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NASA/NC-MSEN Students Preparing To Advance Into Careers In Engineering (S.P.A.C.E.)
- project has officially ended on March 31, 2012.


Students Preparing To Advance Into Careers In Engineering (S.P.A.C.E.) Project allows The University of North Carolina - General Administration and its North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) to expose high school students to innovative, valuable out-of-school time NASA - related STEM experiences that enrich their in-school time science and mathematics learning. This year round, multi-year academic enrichment helps students acquire the skills needed to enter and remain in the STEM pipeline. NASA-related STEM curriculum and resources are integrated into the following program components and activities:

Ø Saturday Academy Sessions

Ø Summer Scholars Program

Ø Field Trips to NASA Sites

Ø Interactive Web-based Experiences

Ø Online Learning Communities

Ø Virtual Career/Role Model Speakers

Ø E-Mentoring with STEM Professionals

Ø Academic Advising and Career Counseling

Ø Hands-on, Inquire-based Engineering, Physics and Astronomy Classes

Ø Seminars/Research Symposia

Ø Leadership and Communication Skills

Ø Immersion with University Arts and Sciences/Education Faculty

Ø Robotics Classes and Competitions

Ø Presentations/Exhibits/Displays

Ø Teacher and Staff Standards-based Professional Development

Ø Project-based Learning

Ø Technology Integration into Mathematics and Science Curricula

Ø Parent Involvement and Workshops

Ø Scholarship and Financial Aid Workshops

Ø Annual Awards and Recognition Program

Major Project Partners

Ø Internet Community Action Network (I-CAN)

Ø Knowledge Network Solutions (KNS)

Ø NC Alliance to Create Opportunity Through Education (NC- OPT ED)

Ø Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)

Ø North Carolina School Districts

S.P.A.C.E. Is On The News


Please click to read about "SPACE Engages Students In Technology"featured in Thomasville Times. (in pdf)





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