Limitless Education & Outreach
LAB BOOSTER PROGRAM
At the Limitless Space Institute, we believe that a strong education system is key to unlocking limitless potential for our future workforce and the next generation of explorers. Therefore, our mission is to provide comprehensive resources and support to K-12 educators, to provide community outreach programming, and develop K-12 STEM lesson plans tied to interstellar space travel.
Our primary aim is to offer educator professional development opportunities, through workshops, opportunities with leaders in the field of power and propulsion, and the Limitless Educator Summer Institute. We know that educators around the world are the individuals who have a significant impact on students through real-world, relevant, and exciting learning experiences. These additional opportunities for teachers will equip them with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to effectively engage students in topics related to interstellar travel and foster innovation and creativity in the classroom.
At the same time, we also recognize the significance of community outreach programs in bridging the gap between STEM education and underrepresented or underserved communities. Our efforts to partner with local organizations will ensure that we reach diverse audiences and inspire young minds to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Finally, we recognize the importance of developing K-12 lesson plans that adhere to the latest scientific advancements in space exploration and best practices in teaching. By collaborating with educators, we will produce high-quality lesson content that is easy to implement, aligned with state standards, and can be adapted to different teaching methods and student needs.
Together, these initiatives will empower teachers, inspire communities, and prepare students for success in the future workforce.
We are excited to offer a wide range of hands-on STEM learning experiences or scientific presentations for your organization! Submit an inquiry for review and pricing.
Educator Professional Development
- ½ day, full day, or multi-day workshops
- Virtual or in-person
- United States and international options
LSI is happy to review inquiries for science topics related to space technologies and power and propulsion systems. Presentations are not guaranteed and is based on the availability of staff.
- K-12 Schools/Educators
- General public
- Scientific Community
Have a STEM event in your area? Submit an inquiry to see if a Limitless Educator or Limitless Education can help support!
It is our goal to inspire and educate the next generation to travel beyond our solar system and support the research and development of enabling technologies. The mission of the Limitless Educator Program is to inspire innovative educators to teach beyond the general curriculum. Limitless Educators engage in unique virtual guest speaker opportunities from scientists conducting research in the realm of advanced power and propulsion systems.
CLASS OF 2024
Matos, Colégio XIX de Março, Brazil
New Trier High School, Illinois
Saint Thomas Academy, Minnesota
Secundaria General #94 Felipe Angeles, Mexico
Serrano Intermediate School, California
Academy High School, Colorado
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We also offer our educators the opportunity to attend the Limitless Space Educator Institute, which immerses participants in extraordinary professional development experiences and gives these rock star teachers the time to work together to design new and innovative lesson plans tied to interstellar exploration. We are thrilled with the cohort of Limitless Educators from around the world who have integrity, an out-of-this-world imagination, and the courage to try new things in the classroom!
Lab Booster Program
LIMITLESS LAB BOOSTER PROGRAM
The Limitless Education Lab Booster is designed to help educators and educational organizations, both in the United States and internationally, acquire additional resources to support student learning in STEM. Educators that are recipients of a Lab Booster grant clearly communicate their pursuit of innovative methods that will inspire and educate the next generation of explorers. The Limitless Space Institute will designate Stage I Lab Booster awards that can range from $500 to $5000 depending on the need and scope of the proposal.
Lab Booster Checklist
- Must submit a completed Lab Booster Application via the button below
- Must download a budget workbook file via the “Budget” button below
- The budget file must be filled in completely and signed off by an administrator
The budget file must then be emailed to email@example.com
Congratulations to our 2022 Limitless Lab Booster recipients!
Middle School Science Teacher
Valley View Junior High
Project: Hands-on STEM with PocketLabs
“By providing hands-on experiences, real-world relevance, collaboration, interdisciplinary connections, and opportunities for problem-solving and personalization, these tools will significantly enhance student engagement in the classroom.”
Middle School Science Teacher
Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls
Project: Full STEAM Ahead: Air, Sea and Space
“I am thrilled to be working with Limitless Space Institute’s Lab Booster program. The funds from this grant will be used to enrich our STEM program for middle-school girls. The physics and engineering materials will foster higher-level inquiry and engagement, which will hopefully lead to the retention of females in science.”
Middle School Science Teacher
Project: Makerspace Laser Cutter
“The combination of authentic problems and access to high quality tools can turn all students, even those who are devoted to apathy, into engaged problem solvers. I can provide the authentic problems. I am so excited to see how my students use this lab booster to build real solutions.”
Project: Asteroid Scouting Mission Plan
Pocket Lab Sensors
“This Lab Booster puts new tools and technology directly into students’ hands. I can now equip my students with advanced sensors that allow us to collect more precise measurements, compile larger data sets and engage in authentic mathematics and analysis.”
Internship Requirements for Application form;
- Pursuing a BS in STEM field
- Minimum of 3.5 GPA
- 2 letter of Recommendation from current or past Professor
- 1 letter of Recommendation from non-academic relationship
- Essay; Why I am interested in learning more about Interstellar Human Travel?
Lessons & Resources
STEM Classroom Resources
Innovative STEM lesson plans tied to space exploration are important because they foster curiosity and creativity in learners while also providing them with opportunities to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills. These lesson plans encourage students to explore different aspects of advanced power and propulsion systems for interstellar space travel through hands-on learning experiences and real-world applications.
By teaching students about space exploration, educators can also help them understand the wider implications of science and engineering, such as sustainability, global cooperation, and innovation. Ultimately, innovative STEM lesson plans tied to space exploration can inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists and explorers, allowing them to contribute to the development of new technologies and breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe.
All our Limitless Lessons are designed for teachers by teachers. Each lesson plan includes a powerpoint presentation for the activity, a detailed description for teacher background information, a student packet, and alignment to NGSS standards. Teachers are encouraged to edit the slides and lessons as they see fit to meet the needs of their students. It is our intent to grow our library of interstellar offerings as the program grows so we are open to suggestions for lesson topics and feedback to make the lessons better after you have implemented them with students.