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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Classroom Grants

Earn up to $200 for your Science and Math Programs
Here’s how it works. Are you a K-12 teacher who develops or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the answer is “yes,” you may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement your learning program. Each school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year.
Use your grant for classroom demonstration kits and science supplies, math and science software, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to help you make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in your classroom. Preference is given to grants that align with the AIAA mission. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer hardware, printers, cameras, equipment and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific lesson plan. See the AIAA Grant Homepage for complete details. 


NASA SOFIA Professional Development Opportunity

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is now accepting applications for the  Cycle 3 – 2015 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) Program. The AAA program is an exciting an unique opportunity for educators.  The teams that are selected receive online astronomy instruction, and a trip to Palmdale, CA to participate in two SOFIA Science Flights. The science flights offer educators interaction with astronomers, engineers and technicians on board the aircraft, and a view to the collaboration that leads to astronomical data collection and the research papers that follow. 

The eligibility and program requirements are detailed at http://www.seti.org/sofia. In brief, one team member must be a science teacher, the other team member may be a teacher, informal educator or amateur astronomer. The program pays all costs.