Five days of interacting with NASA scientists and engineers, learning about innovative ways to teach STEM, sounds like a new educator’s dream—and it came true for three students in Palm Beach State College’s Educator Preparation Institute.
Lindsay Adair, Catherine Ebanks and Amanda Jasper and their instructor Carolyn Slygh have just returned from such a workshop. Sponsored by the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project, the five-day MUREP Educator Institutes are designed for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs at Minority Serving Institutions. … Continue reading NASA workshop inspires new teachers
How hard could it be to break up rocks into chunks? Doesn’t sound too difficult, unless the rock happens to be an asteroid in the farthest reaches of the solar system.
A team of six Palm Beach State College students have put their heads together to tackle this problem and have entered their solution in the NASA competition for undergraduates called the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams program or Micro-g NExT. University and community college teams nationwide are vying for the opportunity to have their solutions to real space exploration challenges selected and possibly used by NASA in the future. … Continue reading Students take NASA space tool design to local schools