as of March 21, 2017
- A telebridge via IK1SLD with individuals of Council of State Science Supervisors, Los Angeles, CA, is presently scheduled Wed 2017-03-29 18:03:38 UTC 21 deg. with Astronaut Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD.
CSSS is the only professional science organization whose members have direct accountability to the state government agencies given the constitutional authority for education. Each of these supervisors plays a key role in directing efforts at improving school science and ensuring excellence and equity in science education in their states. This partnership with ARISS is a way to showcase the importance of space education and create enthusiasm among state leaders that can be shared with teachers across the nation. CSSS partnered with students from the Los Angeles Unified School District, a network comprised of 16 elementary schools for this event. Participants in the ARISS contact include 6th grade students from the 92nd, 93rd, and 96th elementary schools. The District demonstrates that all children can achieve their highest potential when the conditions for learning are at an optimum by integrating project based learning into the academic achievement of students in all subjects. All schools are located in Watts or South Central Los Angeles and consist of a predominantly Latino and African American Student population with poverty rates in the 95-100% range.
- A direct contact via AA4UT with students at the Student Space Technology Association, Knoxville, TN, USA will be rescheduled.