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Telecom Instructor Carl Daniels, Jr. was honored for his work leading the TV students in the production of educational videos for the NASA eClips initiative.

A teacher recognition ceremony was held on May 22 at the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton.

The NASA eClips teacher partners for the 2017-2018 school year were honored. The teacher partners include teachers who worked to produce the videos, like Daniels at Telecom, as well as teachers who use the videos in the classroom, and an assessment group that studies the production procedure.

Telecom students have been producing these videos, which are part of NASA's eClips™ web series, for the past couple years.

According to NASA's website, eClips "are short, relevant educational video segments ... [that] inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections."

Telecom students originally worked on "Spotlite videos," which educate students about a specific scientific term.

Lately, Telecom students have been working on "SME2"'s, which feature a subject-matter expert in the field of science. The videos are 90- to 120-seconds long and are designed to increase scientific literacy.

The project is part of grant that expanded a multimedia educational program, also called NASA eClips, which was developed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) in 2008.

Telecom Supervisor Ray Price and Daniels attended the reception and recognition ceremony.