With an ultimate goal of drawing more students to careers in science and related disciplines, NASA has announced the creation of a nationwide network of teacher-mentors charged with helping inspire the next generation of explorers.

Attended by 22 award-winning teachers from K-12 classrooms across the United States, the Airspace Systems Education Cohort (ASEC) convened July 19-22 at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field near San Jose, Calif.

Now in its second year, the ASEC program uses a train-the-teacher model of professional development to engage participants in scientific...

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