Science Activation

We Engage

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teams

A cooperative network of competitively-selected teams across the Nation connects NASA science experts, content, and experiences with communities to activate minds and deepen understanding of our world and beyond.

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We Leverage

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partners

We extend our reach through strategic partnerships with community-based and audience-based organizations to support institutional, state, and local efforts. These partnerships have increased by 20% since 2016.

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We Connect

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scientists involved

NASA and NASA-funded scientists work with Science Activation behind the scenes and directly with learners to share the story, the science, and the adventure of NASA science.

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We Innovate

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papers published

Our teams use evidence-based solutions to reach and motivate learners of all ages and document them so that others can benefit.

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What is SMD’s Science Activation program? NASA Science has a new team to help learners of all ages “do” science!  For the next five years, a cooperative network of twenty-nine competitively-selected teams from across the Nation will connect NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond. The program is informed by a 2019 assessment from NASEM.

Science Activation works synergistically with NASA STEM Engagement and supports MissionSTEM.