||LiftOff Summer Institute
Beginning in the summer of 1990, the Texas Space Grant Consortium initiated weeklong professional development training for
teachers. This aerospace workshop series, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, mathematics, and technology learning experiences
by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information, materials,
and experiences through hands-on activities and field trips that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves
||National Space Grant Student Statellite Program
Across America, Space Grant students are learning from the ground up--literally--by designing, building, flying and operating
a broad range of spacecraft. Students come with an interest in Space, but with different levels of skill, knowledge, and
experience. Missions of growing complexity provide opportunities to acquire baseline skills and then to build on them. They
range from the simple--building soda-can "satellites" or small payloads for launch from small rockets or balloons--to building
sophisticated satellites. We call this strategy "crawl", "walk", "run" and "fly!". Our goal is to make aerospace history and
send the first student-built satellites to Mars.
||NASA Education Associates
NASA's Education Associates program offers university students and faculty the opportunity to experience
science and technology in the unique environment of NASA. The program is a hands-on experience at a NASA center working with
NASA scientists, engineers and program managers on a NASA project. The projects run the gambit of NASA's missions
-- from the space shuttle to exploring the solar system, from exploring extreme environments on earth to research aircraft.
||NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars
The Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Program (LARSS) is a 10-week summer internship at NASA Langley
for rising juniors and seniors, and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in aeronautical engineering,
mechanical engineering, materials science, computer science, atmospheric science, astrophysics, physics,
chemistry, or selected aerospace disciplines of interest to LaRC. Students from other disciplines such as
business, finance, communications, and graphics may also be selected to work in areas that provide aerospace-related
programmatic support. The LARSS Program was established in 1986 by Dr. Samuel E. Massenberg, NASA Langley's former
Direction of Education.
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sponsoring the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
offering undergraduates across the United States mentored research experiences at the NASA centers.
Science Workshops for Educators
Probing for innovative ways to teach science in your classroom? Investigating how to stay informed about the latest science research?
Keep pace with the latest science research, engage in standards-based classroom activities and explore ways to make science fun as you
work side by side with Penn State faculty in our workshops. You can enjoy summertime's more leisurely pace at Penn State University Park
campus as you network with peers from across the country.
RockOn! and RockSat: The Next Step in Low Cost Student Access to Space
RockOn! is a hands-on workshop where participants learn build a small rocket payload and
launch it on a sounding rocket at Wallops Flight Facility. RockSat is a standard payload
canister that can be launched in conjunction with the RockOn! workshop.
||State Based Programs
The National Network of Space Grant programs conducts hundereds of programs in programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia,
and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Information on these programs can be obtained by visiting the web site of the Space Grant
programs in your state.