To enhance precollege students’ and the general public’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills and knowledge.
- Establish pipeline to education institutions of Illinois.
- Enhance precollege teacher education programs with an emphasis on the STEM fields.
- Provide information and activities to increase public appreciation for the direct and indirect benefits of NASA-sponsored research.
- Focus on involving underrepresented groups, women, and persons with disabilities.