NASA’s Neurodiversity Network at a James Webb Space Telescope Event

NASA’s Neurodiversity Network at a James Webb Space Telescope Event


NASA’s Neurodiversity Network (N3) – a Science Activation project focused on "Creating Inclusive Informal Learning Opportunities across the Spectrum" – recently staffed a table at a community astronomy fair organized by the College of Marin in Marin City, California. There were approximately 100 people in attendance who participated in many astronomy-related activities in honor of the recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The N3 students, N3 Pricipal Investigator Cominsky, and Co-Investigator Peticolas enjoyed sharing about the various ways that they provide pathways for neurodiverse learners to participate in NASA Science and pursue STEM employment, as well as showing students at the fair how to make pulsar models. Learn more about N3 activities and how to get involved: https://science.nasa.gov/science-activation-team/nasa-neurodiversity-network (Science Activation N3 Award No: 80NSSC21M0004)

"This is the first time NASA activities have occurred in Marin City, a historically Black community north of the Golden Gate Bridge. We were thrilled at the turnout and the enthusiasm by all the parents and students who came out to learn more about Webb." -Lynn Cominsky, N3 PI

https://www.marinij.com/2022/02/12/college-of-marin-holds-astronomy-fair-in-marin-city/

Photo of two Marin students finishing their pulsar models.