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The Thornburg Center for Space Exploration

We are excited to be partnering with Ardusat - an organization devoted to student exploration of STEM topics through the use of Arduino-based satellites orbiting 400km above Earth.  These amazing satellites can be programmed by students to conduct experiments and the alignment between Ardusat's tools and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is complete.

It is not enough to just learn STEM content; learners need to be aware of why there are people who choose to spend their lives working in these areas with passion and dedication. This program achieves these broad goals by promoting an environment that fosters innovation, creativity and the development of deep understanding and appreciation for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creativity through the use of inquiry-driven projects done by students. These projects are conducted at school sites worldwide

On a deeper level, we know that traditional classrooms don't work for many children, and we have concrete ways to address this problem - strategies that have been implemented with success, improving education for all learners.  Toward this end we have developed presentations and workshops designed to help educators with both the mechanics of space-based projects along with assistance with the pedagogical transformations called for by the NGSS.

Abstracts of our Ardusat prersentations are here,  and a short white paper connecting Ardusat projects to the NGSS can be found here.

Who we are:
The Thornburg Center for Space Exploration was created by the founder of one of the longest-running and most distinguished groups of consultants, speakers and authors whose primary focus is on education from Kindergarten to twelfth grade.  Our international team of designers, educators, and technologists are building a world-class project to benefit students all over the world as they develop skills in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.