Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

For Educators

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium sponsors programs for informal educators, K-12 teachers and faculty. These opportunities are intended to enhance the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math at all levels statewide.

K-12 Education

We offer informal educators and K-12 teachers a wide variety of professional development opportunities. We publish an electronic newsletter for educators twice monthly during the school year and act as a portal to additional online educational resources.

Astro Adventures, Pacific Science Center's award-winning astronomy and space science curriculum, addresses state and national for elementary standards.

Teachers seeking support to participate in NASA-sponsored K-12 competitions and programs are encouraged to contact us directly.

Informal Education

Our informal education activities are centered at the Museum of Flight and Pacific Science Center.

Washington Aerospace Scholars, based at the Museum of Flight, is an educational program for high school juniors from across Washington State. It combines distance learning of a NASA-designed curriculum with a six-day residential summer experience.

Pacific Science Center's Science On Wheels program enhances science and math learning in schools and community events across Washington state.

Faculty Opportunities

Through the Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), we identify capable students and matches them with University of Washington professors conducting research related to the student's field of interest. Faculty may also request support for specific students.

We are also committed to the development of new hallenging, hands-on college and university courses in NASA-related fields at member institutions statewide.