Challenger Reach 2 U

March 1st, 2010 - May 31st, 2014 | PROJECT

The Challenger Reach 2 U program will reach over 6,500 fourth-grade students in 261 missions from underserved communities throughout southwest Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, including primarily rural, lower socio-economic status, Hispanic and Native American districts that seldom have such STEM educational opportunities. The Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education (CCESSE) will show that increasing the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is not only a NASA goal set at the national level and a state and local priority, but is the underlying core competency of our organization as well. As an integral part of our Challenger Reach 2 U proposal to motivate interest in STEM curriculum and to strengthen the Nation's future workforce, we will thoroughly train teachers of these students to be more comfortable with technology and more prepared to deliver motivational STEM lessons, leaving an educational legacy that will greatly outlive the life of this grant. We will provide these students with cross-curricular preparatory lessons which will culminate with an exciting simulated space mission delivered in their own classrooms and moderated by a "NASA" mission director at our Center. With the help of the NASA grant, all of these services will be provided at no cost to the schools.

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Project Products
Moon, Mars & Beyond e-Mission

Team Members

Tracey Tomme, Principal Investigator, Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education


Funding Source: NASA
Award Number: NNX10AD92G
Funding Amount: 460638


Access and Inclusion: Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities | Indigenous and Tribal Communities
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10)
Discipline: Engineering | Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media