Brian Cox letter introduces Space Engineering students
- Published on Monday, 17 December 2012
Last Wednesday students from the National Space Academy's Space Engineering course attended the Parliamentary Space Committee's Christmas Reception. The students took centre stage after a glowing introduction in which National Space Academy Steering Group Chairman Ian Taylor read out a letter of endorsement from Professor Brian Cox.
National Space Academy works with Science Centres to share STFC science
- Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012
The National Space Centre hosted the first of two days of training for staff from ten different science centres as part of the Explore Your Universe project. Explore Your Universe is being run by the Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and aims to engage school and family audiences with STFC science through activities and workshops.
Ian Taylor appointed Chairman of the National Space Academy Steering Group
- Published on Monday, 29 October 2012
Ian Taylor, a former MP and Minister for Science, Technology and Space, has been appointed chairman of the National Space Academy's Steering Group.
UK Space Agency offers space education sessions for 14-16 year olds
- Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012
The UK Space Agency, one of the National Space Academy's key funders and supporters, has teamed up with the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, including National Space Academy Project Scientist Dr Simon Roberts, to run hands-on educational sessions based at the European Space Expo in London this December.
National Space Academy teachers present at National Conference focused on outstanding teaching
- Published on Friday, 19 October 2012
Project Director Anu Ojha (AST Physics, 2003) and Lead Educator Judith Green (AST Chemistry, 2002) have been invited to present sessions at the 2013 National AST (Advanced Skills Teacher) Conference in Birmingham in January 2013. AST status is awarded for outstanding performance in the classroom and is the most rigorous assessment of teaching performance in the UK.
For more information visit the event page here.
Academy Director discusses Red Bull Stratos Jump
- Published on Monday, 15 October 2012
National Space Academy Director Anu Ojha is also an experienced skydiver with over 1200 jumps completed. His analyses of the scientific challenges and applications of the Red Bull Stratos mission have been used by media across the world, especially after Felix Baumgartner successfully made his jump from the edge of space yesterday.
Explore Your Universe ready for launch
- Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2012
National Space Academy Education Officer Sophie Allan has been working with staff from Jodrell Bank on an Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) project funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) aimed at sharing STFC funded science with the wider community. "Explore Your Universe" is a project providing ten science centres with a variety of exciting apparatus, not usually available to schools, with pre-planned workshops and shows aimed at audiences including families and school groups. The ten centres which successfully submitted bids to be a part of the project were announced on Thursday 27th of September at the ASDC Conference held at the National Space Centre.
Celebrating Space at ESERO-UK Conference
- Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Last week saw the first ESERO-UK conference for organisations in the UK promoting space as an inspirational context for education, hosted at the National Science Learning Centre, York. Naturally representatives from the National Space Academy were in attendance, including some of the Academy's Lead Educators.
New Space Engineering course launches at National Space Academy and Loughborough College
- Published on Monday, 10 September 2012
Twelve students have commenced their programme of studies as part of the UK's first full-time post-16 Space Engineering course, combining A levels with hands-on engineering experience. This innovative course has been developed and delivered jointly by the National Space Academy programme and Loughborough College and can lead to degrees in physics, mathematics and engineering, or alternatively to direct employment in the space and engineering sectors.
New National programme - Higher Apprenticeships in Space Engineering
- Published on Monday, 10 September 2012
Loughborough College and the National Space Academy programme have been successful in their joint bid to develop a National Engineering Framework for the space sector. From September 2013 Higher Apprenticeship courses in Space Engineering will be delivered at those locations in England where space sector demand is greatest and through operational partnerships between education providers and the companies employing the trainees.
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