Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach
The Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach provides hands-on education and workforce development experiences for students in K-12, community colleges, colleges or universities and those who support them in achieving leadership careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
The Center's vision is to assist in educating and developing the future leaders of the STEM career fields through utilizing space science, astronomy and other related areas of study at Capitol Technology University to engage students of all ages. Working at the local, regional, and national levels, the Center will:
- Assist the Capitol Technology University Space Operations Institute in fulfilling their mission
- Provide hands-on educational experiences for middle school, high school, community college, and college students to both introduce them to the STEM fields and continue to expand their interest in these fields as possible career choices.
- Provide leadership development opportunities, in conjunction with the Innovation and Leadership Institute, to enable students to be future leaders within the STEM fields.
- Support the dissemination of information regarding STEM workforce and leadership opportunities.
Fellows of the Center are University faculty and staff, members of the space science community and other related fields that support the Center in providing education and leadership programs.
Current fellows are:
Space Operations Institute Interns can be invited to serve as mentors to K-12 and community college students. This experience provides both leadership and mentorship opportunities and helps students develop leadership and project management skills, in addition to the technical skills they acquire through their work on NASA satellite missions.
Funding Partners are organizations and corporations dedicated to assisting Capitol Technology University on its mission to provide encouragment for students K-12 to explore careers in the STEM fields and opportunities to receive an education that will prepare them for success in their chosen industry.
- STEM Leaders Program - Sponsored by the Maryland Space Grant Consortium in conjuction with Local Community Universitys.
- FIRST Robotics Competition -Capitol Technology University recently hosted the Maryland FIRST Robotics Competition’s (FRC) Kickoff Event on Saturday, Jan. 7, for the eighth consecutive year. More than 400 Maryland high school students representing 38 local high schools were in attendance. »See Press Release
- STEM University Preparation Intervention Program - Current students and faculty prepare high school sophomores for the rigors of college through workshops and activities
- Jump Start Juniors - High school juniors come to campus and participate in a showcase of academic and career paths in computer science, technology, engineering and math
- Capitol Balloon Experiment Club - Capitol students develop and test high-altitude sensors and instruments, design structures to house these instruments and analyze data collected from the project