NASA Glenn Research Center
Office of STEM Engagement
Innovative Student Programming
Spring 2021 Solicitation
Paragon TEC, a NASA support services contractor, on behalf of the NASA Glenn Office of STEM Engagement is soliciting 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. This opportunity allows each organization to submit a brief proposal for collaboration with NASA with the option to request funding up to $10,000.00 for materials to address the digital divide while implementing virtual content with students.
As a leader in innovation, NASA is marking a new era of exploration, discovery and a quest for human knowledge. NASA is revolutionizing human exploration as we push forward to the Moon and on to Mars, landing the first women and next man on the Moon, by 2024. Working to create a permanent human presence on the Moon, the opportunities for scientific discoveries are limitless. In aeronautic exploration, NASA, is working to create faster, quieter and cleaner aircraft here on Earth and Mars. The possibilities of aircrafts flying faster than the speed of sound with no sonic boom, or all electric aircraft, or even aircraft flying on other planets is becoming a reality. In the continued quest to further understand our planet, NASA continues to study the Earth and all it entails. Including, rising sea levels, our atmosphere, the weather and assisting first responders during natural disasters. 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. This solicitation is requesting proposals to address the digital divide and implement NASA content with students in grades K-12.
Solicitation posted: November 23, 2020
Solicitation URL: https://paragon-tec.com/funding-opportunities
Proposal Form URL: https://forms.gle/fGKw6SPBYsQeH5aT8
Proposal Form Questions for Reference: http://paragon-tec.com/NASA_GRC_OSTEM_Innovative_Student_Programming_Proposal_Form_Questions.pdf
Proposal Budget Template URL: http://paragon-tec.com/NASA_GRC_Budget_Template.docx
Proposal receipt deadline: January 20, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Notification of awards: February 18, 2021
Virtual workshop dates: March 4-5, 2021
Implementation dates: March 8, 2021 – July 31, 2021
Final report deadline: August 16, 2021
Awarded collaborating organizations will be provided:
● A two-day virtual facilitator workshop hosted by NASA Glenn Research Center Education Specialists
● Chosen NASA activity content documents and resources.
● Help-desk support to assist educators as needed in facilitating the content
● Opportunities for live web-based connections with NASA scientists and engineers
● Awarded funded proposals will also receive funding based on an approved budget of up to $10,000.00 to support the procurement of materials and supplies needed to address the digital divide and facilitate the NASA activity with students.
Full details are available at http://paragon-tec.com/NASA_GRC_OSTEM_Innovative_Student_Programming-Solicitation.pdf
We encourage you to forward this opportunity to your networks and other organizations that are eligible to apply.
NASA Glenn Office of STEM Engagement
21000 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland, OH 44135 https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/stem