Appendix B
Acronyms

ACC Academic Competitiveness Council

AESP Aerospace Education Services Project

ARD Aeronautics Research Directorate

ARISS Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

DLN Digital Learning Network

DoC Department of Commerce

DoED Department of Education

EAP Educator Astronaut Project

EFP Education Flight Projects

EHR Education and Human Resources Directorate

ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESMD Exploration Systems Mission Directorate

ESSEA Earth Systems Science Education Alliance

FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology

GEMS Great Explorations in Math and Science

GLOBE Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment

IDEAS Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science

IES Institute of Education Sciences



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Appendix B Acronyms ACC Academic Competitiveness Council AESP Aerospace Education Services Project ARD Aeronautics Research Directorate ARISS Amateur Radio on the International Space Station DLN Digital Learning Network DoC Department of Commerce DoED Department of Education EAP Educator Astronaut Project EFP Education Flight Projects EHR Education and Human Resources Directorate ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESMD Exploration Systems Mission Directorate ESSEA Earth Systems Science Education Alliance FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology GEMS Great Explorations in Math and Science GLOBE Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment IDEAS Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science IES Institute of Education Sciences 

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 NASA’S ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM INSPIRE Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience MUREP Minority University Research and Education Program NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASSMC National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions NCEE National Center for Education Evaluation NCER National Center for Education Research NCES National Center for Education Statistics NCLB No Child Left Behind NCSER National Center for Special Education Research NEAT Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers NEEIS NASA Education Evaluation Information System NES NASA Explorer Schools NSF National Science Foundation NSTA National Science Teachers Association OES Office of Earth Science OSS Office of Space Science REL Regional Education Lab SEMAA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy SMD Science Mission Directorate SOMD Space Operations Mission Directorate STEM Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics STEM-G Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and geography TERC Began 40 years ago as Technical Education Research Centers, now simply known as TERC