Congratulations Dee! NASA has announced that it has chosen former Einstein Fellow Diedre Adams as its nominee for the Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal. The international award recognizes outstanding contributions to space education by an educator who promotes the study of astronautics and space science. Diedre, a middle school teacher in Indiana, served her fellowship with NASA in 2008-2009. Since then, she has traveled to 6 states and 2 countries lecturing to school and community groups on the history of NASA and carrying lunar samples to museums and planetariums. Her outreach has touched over 2000-3000 people each year. Previous nominees and winners of this award include teacher-astronauts Barbara Morgan and Christa McAuliffe. The selection for the international award will be in March at the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) annual meeting in Paris.
15 former EFs have just published a book! Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education was just released this week. Click on the book to see it at Amazon.
In September, Alumni Fellow Lynn Campbell became the first STEM HUB Manager for the North Central STEM Hub at Iowa State University. Lynn will play a vital role in the evolving partnership between ISU K-12 youth outreach, their 4-H youth development program, and the new Iowa State University School of Education.