Outreach Programs

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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.

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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The SISTER program is designed to increase awareness of and provide an opportunity for middle school students to explore nontraditional career fields with women engineers, mathematicians and scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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.

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

Other Women@NASA Links

NASA Highlights
Katherine Johnson (Presidential Medal of Freedom, Langley Research Center, Retired)
Rebecca Vieyra (Einstein Fellow)
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

Women@NASA in Spanish
Honoring Sally Ride
Women at NASA Managing Hurricane Mission

Featured Stories

Amy Bower

Karen Rodriguez

Tahani Amer

Annette Moore

Tracy Caldwell-Dyson

Wendy Holladay

Anne Mills

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

Charmel Jones

Loria West

Rhonda Baker