HBCUs Team Up to Train K-12 Teachers in the Science of Space Exploration

Jackson State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, will be offering educational professional development workshops for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The workshops, focused on science and mathematics education, will be offered by the STEMS STARS Institute of the university in conjunction with the John C. Stennis Space Center, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) rocket testing facility in Hancock County, Mississippi. The STEM STARS Institute, devoted to enhance science education in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, is a cooperative partnership between Jackson State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Officials from NASA will conduct the workshops that will be geared to provide teachers with lessons plans devoted to space exploration topics that can be used in elementary, middle, and high schools. Interactive activities and materials will be provided to participants in the workshops that they will be able to share with their students.

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  1. I’m wondering why this wasn’t introduced in Texas? And if it has been, I apologize. This is a great opportunity to introduce space and exploration to thousands upon thousands of young black minds that are interested in becoming scientists of every aspect. Our youth minds wide open and acceptable to understanding how the universe work when we teach their young brain early in development… I think this will be a great program and asset for them. Good luck..!

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