Grant Name: Pathfinder Program
Funded by: Teachers in Space
Description: Every journey begins with a single step. The Pathfinder program is the first step in the journey toward our goal of putting a thousand astronaut teachers into American classrooms. Pathfinders will be the first astronaut teachers to fly in space and return to the classroom. Pathfinders will not only fly in space, they will also help us design the three-week training course for the large number of teachers who follow. We hope that Pathfinders will also return each summer to help us teach the course. Can you think of a more exciting summer job? Our first seven Pathfinders have been selected and are currently participating in training and professional development. We are now looking for three additional Pathfinders who are knowledgeable in science, technology, engineering, or math. The Pathfinder competition is open to K-12 teachers of all subjects. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for an experiment that can be performed during a sub-orbital space flight and will be judged on these submissions as well as educational background and experience. Finalists will be contacted for personal interviews and additional screening.
Program Areas: General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies
Recipients: Public School, Private Schools
Proposal Deadline: 12/2/11
Availability: All States