October 25, 2017 – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2018 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.
Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the award recognizes contributors to technology in the education field, in both formal and informal environments. The award, named for Mercury and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard, will be presented in April 2018 at the Space Foundation’s 34th Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Find the award application online at http://www.astronautsmemorial.org/alan-shepard-award.html. Submissions for the 2018 award must be mailed and postmarked no later February 1, 2018.
Founded in the wake of the Challenger accident in 1986, AMF honors and memorializes 24 astronauts who sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program while on a U.S. government mission or in training. AMF is a private, not-for-profit organization. Through its partnership with NASA, the Center for Space Education provides space-related educational training to teachers and students to foster an understanding of space exploration, improve education through technology and improve the quality of the space industry workforce.