Oklahoma State University's 'NASA Now' video series wins Emmy

by Silas Allen Published: November 1, 2012

— A video series written, created and produced by a team of Oklahoma State University education specialists won an Emmy, university officials announced.

“NASA Now,” a series of short instructional videos, received the award from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The videos are generally about 5 to 7 minutes in length, and are designed to be used in science classrooms. Each video is available free online, and videos come with classroom activities for students to do before and after they view the video.

Each video in the series showcases a different aspect of life at NASA and how science, technology, engineering and math are put to use in the agency, said Cathy Graves, a NASA projects staffer at OSU.

The program garnered the award for an episode from the series that dealt with exercise programs astronauts undergo to ward off bone density and muscle loss issues that result from time spent in space, Graves said.

The videos are available on the NASA website to U.S. classroom teachers and other educators, including homeschool teachers. At the moment, about 80 videos are available in the website's archive, Graves said.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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