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STEM Ed Announcement: NASA Centennial Challenge at WPI
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: NASA Centennial Challenge at WPI
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:17:54 -0500
This is not a UMass program
Contact Information is below.
STEM Professional Development Centered on the NASA Centennial
Challenge at WPI
Worcester Polytechnic Institute will be hosting the first NASA Sample
Return Robot Challenge (part of the Centennial Challenges Program) on
June 16-17, 2012.
In honor of this event, the STEM Education Center at WPI is offering
a free professional development program for science and technology
teachers. The program will focus on project-based STEM learning
related to the NASA challenge. Teachers will meet for two times,
before and after the challenge, with a third unique opportunity for
some of the teachers to bring their students to the WPI campus on
Friday, June 15, and meet with the participating teams.
Opening meeting: Wednesday, April 18 2012; 8am-12pm (during April
Participants learn about the NASA challenge, explore hands-on model
eliciting activities (MEAs) and spend time creating project-based
activities for their students that focus on one of the NASA challenge
Optional meeting: Friday, June 15 2012, two hours visit with students
to the WPI campus.
Participants have a unique opportunity to bring their students on
campus and meet with the challenge teams a day before the
competition. The students will be able to interact with the challenge
participants and learn how they had resolved the same problems that
the students faced.
Closing meeting: 9am-11am during the week of June 25; exact day TBD.
Participants reflect on and share their experiences in developing and
conducting the projects in their classrooms. The teachers also meet
with a challenge representative to learn about the results of the
Space is limited, we will accept applications until capacity is
reached. Dont miss this special opportunity to engage your students
with the NASA Centennial Challenge. For registration click:
For further information please contact Mia Dubosarsky, director of
professional development at the WPI STEM Education Center, by email:
email@example.com or phone: 508-831-5617.
Mia Dubosarsky, PhD
Director, Professional Development
STEM Education Center
WPI Worcester, MA
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