Providing opportunities for youth to interact with & learn from NASA STEM professional.
NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) is led by Twin Cities PBS in partnership with the National Girls Collaborative, the Space Science Institute and the NASA Langley Research Center designed to broaden youth participation in STEM studies by providing opportunities for youth to interact with and learn from NASA STEM professionals. NASA role models will help youth to learn about NASA missions and careers and provide personal sources of inspiration.
PI, Twin Cities PBS
NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) will prepare 100 NASA STEM professionals to use research-based gender equitable and culturally responsive practices to encourage youth (ages 9-14) to engage in STEM studies and NASA career pathways. The project has a strong focus on engaging more underrepresented youth, including girls and Black, Latinx, and Indigenous youth in STEM. Trained NASA professionals will act as role models within 50 STEM programs in the national networks of SciGirls (6,000 educators), the Space Science Institute’s STAR Library Network, STAR Net (8,000 libraries), and the National Girls Collaborative (40,000 educators).