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Supporters of Education

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The Virginia Air & Space Science Center strives to provide quality educational support to  students and families in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Below are recent funders that have  supported our projects: 

2022 Grant Funds Awarded to Support Education: 

Bank of America Charitable Foundation 

Funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation supports the Virginia Air & Space  Science Center’s 8th Grade Gross Science – Living Systems program for Hampton City  Schools. This project provided the program as a science remediation experience, including an owl pellet dissection. 

Columbia Gas of Virginia – NiSource Charitable Foundation 

Funding from Columbia Gas of Virginia – NiSource Charitable Foundation supports the Virginia  Air & Space Science Center’s upcoming NASA STEM Literacy Program for Suffolk Public  Schools. This project provides books and educational Standards of Learning (SOL) experiences to three title 1 elementary schools in Suffolk Public Schools. 

Hampton Roads Community Foundation 

Funding from Hampton Roads Community Foundation supports the Virginia Air & Space  Science Center’s STEM 360 Program & Research Project Expansion. STEM 360 is a multi-modal, ecosystem approach to enhancing STEM learning. This project brings STEM 360 to select elementary schools in Portsmouth and Norfolk. 

Howmet Aerospace Foundation 

Funding from the Howmet Aerospace Foundation supports the Virginia Air & Space Science  Center’s STEM 360 Program & Research Project. STEM 360 is a multi-modal, ecosystem  approach to enhancing STEM learning. This project supports STEM 360 over two school years. 

Langley for Families Foundation 

Funding from Langley for Families supports the two recent/upcoming projects at the Virginia Air  & Space Science Center: 1) the summer 2022 Family STEM Discovery program, and 2) the  upcoming Cosmic Kids Book Club. Family STEM Discovery provides enriching STEM  engagement activities and field trips to underserved families who live in Newport News and  Hampton. 

Optima Health 

Funding from Optima Health supports our STEM 360 Program & Research Project Expansion in  Portsmouth and Norfolk, in addition to the Science Connect Series of short videos of STEM  demonstrations and fun facts posted on social media sites (Facebook and Instagram). 

Robert F. Schumann Foundation 

Funding from the Robert F. Schumann Foundation supports the Virginia Air & Space Science  Center’s 8th Grade Gross Science-Living Systems STEM program for Hampton City Schools.  This program includes a student favorite: owl pellet dissections! 

The ISTAT Foundation 

Funding from The ISTAT Foundation supported two of the Virginia Air & Space Science  Center’s recent projects: 1) the Flight Simulators in the 2nd floor Flight Gallery; and 2) the Junior 

Pilots Training area (pedal planes and the runway track) in the new early learners’ gallery: The  SPACE. 

Southeast Virginia Community Foundation 

Funding from the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation supports the Virginia Air & Space  Science Center’s new program in development for 6th grade students called “Our Water World.”  The funds received will allow us to pilot this new program for select 6th grade classes in  Portsmouth Public Schools. 

Virginia Space Grant Consortium 

Funding from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium supports two recent projects at the Virginia  Air & Space Science Center: 1) the summer 2022 Family STEM Discovery program; and 2) the  5th and 8th grade Science Reimagined Initiative for title 1 students in Suffolk and Portsmouth. 

VuBay Foundation 

Funding from the VuBay Foundation supports the Virginia Air & Space Science Center’s two  Robotics Laboratories with new technology equipment and robotics upgrades. The new equipment includes classroom sets of laptops, iPads, storage/charging carts, and drones. 

& Very Generous Private Donors 

If you would like to help support our mission of providing quality educational experiences to students and families, click below to learn more about donating.