As of March 2020, GOT Space Ambassadors have visited with nearly 15 schools in the metro Atlanta area. Many of these visits have repeated multiple years.
Beginning in Fall 2020, remote Space Ambassador visits started, which means they can now visit with your classroom / school too!
By the numbers:
- ~20 undergraduate Ambassadors
- ~10 graduate Ambassadors
- ~ 3,000 K-12 students reached
Georgia Middle and High Schools visited
- Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta
- Carver Early College, Atlanta
- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Atlanta
- Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School, Atlanta
- Lanier High School, Sugar Hill
- Jean Childs Young Middle School, Atlanta
Georgia Elementary Schools visited
- AL Burruss Elementary School, Marietta
- Jefferson City Schools STEAM Center, Jefferson
- Mableton Elementary School, Mableton
- Mason Creek Elementary, Winston
- Trip Elementary, Grayson
GOT Space is a STEM outreach program in Georgia, managed through the Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC), and utilizing its network of affiliates across Georgia. Current GSGC affiliate participation includes Georgia Institute of Technology (GSGC lead institution), Georgia State University, and Kennesaw State University. With additional affiliate institutions across Georgia, GOT Space expects to grow across the state in the years to come. GOT Space is currently recruiting and training GA undergraduates to serve as STEM Ambassadors to bring STEM focused presentations and hands-on activities about science, technology, and engineering to Georgia K-12 classrooms, museums, and youth programs.
to inspire an appreciation of STEM and STEM careers in Georgia K-12 students through the delivery of interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and other demonstrations by STEM graduate and undergraduate students, highlighting innovative science and engineering research relevant to NASA.
- Increase awareness of and interest in STEM research, programs, and careers in Georgia and at NASA
- Increase confidence with STEM topics
- Increase exposure to college role models
- Increase 21st century skills such as science communication, public speaking, autonomy, and ability to adapt
- Increase science content knowledge
- Improve resume and provide networking opportunities
- Lasts approximately 45 minutes, with optional Hands-on Activities that require additional time.
- Utilize slides, videos, animations and an inquisitive approach to relay the excitement of new discoveries.
- Can be held in a classroom or assembly setting. A screen or blank wall and an electrical outlet are necessary for all presentations. Schools/ organizations may need to also provide projectors and/or audio speakers, though these items can be acquired if we know they will not be available at the location of the presentation in advance.
- GOT Space outreach can also occur virtually through Skype, Google Hangouts, Bluejeans, or other video conferencing software.
- The STAR of our World
- Mars: Past, Present, and Future
- How to make a Planet… with Life!
- The International Space Station
- Space Telescopes: Searching for Other Worlds
- How the Milky Way Works
- Looking at Galaxies in Radio
- How to Measure Distances in the Universe
- Black holes
- How Galaxies and Their Black Holes are Connected
- and more…
Disclaimer: the GOT Space leadership team will make every effort to accommodate outreach requests received, however please understand scheduling is dependent upon GOT Space Ambassador availability.