Educator Training Grant

As part of the International Space Station National Laboratory’s support of the Space Station Technology Challenge we are offering Training Grants to a limited number of eligible educators. The SSTC Educator Training Grants provide formal or in-formal educators with a 2-hour professional development workshop, registration fees for up to 6 teams, a $200 training stipend, and support throughout the SSTC program to help engage their students in the materials and complete their submissions to the pitch competition.

By participating in this training, educators gain unique skills and materials to help engage students in space station research and technologies. Selected educators will be part of a unique group of teachers especially skilled at helping students understand the science and technology behind orbiting space stations.

If you are an educator looking to engage your students in the SSTC, apply for the ISS National Laboratory support Training Grants before just registering your teams.

Team Registration

Registration for the Spring 2024 cohort is open from November 20, 2023 through March 31, 2024. The Space Station Technology Challenge uses the ICS Portal to host Training Course materials, team registration, submissions, and evaluations. If you do not already have a free account on the ICS Portal, you will be prompted to create one before completing registration of your team. Each team is required to have one adult “coach” (typically a teacher, but can also be a parent or other adult 18+ years old). An individual may register as many teams as they like (1 to 5 students per team), there is no limit on the number of teams per school/organization. However, students may only be on one team.

Registration cost is $49 per team and grants full access to the SSTC Training Course and Pitch Competition.