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.