Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development for a qualified educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship, established specifically for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.
The scholarship provides a $3,000 spending allowance for travel, tuition, fees, expenses and lodging for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., during the summer of 2014 and participate in one of the Space Foundation’s weeklong Space Across the Curriculum courses. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 3.
These intensive weeklong graduate-level summer courses for PreK-12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are hands-on and focus on national standards and STEM principles, and the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Public, private and homeschool teachers are welcome.
The facilities at Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs offer teaching tools, including Science On a Sphere, developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with more than 360 datasets, special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images that provide full-motion views of the Earth, sun, moons and planets in space. Space Foundation labs also offer programmable robots used in a simulated Martian environment, and sophisticated software programs used by professional aerospace engineers. See the 2014 Space Across the Curriculum course offerings for teachers at www.spacefoundation.org/education.
Apply by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, detailing the motivation for applying, interest in space themes in the classroom, what you hope to gain from the experience and how the knowledge gained will be applied in the classroom. The application letter must be endorsed with a letter of support by a principal or other supervisor. Please submit your letter via email to Donations@SpaceFoundation.org or via mail to: Scholarships, Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, the scholarship honors the memory of Elliot Pulham’s grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala in 1898. Enos’ father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali’iholokahiki, was native Hawaiian.