June 27, 2013
Innovative Partnerships Expand NASA’s Summer Education Reach
NASA has selected more than 170 educational organizations nationwide to receive Summer of Innovation mini-awards of as much as $2,500 each.
The awards are designed to expand NASA's education network and help the agency keep middle school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities throughout the summer break and beyond.
The awardees were chosen from more than 400 proposals NASA received in response to a solicitation in May seeking collaborators to infuse NASA-themed STEM content into existing summer and after school programs for middle school students. The solicitation focused community-based organizations.
Paragon TEC Inc. of Cleveland manages and administers the 2013 Summer of Innovation mini-grants for NASA. To ensure a fair and open competition, a panel of STEM professionals outside NASA reviewed the applications and made final recommendations.
To view the complete list of Summer of Innovation mini-award recipients, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/12dKwKm
To learn more about NASA's Summer of Innovation project, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/soi
To learn more about NASA's education programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/education
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