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Pathways to space: A mission to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers

Authors
  • Dougherty, Kerrie
  • Oliver, Carol
  • Fergusson, Jennifer1, 2
  • 1 Powerhouse Museum
  • 2 University of New South Wales
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Astronautica
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Jan 27, 2014
Volume
99
Pages
184–192
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.01.026
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
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Abstract

•We present an innovative science education project incorporating research in science communication.•High school students were brought into direct contact with real robotics and astrobiology research.•A longitudinal study revealed significant changes in student attitudes to science and science/technology careers.•An important educational and research resource was developed with long term potential.

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