Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy
Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy is a national leader in K-12 education; inspiring, engaging and educating K-12 students, parents/caregivers and teachers. Since 2004, through FY2014, SEMAA nationally has engaged more than 469,000 participants.
The Goals of the SEMAA Program are to:
a more diverse student population to pursue careers in STEM-related fields,
students, parents/adult family members and teachers by incorporating emerging technologies, and
students utilizing rigorous STEM curricula, designed and implemented as only NASA can.
The key components of service are:
Hands-on, Inquiry-Based K-12 STEM Curricula
Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL)
The next and last SEMAA session will end 5/2/15!! Yes, SEMAA as we know it is ending. And while that would seem to be a sad turn of events, the good that the program has done for the Metropolitan Nashville Community has been tremendous!! It is a done deal. There is no need to call your congressman/woman. Ending the program is just about changing some of the parameters and collecting data on the successes and challenges of SEMAA since it's national inception in 1993. By doing so, NASA will have firm and final numbers and qualitative data to show others the incredible and undeniable good a program like this can do nationally. We have already begun our quest for new funding opportunities and the outlook is bright. We will not have new money in place soon enough to have a summer program but we are hopeful for the fall. Stay in contact with us and whatever our next venture will be we will be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, you can always check here for updates or visit the facebook page www.facebook.com/semaanashville
for new information and / or new opportunities for your child. For this summer the University has many other camps and opportunities http://www.tnstate.edu/summer/youth.aspx
to keep your child engaged and active. So stay tuned!!!
Contact the SEMAA Director, John Barfield, with any questions at
or by phone at
SEMAA Science Olympiad Helicopter Project