|Engaging Minority University STEM Education
Professors in the
Science of Climate Change
Elizabeth City State University has joined with the University of New Hampshire under the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) to empower faculty of education programs at Minority Serving Institutions to better engage their pre-service teachers in teaching and learning about global climate change through the use of NASA Earth observation sets. This project is designed to impact teaching first on college campuses within science education classes. Second, as pre-service teachers transition into in-service teachers, the impact will extend to elementary and secondary schools.
|NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE)
NICE involves organizations around the United States in using NASA's unique contributions to climate and Earth system science to improve the quality of the Nation's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. NICE is a continuation of NASA's Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) project that began in 2008. Since 2011, NICE focuses on collaborations with community colleges and minority institutions to increase the number of underrepresented or underserved students to prepared to:
- Teach climate content within STEM subjects
- Gain employment in climate-related fields
- Enter graduate school in technical fields relevant to global climate change
- Advance the understanding of how to effectively teach global climate concepts.
- Increase the level of climate literacy and engagement of the United States public
- Create a diverse, highly skilled, and motivated future workforce in climate-related sciences.