Press Release

NASA Online Video Series Wins Emmy Award

By SpaceRef Editor
June 25, 2012
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CLEVELAND – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Lower Great Lakes Chapter awarded an Emmy Award to “NASA Now,” a weekly five to seven minute online video series for the NASA Explorer School project.

“NASA Now” took home the Emmy in the Informational/Instructional Program/Series or Special category. The series was judged on two episodes, “Icing Research” and “Exercise in Space.”

“The award represents a true team effort,” said Robert Lasalvia, deputy director of the Educational Programs Office at NASA’s Glenn Research Center that produced the winning videos. “The Educational Programs Office and NASA’s support staff, Wyle and the Oklahoma State University team, did an outstanding job. We are grateful for the recognition.”

“NASA Now” is for middle and high school classrooms and a resource for teachers to show students what a scientist, engineer or technician looks like, sounds like, and what kinds of work they do at NASA. Each week, students see real people putting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, to work in the unique context of NASA careers, missions, research and facilities.

NASA uses the excitement of its missions and programs to inspire students and serve as a catalyst for encouraging studies in STEM. The agency continues its tradition of investing in the nation’s education programs and supporting the country’s educators who play a key role in preparing and inspiring the young minds of today to become the workforce of tomorrow.

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SpaceRef staff editor.