educator to be Recognized at the 29th National Space Symposium

Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2013 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 and AMF will present the award, which is named after Mercury Astronaut Alan Shepard, on April 8, 2013, at the opening ceremony of the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Submissions for the 2013 award must be mailed and postmarked no later than January 14, 2013. The winner will be announced in early March 2013. Application instructions are available now at

See more about the award and past recipients here. See video of last year's award ceremony here.

Pictured: 2012 recipient Dr. Cynthia D. Waters delivers her acceptance speech at the 28th National Space Symposium 

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