APPLY NOW! Public libraries are invited to apply to be part of the NASA@ My Library STEM education initiative. Sign in or visit the guidelines for details. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST on March 22, 2017. Questions? Contact ALA’s Public Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASA@ My Library will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently undeserved in STEM education.
Seventy-five U.S. public libraries will be selected through a competitive application process to become NASA@ My Library Partners and participate in the 18-month project (Phase 1), with the opportunity to extend for an additional two-year period (Phase 2).
NASA@ My Library Partners will receive materials and training to assist them in leading educational, fun STEM programming for all ages. Participating libraries will receive two NASA STEM Facilitation Kits designed for use in hands-on STEM programming; a tablet computer pre-loaded with how-to videos, apps, educational games and other materials relevant to the Facilitation Kits; an invitation to a two-day orientation workshop in Denver; programming and travel stipends; and more. For a full list of Phase 1 and Phase 2 benefits, view the full project guidelines.
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. ALA members and nonmembers are encouraged to apply; membership status will have no impact on your application. For more information, view the full project guidelines or begin your online application.
NASA@ My Library is offered by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. Support comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
(From ALA Mid-Winter Cognotes, January 24, 2017)