Our mission from NASA is to provide educators with free and low-cost curriculum materials. The center is located at Eastern Connecticut State University on the first floor of the J. Eugene Smith Library. The center is open by appointment and at scheduled times each week. Please check the website link for open times each semester. During the summer and ECSU vacation times, the center is open by appointment only.
The Center is a member of the Connecticut NASA Education Collaborative whose primary mission is to collaborate with school districts, (NASA’s) business partners, college and universities, informal science centers, other educational service providers, and NASA in an effort to improve science, mathematics and technology K-16 education in Connecticut. Many resources are available within the NASA Educator Resource Center, including lithographs, a limited number of posters, educational briefs, educator guides, and videos. All materials are free and may be taken out of the center. Due to the cost of creating video tapes, we have a VHS tape exchange policy where we will make copies of NASA videos for you in exchange for a new blank tape. We are also unable to ship large quantities of materials and prefer that larger orders are picked up.
Serving as co-chairs of the Center’s Board of Directors are Dr. Jeanelle Day from the Eastern Education Department and Dr. Zoran Pazameta from the Physical Science Department (Astronomy). Other board members include: Dr. Carmen Cid from the Biology Department, Dr. Max Ferguson from the Physical Sciences Department (Chemistry), Dr. Leslie Ricklin from the Education Department, Dr. David Stoloff, Chair of the Education Department, and Dr. Roy Wilson from the Environmental Earth Science Department. Questions about the Connecticut NASA ERC should be directed to Dr. Day.
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