Education: July 2006 Archives

Northrop Grumman Weightless Teacher Program Floats Through Huntsville

"More than 80 distinguished elementary and secondary school teachers representing nearly all 50 states and 24 countries will "graduate" this weekend from the world's first weightless "high school," also known as Northrop Grumman Corporation's Weightless Flights of Discovery program."

Northrop Grumman Makes a Great Investment In America's Future, earlier post

National Students' Space Policy Proposal 2006

"On behalf of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, I am proud to announce our first ever National Students' Space Policy Proposal. This document was created to inspire senators, representatives, companies and space enthusiasts to consider the future generation's views and opinions on space development when supporting and implementing policy."

"We drove a half hour out of town to the first transect site. The teachers separated and went with different scientist to collect samples of the rocks and soil. Our sampling tools consisted of sterile spoons, plastic gloves and zip-lock baggies. The scientists are all passionate about their work here and the teachers are excited to be doing real science along side the scientists. We were still working out the kinks of cooperation and communication. We kept hearing the term "herding cats", which was a good description of the progress of our group."

Daily field reports are listed below:

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Boeing Sends Educators From Around the World to SPACE CAMP During Shuttle Mission

"While the space shuttle Discovery continues to lay the foundation for a manned mission to the moon, The Boeing Company is sending 89 public school teachers from around the world to the 15th Annual Boeing Educators to SPACE CAMP program July 10-16 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala."

Editor's note: This is an excellent thing for Boeing to do and they are to be commended for doing so. Alas, I wonder how many more teachers (or students) could have been sponsored for the cost of the full collor, full page ad USA took out in the Washington Post today. What purpose these lavish, overtly self-congratulatory ads serve (other than being read by staffers on the way to work on the Metro every morning) usually escapes me. Then again, in this case, the USA ad has an overt educational theme to it, so I'll give them a pat on the back - this time - for trying to raise awareness of the importance of education.


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