Education Supported Projects and/or Event(s):
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Thursday Night on the Square
June 26, 2015 - August 13, 2015
NASA’s Armstrong’s Office of Education, AERO Institute® staff and volunteers will support the city of Palmdale's annual community event where the city will celebrate eight weeks of summer fun in Palmdale. Attendees will enjoy lively music, enticing food, free activities for kids, and an open-air market featuring specialty items. Also, the NASA Armstrong Aerospace Education Gallery will be open for the public and visitors will have the opportunity to experience various exhibits on display in the Gallery. An educational presentation and hands-on activities will be conducted in the Educator Resource Center, also located at the AERO Institute®. Teacher packs will be available to educators and handouts to the public giving them additional information on the hands on activity and the presentation they viewed.
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Programs for Educators and Students:
NASA AFRC Hosts Free Summer LEGO Robotics Workshops for Students at the AERO Institute®
Got Robots? >> Click here for more information about Robotics at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Free, Self-Directed Online Course - Earth System Science
NASA Armstrong's education office hosted 41 students from California, Washington and Oregon in a team competition to design a rover for a mission to Mars.
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.