NASA Grants 22 Awards to After School Programs

Press Release From: Glenn Research Center
Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland presented financial assistance to 22 outreach organizations that offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for students in grades six through eight.
Using NASA STEM content and the engineering design process, after- school learners will participate in Glenn’s engineering design challenge: Powered and Pumped Up.

Their challenge will be to design, build and improve a stand-alone solar-powered pumping system to move water as quickly as possible between two containers. Students will use light-concentrating materials, shapes and structures to maximize the collection of simulated solar energy. The energy will then be directed toward a solar cell that will power the system to move the water.

“NASA Glenn values dynamic collaborations with out-of-school time organizations,” said Rob LaSalvia, chief, Office of Education at Glenn. “These organizations provide a fantastic setting for students to explore STEM opportunities.”

 Schools and organizations receiving the award include:

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio, Garfield Heights
Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County, Lorain
Challenger Learning Center of Lake Erie West, Oregon
Champion Middle School, Warren
Eric Snow Family YMCA, Canton
Ohio 4-H Youth Development, Ohio State University Extension, Cleveland
Paul & Carol David YMCA of Jackson Township, Massillon
​Proyecto RAICES, Akron
Springboro Community Schools, Springboro
STEM Accelerated Coding, Brunswick
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

Agape Werks, Inc | LevelUP Makerspace, Chicago
International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago
Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago
Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria

Velma Wortman Morristown Branch of the Shelby County Public Library, Morristown
Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County, Goshen

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit
Van Andel Education Institute, Grand Rapids

Boys & Girls Club of Door County, Sturgeon Bay
21st Century Preparatory School, Racine
Space St. Croix, Hudson

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