SSEP Program Director, and Center Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), Jeff Goldstein will be attending the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Kansas City October 28-29, 2010. He is delivering the conference keynote address, titled Science Education: Conceptual Understanding at an Emotional Level.
While in Kansas City, Jeff is interested in holding a debriefing and strategic planning meeting with SSEP Community Program Directors and Local Team members that might be attending the conference. The goals would be to assess program operations to date, assess interest in an SSEP national conference, and strategic planning for on-orbit flight opportunities beyond STS-134.
If interested, please contact the SSEP Team on the Contact Us page.
The SSEP flight opportunity on STS-134 is be used as a gateway to Phase 2 of the SSEP—sustainable, ongoing access to space for grade 5-12 students inspired to propose experiments for low Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, with transport aboard the NanoRacks manifest of cargo ships after the Space Shuttle era comes to a close.
The SSEP on-orbit research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks LLC, which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.