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About Us

STEM Education in the Real World

Are you a student or teacher who loves space? Join AerospacePolicy (APPI)  as our student teams educate, communicate, advocate, and legislate on behalf of space policy in a unique STEM activity appropriate for middle and high school students. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teachers are welcome to come on board!  

Our teacher lead is Shawna Christenson. Ms. Christenson is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (BS, Secondary English Education) and Florida Atlantic University (MS, Curriculum and Instruction). She is a Florida certified English teacher (grades 6-12) and holds endorsements in Gifted, Reading and ESOL. Ms. Christenson has been teaching for nineteen years with a focus on English and Debate.  She is currently the president of the Palm Beach Middle School Forensic League and is a nationally recognized Diamond coach. 

Her current passion is public policy, taking debate outside the classroom and into the real world by participating in legislative blitzes as well as working with students on resolutions at the state and national level. From this passion, the Aerospace Public Policy Institute was developed in order to help other students, teachers, and schools to communicate, educate, advocate and legislate for their own interests. 


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