For the convenience of formal and informal educators, K-12 students and aspiring JPL interns and fellows, an education website called “NASA/JPL Edu” has been relaunched with new capabilities and offerings in the education office at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology which manages the laboratory for NASA.
The updated website features a growing assortment of educator and student activities and resources, events, internship programs and educational news and blogs. The website also now provides a customized space for each of its distinct audiences like educators, students and interns allowing for a more personalized and targeted experience. It is optimized for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Parvin Kassaie, manager of JPL's education office said, “We've looked at the preferences of our visitors and created a dynamic website that will quickly and efficiently get them to new and exciting content as well as to their old familiar favorites. The relaunched JPL Education website is a gateway to STEM content, products and services in an adaptable design that brings the discoveries and inspiration of JPL and NASA space exploration to learners and educators online."
Website has different sections such as Teach section, Learn section and Intern section. Formal and informal educators can find activities, resources and workshops in the website's "Teach" section. Students in grades K-12 can explore projects, videos and resources, find out about upcoming contests and competitions in the "Learn" section. STEM undergrads, graduate students, postdocs and faculty can apply for internship and fellowship opportunities in the website's "Intern" section.