NASA and Jackson State University have a continuing partnership dedicated to research and education. NASA-funded grants and collaborations at JSU involve the School of Education and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The Educator Resource Center (ERC) at Jackson State University provides educators an opportunity to receive free educational materials as well as to attend various professional development workshops. The ERC provides in-service, pre-service, and informal educators with an easily accessible source of materials that reflect NASA’s current research and technology. Through the following platforms, these materials relate to curricula such as Human Exploration, Development of Space, Earth Science, Space Science, Aerospace Technology, and Biological and Physical Research.
Teacher Workshops – The ERC staff provides FREE workshops for educators on a variety of topics to supplement the curriculum and help meet national and state educational standards. Topics include Aeronautics, Astronomy, Engineering Design Challenges, Mars, Moon Rocks and Meteorites, Planetary Geology, Rocketry, Robotics, or any other NASA educational product. Click here to apply.
Educational Publications and Products – Educators are encouraged to visit the ERC to explore the many NASA educational publications available for FREE, including posters, lithographs, curriculum guides, briefs, educational activities, videos, CDs, DVDs, Podcasts, and more.
- Student Programs – The ERC conducts educational outreach with emphasis on STEM opportunities and also hosts in-house workshops for groups of public, private or home-school students. These FREE workshops are available for groups of up to 15 students and last for 3 hours. Topics include: Robotics, Rocketry, Living and Working in Space, Planetary Geology, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Students will be led through engaging, hands-on activities by the ERC staff.