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From STEM Connector

Carie Lemack: From STEM to Stern- A New Era for Space-Based Research aboard the International Space Station

If STEM is to be more than a thin and fragile stem of education, we must emphasize the importance of this subject and the urgency of learning this discipline. That means we need students and workers – from children and teachers to doctors and lawyers – to be, at a minimum, conversant in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

If STEM is to flourish, it must first flower in classrooms nationwide: It must win the hearts and minds of the public by directing their attention from the earth to the heavens. We must highlight the value of space-based research.

From Dataversity

The Language of Data: The Voice of a New Era of Space-Based Research

The era of Big Data may as well be another name for a new Space Age: A chance for students and teachers to master the language not only of the final frontier, but the frontiers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Students must master the frontiers of the jobs of tomorrow – the boundaries of the jobs of today – so we have a workforce conversant in these issues and leaders fluent in these subjects. They must reach the frontiers of gathering and interpreting data, so we can make practical use of space-based research. They must expand the frontiers of experimentation, with access to many and discoveries accessible to many more, thanks to a partnership with the International Space Station.

From Space.Com

To Inspire Future Space Travelers, Bring Space-Based Research to Schools

If the United States wants to reclaim the honor and glory of reaching for the heavens; inspire a new generation of heroes and heroines, curious minds and courageous spirits; and give today’s students the skills to achieve a better tomorrow, we must make the dream of reaching for the stars as real as the rockets that launch into space.

We need a space age for the digital age, in which teachers combine education with a form of entertainment like no other: the chance to see those rockets’ red glare as they launch their payloads to the International Space Station.

Our students in the news

Stockton University students

The Ocean City Patch and The Current shared stories on Stockton University students who worked with our partner, the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), to launch “Spores in Space: The Effects of Microgravity on Endomycorrhizae”.

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Palatine, IL’s Boy Scout Troop 209

The Chicago TribuneCBS Chicago, and the Daily Heraldhighlighted the incredible work of Palatine, IL’s Boy Scout Troop 209 to design and launch their experiment. Troop 209 were the first Boy Scouts to send an experiment into space!

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Israel Hayom on the Ramon SpaceLab

Israel Hayom has an article on the Ramon SpaceLab, a scientific education program which invited students to submit ideas, resulting in five MixStix investigations selected to fly to the ISS.

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Rochester SSEP students

Rochester SSEP students were featured in The Democrat and Chronicle and WHEC for their experiment determining the speed of chlorophyll deterioration in microgravity.

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Vine Middle School students

WATE shared the experiment from Vine Middle School students, selected by SSEP, to test how microgravity affects the separation of blue-green algae from water.

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Australian Cuberider Students

The Australian students working with Cuberider-1, an educational module that runs on computer code were featured in the Blacktown Sun, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser.

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DreamUp included in 5 Fascinating Edtech Companies From National Education Week

“According to the EDGE founders, their program is more competitive than Harvard or Stanford — this year they accepted only 10 companies from more than 560 worldwide applications.

After listening to all 10 pitches, and meeting many more edtech entrepreneurs in the hallways and at cell phone charging outlets, here are five startup or early stage edtech companies that caught my eye. I’m not suggesting these companies are good investments.”

National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

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