NASA’s UoL STEM program connects the public to the discoveries,
scientists, engineers, and educators working with astrophysics missions, such as
Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, GALEX, Fermi, Swift, and JWST. The program includes a
nationwide network of partners who share and develop resources. The UoL projects
and events are designed to inspire engagement and learning with STEM materials
to promote science literacy. All materials are free and excellent astronomy
resources for STEM education programs. One of the UoL STEM partners is the
National Science Olympiad (NSO), a national non-profit organization dedicated to
improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing interest in science
for all students, and creating a STEM-literate workforce. The UoL program
supports NSO space science events, and all materials are freely available from
the UoL or the NSO websites. Other UoL partners include AstroViz, Planet Search,
STEAM, MicroObservatory, Planet Watch, and View Space.
NASA’s UoL team connects the public and learners to data, discoveries, and experts from NASA’s Astrophysics missions. The team of scientists, engineers, and educators have direct connections to these missions, and provide a range of projects and interactive activities for any educational setting.
Donna Young (NASA/NSO/UoL Program Manager: Laughlin, NV)