NASA Middle School Educator Opportunity Apply by March 4

  • 02/26/2022 10:36 AM
    Message # 12626932
    Loris Chen (Administrator)

    Paragon TEC, Inc., the Education Support Services contractor for the NASA Glenn Office of STEM Engagement, is soliciting proposals from youth-serving organizations and formal/informal education institutions to receive professional development and implement NASA STEM content. This opportunity allows each organization to submit a brief proposal with an option to request funding for up to $2,000.00 for materials to implement the content with students.

    The International Space Station (ISS) is a large spacecraft in orbit around the Earth, which serves as a home for astronauts and cosmonauts as they conduct scientific research in a unique environment. It features eight large solar arrays which collect energy from the sun to provide electrical power. When the station is in sunlight, about 60% of the electricity that the solar arrays generate is used to charge the station’s batteries. These batteries power the station when some or all of the solar arrays are not in the sunlight.

    As part of the Make it NASA line of STEM activities, NASA Glenn’s Office of STEM Engagement has developed a making activity titled Where’s the Power? In this activity, student teams design and build a power management system where chosen components turn on and off based on the amount of solar power available. This solicitation is requesting proposals to implement Where’s the Power? with students in grades 5-9.


    Solicitation posted:                              February 4, 2022

    Solicitation URL:                                 https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/stem/stem-collaboration-opportunities-summer-2022-solicitation/

    Proposal form URL:                          https://tinyurl.com/NASAGlennSTEMSummer22Proposal

    Proposal receipt deadline:               March 4, 2022, 5:00 PM Eastern Time

    Notification of awards:                        April 1, 2022

    Virtual workshop dates:                      May 18 & 20, 2022

    Implementation dates:                        May 23, 2022 - August 31, 2022

    Student presentation deadline:           August 31, 2022

    Final report deadline:                          September 14, 2022

    Awarded collaborating organizations will be provided:

    • A two-day virtual facilitator workshop hosted by NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio
    • Make it NASA activity content documents and sample student resource kits.
    • Help-desk support to assist educators as needed in facilitating the content
    • Opportunities for live web-based connections with NASA professionals
    • Awarded funded proposals will also receive funding based on an approved budget of up to $2,000.00 to support the procurement of materials and supplies needed to facilitate the NASA activity with students.

    Full details are available at https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/stem/stem-collaboration-opportunities-summer-2022-solicitation/.


    NASA Glenn Office of STEM Engagement
    21000 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland, OH 44135https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/stem

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