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November 2012

OSU NASA Education Projects Recognized With Emmy Award

OSU's Cathy Graves, Steve Marks and Dean Pamela Sissi Carroll and Emmy award.

Cathy Graves and Dr. Steve Marks of OSU’s NASA Education Projects and College of Education Dean Pamela Sissi Carroll display the Emmy Award.

NASA Now, an online video series for students, was honored with an Emmy Award from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National
Association of Television Arts and Sciences for production excellence in the category of Informational/Instructional: Program/Series, or Special in 2012. NASA Now is written, created and produced by a team of Oklahoma State University education and production specialists located at several NASA Centers.

Led by NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, the OSU team produced seven-minute educational videos, bringing the excitement of NASA missions, research and discoveries, world-class research facilities and subject matter expertise directly to classrooms around the globe. NASA Now engages the next generation of researchers and explorers inscience, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and inspires students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Each episode, students see real people putting STEM to work in the unique context of NASA careers, missions, research and facilities.NASA Now, is a component of the NASA Explorer Schools Project.

OSU has held a cooperative agreement with NASA to implement the NASA Explorer Schools since the inception of the project in 2003. In addition to NASA Now, the project provides middle school, high school and pre-service teachers access to 40 inquiry-based STEM lessons featuring NASA content, live STEM professional development web seminars, live video chats with NASA subject matter experts, and summer research and workshop experiences for teachers.

Over 3,000 educators from 2,250 schools located in all 50 states, and international schools in 12 countries are participating in the NASA Explorer Schools Project. The project has also received Computerworld Honors Laureate, Center for Excellence in Education Exemplary Laboratory Model for STEM Education, three Bronze Telly Awards, a Bronze Remi, and a NASA Group Achievement Award for
serving as a model for effective NASA education and for an unwavering commitment to the highest level of customer satisfaction.

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