Cristina Veresan, a middle school science teacher, at Star of the Sea School in Honolulu, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. She plans to use the scholarship to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer to attend the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy," to be held June 23 - 27 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center.
About the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to educators of Hawaiian or part Hawaiian descent, or who teach children of Hawaiian ancestry.
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 scholarship covers tuition, fees, travel expenses, meals and lodging for the recipient to spend a week in Colorado Springs attending a Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum course.
About Space Across the Curriculum
These week-long intensive graduate-level courses for PreK-12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. Although the underlying focus is on STEM, the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and curriculum areas. Participants do not need to be science or math teachers.
Registration is still open for teachers to register for "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy" and for "Space Technologies in the Classroom: Imagery and High-tech Science," to be held July 7 - 11 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Coloraado Springs. See registration information here.
This article is part of Space Watch: May 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 5).