Space and STEM Education
As aerospace professionals, we understand the importance of inspiring the next generation of explorers. Research on effective strategies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in higher education, K-12 levels, educator professional development, and informal education settings is paramount to the future of aerospace. STEM retention, with a focus on engagement of underrepresented minorities and female students is a goal of the space studies program and a pillar of NASA's strategic plan. There are several ongoing projects and research opportunities in STEM education for UND students.