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  • **In addition to secondary research, we conducted (the following). This gave us insight into what students think about space and STEM education.
  • **As the youth of America grow older, the allure of space diminishes. A lack of interest in math and science among middle school students is the biggest challenge facing the Coalition. This could result from growing up in a commercial society where Americans mainly focus on appearance and status. ?? (don 稚 know if we need) A survey conducted by research organization said, more than 40 percent of students said they would be unhappy if they ended up in a career with a math or science focus**Many American taxpayers are unhappy giving their money to space exploration because of its intangible results. Since we have already been to the moon, people see no point of returning. American 痴 have lost sight of a 渡 ew frontier � .**Without conquering these challenges the future of American space exploration is bleak.
  • Encourages an educational focus in areas of science, technology, education and math. Young people see the money as a reward for the challenging work Helps to sustain excitement and desire among America’s youth about technological advancements which are essential for space exploration.
  • Through movies such as Avatar and Star Trek, space is portrayed as more of a fantasy rather than reality. Engineering students are faced with the challenges of rigorous coursework and understanding difficult concepts. This turns many students off to the idea of pursuing engineering in school. The general public agrees that space exploration is important but are not fully informed about it. There is a stereotype that anything related to space or science is nerdy or uncool. Many students do not have a desire to pursue STEM-related fields and have a passion for a different and often times, more popular subject.
  • The redistribution gives NASA the chance to expand and create new technologies for space exploration NASA has the chance to develop new technologies and enhance space exploration. These new developments could put NASA in to the public eye and create a buzz about space exploration. Documentaries, such as Hubble 3-D use celebrity’s status to raise awareness about space exploration? Does this sound weird? Is it necessary?
  • NASA is pressured to advance. If it fails, the public opinion could decline and ultimately decrease NASA’s funding in the future. Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind act created a push for math and reading in the classroom. Ultimately, science was left behind and is considered less important. Our government and public put money in to other areas, such as, the war and our military. This leaves less funding for space exploration.
  • ** To achieve our first goal, we propose to distribute information packets about the Coalition and its purpose to a National Education Association affiliate in each of the 50 states. A detailed brochure will propose the Speaker’s Bureau. This will encourage educators and parents to include more STEM education in and out of the classroom. **To achieve our second goal, we propose using the Internet to make space appear “cooler.” We propose a YouTube channel and a new Web site entitled www.spaceiscool.com. We suggest that the Coalition sponsor a carnival in conjunction with Moon Day. Boys and Girls Clubs in four major cities would receive information packets with a news release, flier and a sign-in sheet.
  • An effort to influence the national middle school curriculum - The informational packet will reach education policy makers and educators - It would consist of a brochure detailing the Speaker’s Bureau, photos, news releases, fact sheet and backgrounder about why STEM education is important in the classroom
  • The Coalition for space exploration will create a virtual classroom setting through Skype. The Coalition member will be young so they can relate to students A member could talk about his or her blog, and the challenges and rewards of their particular career. This will introduce or excite students about careers they might not have considered before.
  • Ingredients: - Bottles - Baking soda - Vinegar - A dowel rod - Straw Notes: - We propose that the Coalition send rocket-building kits to Boys and Girls Clubs in four major cities: Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. - Coca-Cola ョ could be a co-sponsor to provide funding to send out the kits. - The kits could also contain a fact sheet about space exploration - The new Web site, www.spaceiscool.com would be printed on the fact sheet so the children can go to it and play games and find more information about space.
  • Ingredients: - Bottles - Baking soda - Vinegar - A dowel rod - Straw Notes: - We propose that the Coalition send rocket-building kits to Boys and Girls Clubs in four major cities: Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. - Coca-Cola ョ could be a co-sponsor to provide funding to send out the kits. - The kits could also contain a fact sheet about space exploration - The new Web site, www.spaceiscool.com would be printed on the fact sheet so the children can go to it and play games and find more information about space.
  • - The Coalition would host a space-related carnival during the week of Moon Day in July for kids involved in Boys and Girls Club - The Club would receive informational packets with a news release and flier. A sign-in sheet would be at the entrance to acquire contact information of attendees for the Coalition to send out follow-up e-mails - The carnivals will be hosted in parks in four major cities including: Houston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles - the carnival could include a moonwalk, rocket- simulator ride, space-related games, food sponsored by local restaurants, stainless steel water bottles and prizes. -There would also be a member of the Coalition to speak about their personal experience with space.
  • The new Web site, www.spaceiscool.com, will target students, parents and educators. It will include links to the YouTube channel and information about the Moon Day Carnival, plus historical facts and current advancements in space exploration. Children can play games and participate in online flight simulators while learning about space. The Web site will encourage students to continue to develop their interest into collegiate STEM-related studies.
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    • 1.  
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    • 3. Katy Billups Jamie Bodine Natalie Brown Maddy Moffet Chelsea Stubbs Jamie Sutera Jane Turner
    • 4. Research Methods <ul><li>Secondary research </li></ul><ul><li>Space Camp survey </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace Engineering survey </li></ul>
    • 5. When did you choose your major? Before College Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year 10 20 30 40
    • 6. What is your favorite part of your major? Problem Solving Future Careers Challenging Financial Stability Experiments Logic Computer Technology Numbers Formulas 10 20 30 40
    • 7. Research Methods <ul><li>Engineering student focus group </li></ul><ul><li>Observation at Douglas County Science Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnographic Observation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Great Plains Region Future City Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- KU Engineering Expo </li></ul></ul>
    • 8. Challenges <ul><li>Other career paths are viewed as more appealing to America ’s youth than STEM-related careers. </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of American people think space is important, but are not willing to pay for it. </li></ul>
    • 9. SWOT Analysis <ul><li>A strategic planning method that is used to evaluate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. </li></ul>
    • 10. Strengths <ul><li>President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation of high-paid space industry careers </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
    • 11. Weaknesses <ul><li>Hollywood portrayal of space </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous coursework </li></ul><ul><li>People uninformed about space </li></ul><ul><li>Space stereotype </li></ul><ul><li>Other careers </li></ul>
    • 12. Opportunities <ul><li>President Obama’s budget redistribution </li></ul><ul><li>Retiring the space shuttle fleet </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrity advocates </li></ul>
    • 13. Threats <ul><li>President Obama’s budget redistribution </li></ul><ul><li>Lingering effects of “No Child Left Behind” act </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
    • 14. Goals <ul><li>To create awareness and to inspire young people to pursue STEM-related careers. </li></ul><ul><li>To reach out to organizations with large audiences in order to increase support for an ongoing program of space exploration . </li></ul>
    • 15. Goal One <ul><li>To create awareness and to inspire young people to pursue STEM-related careers. </li></ul>
    • 16. Information Packet <ul><li>Sent to the National Education Association (NEA) </li></ul><ul><li>Information packet includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Fact sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Backgrounder </li></ul><ul><li>Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker’s Bureau brochure </li></ul>
    • 17. Speaker’s Bureau <ul><li>Skype conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Brochure </li></ul>
    • 18. Rocket-Building Kits
    • 19. Rocket-Building Kits <ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>Coca-Cola bottle </li></ul><ul><li>Baking soda </li></ul><ul><li>Vinegar </li></ul><ul><li>Dowel rod </li></ul><ul><li>Straw </li></ul>
    • 20. Four Major Cities
    • 21. Moon Day Carnival <ul><li>Boys and Girls Club </li></ul><ul><li>Moonwalk </li></ul><ul><li>Space simulator </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes </li></ul>
    • 22. Moon Day Carnival <ul><li>Banner Ad </li></ul><ul><li>Information Packet </li></ul><ul><li>- News Releases </li></ul><ul><li>- Fliers </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-in Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail Blast </li></ul><ul><li>Give-a-ways </li></ul>
    • 23. Moon Day Carnival
    • 24. Moon Day Carnival
    • 25. Moon Day Carnival
    • 26. Partnership with National Fraternity <ul><li>Fraternity members will prepare a presentation that recruits students to participate in STEM-related majors and careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternities located near the four major cities. </li></ul>
    • 27. Print Advertisement
    • 28. Television PSA
    • 29. Goal Two <ul><li>To reach out to organizations with large audiences in order to increase support for an ongoing program of space exploration. </li></ul>
    • 30. Stem-related Web site
    • 31. STEM Radio PSA
    • 32. Radio Program Preview
    • 33. SONIC® Mission to Space Camp Contest <ul><li>12- to 14-year-olds submit entry video on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Win trip to Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala. </li></ul>
    • 34. SONIC® Radio Advertisement
    • 35. Sticker For SONIC® Bags
    • 36. Budget Summary Total: $103,279.50
    • 37.  

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