Looking to attract more students to careers in technical disciplines such as science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM), a group of educators, policy makers, students, and officials from NASA and other government agencies convened outside Washington, D.C., on Jan. 17 for a first-of-its-kind summit aimed at fostering sustainable educational partnerships.

The government space agency used the day-long event, called the NASA Education Partnership Summit, to lay out a new educational framework intended to help NASA work more effectively with schools, while furthering its mission of preparing today's students for success in the 21st century. Held at the University of Maryland Inn...

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