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About NASA Lift Off

About the People

robert curtis Dr. Robert Curtis
Director of Project LIFT OFF
Science Coordinator, Alameda County Office of Education
(510) 670-4122
Jeffery Seitz Dr. Jeffery Seitz
Co-Investigator and Faculty Advisor, Project LIFT OFF
Chair and Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
(510) 885-3438
Bill Conrad Dr. Bill Conrad
Assessment Coordinator, ACOE
(510) 670-4250
Caron Inouye Dr. Caron Inouye
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
(510) 885-4479
Danika LeDuc Dr. Danika LeDuc
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
(510) 885-3463
Nathalie Longree-Guevara Dr. Nathalie Longree-Guevara
Literacy Coordinator, ACOE
(510) 670-7735
Cynthia Medina Cynthia Medina
English Learner Coordinator, ACOE
(510) 670-4549
Jason Singley Dr. Jason Singley
Chair and Professor, Department of Physics
(510) 885-3482
dean gilbert Dean Gilbert
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Science Consultant and Curriculum Coordinator
for NASA LIFT OFF Cal Poly Pomona

About the Project

The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) and the California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) have established a collaborative new project providing professional development opportunities for local high school science teachers. The programs of Project LIFT OFF are focused on NASA missions and science content. Summer Academies for high school science teachers will be offered through the East Bay Science Project (a joint project of the ACOE and CSUEB).

Project LIFT OFF piloted at CSUEB during the summer of 2009. In 2010, the project expands to include sister projects at Cal Poly Pomona and San Jose State University.

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About NASA

NASA's journeys into air and space have deepened humankind's understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education.

About Alameda County Office of Education

The Alameda County Office of Education's mission is to provide, promote, and support leadership and service to ensure the success of every child, in every school, every day!


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