National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.
Lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and bring new knowledge and opportunities back to earth. Support growth of the
nation’s economy in space and aeronautics, increase understanding of the universe and our place in it, work with industry to improve America’s aerospace technologies, and advance American leadership.
In NASA STEM Engagement, we deliver tools for young Americans and educators to learn and succeed. We seek to:
- Create unique opportunities for students and the public to contribute to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery.
- Build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in authentic learning experiences with NASA people, content, and facilities.
- Strengthen public understanding by enabling powerful connections to NASA’s mission and work.
To achieve these goals, NASA STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA projects, enhance higher education, support underrepresented communities, strengthen online education, and boost NASA’s contribution to informal education. The intended outcome is a generation prepared to code, calculate, design, and discover its way to a new era of American innovation.
For additional information on STEM Engagement activities/impact, click on the link: STEM Highlights 2019