Outreach Programs

If you are looking for ways to get involved with NASA, you have found a great resource. On this site, we link to NASA’s education outreach programs targeted at women and girls.  If you manage a project and would like it to be linked here, please contact us at hq-women@nasa.gov.

We also have provided fact sheets and other handouts about women and space and aviation history. We hope these resources will help you promote the successes of women in STEM fields.

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NASA WISH
NASA wants you to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. The WISH project offers a one-of-a-kind experience for female high school students like you to jump start your future and explore the possibilities of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related major or career.  To read about the program, visit here.

NASA G.I.R.L.S.
Women@NASA has created a one-of-a-kind experience for middle school girls to be mentored virtually through Skype or Google chat by a Woman@NASA.  She may be an engineer, an accountant, an astronaut, a trainer, or a mission controller.  You will complete online lessons for five weeks, covering the topics of science, technology, engineering,  and math.

Aspire to Inspire
NASA’s vision for Aspire 2 Inspire is to reach out to young girls and present some of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career opportunities through the real lives and jobs of early career women at NASA. This is not to say that NASA is or should be the ultimate goal of anyone entering a STEM field. Far from that, this effort is intended to show that regardless of what specific industry a young girl desires to end up in, there truly are opportunities in STEM that are real and rewarding.

NASA SISTER
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center offers a five day Summer Institute in Science, Engineering, and Research (SISTER) for the purpose of increasing the awareness of and providing opportunities for middle school girls to explore non-traditional career fields with research scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

General Student Opportunities at NASA
This link leads to the NASA-wide student employment opportunities site.  It includes internships, co-ops, and much more!

Fact Sheets and Handouts

Women Firsts in Space
This website is maintained by the NASA History Program Office and provides facts on “women firsts” in space history. The website also offers a printer friendly version of the page so it can be used as a factsheet.

Women@NASA Brochure: Present
This handout features four women who work for NASA today.  This brochure can be used to inspire girls and young women to consider STEM careers. The stories of these women can be read and heard in their entirety by visiting the site given in the brochure.

Women@NASA Brochure: Past
This handout was compilated using the former astronauts’ biographies at NASA Johnson Space Center. It honors those women who came before us and paved the way so that we could dream to be a part of the quest in space.

Women in Aviation Brochure: Past
This handout was compilated using pictures from the Smithosonian archives. It honors those women who came before us and paved the way so that we could be part of the mission in aviation and aerospace.

Women@Energy
The Department of Energy showcases role models of women in STEM careers.  Check out this website compilation of their interviews!

Other Women@NASA Links

Women@NASA in Spanish

NASA Highlights
Melinda Higgins (Einstein Fellow)
Stephanie Stilson (Kennedy Space Center)
Ann Devereaux (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Jeanne Lynch (Johnson Space Center)
Rosa Obregon and Nyla Trumbach (Stennis Space Center)
Karen Nyberg (Astronaut, Johnson Space Center)

Media Coverage
Compilation of Media Stories

Events Support
NASA Center Events for Women and Girls
White House Equal Futures Forum

Anniversary Celebrations
Women’s History Celebration-March
Title IX-June
Women’s Equality Day-August
Celebrate Earth Science-October

Community Outreach Support
Girl Scouts Outreach

Miscellaneous
Honoring Sally Ride
Women at NASA Managing Hurricane Mission

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