Funding from DoD for STEM education
The project entitled, “Expanding the Pipeline and Enhancing Education of Students Pursuing Careers in Space” will receive $3 million over three years to develop web-based Massive Open Online Courses, hands-on kits, and a new vertically landed rocket student design challenge similar to SpaceX.
“The students and general public the Illinois Space Grant Consortium serves across the state will be the first to try the new educational content and provide feedback,” Rovey said.
Collaborators on the project include: Jeffrey Sabby and Michael Denn at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, John Shelton at Northern Illinois University, Michael Lembeck from the UIUC, and Luisa Maria Rosu from I-STEM CITL.
Also involved in the project are:, UIExtension (4-H), the Office of Minority Student Affairs at the U of I, community colleges, and two DoD bases in Illinois, namely Rock Island Arsenal and Scott AFB.
Visit the DoD website to see the complete list of funded projects.