Global Climate Change Education Awards - 18/08/2010

NASA has awarded USD7.7 million in cooperative agreements to seventeen organisations across the United States to enhance learning through the use of NASA's Earth science resources. The selected organisations include colleges and universities, non-profit groups, and a community college.

The winning proposals in the Global Climate Change Education Awards illustrated innovative approaches to using NASA content in elementary, secondary and undergraduate teaching, and lifelong learning. The proposals emphasised engaging students in NASA Earth observation data and Earth system models, and providing climate-related research experiences for teachers and undergraduate students.

Each cooperative agreement is expected to leverage NASA's unique contributions in climate and Earth system science. The grants support NASA's goal of engaging students in the critical disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and inspiring the next generation of researchers and explorers.

The seventeen proposals will fund organizations in Washington, DC, and thirteen states: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Winning proposals were selected through a merit-based, peer-reviewed competition. The performance period is up to three years and awards range in value from USD300,000 to USD700,000.

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