Getting Involved | Potential Partners | Information for Funding | Resources
NASA’s Broker program concluded in June 2007.
For more information at NASA, go to
or e-mail HQ-SMD-EPO@mail.nasa.gov.
There are several ways
to get involved, from proposing outreach activities that connect
to ongoing space science research, to joining an ongoing educational
Preparing a NASA SMD proposal that
includes an EPO segment. Check out Science Mission Directorate Research Opportunities.
Preparing a supplement to
your SMD research grant.
Check out Science Mission Directorate Guidelines and Opportunities for E/PO.
For inquiries specific to ROSES EPO programs such as the research supplements and the programmatic solicitations
please e-mail HQ-SMD-Roses-EPO@mail.nasa.gov
SCORE Region Museums, Planetariums, and Organizations
Directory of Prospective Partners in Educational Initiatives
Compiled by the Space Science Institute, this is a rich resource of
institutions and programs. Some are national in scope, others are more
specific to the western Broker/Facilitator region than to the SCORE
Many Space Grants have education
and public outreach programs and/or assist researchers and educators
in participating in education programs. The following Space Grant programs
are in the SCORE Broker region.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities ( HBCU)
A list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the White
House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
in response to the higher-education needs of American Indians, Tribal
Colleges generally serve geographically isolated populations that have
no other means of accessing education beyond the high school level.
They have become increasingly important to educational opportunity for
American Indian students. Tribal Colleges are unique institutions that
combine personal attention with cultural relevance, in such a way as
to encourage American Indians —especially those living on reservations — to
overcome the barriers they face to higher education.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
HACU is committed to Hispanic success in education, from kindergarten
through graduate school and into the work force. HACU's goals are to
promote the development of member colleges and universities; to improve
access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities
for Hispanic students; and to meet the needs of business, industry,
and government through the development and sharing of resources, information,
NASA Minority University Research and Education Programs
MUREP focuses primarily on expanding and advancing NASA's scientific
technological base through collaborative efforts with Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI),
and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU).
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The following links are intended to help space scientists who are developing
education and public outreach proposals, programs, and products.
information for the Science Leads/PIs and Education Leads/Points of
Contact for the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) missions in operation
Guide to the NASA Science Mission Directorate
Public Outreach Evaluation Criteria.
NASA's Science Mission Directorate Education/Public Outreach Program's Goals and Objectives
in Education: A Strategy for Integrating Education and Public Outreach
into NASA's Space Science Programs describes the Science Mission Directorate's approach for making education at all levels, and the
enhancement of public understanding of science, integral parts of space
science research activities.
the Science Mission Directorate Education/Public Outreach Strategy summarizes the results of the deliberations of a task force
of scientists and educators chartered to consider how OSS's Education/Public
Outreach Strategy— “Partners in Education: A Strategy for Integrating
Education and Public Outreach into NASA's Space Science Programs”— should
Criteria for proposed NASA Science Mission Directorate Education
and Public Outreach activities.
Asked Questions about the NASA Science Mission Directorate Education
and Public Outreach Evaluation Criteria.
of activities and proposals that have involved scientist participation
in Education and Public Outreach activities. Presented by the Space
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Articles relating to science education reform and the role of scientists in that reform from the Space Science Institute.
Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin Current Issue
This quarterly newsletter explores issues related to planetary science and exploration, and includes "Spotlight on Education," featuring workshops, funding opportunities, and other pertinent resources that can support scientists in their involvement in outreach.
Susan Loucks-Horsley, 1999, Ideas that Work: Science Professional Development Eisenhower
National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, The
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 70 pp. 1-800-621-5785.
Suggestions for developing effective professional development programs
for K–12 educators.
Bringing the Excitement of Science to the Classroom by the Teachers
and Mentors of the Partners In Science Program. A "how-to" manual
and participant account of one of the first and most widespread scientific
work experience programs. Carried by Research
and the Media: A researcher's guide for dealing successfully with
the news media, by Herbert O. Funsten and published by the Public
Information Committee of the American Geophysical Union.
National Standards for K–12 Programs and Projects
National Science Education Standards are intended to serve as
a guide to defining scientific literacy for K–12 children, provide
guidance for teachers and other educators in the development of
curriculum and professional development, and aid policy makers and
the community in supporting and implementing effective programs.
Standards of Mathematics from the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics.
Technology Standards Project from the International
Society for Technology in Education.
State Science Standards
Arizona Department of Education Science Standards
Kansas State Department of Education Science Education Standards
Louisiana Department of Education Science Content Standards
New Mexico Public Education Department Science Standards
Oklahoma State Department of Education Priority Academic Student Skills
Texas Education Agency Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science
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July 6, 2007