"NASA and The Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge announced a partnership to improve science literacy in America by integrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) vocabulary into the nation's premier vocabulary competition: the Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge. This year's competition took place in Orlando, Florida. A television special based on the National Word Power Challenge will be broadcast on NBC stations this summer, hosted by Al Roker of NBC's Today Show."
Editor's note: Great idea. Alas, there is no mention of this project on NASA's Education page. I guess these sorts of things are not a priority with the NASA HQ Strategic Communications folks (who oversee education) - even if their NASA Message Construct says "Space exploration engages and inspires the public and encourages students to pursue studies in challenging, high-tech fields. Space exploration contributes to our Nation's economic competitiveness by helping to build and maintain a skilled, high-tech workforce. Going to the Moon and Mars will be a stunning achievement and enduring legacy to future generations of our desire to explore, learn, and progress."