• In October 2012, a parachute jumper took a leap of science and stepped off a platform from an altitude of close to 24 miles above the Earth’s surface, breaking the 1959 space jump record. The parachute jumper's team helped him to reach these heights with a helium balloon attached to a space gondola/capsule. Because air density and temperature vary greatly with altitude in our atmosphere, the engineering team had to consider both the mass and strength of the materials used in construction of th...

  • Nationally Recognized Teacher Training in STEM Education

    Are you a PK-12 educator seeking sustained professional development in high-quality STEM Education?  Our nationally recognized professional development model has been developed to support the evolution of your classroom offering with a focus on high-quality problem based learning experiences rooted in career connections, 21st century skills and collaboration.  Our Educator Fellows have unique transformational experiences including building long-term relationships with local STEM Industry professionals and university professors through our collaborative 15-session model.  As a result, our educators become members of a community of teacher-learners who share a common ambition to provide their students with rigorous and relevant classroom experiences that engage students’ minds and ignite their imaginations. Past participants report increased student engagement; student-led experiences; student-explored career connections; authentic learning experiences; ability to create and implement differentiated instruction and assessments; as well as increased knowledge pertaining to STEM Education.  If this sounds like an experience you are looking for, consider applying for the 2015-2016 STEM Fellows season professional learning community this coming fall!

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