Western Regional Meeting. Honolulu, HI September 28-30, 2006. Diane D. DeTroye Manager Space Grant/EPSCoR Programs. Organization Chart. September 2006. Chief of Strategic Communications, Acting Eric Sterner . Executive Officer Vacant Secretary Kimberly Allen.
September 28-30, 2006
Diane D. DeTroye
Space Grant/EPSCoR Programs
Chief of Strategic Communications, Acting
Assistant Administrator for Education, Acting
Deputy AA for Education
Bernice Garnett Alston
Deputy Assistant Administrator
For Strategic Investments
Center Education Directors
Deputy Assistant Administrator
For Education Programs (Acting)
Director, Elem. & Sec.
Education Division (Acting)
Education Division (Acting)
Higher Education Division (Acting)
Minority University Programs
Flight Projects Officer
Technology & Products
Science Mission Directorate
Aeronautics Mission Directorate
Exploration Systems Mission Dir.
Space Operations Mission Dir.
ECC-chartered Space Grant Review Team
Purpose: Assess the Space Grant Program relative to its alignment with the Education Framework and to NASA’s workforce goals.
Goal: Develop a Policy & Guidance Document by November 30, 2006
Membership: 3 co-chairs, plus reps from Mission Directorates and Centers
Space Grant involvement: Telecons and meetings with directors
Exploration Internships ($28K) -- Provide engineering students the opportunity to
obtain ESMD - relevant work experience . often through industry partners;
Engineering Design Challenge Teams ($6K) -- Provide small grants to student
teams to participate in existing ESMD - related engineering design challenge
Senior Engineering Design Courses ($6K) -- Provide support to integrate ESMD
mission challenges into university senior engineering design courses.
June 16, 2006 – 51 Proposals Received ($1,977,964 Funds Requested)
37 States -- students to industry & NASA Centers
8 States -- students to NASA Centers only
6 States -- students to Industry only
June 17 – August 3, 2006 – Proposal Review and Panel Decisions
August 4-8, 2006 – Release of Results (51 proposals received full or partial funding)
$1,967,964 Funds Awarded
204 Student Internships
MANY THANKS to our friends at KSC and the ESMDESMD Competition
Weekly Team teleconferences during initial stages
Primary POC is Kennedy Space Center
For information/updates visit URL
To coordinate Senior Design Projects -- Berta Alfonso ((321) 861-9083 or Berta.A.Alfonso@nasa.gov)
Currently developing a Virtual Education Community for those involved with ESMD Education ProgramsESMD Implementation
- Workforce Development
- Strengthening the Pipeline
- Public Benefit
The NASA Education portfolio is guided by three expected outcomes:
Outcome 1:Contribute to the development of the STEM workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s strategic goals, through a portfolio of investments.
Outcome 2:Attract and retain students in STEM disciplines through a progression of educational opportunities for students, teachers and faculty.
Outcome 3:Build strategic partnerships and linkages between STEM formal and informal education providers that promote STEM literacy and awareness of NASA’s mission.Outcomes for the 2006 NASA Strategic Plan
Outcome 1: Contribute to the development of the STEM workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s strategic goals, through a portfolio of investments.
Elementary/ Secondary Education
Outcome 2: Attract and retain students in STEM disciplines through a progression of educational opportunities for students, teachers and faculty.
Cultivate Diversity of Workforce
Disciplines and Practitioners
Outcome 3: Build strategic partnerships and linkages between STEM formal and informal education providers that promote STEM literacy and awareness of NASA’s mission.
ContinuityThe Education Portfolio Strategic Framework
The overarching theme of our program is the development of aerospace and STEM workforce --
for NASA, XYZ Consortium, and the Nation. Our comprehensive mix of program elements is based
upon the needs and capabilities of XYZ Consortium in addressing NASA Education Outcomes:
Aerospace Workforce Development
is XYZ Consortium’s prime goal, supported by each of the following elements, and by interdisciplinary, team-mission projects
and links with NASA (ED-1,2)
are resources at the highest level in the workforce, to provide enhanced emphasis on student research, NASA collaboration,
and Center visits (ED-1,2)
support mentored research for graduate student development, with enhanced NASA collaboration for Fellowship projects and
NASA Center visits (ED-1,2)
support mentored research for undergraduate students, with enhanced participation in NASA internship programs (ED-1,2)
prepares teachers for inspiring students in the STEM pipeline, with enhanced NASA-based materials for use in classrooms,
and with pre-service internships (ED-2)
is promoted through involvement for awareness of aerospace issues and NASA, with enhanced support for leveraging
Informal education partnerships (ED-3)Contributions to NASA Education Outcomes
The intent is to raise awareness of, or interest in, NASA, its goals, missions
and/or programs, and to develop an appreciation for and exposure to science,
technology, research and exploration.
The intent is to increase learning, to educate students, educators and the
general public on specific science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)
content areas, and to expand the nation’s future STEM workforce.
In addition to intent, an Informal Education project must also include at
least two of the following components:
ContentPublic Outreach versus Informal Education
17 Non-Designated Consortia Eligible
Up to $177,000
$132,000 Minimum Match
Anticipate up to 5 Awards
Purpose – To focus on the Employ and Educate aspects of Goal 1.
Focus – Higher Education component of STEM pipeline
Faculty and Research Support (Employ)
Student Support (Educate)
Student Involvement (Educate)
Course Development (Educate)
Targeted Institution Research and Academic Infrastructure (Employ)Outstanding FY2006 Congressionally Directed Funds