CLEVELAND — NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is celebrating its 80th anniversary with dozens of virtual activities and events for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The Glenn Office of STEM Engagement launched a website that features 80 hands-on activities that teach science, technology, engineering and math under three themes: aeronautics, space and research and engineering, according to a news release from the center. Some of the experiments include designing a lunar habitat, programming a rover, and making paper aircraft.
Students in grades four to 12 have until March 31 to submit an essay on one of three topics: Glenn’s missions, people or future, the release states. Winners will have the chance to participate in a virtual recognition event, a virtual Q&A session with STEM professionals and virtual facility tours.
The GRC also has the following virtual events scheduled this year for their 80th anniversary:
Saturday, March 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Kindergarten to fourth graders can venture with NASA Glenn virtually to learn about the Artemis program. The goal of the program is to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024.
April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon
High school students, grades nine to 12, are invited to virtually explore career opportunities in STEM as well as business. The event features scientists and engineers working in STEM fields at NASA, virtual STEM activities, and virtual facility tours.
May 13 or 14 from 10 a.m. to noon
Middle school students, grades six to eight, are invited to TECH Day to learn about the different aspects of engineering. TECH Day features a virtual tour by NASA engineers and participation in a live STEM activity.
July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon
Middle school students, grades six to eight, are invited for an opportunity to see women excelling in STEM careers. This event features a virtual tour, an online presentation from a female engineer, and participation in a live STEM activity.
August 26 from 10 a.m. to noon
Students, grades six to 12 are invited to learn about aviation exploration. This event features a virtual tour of a NASA laboratory, a presentation from a NASA scientist or engineer, and a live STEM activity.