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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

Figure 2: Engineer Nathan Block giving a tour of an EMI facility to DCPS High School students during the  AAHM and National Engineers Week Program

Engineer Nathan Block giving a tour of an EMI facility to DCPS High School students during the  AAHM and National Engineers Week Program

ETD engineers and support staff are essential contributors to NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center’s Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programs and we encourage active participation in a wide variety of efforts.  ETD primarily supports EPO through long-standing strategic partnerships and shorter-term periodic requests for support. ETD supports a number of activities in association with Engineers Week events held in February of each year. Annually, ETD partners with the Office of Education for a combined National Engineers Week and African American History month program. This event focuses on engagement of underserved schools and students in the vast science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources and opportunities that NASA GSFC and ETD has to offer. 

For nearly 20 years, ETD has been an active partner in NASA’s Robotics Alliance Project (www.robotics.nasa.gov). This nationwide NASA project promotes STEM focused education and activities through mentor based robotics competitions like VEX Robotics and FIRST Robotics. ETD provides remote machining, welding and general robot repair support with the deployment of GSFC’s Mobile Machine Shop Trailer at major robotics competition events connected to FIRST Robotics. Throughout the year ETD also provides equipment and logistical support resources to various organizations as well as community events such as Maker Faire Silver Spring, YMCA Thingamajig and Battle o’Baltimore.

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