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A Grant, A Contest, and Teacher Stipend from WSU

13 Oct 2021 8:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

I have a few things that can be shared with KATS teachers: KAS Educator Grant Extension, Patch Design Contest for NASA CubeSat Mission, Space Exploration Activities Research.


The Kansas Academy of Science is extending the deadline for their new K-12 Educator Grant. This grant is meant to provide means to purchase materials needed for a classroom scientific project or lesson. The new deadline for submission is November 15. Multiple grants are available. Check out the website for more info and the submission form: http://www.kansasacademyscience.org/educator-grant.html.


Wichita State University and Ad Astra Kansas Foundation are partnering to present a CubeSat Mission Patch Contest for an upcoming NASA space mission to study solar neutrinos and particles. This contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Submission deadline is November 12. The entry form, which includes patch design requirements, is available on the Ad Astra website: http://adastra-ks.org/.


Teachers and classrooms are needed to continue a grant that is investigating students’ interest in space science through a series of activities. These activities are designed for middle school classrooms, but other grades are welcomed to participate if the teacher feels they fit with their curriculum. Stipends are available for teachers (if allowed by the district) and to help cover materials costs. For more information and to view the activities, contact Jill Fisher (jill.fisher@wichita.edu). Resources from the related teacher workshop last July are available on the WSU website: https://bit.ly/3iYXUQj.


Thank you for sharing!


Jill Fisher

LAS Community Outreach Coordinator

Wichita State University

1845 Fairmount Street

Wichita, KS 67260


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