NASA STEM EPDC supports and drives the goals of NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement to:
- Create unique opportunities for students and the public to contribute to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery.
- Build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in authentic learning experiences with NASA people, content, and facilities.
- Strengthen public understanding by enabling powerful connections to NASA’s mission and work.
Guided by these STEM Engagement national goals, NASA STEM EPDC provides high quality STEM engagement and education expertise, guidance, and resources. NASA STEM EPDC works with educators at all levels including university pre-service educators, pre-service teachers, K-12 teachers, and informal educators, and engages students of all ages to introduce them to relevant STEM content through exciting NASA STEM contexts.
Using a mixed-delivery approach to engage nationwide audiences of students and teachers with unique NASA and Next Generation STEM content, NASA STEM EPDC provides a combination of virtual and face-to-face resources. NASA STEM EPDC leverages virtual learning platforms to provide authentic STEM Engagement opportunities through student and educator webinars, badges, and bilingual resources to reach the greatest number of learners. NASA STEM EPDC specialists and senior personnel also deliver learning experiences face-to-face at events, seminars, and conferences to serve large groups of students and educators.