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NASA grants Orlando Science Center US$1.2m to develop STEM scheme for critically-ill
POSTED 09 May 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
NASA has awarded the Orlando Science Center in Florida a US$1.2m (€1.1m, £930,000) grant to develop a programme using mobile exhibit carts to educate critically-ill children in hospitals.

Partnering with planetary science experts and a team of researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) headed by Megan Nickels, the STEM-driven activities will be used to help shorten the learning gap created during hospitalisation.

According to NASA, the project will incorporate data and artefacts from the space agency, as well as UCF science collections and resources from Kennedy Space Center, with the experiences replicating current and planned NASA missions, while also tackling engineering problems in space exploration.

“Children with critical illness can struggle with formal education due to the fact that their hospitalisation keeps them from engaging in active study and attending classes” said Orlando Science Center president and CEO JoAnn Newman.

“These engaging mobile exhibits will help motivate these children to pursue STEM learning and careers. Providing high level engaging and authentic STEM activities to this audience through mobile exhibits is unprecedented.”

Aimed at children aged between 10 and 18, the exhibit carts will debut in Q3 2018 at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the Florida Hospital for Children.
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NASA grants Orlando Science Center US$1.2m to develop STEM scheme for critically-ill
POSTED 09 May 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
NASA has awarded the Orlando Science Center in Florida a US$1.2m (€1.1m, £930,000) grant to develop a programme using mobile exhibit carts to educate critically-ill children in hospitals.

Partnering with planetary science experts and a team of researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) headed by Megan Nickels, the STEM-driven activities will be used to help shorten the learning gap created during hospitalisation.

According to NASA, the project will incorporate data and artefacts from the space agency, as well as UCF science collections and resources from Kennedy Space Center, with the experiences replicating current and planned NASA missions, while also tackling engineering problems in space exploration.

“Children with critical illness can struggle with formal education due to the fact that their hospitalisation keeps them from engaging in active study and attending classes” said Orlando Science Center president and CEO JoAnn Newman.

“These engaging mobile exhibits will help motivate these children to pursue STEM learning and careers. Providing high level engaging and authentic STEM activities to this audience through mobile exhibits is unprecedented.”

Aimed at children aged between 10 and 18, the exhibit carts will debut in Q3 2018 at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the Florida Hospital for Children.
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Mars the focus for Kennedy Space Center as attraction unveils five-year plan


The Kennedy Space Center is planning a mass expansion of its visitor complex, unveiling a five-year masterplan designed to build on the success of its hugely popular space shuttle Atlantis exhibit that opened in 2013.
NASA fuels Mars ambitions with US$1.3m STEM exhibition


As part of its ambition to send the first humans to Mars, NASA has awarded a US$1.3m (€1.2m, £1m) grant to the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (WEDC) to construct of a replica red planet base to encourage STEM learning.
Exclusive: NASA must work with science centres to inspire the next generation of astronauts, says Clervoy


Jean-François Clervoy, one of the world’s most experienced astronauts, has said that the next generation of scientists and engineers are being inspired at science centres and planetariums through what is being learned in space, and through programming distributed on earth to promote space.
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LATEST JOBS
Theme Park Resort Duty Manager - Operations
Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive
Location: Matlock Bath, Matlock, UK
Educational Ranger
Center Parcs Ltd
Salary: £8.82 Per Hour
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Activity Instructor
Girlguiding UK
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, UK
Head Lifeguard/ Duty Officer
Brean Splash
Salary: Hourly rate up to £8.50 per hour - 44 hours per week
Location: Somerset, UK
Pool Manager
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Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 per annum
Location: Somerset, UK
Tour Operations Manager
The Football Association
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Wembley, UK



 
 
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NASA grants Orlando Science Center US$1.2m to develop STEM scheme for critically-ill
POSTED 09 May 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
NASA has awarded the Orlando Science Center in Florida a US$1.2m (€1.1m, £930,000) grant to develop a programme using mobile exhibit carts to educate critically-ill children in hospitals.

Partnering with planetary science experts and a team of researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) headed by Megan Nickels, the STEM-driven activities will be used to help shorten the learning gap created during hospitalisation.

According to NASA, the project will incorporate data and artefacts from the space agency, as well as UCF science collections and resources from Kennedy Space Center, with the experiences replicating current and planned NASA missions, while also tackling engineering problems in space exploration.

“Children with critical illness can struggle with formal education due to the fact that their hospitalisation keeps them from engaging in active study and attending classes” said Orlando Science Center president and CEO JoAnn Newman.

“These engaging mobile exhibits will help motivate these children to pursue STEM learning and careers. Providing high level engaging and authentic STEM activities to this audience through mobile exhibits is unprecedented.”

Aimed at children aged between 10 and 18, the exhibit carts will debut in Q3 2018 at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the Florida Hospital for Children.
RELATED STORIES
Mars the focus for Kennedy Space Center as attraction unveils five-year plan


The Kennedy Space Center is planning a mass expansion of its visitor complex, unveiling a five-year masterplan designed to build on the success of its hugely popular space shuttle Atlantis exhibit that opened in 2013.
NASA fuels Mars ambitions with US$1.3m STEM exhibition


As part of its ambition to send the first humans to Mars, NASA has awarded a US$1.3m (€1.2m, £1m) grant to the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (WEDC) to construct of a replica red planet base to encourage STEM learning.
Exclusive: NASA must work with science centres to inspire the next generation of astronauts, says Clervoy


Jean-François Clervoy, one of the world’s most experienced astronauts, has said that the next generation of scientists and engineers are being inspired at science centres and planetariums through what is being learned in space, and through programming distributed on earth to promote space.
Science Museum of Minnesota wins US$14.5m grant to help NASA inspire next generation of explorers


NASA has gifted The Science Museum of Minnesota US$14.5m (€12.6m, £10m) to head a national project aimed at sparking interest in earth, space and science.
 


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