Encouraging students to get involved in science at a young age is a priority for USRA and its employees. As testament to that, each year USRA manages and sponsors a host of student competitions that span the breadth of scientific disciplines.
Traveling exhibits, bringing current science and exploration to rural and underserved communities, are making the rounds at libraries, science centers, and planetariums across the nation. The exhibits support public events at these venues, including reading programs, night-sky viewing, and children's programs.
USRA champions the support of educators as the foundation for building successful scientists and ensuring the future of research and development in the United States. Each year USRA programs prepare hundreds of teachers to engage and educate their students in science and engineering disciplines.
As part of its commitment to engage, excite, and educate the academic community and the public at large about space science discoveries, USRA catalogues and disseminates scientific work in peer-reviewed journals and other publications, hosts national and international conferences and workshops at USRA-managed meeting and conference facilities located at or near customer centers, and provides logistics and travel support for USRA researchers.