Office of Space Science and Education (OSSE) (OSSE)


From the archived website: The Office of Space Science and Education (OSSE) was dedicated to the belief that state and national STEM education goals could be achieved by sharing the excitement of new discoveries acquired through space exploration and earth remote sensing research. OSSE programs encompassed the multidisciplinary areas of space science including; earth systems science, atmospheric science, solar system exploration, and astronomy. OSSE engaged in community programs including, teacher professional development in earth and space science, K-12 student programs and science museum programs in partnership with state, national and international organizations including Europe and India. Programs and activities were supported by funds from NASA, NOAA, UW-Madison Baldwin Endowment, the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF), and the European Space Agency (ESA).OSSE strongly emphasized partnerships between scientists and teachers in local, regional and international schools to develop standards-based programs that achieve the mutual objective of improving the level of literacy for STEM education. OSSE website:


Related Websites


  • Limaye, Sanjay S. and Pertzborn, Rosalyn A. The Wisconsin Idea: Bringing knowledge to the community beyond the campus. NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference, 2002. San Francisco, CA, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2004, pp341-344. Reprint #4579.

  • Limaye, Sanjay S. and Pertzborn, Rosalyn A. Wisconsin Idea National Network – Education and Research Space Sciences (WINNERSS): A Wisconsin Idea Program initiative. Progress report (July 1, 2001-June30, 2002); Budget request (July 1, 2002-June 30, 2003). Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, Office of Space Science Education, 2002. UW SSEC Publication No.02.03.L1.

  • Rosendhal, J.; Sakimoto, P.; Pertzborn, R. , and Cooper, L. The NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Program. Advances in Space Research v.34, no.2004, pp2127-2135. Reprint #5060.