NASA's Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy, or SEMAA, at West Virginia State University is an innovative project designed to reach K-12 students who are traditionally under-served and underrepresented in careers involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students meet regularly to engage in hands on interactive learning conducive sessions that are specifically designed for each grade level.
Through this project,
students in surrounding school districts will be able to significantly increase
their math and science literacy by conducting real-world experiments that
encompass learning that fosters gathering, analyzing, synthesizing and applying
data. The Project uses STEM-focused Curriculum Enhanced Activities, or CEAs,
developed by NASA that features a collection of hands-on, inquiry-based learning
activities that are aligned to national science, math and technology