In supporting regional interest behind this grant, the Space Foundation will offer scholarships to students and their teachers in the Pikes Peak Region, emphasizing Teller County, El Paso County outside metro-Colorado Springs, southern Douglas County and northern Pueblo.
The scholarships will help teachers bring students to the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, where they will experience a tour of the El Pomar Space Gallery, participate in hands-on activities and have a one-of-a-kind teaching session in the Discovery Center’s Northrop Grumman Science Center, utilizing Science On a Sphere. A stipend to offset bus transportation costs will be an important part of each scholarship.
The Space Foundation is a global leader in space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, offering innovative and academically proven programs ranging from hands-on activities for preschoolers to continuing education programs for educators.
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the only space-specialized science and technology center in the Rocky Mountain West region and, unlike other museums, was deliberately built to advance STEM education.
Through these scholarships, the Space Foundation will be able to show more than 300 students how STEM education can be exciting and fun with the goal of inspiring the next generation of engineers, scientists and technology professionals. To learn more about Space Foundation education programs, visit www.spacefoundation.org/education.
For information, call 719-576-8000.