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NASA Seeks Partners to Promote Science, Tech Education for Students

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NASA is inviting potential partners to take part in the agency’s Summer of Innovation project to engage middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning activities.

Earlier this year, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the Summer of Innovation, a new NASA project to improve the STEM skills and abilities of American students as part of a broader national priority. Bolden’s announcement came in direct response to President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign for excellence in STEM education.

The Summer of Innovation campaign includes efforts not only of the federal government, but also businesses, foundations, nonprofits, and science and engineering societies to work with young Americans to excel in science and math.

Through NASA’s new announcement of opportunity, the agency seeks unfunded partnerships with organizations to help achieve its Summer of Innovation goals, reach wider audiences and build national interest in STEM education. Potential partnership activities are varied. Responses are due by Sept. 3.

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