Education Supported Event(s):
NASA’s BEST – Satellites and Space Flight
When: October 15, 2014, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Where: The AERO Institute / Palmdale, CA
Have you ever wondered how to engage students in scientific and engineering practices using simple, everyday materials that might otherwise go to waste? NASA’s Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Student activities bring the principles of engineering alive to younger audiences... >> Click here for more information
EXCITE: EXpanding Children's Interest Through Experiential Learning >> Click here for more information
Summer of Innovation
NASA has launched an initiative to use its out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for underrepresented students across the nation. NASA's Summer of Innovation supports President Obama's Educate to Innovate campaign for excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education. >> Click here for more information
Programs for Educators and Students:
Free, Self-Directed Online Course - Earth System Science
Proving Prandtl -- with a Twist!
Two teams of summer interns, the 2012 and 2013 ARMD Aero Academies and with the help of the NASA Dryden Center Innovation Fund, set out to validate an old theory from Ludwig Prandtl. Their little flight research experiment proved much more than just an old theory, but opened the door to previously unknown performance potential for aircraft.
Flying High with S.T.E.M.
Associate Administrator for Education, Leland Melvin recently visited the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif., where he was updated on education outreach efforts at the Armstrong Flight Research Center. The Armstrong education team earned Melvin's praise, as did the Institute for its recent founding of the Palmdale Aerospace Academy, a school devoted to excellence in science, technology, engineering and math. Both the AERO Institute and its academy are operated by a consortium that includes NASA, the city of Palmdale, and its local school district.