"The Space race helped to create a fascination with science and lead to great advances in technology, including the first large-scale integrated circuits which are the basis of all modern computers" (Hawking).
In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) is creating a series of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.
They say, "You don't know what you have until it's gone." That's not entirely true -- as a graduate student who recently turned 26, I was well aware of what I had. A great insurance plan from the military that I was able to utilize for the first 26 years of my life, all thanks to my father's service in the United State Army. This, however, is only one of the tangible benefits that military dependents get to experience.
For the past 10 years, I have had the honor to serve Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard children and youth across the county, and the month of April always holds a special place in my heart as it is the Month of the Military Child. The Department of Defense has dedicated a whole month to recognizing and thanking military youth for the selfless sacrifices they make each and every day for their family and country.
Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. As we celebrate this month, we want to stress the importance of providing military children the support to help them thrive in a military lifestyle.
World Autism Awareness Day, USA Science and Engineering Festival, National Robotics Week, National Encourage a Young Writer Day, Purple Up! Day, National Bat Appreciation Day, Earth Day, Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week, and more!