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Troy Partners with NASA to Train Local Educators

By: associated press
By: associated press
In this image provided by NASA with rays of sunshine and the thin blue atmosphere of Earth serving as a backdrop, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is berthed to the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station's Harmony node Sunday May 27, 2012. Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers grappled Dragon at 9:56 a.m. (EDT) with the Canadarm2 robotic arm and used it to berth Dragon to the at 12:02 p.m. May 25, 2012. Dragon became the first commercially developed space vehicle to be launched to the station. Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week docked with the station before returning to Earth on May 31 for retrieval. (AP Photo/NASA)

In this image provided by NASA with rays of sunshine and the thin blue atmosphere of Earth serving as a backdrop, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is berthed to the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station's Harmony node Sunday May 27, 2012. Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers grappled Dragon at 9:56 a.m. (EDT) with the Canadarm2 robotic arm and used it to berth Dragon to the at 12:02 p.m. May 25, 2012. Dragon became the first commercially developed space vehicle to be launched to the station. Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week docked with the station before returning to Earth on May 31 for retrieval. (AP Photo/NASA)

TROY, Ala. (AP) -- A Troy University organization is partnering with NASA to provide training to local educators.

The Dothan Eagle reports that Troy's Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium was recently selected by NASA to join the Aerospace Education Services Project Professional Development Alliance.

The program is run for NASA by Penn State University.

It will give the Troy consortium access to some of the best teacher training programs for science, technology, engineering and math.

The program has about 75 partners in 38 states and Puerto Rico. Members work with NASA's education wing to provide high quality math and science teacher training to educators.

They also work to bring resources and special trainers to the area.

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