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Frequently Asked Questions
Common Definitions

21clradio editors often use these phrases in their communications, so the guide is necessary.

The following list includes common abbreviations, acronyms, and phrases that appear on the S2N2 Web site.

Broker/Facilitator - Institutions representing a geographic region of the United States, which act as facilitators to connect educators, scientists, and the general public.

E/PO - Education and Public Outreach

Forums - Institutions representing a particular aspect of space science, which act as central repositories for educators, scientists and the general public.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

S2N2 - Space Science Network Northwest. One of the seven regional Broker/Facilitators for the NASA Office of Space Science's Education and Public Outreach program.

SMD - Space Mission Directorate. A division of NASA.

Support Network - The grouping of Broker/Facilitators and Education Forums together.

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