NASA Aerospace Academy teaches STEM to migrant children

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NASA Aerospace Academy teaches STEM to migrant children

Community Based Learning, housed in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, is hosting a NASA Aerospace Academy at Fresno State from 9 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., June 18 through 29, for underserved and underrepresented K-12 youth. Fresno State is one of nine institutions nationwide, funded by NASA, to implement an Aerospace Academy. A major purpose of the Academy is to increase interest and involvement of K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program offers 36 hours of STEM engagement, using NASA-themed, problem-based curriculum. The “Family Involvement” component includes family nights and take-home projects to promote collaboration between students and family members. Upcoming sessions include Journey to Mars (June 20 through 21), Introduction to Flight (June 22 through 25) and Videography and Underwater Robotics (June 26 through 29). INFO: Samantha Ray, communications specialist, at samray@mail.fresnostate.edu or 559.278.0451; or Kasey Vang, project director, at kavang@mail.fresnostate.edu or 559.278.0293.