RocketSTEM Media Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization established for the purpose of fostering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through the promotion of space exploration. Our first project is the publication of a RocketSTEM magazine with content geared towards teachers, students and parents as well. The publication blends space history – past, present and future – with interviews, career paths, astronomy lessons, aerospace and astronomy news, museum features, NASA technology spinoffs, and educational resources; along with explanations of the mathematics and physics of all things to do with aerospace and space travel.
As well as being free to read online, or to download as a PDF, we also hope to eventually make the magazine available as a multimedia enhanced app for tablets and smartphones.
RocketSTEM Media Foundation was established in 2012. Based out of Pensacola, Florida, the organization has volunteers located throughout the United States, England and several other countries.
RocketSTEM’s goals are to:
- Inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts.
- Keep educators informed on space developments and help them better work STEM lessons into their classrooms.
- Raise awareness of the benefits of space exploration.
- Encourage international cooperation in space exploration.
While focused on development of the magazine at the present time, future plans include the creation of a set of lesson plans to be used by teachers at each grade level. RocketSTEM also has plans to endow a scholarship fund for college students pursuing aerospace studies, and for younger students wishing to attend Space Camp in Alabama or the National Flight Academy in Florida.
RocketSTEM Media Foundation is registered with the I.R.S. as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The Board of Directors of the non-profit educational organization is comprised of Michael C. Clark, Nicole Solomon, Anthony Fitch, Timothy Brown and Brenden Clark, as of January 2013.