The New Jersey School Boards Association, in collaboration with NASA, is hosting its second all-day, hands-on integrative STEM program Friday, May 29, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NJSBA’s 2nd Annual iSTEM NASA Field Trip” offers 3 NJSBA Board Member Academy credits. The member rate for the program is $50 and includes all meals and program materials.

Seating for this program is limited to the first 50 registrants.

About the Program The importance of the delivery of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and its impact on student achievement is clear. According to the National Commission on Mathematics and Science for the 21st century, in this century, more than 60 percent of new jobs will require a background in STEM. Integrative STEM (iSTEM) enables students to make connections beyond disciplinary boundaries and prepares them for their future missions.

This program will provide attendees with information on ways NASA can help support STEM leadership decisions and curriculum development in New Jersey school districts.

Program features include:

  • A tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center;
  • Presentations on educational resources and Engineering Design Challenges available to your district through NASA;
  • Collaborative real world problem-solving with NASA Goddard engineers from the Mission Design Laboratory;
  • Connections to STEM employability skills at NASA; and
  • Action steps for your district’s STEM plan which align with NASA resources

Registration Information Registration may be done online, but only by the school business administrator. Business administrators, should have a scanned purchase order ready to attach to the registration. For questions regarding registration, email the NJSBA Member Services Unit. The registration deadline is Friday, May 15, 2015.

Transportation Information A complimentary shuttle service will depart from the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association’s (NJPSA) parking lot promptly at 6 a.m. May 29.

The shuttle will leave the Goddard Space Flight Center at 5:30 p.m. and will return to the NJPSA parking lot at approximately 9 p.m. There will not be mileage reimbursement for those taking their own transportation.

For questions about the event, email John Henry, NJSBA STEM and sustainable schools specialist at jhenry@njsba.org.

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