Learning to Track Water Using NASA Satellite Data: It's Back to School Week and NASA has STEM activities to keep students motivated. In this image, students use real data from NASA’s GRACE satellites to track water mass changes in the U.S. Student activities include estimating water resources using heat-map data, creating a line graph for a specific location, then assessing trends and discuss implications.
Students Using NASA Satellite Data to Track Water

NASA STEM Engagement: Overview

NASA’s journeys have propelled technological breakthroughs, pushed the frontiers of scientific research, and expanded our understanding of the universe. These accomplishments, and those to come, share a common genesis: education in science, technology, engineering, and math.

In NASA STEM Engagement, NASA delivers tools for young Americans and educators to learn and succeed. We seek to:

Create unique opportunities for students and the public to contribute to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery.

Build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in authentic learning experiences with NASA people, content, and facilities.

Strengthen public understanding by enabling powerful connections to NASA’s mission and work.
To achieve these goals, NASA STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA projects, enhance higher education, support underrepresented communities, strengthen online education, and boost NASA's contribution to informal education. The intended outcome is a generation prepared to code, calculate, design, and discover its way to a new era of American innovation. Center Offices.