About NASA's Education Program
NASA’s journeys into air and space have deepened humankind’s understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education. As the United States begins the second century of flight, the Nation must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to ensure that the next generation of Americans can accept the full measure of their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future. NASA will continue the Agency’s tradition of investing in the Nation’s education programs and supporting the country’s educators who play a key role in preparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the workforce of tomorrow.
In 2012 and beyond, NASA will continue to pursue three major education
-- Strengthening NASA and the Nation's future workforce
Attracting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics, or STEM, disciplines
-- Engaging Americans in NASA's
NASA has taken the first steps in addressing the mandatory spending cuts
called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The law mandates a series of
indiscriminate and significant across-the-board spending reductions totaling
$1.2 trillion over 10 years. As a result, NASA has been forced to implement a
number of new cost-saving measures, policies, and reviews in order to minimize
impacts to the mission-critical activities of the Agency. Guidance regarding
conferences, travel, and training that reflect the new fiscal reality in which
the agency must operate has been provided. For specific guidance as it relates
to public outreach and engagement activities please reference the following
View Guidance for Education
› View Guidance for Education
Leland D. Melvin is NASA's associate administrator for
Leland Melvin's Biography
Meeting and Speaker Requests
Their Own Words: Leland Melvin Video
› Middle school student Molly Moore
interviews Leland Melvin.
Leland Melvin Honored
You can follow Leland Melvin on Twitter and his
blog as he shares insight about NASA Education.
› Twitter at@Astro_Flow→
› View Leland Melvin's Biography
› Meeting and Speaker Requests
› In Their Own Words: Leland Melvin Video
› Middle school student Molly Moore interviews Leland Melvin.
› Leland Melvin Honored
You can follow Leland Melvin on Twitter and his blog as he shares insight about NASA Education.
› Twitter at@Astro_Flow→