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Kentucky State Partners with NASA for Hands-on STEM Education
Kentucky Ag Connection - 06/30/2022

Kentucky State University will be the first institution in Kentucky to partner with NASA's Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program.

GLOBE is a program that promotes science and encourages students, teachers, scientists, and citizens to learn about the environment through a hands-on approach. Kentucky State's recent STEM Enrichment Program, a partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, used GLOBE guidelines and activities to engage children in STEM.

"The STEM Enrichment Program was an important first step towards the partnership," said Dr. Sherry Herron, long-time GLOBE partner and mentor trainer from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Once established, select Kentucky State faculty and staff will serve as GLOBE trainers and provide professional development to teachers, as well as lead student experiences in schools, across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and beyond.

"We are excited that Kentucky State University will become the first institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to become a GLOBE Partner-- building a solid networking capacity is our ultimate goal," said Dr. Berkley N. King, Jr., vice provost for Academic Affairs at Kentucky State. "The GLOBE Program aligns with all areas of science but, as a land grant university, Kentucky State's Extension faculty and staff provide an extraordinary benefit for the university to be named a partner."


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