The Space Foundation is building the next generation of space leaders and improving the overall quality of education through teacher, student and community programs that use space themes to improve students' interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Teacher Liaison Workshops
During the Space Symposium Teacher Liaison Workshops, Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons receive space-themed, hands-on training that they can take back to their classrooms to better engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons are nationally recognized as space and science education advocates, serving as an active link between their school / district, NASA and the Space Foundation. Teacher Liaisons receive many privileges, participate in special activities and receive specialized training at Space Foundation and space-themed workshops. Teacher Liaisons are invited to attend the Space Symposium at no charge to help inspire their students to become the next generation of space explorers.
Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award
The Space Foundation, in conjunction with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), annually presents the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to recognize outstanding contributions to creative and innovative use of technology in education by K-12 educators or district-level education personnel.
The award, which is named for Mercury and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard, honors an educator who has demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award Recipients
2019 Jill Gilford
2018 Diego Martinez
2017 Ashlie Blackstone Smith
2016 Margaret Rhule Baguio
2015 June Scobee Rodgers, Ph.D.
2014 Lynne F. Zielinski
2012 Dr. Cynthia D. Waters
2011 James E. Richmond
2010 Allen V. Robnett
2009 Ricardo V. Soria
2008 Kevin L. Simmons
2007 Luther W. Richardson
2005 Ronald F. Dantowitz
2004 Charles Geach
2003 Brian Copes
2002 Thomas Hunt, Frank Waller
2001 Lori Byrne
Contact the Space Foundation Education Team via email at [email protected] or call +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000.
Student Programs—Space Symposium Exhibit Center Student Tours
The Space Foundation arranges student tours at the annual Space Symposium. The Lockheed Martin Exhibit Centers North and South offer a glimpse into the most innovative current and future space technologies, while customized destination booth visits give students and educators opportunities to learn from Space Foundation Corporate Member companies.
Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center Youth Group Tours (groups such as JROTC - Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, CAP, Explorer Posts and Scout Troops) are available to high school age attendees and their leadership from the Colorado Front Range area. The guided tours will be conducted on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2. Youth groups interested in this limited availability opportunity, please contact [email protected]