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Paper: Impacts of Chandra X-ray Observatory Education and Public Outreach
Volume: 483, Ensuring STEM Literacy: A National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach
Page: 391
Authors: Lestition, K.; Arcand, K.; Watzke, M.
Abstract: The overarching goal of Chandra's multifaceted communications and public engagement (EPO) program is to open access for anyone to be a learner and explorer of the Universe. To achieve this goal, the Chandra EPO team develops products and activities that share new discoveries about the Universe with diverse audiences, engages the imaginations of students, teachers, and the general public, and increases learning opportunities. We partner with organizations such as the National Science Olympiad, the 4-H, the NASA Museum Alliance, and the American Library Association to leverage their distribution networks for national impact. We summarize the results of a sample of wide-reaching, synthesized suite of programs—ranging from press, to outreach, to informal and formal education—that communicate the compelling topics that only the high-energy Universe can reveal.
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