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The U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is partnering with NASA to bring engaging and authentic hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Design Challenges to elementary school (grades 3-5) and middle school students (grades 6-8).

Students from 21st CCLC sites participating in the Engineering Design Challenges (EDCs) will develop solutions to challenges similar to real-world problems that NASA scientists and engineers face. All students will have opportunities to interact with NASA scientists and engineers to discuss their EDC solution and learn about educational pathways involving STEM as well as exciting STEM careers! The 21st CCLC staff who participate will have opportunities for training and access to technical assistance in relevant STEM topics.

More information on the 2019-20 projects will be coming soon! Check out the Archives tab to review projects from previous years.

This interagency initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

State Coordinator Information

If you are a State Coordinator who has been accepted to participate in the 2019-2020 NASA STEM Challenge projects, please sign in using your official email address to view your sites' submitted applications.

Site Application Information

The 2019-2020 NASA Site Application is officially closed.

If you are a NASA members please sign in to access the site application form