Seattle museum gets $805K from NASA for science ed

SEATTLE (AP) - NASA has announced the Pacific Science Center will be one of a handful of educational museums to get money to build on their informal science education program.

The Seattle museum has won more than $800,000 for a five-year project to enhance teen and adult knowledge of remote sensing technology. They want to raise awareness of the way airplanes and satellites take photographs and collect data to aid research in fields such as environmental science.

The new programs are aimed at encouraging students in grades 3 through 12 to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The Pacific Science Center is one of six museums and four NASA visitor centers sharing nearly $7.7 million in grants or cooperative agreements.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • The 'White' Word
    WWU's president defends his race-related comments to Dave Ross

  • Tax 'Em
    Dori Monson says he loathes new taxes, but this one needs to happen for bicyclists
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from
In the community
Do you know a student who stands out in the classroom, school and community?
Help make their dreams come true by nominating them for a $1,000 scholarship and a chance to earn a $10,000 Grand Prize. Brought to you by KIRO Radio and Comprehensive Wealth Management.

Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.