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CSATS Faculty and Staff Attend Briefings at Kennedy Space Center

CSATS trip to the Kennedy Space Center

Endeavor arriving 12-12-08.JPG(March 2009)

Penn State faculty and staff from the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) participated in a weeklong meeting in mid-December at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Since September, 2007, CSATS has directed the Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP), NASA’s longest running educational project for K–12 education. During the meeting, AESP personnel from around the United States were briefed on new NASA missions and educational opportunities, visited NASA facilities and consulted with scientists and engineers, and began planning new teacher professional development collaborations with 11 U.S. colleges and universities. They also had front-row seats to see the space shuttle Endeavor return to Kennedy from California after its most recent mission to the International Space Station.

CSATS and AESP are directed by Bill Carlsen, professor of science education.