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The MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project) K1-10 Aerospace Academy


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Academic Level:
K-8 Students
High School Students
K-12 Educators

Description:
The MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project) K1-10 Aerospace Academy made its debut at York College for the first time on October 17, 2015 and it replaced SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy) Program.

Recently, York became one of the nine new NASA STEM Education sites selected through a rigorous and open competition nationally.

The predecessor to the NASA MAA was the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy, or SEMAA, which began in 1993, as a partnership between NASA Glenn Research Center and Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio. The York site was one of the oldest and has offered the SEMAA Program to the community since 1999. Through our previous SEMAA and current MAA Program, we've served over 19,000 students since 1999. Last year alone (2015 fall, 2016 spring/winter, and 2016 summer), York?s NASA MAA served over 1700 students (direct participants) and reached out 1500 plus indirect participants as part of its vigorous outreach activities via hosting NASA MAA STEM events including community science fair, open houses, back to school day, summer camp, 4-H Club, etc.

Why NASA MAA?

Recognizing the need to increase the number of American youth who have an effective, authentic STEM experience each year prior to completing high school, and the need for NASA to do an internal consolidation, SEMAA was incorporated into MUREP, thus creating additional funding and learning opportunities to attract and retain underserved and underrepresented youth in grades K-12. NASA MAA advances student development through activity components that are fully integrated to form a comprehensive support system. Through its components, MAAs shall deliver:

(1) Curriculum Enhancement Activities (CEA), hands-on curriculum activities relevant to NASA missions,

(2) an Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL), and

(3) an innovative Family Caf.

NASA MAA Goals:

The MUREP Aerospace Academy (MAA) goals are to: improve STEM literacy by engaging K-12 students, family members, and teachers through the integration of emerging technologies; and to educate students utilizing a STEM curriculum that meets national science, technology, engineering and mathematics standards aligned to NASAs mission directorates.

NASA MAA STEM Program is brought to the community free of charge and participating K1-10 students can earn at least 52 STEM hours/year.

Program is offered three times a year (Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer).


Participating Institution(s):
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City University of New York (CUNY), York College (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Chemistry
Environmental Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Robotics
Sustainability

Keywords:
Aeronautics
Climate Change
Earth System Science
Renewable Energy
Solar Energy
Space Exploration
STEM Education

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


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