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nasa office of education





National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Office of Education

National Council of Space Grant Directors’

Fall Conference

Diane D. DeTroye

October 28-31, 2007


NASA Office of Education Organizational Chart

Chief of Strategic Communications

Bob Hopkins

October 2007

Assistant Administrator for Education

Dr. Joyce Winterton

Deputy AA for Education

Dr. Bernice Alston

Executive Officer

Carolyn Knowles (on Fellowship)


Shawnta Ball

  • Planning, Evaluation
  • & Policy Development Division
  • Division Director - Vacant
  • Management and Program Analyst
  • (Policy & Plans) - Vacant
  • Budget Analysts
  • Mary Ellen Wirsing
  • Andrew Hubbard
  • Educ. Program Manager (Eval)
  • Malcom Phelps
  • Support Staff
  • Edna Honesty
  • Integration Division
  • Division Director - Jim Stofan
  • Outcome Managers
  • Elem &Sec/E-Tech – Shelley Canright
  • Informal – Mary Sladek
  • Higher Ed – Mabel Matthews
  • MUREP – Carl Person
  • SG/EPSCoR – Diane DeTroye
  • Support Staff – Shawna Kennedy

Strategic Portfolio Accountability Manager

Bill Anderson, Acting

Education Lead

Science Mission Directorate

Ming-Ying Wei, Ph.D.

Education Lead

Aeronautics Research Mission Dir.

Tony Springer

Education Lead

Exploration Systems Mission Dir.

Jerry Hartman

Education Lead

Space Operations Mission Dir..

Carla Rosenberg

policy clarification
Policy Clarification
  • Grants Handbook for Training Grants -- “faculty receiving direct support…must be U.S. citizens”
    • Generally means a direct exchange of funds to an individual for their benefit (e.g. stipend, salary, travel)
    • Does not extend to funds that are incidental or ancillary to the individual (e.g. student support)
  • Space Grant funds should not be used to compensate for reductions of NASA programs/activities (e.g. Faculty Fellowship, Explorer Schools)
  • Align with definition of Informal Education/Outreach projects
programmatic emphasis for 2008 budget packages
Programmatic Emphasis for 2008 Budget Packages
  • Continue to demonstrate Outcomes and Results through evidence of success and progress toward goals
  • Strive to provide succinct packages – strike a balance between “Ulysses” and “See Spot Run”
  • Appropriate emphasis of investments among Outcome 1-2-3
    • Space Grant is a Higher Education program
    • Thoughtfully consider investment of funds in K-12
  • Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations
diverse partnerships and collaborations
Diverse Partnerships and Collaborations
  • District of Columbia – new minor
  • Minnesota – new courses
  • Missouri – recruitment strategy
  • Nebraska – new strategy
  • Pennsylvania – collaborative proposal submission
  • Vermont – partnership
longitudinal tracking
Longitudinal Tracking
  • Objective 1: Percentage of students employed by NASA, aerospace contractors, universities and other educational institutions
longitudinal tracking where are they now
Longitudinal Tracking–Where are they now?

AZ – Chris Lewicki – 2004 Intern

  • Senior Flight Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

MN – Rayna DeMaster – 2005 MIMIC, 2006 NASA Academy

  • Trajectory Analysis Group at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

VA – John Johnston – 1997 Fellow

  • Aerospace Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

OK – Kelly Reid – 2004 Scholar

  • Technical Analyst, NASA Johnson Space Center

TX – Alan Stern – Institutional Rep, SRI

  • Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate

NM – Omar Mireles – Scholar, Co-op, Reduced Gravity, NASA Academy, Jenkins, GSRP, USRP Mentor

  • Board Member New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Alumni Chapter
contribution to education objectives
Contribution to Education Objectives
  • Objective 2: Percentage of undergraduate students who move on to advanced degrees in NASA-related disciplines
noteworthy in the national network
Noteworthy in the National Network
  • California – Virtual Lunar Race Challenge
  • Florida – Internship Research Success
  • GA, IN, and ND – NASA ESMD PodCast Participation
  • New Mexico – Alumni Scholarship
  • New York – CUSat Competition
  • Oklahoma – Aviation World Records
  • Rhode Island – NPR Interview
upcoming announcements
Upcoming Announcements

Space Grant

  • Consortium Development Competition
    • Released October 25; proposals due December 10
    • Need reviewers from Designated Consortia
  • ESMD Senior Design Project Development
    • Deadline for proposals – November 16
  • ESMD Summer Faculty
    • Deadline for applications – January 11
  • FY 2008 Budget Call
    • Interim Call release date TBD; Final Call pending Congressional appropriation


  • Research Award
    • Target release for November 30; pending Congressional appropriation
student flight projects survey
Student Flight Projects Survey
  • PURPOSE: To gain an understanding of the nature and scope of Space Grant supported student flight projects
  • Developed using SurveyMonkey on-line survey tool
  • Anticipate two phases:
    • Phase I – aggregate of student flights projects across the consortium.
    • Phase II – project level data to be completed by the person responsible for the implementation of the project.
  • Pilot of Phase I survey released October 13, 2007
    • AL, AZ, CO, LA, and MT Consortia
  • Currently reviewing feedback from pilot of Phase I
20 th year evaluation timeline
20th Year Evaluation Timeline

April June June 30 Sept. 30 Nov. Dec.

2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008














  • Encompasses the FY 2003 – 2007 grant/CMIS reporting cycles

Concurrent Office of Education 3rd Party Evaluation

-- Both Space Grant and EPSCoR

sg involvement in launch activities
SG Involvement in Launch Activities
  • STS-117: Education Strategy Circles
    • CO (Chris Koehler), TX (Wally Fowler), VA (Mary Sandy)
  • STS-118: Education Pre-Launch Conference -- Innovative Strategies for Cultivating the STEM Workforce
    • Chris Koehler + students – Highlight of “The Next Generation” panel
    • Reps from 10 other Space Grant consortia
  • STS-120: Education Focus Group – Attracting Top Performing Students to STEM Education Programs and Careers
    • MO (Fathi Finaish)
  • Space Grant involvement will continue in subsequent education pre-launch events
pop quiz
Pop Quiz

What are the 5 Objectives of Space Grant?

goals and objectives
Goals and Objectives


Contribute to the nation's science enterprise by funding education, research, and public service projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.


  • Establish and maintain a national network of universities.
  • Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and Federal, state, and local governments.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary education, research, and public service programs related to aerospace.
  • Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities.
  • Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.