- NASA and Khan Academy are partnering to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering and math via a series of tutorials on astronomy and space exploration.
- The announcement of the collaboration was made at Tuesday's fourth annual White House Science Fair, which this year focused specifically on getting young girls and women interested in STEM subjects.
- The newly released tutorials and games focused on space are housed on the Khan Academy website.
The collaboration, which involved NASA supplying the nonprofit Khan Academy with information to turn into tutorials and games, has been a year in the making. Releasing the tutorials at the White House Science Fair — a hub for STEM discussions and vision planning — was purposeful to get the word out.
While the push for STEM learning opportunities is felt across the nation, the push for more women to get involved in these fields is just beginning to catch more momentum. The White House giving it attention definitely helps. According to new information released by Google, for example, 70% of its employees are men.