Space Science Institute for Student-Teacher Teams

Inspired by
 International Heliophysical Year and International Polar Year
Sponsored by: Capacity Building Partnership for Education and Research in Space Science
GEAR UP Program and Bissho McCguiness High School
Greensboro, North Carolina 
North Carolina A&T State University July 16-20, 2007
Contact: Dr. Abebe Kebede  email:
Tel: 336-285-2113

K-12 outreach programs and activities are the cornerstone for improving the quality of student education, to enhance the breath and depth of knowledge, functional literacy, and improve the science and math skills of high school graduates nationwide. Participants will be introduced to activities developed by professionals at the university, community college and high school level working in collaboration with the main intent of inspiriting students to study science and math. It is hoped that this Institute will tangibly increase the number of university students majoring in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In particular, the Institute will:
 • address competencies of the National and State Science Content Standards.
• address the No Child Left Behind Act
• introduce new teaching and learning technologies for science applicable to the high school classroom (e.g. logger pro) Additionally, teachers can receive two Continuing Education Units,
NASA educational packages, travel allowances and a stipend.