NASA Astrophysics EPO Community: Enhancing STEM Experience of Undergraduates

Manning, James G. and Meinke, Bonnie K. and Lawton, Brandon and Smith, Denise A. and Bartolone, Lindsay and Schultz, Greg (2015) NASA Astrophysics EPO Community: Enhancing STEM Experience of Undergraduates. In: Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 247-252.


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The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach (EPO) community and Forum work together to capitalize on the cutting-edge discoveries of NASA Astrophysics missions to enhance the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) experience of undergraduates. The NASA SMD Astrophysics EPO community has proven expertise in providing both professional development and resources to faculty at two- and four-year institutions and in offering internships and student collaboration opportunities. These mission- and grant-based EPO programs are uniquely poised to foster collaboration between scientists with content expertise and educators with pedagogy expertise. We present examples of how the NASA Astrophysics EPO community and Forum engage the higher education community in these ways, including associated metrics and evaluation findings.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 08:04
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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