Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

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Deadline to apply is Sept. 30. Connect with other educators who use space curriculum in the classroom. Open to teachers, school administrators, curriculum developers, and more. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 29, 2019) — Do you have what it takes to be a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison? Begun in 2004, this prestigious, internationally recognized program provides…


Why We Do What We Do

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by Bryan DeBates, Space Foundation Vice President – Education The Space Foundation’s STEM education outreach focuses on the ripple effect of influence that an exceptional educator can have on hundreds, or even thousands of students. One way we inspire educators is through our Teacher Liaison program, which began in 2004 to provide teachers with space-based…


Space Foundation Leverages Harris Corporation Grant for February STEM Education Program in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 8, 2018) – Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has provided a grant to collaborate with the Space Foundation on a program that will further science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in several Colorado Springs schools Feb. 28-March 3. The Space Foundation’s Space in the Community is an immersive program for students,…


Educators: Apply by Feb. 1 for the 2018 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2017) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2018 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space…


Space Foundation Brings STEM Fun for Kids to the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 14, 2017) – The Space Foundation will offer hands-on STEM activities for children at its booth at the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow, to be held in Colorado Springs, Sept. 23 and 24. The activities are designed to introduce children of all ages and skill levels to basic concepts of science, technology,…


Space Foundation Again Named Among 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For

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Ranked 9th for Medium-sized Organizations and 16th Overall COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 13, 2017) – For the fourth time, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For in the United States, ranking 9th among medium-sized nonprofit organizations and ranked…


Space Foundation Selects Chief Executive Officer

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 30, 2017) – The Space Foundation announced today that Thomas E. “Tom” Zelibor, retired Rear Admiral, USN, has been selected as its Chief Executive Officer, effective April 30, 2017.   Space Foundation Board of Directors Chairman James O. Ellis, Jr. said, “The Space Foundation team is very pleased to have Tom…


Eighth Grade Science Teacher is 2017 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Ashlie Blackstone Smith, an eighth grade physical science teacher at Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the 2017 Alan Shepard Technology…


Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Program Expands to Ethiopia, Guam, Kenya and Portugal

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2017) – The Space Foundation continues to grow international participation in its Teacher Liaison program, which now includes one educator each from Australia, Ethiopia, Guam, Kenya and Portugal, plus 26 educators from India, bringing the total number of international Teacher Liaisons to 31. For 2017, the Space Foundation has added…


Space Foundation Launches CEO Search

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2016) – The Space Foundation Board of Directors has begun a global search to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer. The CEO will be based at Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., to lead a premier team of 50 professionals providing advocacy and education services to the…