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We underwrite the National STEM Scholar Program inspiring the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) pioneers nationwide. Learn more about the STEM Scholars using the map below or visit our What We Do page.

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NASA Education Downlink

NASA In-Flight Education Downlink

International Space Station, Outer Space

National STEM Scholars

Marvin the Mallownaut goes to space

National STEM Scholar Program

Microgravity, Outer Space

Marvin the Marshmallow
2018 National STEM Scholars
Blue Origin/New Shepard flight team
The Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University

Just how much pressure can a marshmallow take?

Living Your Best Life…In Space!

DreamUp, The Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University

Middle school classrooms worldwide, Outer Space

DreamUp/NanoRacks
The Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University

Custom project-based space curriculum provided at no cost to educators everywhere

Allison Baas

2019 STEM Scholar

Laramie, WY

Laramie Middle School

Exploring changes in genes and phenotypes of local wildlife populations

Jim Brown

2019 STEM Scholar

Albany, NY

Sand Creek Middle School

Creating straw rockets to learn computer-aided design skills

Paula Carlson

2019 STEM Scholar

Tripoli, IA

Tripoli Middle/Senior High School

Designing, building and programming robots

Paige Isner

2019 STEM Scholar

Alpharetta, GA

DeSana Middle School

Building prosthetics to understand anatomy

Julie Marsteller

2019 STEM Scholar

Potomac, MD

Herbert Hoover Middle School

Building 3d-printed parts for a Rube Goldberg machine to learn about physics

Ecil Miller

2019 STEM Scholar

Bowling Green, KY

Drakes Creek Middle School

Implementation of a project-based learning unit that uses mid-powered rockets

Holly Miller

2019 STEM Scholar

Fishers, IN

Riverside Intermediate School

Measuring the impact of agricultural fertilizers on a local watershed

Mike O’Connell

2019 STEM Scholar

Chester, SD

Chester Middle School

Using wind energy to generate power

Laura Seaver-Maley

2019 STEM Scholar

Old Orchard Beach, ME

Loranger Memorial School

Development of a unit on animal biology, ecology and the Gulf of Maine

Jennifer Smith

2019 STEM Scholar

Monticello, IL

Monticello Middle School

Creating 3D prototypes that improve the five senses

Jessica Carr

2018 STEM Scholar

Pierre, SD

Georgia Morse Middle School

Longitudinal study of bird habitats to track bird migration and behavior

Christopher Clauss

2018 STEM Scholar

Marlborough, NH

Marlborough School

Longitudinal study of geology and ecology in a local watershed

Turtle Haste

2018 STEM Scholar

Albuquerque, NM

Desert Ridge Middle School

Using the sun's shadow to learn about time and seasonality

Theresa Luciano

2018 STEM Scholar

Savannah, GA

Oglethorpe Charter School

Design and build remotely-operated vehicles to solve underwater challenges

Lindsey Mason

2018 STEM Scholar

Canton, GA

Dean Rusk Middle School

Using a stream table to learn about erosion

Angie Mutter

2018 STEM Scholar

Pilgrim's Knob, VA

Twin Valley Elementary Middle School

Building a tiny-house model to learn about sustainability

Hannah Odom

2018 STEM Scholar

Leesburg, GA

Lee County Middle School East Campus

Building beehives to study ecology, animal adaptations and symbiosis

Jake O’Neill

2018 STEM Scholar

Brockton, MA

Edgar B. Davis School

Development of a unit on robotics to refine programming skills

Tricia Sederholm

2018 STEM Scholar

Peru, IN

Peru Junior High School

Learning genetics and physiology through models

Buffy Sexton

2018 STEM Scholar

Louisville, KY

Meyzeek Middle School

Carrying experiments to the edge of space in a high-altitude weather balloon

Suzanne Banas

2017 STEM Scholar

South Miami, FL

South Miami Middle Community School

Development of a coding and design project to print 3D versions of Google VR cardboard

Kiki Contreras

2017 STEM Scholar

Shoreline, WA

The Evergreen School

Unit development to study and track the ecological impact of Elwha River Dam presence/removal on Washington's Olympic Peninsula

Katie Donlin

2017 STEM Scholar

Byron, MN

Byron Middle School

3D lab build-out to print prosthetic limbs in consultation with Mayo Clinic Limb Lab

Angela Gospodarek

2017 STEM Scholar

Gorham, ME

Gorham Middle School

Development of a working classroom ecosystem and aquaponics lab

Jay Hollis

2017 STEM Scholar

Bowling Green, KY

Bowling Green Junior High

Design and development of organic solar cells to harvest solar energy

John Lui

2017 STEM Scholar

Dousman, WI

Kettle Moraine Middle School

Development of a robotics lab to teach engineering design and data evaluation

Emily McKernan

2017 STEM Scholar

Brushton, NY

Brushton-Moira Central School

Unit development to study antibiotic resistance using compound light microscopes

Val Pumala

2017 STEM Scholar

Cameron, WI

Cameron Middle School

Development of an engineering unit to study and design alternative energy sources

Donna Shartzer

2017 STEM Scholar

Harned, KY

Breckinridge County Middle School

Leveraging SpikerBox technology to study memory formation in response to sensory stimulation using Madagascar hissing cockroaches

Dana Young

2017 STEM Scholar

Hightstown, NJ

Melvin H. Kreps Middle School

Development of wind turbine prototypes for the Wind Turbine Design Challenge

Bruce Boehne

2016 STEM Scholar

Dallas, TX

Zion Lutheran School

3D lab build-out to develop new product prototypes for predicted technological trends

Anneliese Bopp

2016 STEM Scholar

Sodus, NY

Sodus Intermediate School

Developed New York's first school-based trout hatchery

Stacy Clark-Thomas

2016 STEM Scholar

Eielson Air Force Base, AK

Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School

Development of an iPad video lab with specialized software to collect data and produce videos

Marie Gillespie-Story

2016 STEM Scholar

Canton, SD

Pierre Indian Learning Center

Incorporation of PocketLab wireless digital sensors to analyze abstract data

Melissa Harris

2016 Stem Scholar

Bowling Green, KY

Warren East Middle School

Development of portable makerspace kits for classroom travel

Jill Henry

2016 Stem Scholar

Downers Grove, IL

Herrick Middle School

Development of a sound, light and wave lab to study digital signaling

Maggie Huddleston

2016 Stem Scholar

Roy, UT

Sand Ridge Jr. High

Incorporation of PocketLab technology to teach biology, heredity and genetics through insects

Amy Long

2016 Stem Scholar

Opelika, AL

Sanford Middle School

Sends her students on a "date" with the periodic table

Lora Wellman

2016 Stem Scholar

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Middle School

Incorporation of MiniOne Systems PCR equipment to study genetic disorders

Santosh Zachariah

2016 Stem Scholar

Shoreline, WA

The Evergreen School

Unit development to study drivers of the greenhouse effect

International Space Station NASA In-Flight Education Downlink National STEM Scholars NASA Education Downlink Read the full story Microgravity National STEM Scholar Program Marvin the Marshmallow
2018 National STEM Scholars
Blue Origin/New Shepard flight team
The Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University
Marvin the Mallownaut goes to space

Just how much pressure can a marshmallow take?

Read the full story
Middle school classrooms worldwide DreamUp, The Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University DreamUp/NanoRacks
The Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University
Living Your Best Life…In Space!

Custom project-based space curriculum provided at no cost to educators everywhere

Read the full story
Laramie, WY 2019 STEM Scholar Laramie Middle School Allison Baas

Exploring changes in genes and phenotypes of local wildlife populations

Read the full story
Albany, NY 2019 STEM Scholar Sand Creek Middle School Jim Brown

Creating straw rockets to learn computer-aided design skills

Read the full story
Tripoli, IA 2019 STEM Scholar Tripoli Middle/Senior High School Paula Carlson

Designing, building and programming robots

Read the full story
Alpharetta, GA 2019 STEM Scholar DeSana Middle School Paige Isner

Building prosthetics to understand anatomy

Read the full story
Potomac, MD 2019 STEM Scholar Herbert Hoover Middle School Julie Marsteller

Building 3d-printed parts for a Rube Goldberg machine to learn about physics

Read the full story
Bowling Green, KY 2019 STEM Scholar Drakes Creek Middle School Ecil Miller

Implementation of a project-based learning unit that uses mid-powered rockets

Read the full story
Fishers, IN 2019 STEM Scholar Riverside Intermediate School Holly Miller

Measuring the impact of agricultural fertilizers on a local watershed

Read the full story
Chester, SD 2019 STEM Scholar Chester Middle School Mike O’Connell

Using wind energy to generate power

Read the full story
Old Orchard Beach, ME 2019 STEM Scholar Loranger Memorial School Laura Seaver-Maley

Development of a unit on animal biology, ecology and the Gulf of Maine

Read the full story
Monticello, IL 2019 STEM Scholar Monticello Middle School Jennifer Smith

Creating 3D prototypes that improve the five senses

Read the full story
Pierre, SD 2018 STEM Scholar Georgia Morse Middle School Jessica Carr

Longitudinal study of bird habitats to track bird migration and behavior

Read the full story
Marlborough, NH 2018 STEM Scholar Marlborough School Christopher Clauss

Longitudinal study of geology and ecology in a local watershed

Read the full story
Albuquerque, NM 2018 STEM Scholar Desert Ridge Middle School Turtle Haste

Using the sun's shadow to learn about time and seasonality

Read the full story
Savannah, GA 2018 STEM Scholar Oglethorpe Charter School Theresa Luciano

Design and build remotely-operated vehicles to solve underwater challenges

Read the full story
Canton, GA 2018 STEM Scholar Dean Rusk Middle School Lindsey Mason

Using a stream table to learn about erosion

Read the full story
Pilgrim's Knob, VA 2018 STEM Scholar Twin Valley Elementary Middle School Angie Mutter

Building a tiny-house model to learn about sustainability

Read the full story
Leesburg, GA 2018 STEM Scholar Lee County Middle School East Campus Hannah Odom

Building beehives to study ecology, animal adaptations and symbiosis

Read the full story
Brockton, MA 2018 STEM Scholar Edgar B. Davis School Jake O’Neill

Development of a unit on robotics to refine programming skills

Read the full story
Peru, IN 2018 STEM Scholar Peru Junior High School Tricia Sederholm

Learning genetics and physiology through models

Read the full story
Louisville, KY 2018 STEM Scholar Meyzeek Middle School Buffy Sexton

Carrying experiments to the edge of space in a high-altitude weather balloon

Read the full story
South Miami, FL 2017 STEM Scholar South Miami Middle Community School Suzanne Banas

Development of a coding and design project to print 3D versions of Google VR cardboard

Read the full story
Shoreline, WA 2017 STEM Scholar The Evergreen School Kiki Contreras

Unit development to study and track the ecological impact of Elwha River Dam presence/removal on Washington's Olympic Peninsula

Read the full story
Byron, MN 2017 STEM Scholar Byron Middle School Katie Donlin

3D lab build-out to print prosthetic limbs in consultation with Mayo Clinic Limb Lab

Read the full story
Gorham, ME 2017 STEM Scholar Gorham Middle School Angela Gospodarek

Development of a working classroom ecosystem and aquaponics lab

Read the full story
Bowling Green, KY 2017 STEM Scholar Bowling Green Junior High Jay Hollis

Design and development of organic solar cells to harvest solar energy

Read the full story
Dousman, WI 2017 STEM Scholar Kettle Moraine Middle School John Lui

Development of a robotics lab to teach engineering design and data evaluation

Read the full story
Brushton, NY 2017 STEM Scholar Brushton-Moira Central School Emily McKernan

Unit development to study antibiotic resistance using compound light microscopes

Read the full story
Cameron, WI 2017 STEM Scholar Cameron Middle School Val Pumala

Development of an engineering unit to study and design alternative energy sources

Read the full story
Harned, KY 2017 STEM Scholar Breckinridge County Middle School Donna Shartzer

Leveraging SpikerBox technology to study memory formation in response to sensory stimulation using Madagascar hissing cockroaches

Read the full story
Hightstown, NJ 2017 STEM Scholar Melvin H. Kreps Middle School Dana Young

Development of wind turbine prototypes for the Wind Turbine Design Challenge

Read the full story
Dallas, TX 2016 STEM Scholar Zion Lutheran School Bruce Boehne

3D lab build-out to develop new product prototypes for predicted technological trends

Read the full story
Sodus, NY 2016 STEM Scholar Sodus Intermediate School Anneliese Bopp

Developed New York's first school-based trout hatchery

Read the full story
Eielson Air Force Base, AK 2016 STEM Scholar Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School Stacy Clark-Thomas

Development of an iPad video lab with specialized software to collect data and produce videos

Read the full story
Canton, SD 2016 STEM Scholar Pierre Indian Learning Center Marie Gillespie-Story

Incorporation of PocketLab wireless digital sensors to analyze abstract data

Read the full story
Bowling Green, KY 2016 Stem Scholar Warren East Middle School Melissa Harris

Development of portable makerspace kits for classroom travel

Read the full story
Downers Grove, IL 2016 Stem Scholar Herrick Middle School Jill Henry

Development of a sound, light and wave lab to study digital signaling

Read the full story
Roy, UT 2016 Stem Scholar Sand Ridge Jr. High Maggie Huddleston

Incorporation of PocketLab technology to teach biology, heredity and genetics through insects

Read the full story
Opelika, AL 2016 Stem Scholar Sanford Middle School Amy Long

Sends her students on a "date" with the periodic table

Read the full story
Owensboro, KY 2016 Stem Scholar Owensboro Middle School Lora Wellman

Incorporation of MiniOne Systems PCR equipment to study genetic disorders

Read the full story
Shoreline, WA 2016 Stem Scholar The Evergreen School Santosh Zachariah

Unit development to study drivers of the greenhouse effect

Read the full story