2015 Annual Science Report

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reporting  |  JAN 2015 – DEC 2015

EPO Activity: Science Club for Girls Astrobiology Curriculum

Project Progress

MIT team member Benjamin Kotrc worked with partners at Science Club for Girls, a Cambridge, MA-based organization providing free out-of-school-time programs to ““foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities”“, to develop a middle-school-age astrobiology curriculum.

The 8-week curriculum, leveraging many existing astrobiology education resources, including many from NASA, was implemented in a program in Lawrence, MA in spring 2015.

A set of clear goals across content knowledge, career awareness, interest, attitude, and skills were defined and an evaluation plan devised to measure impact in these goals.”