Education Programs for High School Students
frank Scalzo, Ph.D.
Educational Programs provide support for systemic improvement,
teacher preparation/enhancement, curriculum support and dissemination,
student support, educational technology and research and development.
Some notable NASA student and teacher support programs in the
NYC/Metropolitan include the American Museum of Natural History’s
Planet Earth interactive exhibit, Summer High School Apprentice
Research Program (SHARP - provides gifted and talented, ethnic
minority students with an opportunity to work with a scientist
or engineer on NASA research and development projects), New Jersey
Middle School Distance Mentoring project at Stevens Institute
of Technology (implemented at five Hudson County schools), the
NASA Educational Resource Center at City College of New York,
and a number of research projects at colleges throughout New York,
New Jersey and Connecticut..
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), founded in
1961 as a division of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in
Greenbelt, MD, is located at 2880 Broadway in NYC. Current research,
under the direction of Dr. James Hansen, emphasizes a broad study
of Global Change, which is an interdisciplinary research initiative
addressing natural and man-made changes in our environment, which
is an interdisciplinary research initiative addressing natural
and man-made changes in our environment that occur on various
time scales and affect the habitability of our planet.
In 1994 Carolyn Harris and Dr. Hansen founded the Institute on
Climate and Planets (ICP), by recruiting talented and underrepresented
students and teachers from NYC area high schools and CUNY undergraduates,
to participate on summer research teams and work with graduate
students and NASA scientists on research projects to improve what
is known about Earth’s Climate and Global change. ICP faculty
fellows formulate and implement Earth Science curriculum materials,
which are aligned with national standards and integrated into
existing high school and college courses.#
Scalzo, Ph.D. is an Education Specialist at NASA in NYC. He can
be reached at 212-678-6038.
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