"This cause of exploration and discovery is not an option we choose; it is a desire written in the human heart"

     President George W. Bush
     February 4, 2003

In "Moon, Mars, and ISS" (ISS stands for International Space Station), 460 eighth grade students from Meadowbrook Middle School and 50 tenth grade students from the UCSD's TRIO Outreach Program's residential summer camp will travel to and colonize the ISS, Moon, and Mars. The 8th grade curriculum was deigned to meet 8th grade California Standards for Section 4, "Earth in the Solar System". Moon, Mars, and ISS was inspired by President Bush's vision for space exploration, which includes both unmanned and manned missions, culminating with establishing human colonies outside of our planet. Funding was obtained from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

Programs at Meadowbrook and at the UCSD's TRIO Outreach Programs will both culminate with multi-disciplinary exhibits; select work from Meadowbrook will be exhibited at the San Diego Aerospace Museum and all student work from UCSD's TRIO Outreach Programs will be exhibited at the Escondido Children's Museum.The exhibits foster creative expression and provide opportunities for students with broad interests to engage in the Program. The exhibits also provide an opportunity for the community at large to share the excitement of space exploration.

Moon, Mars, and ISS was funded by a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant. In Phase II we will expand the programming to grades K-12, develop a more comprehensive curriculum, significantly increase the number of participating schools, and conduct teacher training. All materials will become part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE).

Nu-Edu's scientists, educators, and e-learning experts develop educational products that introduce K-12 students to contemporary science and technology. Our educational products target diverse student populations, fulfill specific science content standards, and engage the students in fun activities such as space flight centers, web-quests, and multi-disciplinary exhibits. Nu-Edu is a Division of Nu-Trek, Inc.

Nu-Edu will be looking for opportunities to expand its offering to other technical disciplines such as electronic materials, advanced lighting, alternative energy sources, and robotics. We aspire to be the outreach provider of choice, for bringing complex cutting edge technologies into the classroom.


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Last updated: June 29, 2005 .