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Education Overview

The Space Foundation is developing the next generation of space professionals - and building the overall technological strength of the nation - through a wide variety of programs that stimulate students' interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

The Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation and NASA annually present the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators and district level personnel in the field of educational technology.

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Student Programs

The Space Foundation provides programs held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium that focus on the future of the aerospace industry, including teacher workshops, Exhibit Center tours for high school students and Career day activities.

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Teacher Liaison Workshops

Teacher Liaisons are nationally recognized as space and science education advocates, serving as an active link between their school/district, NASA, and the Space Foundation.

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Space Career Day

The Space Career Day co-sponsored by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) was open to all current Space Grant students, students from Space Grant universities and transitioning military.

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International Student Art Contest

The 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest theme If I Were Going… challenges students to imagine how they would personally experience space travel, exploration or settlement – and then interpret that idea into an original work of visual art.

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