NASA Glenn Research Center
Office of STEM Engagement
Innovative STEM Programming Solicitation
Award Press Release
Paragon TEC, Inc, support service contractor for the Office of STEM Engagement at NASA Glenn Research Center congratulates the following awardees for the NASA Glenn Innovative Student Programming Solicitation. This solicitation requested proposals from youth-serving organizations and formal/informal education institutions in Ohio to receive professional development for innovative, sustained virtual models of STEM engagement implementing NASA STEM content.
As NASA continues to push the boundaries of exploration, education continues to push the boundaries of innovative virtual learning. With an unprecedented number of students learning virtually, the digital divide in education is apparent. Solicitation awardees will work to address this digital divide and implement a variety of chosen NASA content with students in grades K-12. This opportunity allowed each organization to submit a brief proposal for collaboration with NASA with an option to request funding for up to $10,000.00 for materials to address the digital divide while implementing virtual content with students.
Awarded collaborating organizations include:
- Advanced Methods in Innovation – Youngstown
- Challenger Learning Center of Lake Erie West – Oregon
- Drake Planetarium and Science Center – Cincinnati
- Genoa Area Local Schools – Genoa
- Girl Scouts of North East Ohio – Macedonia
- Godman Guild Association – Columbus
- Great Lakes Science Center – Cleveland
- Horizon Education Centers – North Olmsted
- Kent State University – Kent
- Liberty High School – Youngstown
- NEOTech Collaborative – Brunswick
- Northridge Middle School – Johnstown
- Ohio State University on behalf of Ohio State University Extension – Cuyahoga County 4-H – Cleveland
- Ohio University Kids on Campus – Athens
- PHASTAR – Cleveland
- Warner Girls Leadership Academy – Columbus
NASA Glenn’s Office of STEM Engagement has an interest in engaging local Ohio audiences to achieve the Agency’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education goals. Goals include advancing the STEM education and workforce pipeline by increasing and enhancing STEM knowledge for students, particularly those currently underrepresented and underserved in STEM fields.