Twelve ASTC members from across the United States have been awarded funding in the latest NASA’s Universe of Learning Mini-funds cycle. NASA’s Universe of Learning is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and literacy program that provides resources and experiences related to NASA astrophysics.
Using NASA resources, awardees are creating projects and programs for their local audiences that can be shared with and adapted by other organizations all around the United States. The goals of the program are to:
- strengthen science learning and literacy;
- enable inquisitive learners to discover the universe for themselves in innovative, interactive ways; and
- enhance and broaden the portfolio of astrophysics learning assets available to educators.
Many of the science centers and museums receiving funding this year have been awarded funding in previous award cycles and are now leaders within their communities, partnering with community organizations and regional networks to increase STEM engagement through NASA’s Universe of Learning network. Through this co-creation and inclusion of broader perspectives, the network aims to achieve impactful astrophysics programming that is innovative, inclusive, accessible, and relevant to broader audiences.
Congratulations to the ASTC-member awardees!
- Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco, California
- Children’s Museum Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
- ¡Explora!, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts
- Muskogee STEAM Center, Muskogee, Oklahoma
- Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Florida
- Pensacola MESS Hall, Pensacola, Florida
- Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, New York
- Science Central, Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York
- South Dakota Discovery Center, Pierre
- The Discovery – Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, Reno, Nevada