Impact of Technology on K-12 Classroom

​Computer fun activity for 3rd and 4th grade learners.

On a poster have kids draw a line in the middle of the poster.Label one side "Computers and on the other half of the poster label "Non-Computers"
After identifying computers and non computers have kids cut out the images and paste them on the poster.Have Fun.
Program Overview

The NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy of Northeastern North Carolina (NENC) is a collaborative effort between Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration. NASA has a long-standing history of establishing effective and meaningful school partnerships. These partnerships have historically provided opportunities to students that are underrepresented, underserved and underperforming students in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) education. This legacy continues with NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA). This program seeks to continue the history of establishing meaningful school partnerships in STEM education for K-12 youth. The program continues to assist underserved, underrepresented and underperforming students in STEM education. The program will adopt a well-established NASA STEM curriculum with problem-based learning at its core and integrate 3D printing technology, sensor-based measurement systems, and mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design to enhance authentic and experiential learning experiences. ECSU is a premier public institution serving Northeastern North Carolina (NENC), providing affordable academic programs and services of exceptional caliber in a nurturing environment.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy (MAA) project at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is to improve STEM literacy by engaging students, family members and teachers through integration of emerging technologies.

The specific objectives of the aerospace-themed academy project are to:

Increase the number of historically underserved and underrepresented students from NENC region and beyond are interested in NASA specific STEM careers. 

Provide skills to parents/caregivers to work with and encourage their children in STEM activities and programs. 

Involve community groups, business, industry, museums and educational and professional organizations through mentoring, field trips, guest speakers and other MAA activities.
Engage students in participatory activities such as inquiry-based hands-on-learning, research, use of advanced technology, in a mentoring relationship with professionals working in the STEM fields.
The expected outcomes of the MAA project are:

Increased understanding of STEM content and NASA Missions, both for students and family members
Enable students in grades K-12 to successfully advance through challenging STEM courses
Increased interest in pursuing STEM knowledge, STEM degrees and careers
Increased family participation in STEM experiences
Increased awareness of NASA STEM careers, both for students and family members
Increase in number of historically underserved and underrepresented students selecting a STEM major for post-secondary