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  • Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women Astronauts 2024
    by Kelli Mars on March 1, 2024 at 8:11 PM

    “A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.” – Valentina Tereshkova “If we want scientists and engineers in the future, we should be cultivating the girls as much as the boys.” – Sally Ride “International cooperation is very necessary. Chinese have a

  • NASA Grants to Engage Students in Quiet Supersonic Community Overflight
    by Lauren E. Low on February 27, 2024 at 5:32 PM

    NASA has issued new grants to five universities to help develop education plans for the community overflight phase of the agency’s Quesst mission, which aims to demonstrate the possibility of supersonic flight without the typical loud sonic booms. The new grants, from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement, will provide each university team with $40,000 to

  • Former Student Launch Competitor Turns Experience into NASA Engineering Career
    by Beth Ridgeway on February 27, 2024 at 4:50 PM

    By Jessica Barnett Sometimes, all it takes is a few years and the right people to completely change a person’s career trajectory. One such example is Meredith Patterson, an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, who went from knowing little to nothing about rockets to being part of the team

  • Math, Mentorship, Motherhood: Behind the Scenes with NASA Engineers
    by Arezu Sarvestani on February 22, 2024 at 5:33 PM

    Engineering is a huge field with endless applications. From aerospace to ergonomics, engineers play an important role in designing, building, and testing technologies all around us. We asked three engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to share their experiences, from early challenges they faced in their careers to the day-to-day of

  • Enhancing Engagement: Strategies for STEM Professionals to Encourage Youth to Consider STEM Careers
    on February 21, 2024 at 9:13 PM

    Check out the latest from the NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) NASA Science Activation project team! Led by Twin Cities PBS in St. Paul, MN, NIFTY is committed to broadening youth participation in STEM studies by providing opportunities for youth to interact with and learn from NASA STEM professionals. Building on initiatives like