Status Report

NASA Notice of Information Collection: NASA Summer of Innovation Project

By SpaceRef Editor
January 18, 2015
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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 12 (Tuesday, January 20, 2015)] [Notices] [Pages 2745-2746] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [] [FR Doc No: 2015-00711]






Notice of Information Collection


AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


ACTION: Notice of information collection.


SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).


DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication.


ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Frances Teel, Mail Code JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF000, Washington, DC 20546, or




I. Abstract


NASA’s founding legislation, the Space Act of 1958, as amended, directs the Agency to expand human knowledge of Earth and space phenomena and to preserve the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautics, space science, and technology. The NASA Office of Education has three primary goals (1) strengthen NASA and the Nation’s future workforce, (2) attract and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines, and (3) engage Americans in NASA’s mission.


This notice informs the public of NASA’s intent to revise a currently approved information collection for a project formerly known as the NASA Summer of Innovation Project. The request for renewal pertains to the administration of surveys to youth in support of the agency’s STEM challenge activities for middle school youth. The information collection was revised to collect the minimum amount of data required to (1) evaluate the activity for improvement opportunities, and (2) collect outcome data to assess the activity model’s effectiveness in meeting its intended objectives. Youth surveys have been retained in this information collection, but the parent survey and teacher focus groups have been eliminated to reduce burden. The number of youth participating in this information collection has been reduced to reflect the estimated number of participants who will be engaged in this activity in the future. The cost of the information collection, to participating members of the public, has also been reduced as a result of these and other changes to the information collection.


II. Method of Collection




III. Data


    Title: NASA Office of Education STEM Challenges.

    OMB Number: 2700-0150.

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Individuals.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 810.

    Estimated Annual Responses: 1,620.

    Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 162.

    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,175.


IV. Request for Comments


Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.


Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015-00711 Filed 1-16-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510-13-P

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