NASA has announced the recipients of the latest round of funding in the agency’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) program and TEAM II Community Anchor Awards. Among the new grantees are twelve ASTC members.
Both are funded through NASA’s Next Generation STEM (Next Gen STEM), which supports kindergarten to 12-grade students, caregivers, and formal and informal educators in engaging the Artemis Generation in the agency’s missions and discoveries. The selected projects will engage their communities in a wide variety of STEM topics, from aeronautics and Earth science to human space exploration.
These organizations are among 21 awardees who will share more than $3.8 million in support.
TEAM II: NASA-Based Learning Opportunities
NASA’s vision for TEAM II is to enhance the capability of informal education institutions to host NASA-based learning activities while increasing the institutions’ capacity to use innovative tools and platforms to bring NASA resources to students. The agency has selected four institutions to receive approximately $3.2 million in cooperative agreements for projects they will implement during the next three years.
Michigan Science Center
Urban Skies – Equitable Universe: Using Open Space to Empower Youth to Explore Their Solar System and Beyond
Museum of Science
UNITED (Unveiling NASA’s Inspirational Tales of Exploration and Discovery)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Using a Network of Ozone Bioindicator Gardens to Engage Communities on Air Quality and NASA’s TEMPO Mission
Community Anchors: Local Connections to NASA
The designation as a Community Anchor recognizes institutions as local hubs bringing NASA STEM and space science to students and families in traditionally underserved areas. The agency has selected 17 institutions to receive more than $660,000 in grants to help make these one- to two-year projects a reality, enhancing the local impact and strengthening their ability to build sustainable connections between their communities and NASA.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Our Earth From Above
Eugene Science Center
Sky’s The Limit: Access to Portable Planetarium Experiences for Rural and Title I Schools to Address Disparity in STEM Proficiency
Flint Hills Discovery Center
(City of Manhattan)
Flying Cleaner and Faster: Connecting Kansas Kids to the Future of Aviation
INFINITY Science Center
Outreach STEM Education: Bringing NASA STEM Education to local communities through local county library systems and INFINITY Science Center
New York Hall of Science
Queens, New York
Connecting Communities to Real Time Astronomy Phenomena: Solar Eclipse 2024
Pacific Science Center Foundation
Connecting Youth to the Journey of Human Space Flight
Science City at Union Station
Kansas City, Missouri
Union Station Kansas City Inc NASA Team II Proposal
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
ScienceWorks Robotics in Space Program
University of Nebraska State Museum – Morrill Hall
University of Nebraska
Because I’m Earth it: A NebrASkA Experience
- NASA Selects 21 New Learning Projects to Engage Students in STEM, March 16, 2023.