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2014-01-21 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Sparks, Nev., will announce expansion plans for its Dream Chaser Space System program in a news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website at 3 p.m. EST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SNC officials will discuss the company's plans for expansion in the...

2013-09-26 12:32:06

NASA has recognized 12 NASA Explorer Schools from 11 U.S. states for their contributions to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education in the 2012-2013 school year. All 12 schools will receive a NASA certificate of recognition that includes an American flag that was flown in space. Six of the 12 also submitted successful proposals to a recent NASA Explorer Schools solicitation and will receive a $5,000 grant to help implement a STEM project in their classrooms by...

2013-09-18 15:33:43

NASA signed a Space Act Agreement Wednesday with the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) to infuse the agency's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content into their activities and inspire students nationwide. The signing ceremony took place at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington during a celebration to announce BGCA's 2013 Youth of the Year. Leland Melvin, NASA associate administrator for education and former space shuttle astronaut, signed the...

2013-06-27 11:43:48

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 include non-profit educational organizations, public and private schools, youth foundations and science centers...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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