Expanded Access to Higher Education for Historically Underrepresented Students
The National Education Equity Lab (NEEL) is forging a new kind of relationship between the nation’s colleges and high schools rooted in the belief that while talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not. NEEL empowers colleges to take a more active role in developing and inspiring the next generation of leaders. In partnership with pioneering universities, including Yale, Stanford, Howard, Cornell, Arizona State, University of Connecticut, and Harvard, NEEL delivers online college credit-bearingcourses into teacher-led high school classrooms across the country. By enabling high school students from historicallyunderserved communities to take actual college courses from college professors, NEEL helps students build the skills—and confidence—needed to apply to and thrive in college. Participating students earn widely transferable college credits, at no cost to them, and have access to mentorship and hands-on support.
It is never too early to encourage students to become problem-solvers. To identify a problem and use creativity to develop a solution is a lifelong skill that can be used in every facet of life. Inventing does just that. Learning about inventions in the past and understanding the process inventors go through to develop inventions helps students become critical thinkers and problem-solvers.
eGlass brings digital innovation to the classic chalkboard by harnessing the power of technology to allow teachers to write important information on a pane of glass while still maintaining valuable visual connection in virtual and physical classrooms.
With the goal of improving student achievement, NASA’s US Satellite Laboratory offers exemplary STEM educator professional development, mentoring, and standards-based curricula, utilizing technology as a tool for understanding while engaging students in meaningful contexts.