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Kellie is a Middle School Flight and Space/ Automation and Robotics Teacher in Mukwonago, WI.

Alicia Baturoni Cortez is a career STEM educator with 26 years experience creating engaging learning opportunities for students of all ages. A regular SEEC attendee since 1997, all her professional experiences from Michigan public school teacher, to non-profit professional development provider, to NASA Education Programs Specialist have been dedicated to lighting a spark in students and educators. She uses the excitement of human spaceflight to inspire learners to be curious and pursue their passions. Alicia’s role in the Office of STEM Engagement at NASA Headquarters is to connect students and educators to the next era of human exploration as NASA works to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon to prepare for missions to Mars. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and two sons. 

 

 

Scott Black has worked as an Education Coordinator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since 2017. He works with other STEM on Station team members to coordinate educational activities and opportunities related to the International Space Station and its crew.

 

Scott received a B.S. in Applied Physics in 2009 from Brigham Young University where he served as a research assistant in the Applied Nanomaterials Research Group while also receiving a teaching certification and serving as captain of the Universities water polo club. In 2015 Scott received an M. Ed. In Administration from Lamar University.

 

Before working at Johnson Space Center, Scott began an education career at Clear Creek Independent School District in League City, TX; teaching physics and chemistry courses for eight years, coaching swimming and water polo teams and serving as science department head for Clear Falls High School.

Mark is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador who has been involved in formal and informal education for 25 years. He is an astronomer, geologist, and planetarian who is passionate about conducting educational public outreach and bringing the concepts of science and astronomy down to the human level of understanding. He has always displayed his passion and enthusiasm for the sciences, especially astronomy and has been involved in the NASA Night Sky Network through his astronomy clubs. One of Mark's hightlights is when he spent time volunteering at the Mt. Evans observatory in Colorado imaging Mars at its closest approach in 2003. He has taught college astronomy courses at McKendree University and Dickinson College. He is also an avid photographer and astro-photographer who enjoys observing and imaging the night sky through his telescopes and cameras. Mark is also an ISTE STEM PLN Leader and recently presented at the ISTE 2020 conference. For Mark, it is the darkness and beauty of the night sky that brings light to his day.

I am a Canadian teacher based in Costa Rica. I worked as a communications consultant for Franklin Chang Diaz who flew on 7 space shuttle flights and who is developing the VASIMR engine. I co-authored the books To The Stars: Costa Rica in NASA and The Intrepids: Costa Rican Women in Science and Technology.

I have been an Instructor since 1990 working with children in grades K-6.  After working as a mentor on a local FIRST Robotics Team and attending World Championship, I started incorporating more and more STEAM into my classrooms.  I also have a rich musical background including playing in a symphony for 32 years and teaching music.

I have been an educator for 25 years. I graduated from Texas State University in 1994 and taught elementary education for several years. Then, I earned my Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University and served as an Assistant Principal and later as a Science Curriculum Specialist. I have spent the last ten years enjoying teaching middle school Science outside of Houston, Texas. I am a blessed mom of a 20 year old daughter and a 15 year old son. 

Brian Ewenson is an aerospace educator, originally from Canada and has worked with Lockheed Martin's Space Day, the Canadian Space Agency and with NASA's Space Shuttle program. He has designed, developped and flown eight experiments on the space shuttle and has subsequently trained astronauts to perform his work in space.

 

Brian, also created the world's first Air and Space Museum in an international airport, Spaceport Calgary. He was the 2010 Cheri Brinley award winner and has a background in Astrophysics, Elementary Education and American History. He is a professional speaker and educator on the space program and has presented to more than 250,000 people across Canada, United States and beyond.

He has directed a number of Challenger Learning Centers, Air and Space Museums and presently is the Executive Director of Spaceport Sheboygan, a space museum and rocket launch range located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

This will be my 25th SEEC conference. I only missed the first one, as I did not know about the conference.

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Here is the link to our presentation!

Passionate about technology and always working on learning, I love space exploration and looking for ways to incorporate it into teaching. At my school, YGW, I provide IT Support and teach AP Computer Science and Engineering. I've been at SEEC for the past four years and presented the last three. I'm thrilled to continue presenting this year with a session about NASA Missions on Friday. I look forward to continuing my learning and connecting - if you'd like to do so my LinkedIn is below and is a great way to connect. Happy learning! 

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GINA KWID  

My name is Gina Kwid and I am the k-5 engineering teacher at Galileo STEM Academy in Eagle, Idaho.  My students implement the engineering design process while learning coding, robotics, 3-D printing, makerspace, basic electronics, amateur radio, space science, and environmental science.  A positive growth mindset is always present in the elementary engineering classroom.  My students are encouraged to be thinkers and problem solvers.  I am continually motivated to bring real world stem oportunities into the classroom for my students to grow and learn and to help them develop college and career readiness skiills.

Jenny McCall has been teaching science for 13 years in a variety of school settings: public, private, and charter.  She graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Chemistry Education and completed her Masters of Education in Diverse Learning (dual emphasis - learning behavioral specialist and teaching English Language Learners) from Trinity International University.  She currently teaches 8th grade science at the Winburn Middle School in the Fayette County Public Schools located in Lexington, KY.  She previously taught for 8 years at the Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum, a PLTW distinguished school located in Kenosha, WI before transitioning to KY in the summer of 2020. She is a Project Lead the Way Master Teacher for the Gateway Flight and Space, Science of Technology and Energy and the Environment modules, in addition to certifcations in the Automation& Robotics, Design & Modeling, and Medical Detectives modules.

Attending the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (2018) was a pivotal and paradigm shifting moment in her career as a middle school science teacher.  She attended SEEC for the first time in 2019 and hopes to return every year thereafter.

She is honored to serve as both a Space Foundation Teacher Liasion (Flight 17-20) and JPL Solar System Ambassador (2020) in the pursuit of sharing passionate space exploration within her sphere of influence.   

She was accepted as a Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Embedded Teacher to accompany the Carthage microgravity team on a ZeroG flight in November of 2020.  While learning virtually, Winburn Middle School students researched, submitted questions, and designed experiments to fly in microgravity.  McCall designed lessons to accompany the videos that were recorded on the ZeroG flight so that other classrooms could learn alongside her students. These lessons are intended to serve as labs for recurring use in her classroom on the subject of how fluids behave in space.  The research collected from the Carthage microgravity team is being applied to the design and implementation of the Modal Propellant Gauging system on the Lunar Orbiting Platform.

She is a current participant in the SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program (Cycle 9) with plans to fy aboard the airborne infrared astronomy lab in the winter of 2022.

Professional educator, certified teacher by the state of Texas, international instructor, certified autism specialist, and space exploration enthusiast, and NASA EEOM recipient, Stephanie McMahon works with learners from around the world to expand their knowledge of Earth and space science. Passionate about accessibility, inclusion, science and education, Stephanie brings patience and caring to her learners while holding them to high standards of personal achievement. Drawing from her global experiences, and over twenty-five years of leadership in education, Stephanie inspires learners to develop their character through teamwork, passion, and diligence across cultural bounds via the excitement of space exploration.

I have been working at Civil Air Patrol (CAP) headquarters since 2015 as a program manager for the Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) Program and STEM Kit Program.  Before joining the staff at CAP, I taught 5th grade Math and Science in Alabama for 29+ years incorporating STEM and CAP activities and materials into my classroom.   

Javier Montiel has worked in numerous international STEAM education projects with public and private schools. Has been responsible for linking students and teachers from around the world.

He has been a presenter at Space Center Houston for 11 consecutive years and has delivered official NASA courses and training for teachers and students within the Johnson Space Center facilities. He has also been a guest presenter in NSTA, SXSWedu, the State of Science Index research summit by 3M Latin America, and the Mexican Space Agency.

He was selected to work as a Teacher Science Advisor in the Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms initiative in partnership with NASA and the WGBH to review educational materials and Spanish translations representing the State of Texas. Montiel is an ambassador for CoSpaces promoting virtual reality in education. He is part of the Magnitude team of astrobotany researchers and is an active member of the Space Center Houston SEEC CREW, and a SciArt collaborator.

He was recently honored with the "Top 100 Visionaries in Education" award by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL)

http://theaerospaceacademy.com 

Patricia Moore experienced her first taste of STEM education and aerospace outreach while working at Johnson Space Center’s visitor center Space Center Houston in college.  She fell in love with inspiring students to perused STEM careers and sharing NASA’s story with the public so she continued working at Space Center Houston following the completion of her degree in Early Childhood Education.  As the Special Projects Education Specialist, Patricia went on to manage a variety of student and teacher education programs from 2006-2009.

In 2009, Patricia accepted at a job as a Digital Learning Network Education Specialist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) from 2009-2014 and lead a team of Education Specialists to develop and implement unique learning opportunities utilizing state-of-the-art video conference technologies. During her time with the DLN, she presented over 1000 live, on camera educational lessons, hosting the NASA TV Music in Space event and created unique content for special events.

Patricia now serves as a Communication Strategist and the Museum Liaison for NASA’s Artemis Communication Team.  She travels the country integrating Human Exploration resources at museums, science centers, planetariums, libraries and other information education groups. Her continuous efforts to provide resources, individualized support, and authentic NASA experiences enables valued community partners to inspire the next generation of explorers.

Growing up, Ellisha Newton, M. Ed., was nurtured by a family which included many educators. Her love for Science began in 6th Grade with her exciting Science teacher, Mrs. Gloria Williams and fueled more by her amazing 7th grade Science teacher, Ms. Sylvia Butler. The fire to educate others and guide them toward success is attributed to these wonderful people. Her passion is empowering youth and adult learners to reach their personal and professional goals.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Kindergarten and a Master of Science from Southern University and A & M College in Educational Administration and Supervision. She is working to complete a Doctorate in Education in Educational Administration.

During the summer of 1997, she received certification in S.T.E.M. from CSTEM at the Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, there she learned Project WET, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree among other curricula and facilitation of project based collaborative small group learning experiences. Mrs. Newton’s other certifications include Dyslexia Intervention Teacher, English as a Second Language Teacher, Technology, Gifted and Talented Teacher and Principalship. She is a certified Facilitator for Project Learning Tree in Texas, has attended training at NASA for educators and was a HULINC/Rice University S.T.E.M. trainer for teachers across the city of Houston. 

Mrs. Newton has had many roles in Education in her 25 year tenure which include Doctoral Fellow, Adjunct Professor, Principal Internship Supervisor at Texas Southern University, elementary Technology Specialist, elementary Director/Principal, Site Coordinator and Titles 1-5 Director, Curriculum Writer and Districtwide trainer for Technology courses from which teacher participants received Gold Standard professional development credit.

She has taught many subjects in grade levels from Pre - Kindergarten-Adults. She has taught all subjects in elementary and middle school and has specialized in teaching and individualizing instruction in middle school Mathematics, Science, English/Language Arts Reading, and Writing. She serves as a mentor for youth and novice teachers.

She served as a Districtwide Instructional Coordinator for Science where she and Teacher Leaders instilled the love for learning through Science, Writing and Literacy in their Pre-Kindergarten-8th Graders. She serves as a Region 4 Science Leadership Collaborative Member. She mentors Science Educators and impacts change in curriculum and awareness of Science for girls and minorities. Mrs. Newton serves as a Space Exploration Educator Crew (SEEC) Member. She presented her “Year in Space”, her knowledge of Space Exploration Education that she shared with educators, parents and students at the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) at Space Center Houston.

In 2020, Mrs. Newton completed a summer institute with Rice University Tapia Center/Exxon Mobil and a Children’s Environmental Education Foundation Summer Institute where she wrote interdisciplinary plans to share with colleagues, students and community members.

She facilitated two sessions at the Spring Independent School District EdCamp Unconference entitled Culturally Responsive Proficiency in Teaching and Big Ideas in Sustainability. She presented Big Ideas of Sustainability at the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators Lift Every Voice: Leading & Teaching through Pandemics Mini Conference. She served as the first Bright Spot Speaker for the Teachers’ Environmental Leadership Series created by the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation to explore sustainability through the lens of the environment, equity and economics.

Educators from Connecticut, New York, Texas and Georgia attended Mrs. Newton’s Bright Spot Speaker presentation where she modeled K-12 best practices to leverage Environmental Integrity, Social Equity and Economic Vitality (the 3E’s) into their virtual, hybrid, or in-person classrooms. Participants walked away from her session with ready-to-use student activities focusing on the foundations of sustainability. 

Ellisha Newton, M. Ed.’s Biography

Molly Nipper is a 14 years teacher veteran.  She currently teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at Bendwood School for 3rd-5th grade gifted & talented students. Her curriculum focuses on best practices, inquiry-based, and project-based instructions. The curriculum stimulates intellectual development, creativity, self-reliance, and social responsibility. Teaching strategies that include differentiation and social & emotional development are used to meet the needs of gifted learners.  In science, students will discover and apply physics principles as they study engineering in elementary school! Students will integrate technology daily to enrich their lessons. Students will use critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and teamwork to complete individual and group projects as they incorporate the Engineering Design Process. To apply mathematics skills, students will learn to calculate physics math problems. Students investigate the exploration of space. Past, present, and future space missions to the Moon and Mars. 

Currently, Molly is pursuing a doctorate degree in Executive Educational Leadership at Houston Baptist University. She received her Masters of Science teaching degree in 2010 in Physics & Astronomy at Rice University where she had the opportunity to develop her love and passion for space science. Molly received her undergraduate degree in 1994 at the University of Houston with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Biology.
Molly's teaching experience includes fourteen years in the public schools in which she has taught 7th grade Science at Hodges Bend Middle School, high school Physics at Memorial High School, and 3rd-5th grade gifted & talented students STEM at Bendwood School. 


 As Rice alumni and a life-long learner, she has participated in several Rice Office of STEM Engagement Programs:

Noyce Texas Leadership Initiative for Inquiry Science Teaching (NLIIST)
ConocoPhillips-Rice Applied Mathematics Program (AMP!)
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
ConocoPhillips-Rice Elementary Model STEM Lab (REMSL)
Rice Excellence Secondary Science Teaching (RESST)
 
As an active participant with the NASA educators program, she is a part of:

Space Exploration Educators Crew (SEEC) 2020
Space Exploration Educators Conference Presenter -2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
NASA LiftOff Alumni- 2019, 2016, 2014
Space Foundation Teacher Liaison- 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
NASA Network of States Educator- 2017
MAVEN Educator Ambassador- 2014
Heliophysics Educator Ambassador- 2009
 
Special recognition:
Bendwood School Teacher of the Year 2015

https://sbisd.itslearning.com/nipper/about/

https://sites.google.com/springbranchisd.com/tliistnippermolly/home

 

Featured articles:

Presenting Mars Lesson

NASA Veggies in Space Program

Former astronaut visits Bendwood School

NASA Engineer Inspires SPIRAL Students

Be Limitless

Honeywell Educator @Space Academy

Mission to Mars

Prepare for LiftOff!

Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise

Campus Teacher of the Year 2015

 

 

 

Hi there space educators!  I teach space exploration in my music classroom and online on my YouTube channel, Laurie Orth Music Teacher.  I've written cool music for my recorder class about space exploration.  Check out the Free Stuff on my website for your free sample of Rocket Recorder, and a K - 2nd grade pointing page PDF, Lesson plan and song about SpaceX reusable rockets. 

As a member of the NASA STEM Pathway Activities Consortium for Education (NSPACE), John supports NASA STEM Engagements missions of: creating unique opportunities for a diverse set of students to contribute to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery, building a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in authentic learning experiences with NASA’s people, content and facilities, and attracting diverse groups of students to STEM through learning opportunities that spark interest and provide connections to NASA’s mission and work. In his work at NSPACE, John specifically supports the partnership between NASA and the Houston Independent School District (HISD). John serves as an instructional coach and supports teachers and staff at two high school campuses as they integrate NASA content into their daily curriculum. John got his start in education at the University of Georgia, where he earned a B.S. in Science Education. Before joining the NSPACE team, John taught AP Environmental science at KIPP Northeast College Prep here in Houston. John is passionate about expanding access to high quality STEM education with an emphasis on student centered and inquiry based instruction. 

DIANEA CARROLL PHILLIPS - A Multiplatform Professional

A graduate of McGill University (B.ED), a PPCC Certified Professional Life Coach (Concordia University) and a certified Adventures in Wisdom Youth Coach (Austin Texas), Entrepreneur; Owner and Operator of Science Yourself! No G’s About It! Youth Space Programs. Dianea has accomplished certifications from the US Space & Rocket Center (Huntsville, Alabama) and is a graduate of the Zero G Corporation Teachers in Space Program having completed five experiments in a weightless environment. She is a recipient of the CTF-FCE - Canadian Teachers' Federation Hilroy Award.

Space Education is important to Dianea. It inspires her to help students and educators interconnect, cross curriculum boundaries, spark students’ curiosity and imagination but also encourages youth of all ages and genders to become increasingly involved in the sciences. Space Education impacts her life coaching, teaching, STEM and STEAM programs alike. She is an alumni of Space Center University - 2008.

For 13 years, Dianea was the lead consultant for the innovative Preschool Program and teacher collaboration program for 21st century school change. In her role as an educational consultant with Lester B. Pearson School Board’s International Studies Program, she led the charge on whole school change at Bangkok Thailand’s Thewphaingarm Canadian International School and has continued as a liaison person. Dianea is a DKG ISF Speaker and president of DKG Quebec.

Dianea created and designed the “Focal Point for Collaboration and Change” and the “Innovative Spaces Project” for elementary schools within her board. Her work impacted whole school 21st century change in five elementary schools.

In her years of teaching with the Inuit of Nunavik, she honed her creative skills and designed hands-on curriculum to increase the communication skills of unilingual Inuktitut speaking children. She credits her experiences as a teacher in the village of Aupaluk’s Tarsakallak School, for providing her with a prodigious start to her teaching career.

 As an entrepreneur she continues to inspire children through her online and onsite Science Yourself! No G’s About It! – space school/robotics STEAM Ed program which inspires over 100 plus students every year. Since 2019 she has been the Canadian Lead Principal Investigator with Magnitude .io ExoLab Plants in Space Program.

 

Her motto:  "Dream it! Design it! Do it!  We imagine therefore we become!" 

 

Contact: ppccphillips@gmail.com

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2020 Carole Perry Educator of the Year, SEEC Crew, Licensed Amateur Radio Technician KM4CZN callsign, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Education Committee, ARISS Radio Kit Principal Author, Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Ambassador, CASIS Teacher Advisory Group, User Advisory Committee (UAC) for the ISS National Lab, and Student Pilot for small aircraft.

James Putman - has been teaching history and science for over two decades. He enjoys discussing the topic of motivation and student engagement with fellow teachers and the education community.

Heidi Ragsdale is a STEM Educator's Educator!  After nearly 20 years in 8th grade science, Heidi now runs STEM is My Future, LLC, and trains teachers with GeoSpatial (GIS) Technologies, Problem Based Learning, National Geographic's GeoInquiry Process, and MakerEd. 

Currently Heidi works at Grand Junction MakerSpace, a community makerspace in Western Colorado.   She serves as a SEEC CREW member, a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, a Solar System Ambassador, a National Geographic Teacher Advisory Council member and 2020 grantee, an ESRI teacher trainer for GIS,  a member of 100Kin10, the webmaster for Colorado Delta Kappa Gamma, and serves on the boards of Colorado Maker Hub and the Latin Anglo Alliance Foundation. She is the founder Western Colorado Girls in STEM conference and also of the #GJSpaceLadies, a group of like-minded space-loving educators that get it done!  Big shout out to #GJSpaceLadies Liz Henrikson, Therese Moran, and Michelle Thomas. 

Val Rudderforth has been a middle school teacher for the past 15 years.   She teaches for the second largest district in Minnesota.  She has been teaching the Project Lead the Way middle school curriculum for the past 13 years and training Project Lead the Way teachers for the past 6 years.   She has been a First Lego League coach for the past 10 years.  

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Jessica Sain is the NSPACE STEM Operations Lead in the Office of STEM Engagement at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, working for the NASA STEM Pathway Activities-Consortium for Education (NSPACE) agreement with Oklahoma State University. Jessica works on the STEM on Station and Commercial Crew Next Generation STEM activities, connecting students and educators to the return of human spaceflight to U.S. soil and the International Space Station through various resources and opportunities. Jessica has an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Education and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Integrative STEM Education program at Virginia Tech.

Andre Samuel, a long-time resident of Washington, DC, graduated from the University of the District of Columbia with a degree in Biology. Following graduate study at the George Washington University in Genomics and Bioinformatics, he received his PhD in Biology from Duquesne University. At Duquesne, his research focused on studying the structure and function of the cold shock related proteins in E. coli. As a Ph.D. candidate, Dr. Samuel founded the S.I.G.M.A Science Mentorship Initiative, a summer study program designed to introduce diverse ninth graders to the University’s lab with the long-term goal of encouraging the pursuit of careers in scientific research. Dr. Samuel’s research experience includes studying toxicology and carcinogenicity effects of novel drugs, hookworm vaccine development and tuberculosis reactivation in non-human primates. Dr. Samuel has a passion for STEM education and life science research. He believes that creating fun engaging and hands on lab experiences for people is the best pathway to an interest in STEM.

Twila Schneider is Communications & Outreach Specialist in NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Program, building NASA’s rocket for returning humans to deep space and eventually to Mars.

Ms. Schneider holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Auburn University (Alabama), a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Troy University (Alabama), and an Educational Specialist Degree in Mathematics from Troy University (Alabama). She taught high school mathematics for 14 years prior to starting at Marshall Space Flight Center in 2000.

During her tenure at NASA, Ms. Schneider has developed many classroom activities, conducted numerous workshops for students and teachers, coordinated and worked a variety outreach events both nationally and internationally, won multiple NASA awards, and supervised the research / work of several student, high school and collegiate, interns.

Rosemary Smith

STEM Engagement Specialist

Rosemary Smith is a STEM Engagement Specialist in the Office of STEM Engagement at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. She is responsible for developing and delivering Educator Professional Development to pre-service and in-service teachers and STEM engagement experiences to students.

She earned her degree in Applied Mathematics at Old Dominion University and began teaching in the fall of 2004. With experience teaching middle and high school mathematics, Rosemary came to NASA Langley Research Center in 2014. Her priorities at NASA include engaging youth with a passion for STEM, particularly the underserved, underrepresented population and providing support for educators across the region. She has developed and expanded content focusing on NASA’s current objectives and missions to advance high-quality STEM education.

Smith also earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and has developed and taught virtual and face-to-face professional development that include NASA-unique content and strategies for infusing STEM topics in K-16 classrooms. She has been featured as a keynote speaker at several conferences and demonstrates a commitment to creating change in the public education arena through highly motivational experiences. She is passionate about reigniting the enthusiasm in students, teachers, administrators, and the general public by leveraging NASA and technological advances with relevant real-world experiences.

Steven is the Education Specialist working with NASA’s Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Johnson Space Center in Houston.  He is a Lead for the Commercial Crew Next Generation STEM Pilot, currently in development, and works on the Moon to Mars team.

His primary work supports educators inspiring the next generation from historically disenfranchised groups, helping create culturally responsive lessons that engage students previously left out of the work NASA does. He holds degrees from the University of Washington, Georgia College and State University, Macon State College, and BYU. Prior to NASA, Steven worked in K-12 education for 20 years.

Nathan has participated in Honeywell Educators at Space Academy, led his students to send an experiment to the International Space Station for a six-week stay through a partnership with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, and currently serves as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. In 2017, he further expanded his professional horizons by being commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force Reserves, serving as a Chaplain at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

I have been teaching STEM/STEAM for 15 years and loving creating lessons to engage students to learn the importance of the Engineering Design Process as well as to have a Growth Mindset, especially using lessons related to aerospace. I taught 4th grade as a classroom teacher and grade level STEM teacher and science chair in Florida, wrote national aerospace STEM curriculum for the Civil Air Patrol, taught 7th grade STEM for in California and have recently moved to Western Loudoun to help open Hillsboro Charter Academy as the K-5 STEAM Specialist, IFT, and Gifted Teacher. I am passionate about teaching scholars through the lens of aerospace and love using the latest technology "tools not toys" to hook our young learners. I tell people all the time that my job is all about providing real world situation where scholars have to use the 4 C's to solve a problem, and have fun while doing it! :)

Roger Weiss has been a NASA contractor since 1988, having spent 12 years in suburban hometown Chicago, then transferring to Houston, where he has proudly been working in the International Space Station’s (ISS) Research Integration and Program Research offices at NASA/Johnson Space Center since 2000, at the infancy of this stellar endeavor. As Technical Integration Lead with contractor Barrios Technology, and part of the ISS Research Communications Team, Roger manages myriad pages comprising the Station Research & Technology websites on the public-facing  NASA.gov web domain, as well as the Low-Earth Orbit Economy web pages on nasa.gov. He also conducts frequent outreach (in person and online) to educate and communicate to the public about NASA’s amazing space programs, mainly the space station and its research benefits for humanity. Roger leads an ISS Research Client Service+Satisfaction Team that interviews scientists and engineers about their ISS research experience with NASA's people, processes, and tools. This task also includes being the lead point of contact for the ISS Research Client Helpline. Roger also supports the processing of quarterly metrics stemming from research experiments integrated/managed by his office and conducted by Station crews. Roger has received a number of awards and commendations for his professional performance over the years; most notably in 2017, he was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal for his contributions to upholding the excellence of the International Space Station Program's on-orbit research endeavors. Roger’s everlasting passion and enthusiasm for all things space allow him to engage, educate, make aware, and inspire people of all ages about NASA, its illustrious programs, accomplishments, and achievements during professional and voluntary public outreach efforts at myriad venues throughout the country.

Roger has organized and coordinated book talks at NASA/Johnson Space Center for John Logsdon, author of John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon, and for James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. Roger was credited in Hansen’s book Acknowledgements for the historical materials he provided the author, and also in the First Man motion picture Special Thanks credits for having researched historical questions Hansen requested for authenticity.

Roger has authored and delivers an informative and entertaining presentation, entitled, Jews in Space, and is currently writing a book based on this subject matter. Roger has also coordinated and served as host for introduction of talks by NASA astronauts at his local synagogue, Congregation Shaar Hashalom, in the Clear Lake, Texas, community. Roger’s everlasting dream is to fly in space since seeing his hero Neil Armstrong become the first human to walk on the Moon in 1969, and to explore the depth of the vast heavens after viewing his equal hero Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos series on PBS in 1980.

 

Craig Wilson, Ph.D., Director USDA Future Scientists Program

USDA/ARS/SPARC, 2881 F&B Road, TX 77845

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Senior Research Associate, Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE)

College of Science, Texas A&M University, cwilson@science.tamu.edu

 

Dr. Wilson was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland but grew up in England and attended Oxford University.  He met his Texan wife in Iceland and they had their three children in Botswana, Africa where he was Head of Science in the tribal village of Serowe as part of The University of Botswana.  He has also owned and run a chicken farm with his wife and they restore old homes.  He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), the highest mountain in Africa with their older daughter, having climbed The Matterhorn (Switzerland), one of the highest mountains in The Alps when in college.

 

His office is at the USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS)/Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center (SPARC) in College Station, Texas alongside which he has been created a Monarch Waystation (butterfly garden), pond and ‘pocket prairie’ where students are able to spend a day working on science activities.  He has taught for over forty years on three continents in situations ranging from beneath a huge thorn tree on the edge of the Kalahari Desert (Botswana, Africa) to experimenting with weightlessness on NASA’s KC-135 (Houston, Texas).

 

His research interests are in hands-on/inquiry-based science teaching and in how most successfully to link science teachers with research scientists.  He coordinated a NASA funded program-the National Space Biomedical Research Institute-Teacher Academy Project (NSBRI TAP) looking at the impact of long duration space flight on the human body and this allowed him to work with teachers in all fifty states and to teach in many of these including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.

 

He currently directs the USDA Future Scientists Program that has expanded nationwide from California to Puerto Rico and from Florida to the country of Panama.  The program has been adopted by schools in over thirty states and by two schools in England, bringing Life and Agricultural Science into classrooms grades K-12.  The program has received numerous local, state and national awards.  It is now administered as a nationwide program through the USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS). It is also recognized as an Exemplary Science Program (ESP) by the National Association of Science Teachers (NSTA).
 

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Denise Wright, has taught online and face to face in STEM education for over 22 years. She is a member of ISTE, NSTA Technology Advisory Board, and volunteers for NASA as a Solar System Ambassador. Denise, was one of the first teacher's in her state to pilot a historic Alvan Clark Refracting Telescope, in a distance learning environment. Classrooms across, South Carolina, now use this technology in cooperation with the South Carolina State Museum, to view the sun and night sky. In her local community, she founded the amateur astronomy group, Grand Strand Astronomers. One of her favorite night time observing sessions was under a sixty one inch reflecting telescope on Mount Lemmon at the University of Arizona. Her passions include learning about emerging technologies, astronomy, coding, and robotics. She recently attended the AI in K12 Symposium in Arlington, Virginia on a travel scholarship. Denise, received a state technology award, for the innovative use of microcontrollers in her classroom. She has presented at the South Carolina Teacher's Conference, NSTA STEM Expo, 2019 ISTE Philadelphia, and was a nominee for National Online Teacher of the Year in 2015 for INACOL

 

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Schedule

Use Mission Control to structure learning. With Apollo Alarm System Engineer Jerry Woodfill, train to be an Honorary Flight Director. Lead student rocketry activities and apply historic lessons during the Artemis Program. His 55 years at NASA, songs, stories, reenactments and enthusiasm, will inspire you to "Go" for Lunar learning.


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Contribute to NASA Citizen Science by learning how to capture images of the night sky with your Smartphone and learn how your images can be used to estimate and measure light pollution and help astronomers and scientists bring awareness to a global problem and its effects on astronomy.


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If you are considering submitting a proposal for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact, this session will provide an overview from developing the application to the day of contact. This session will give detailed information about the application process, connecting with a local "ham" radio group, creating a school amateur radio club, building the contact antenna, communicating with the media, selecting students to ask your astronaut questions, discuss the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Teacher Institute, to final preparations for the day of contact.


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Join in learning how to enhance important traditional school subjects with hands-on engaging, challenging and fun experiences! This session will connect aerospace-related academics, character, and physical fitness lessons to help motivate K-6th grade youth to prepare NOW for an exciting STEM career FOR tomorrow!


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The Mission: Plan and simulate a trip to asteroid Vesta including an impactor, drone landing and takeoff, and robotic navigation across potential surface hazards looking for the building blocks for life. Teachers will hear from NASA JSC carbonaceous asteroid curator and get hands-on experience with drones and EV3s. Door prizes!


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You are the key to sustainability. Do you know how? Do you think of sustainability as only finding problems in the environment and solving them? If so, this is the session for you! Mindfulness, your collaboration with likeminded educators and student activists, and safety in the environment are parts of sustainability! You will design and plan how to utilize projects to Discover, Research and Propose Resolutions to the problems you and scholars encounter in your communities, virtually now, and face-to-face when it is safe to gather! Join us for this great session!
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Blast-Off with Space Balls will incorporate hands-on STEM Challenges for today's 4-6 grade student in a Fun-Spaced Themed presentation. These STEM Challenges will engage students while practicing the Engineering Design Process. Join us as we Blast Off! We are DickinsonISD STEM Teachers and can't wait to meet you!


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In this workshop, participants will investigate neutral buoyancy and the operations of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center where astronauts are trained to deal with the weightless environment of the International Space Station. The science and engineering concepts of buoyancy in space and underwater will be explored and highlighted through hands-on activities and engineering design as well as the concepts of buoyancy and weightlessness of free fall. The workshop will culminate in an NBL tour and LIVE interviews with two NBL divers leaving participants with an exciting set of lessons ready to go in the classroom focused around this engineering marvel. Don’t miss this FIRST TIME collaboration between the United States Naval Academy and Space Center Houston culminating with a design activity that results in a miniature neutral buoyancy chamber for your classroom.

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Welcome to the yearlong celebration of the International Space Station! Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, monthly themes connect 20 years of space station experiments to K-12 STEM curricula. Learn how to integrate meaningful space station science into your classroom.


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Learn how students can participate online in an authentic ISS experiment, focusing on a biofilm experiment and introducing a new materials science experiment.


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This session introduces the Civil Air Patrol Advanced Mathematics Workbook, available to all educators for FREE. It connects mathematics with aerospace and aerospace engineering by introducing students to such exciting projects as designing an airplane wing to calculating altitude for a rocket launch by calculating the area under a curve. Grades 9-12 through College Dual Credit.
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With Covid restrictions in place, it can be difficult to teach students without using hands-on manipulatives and materials. In this session, learn how to use online tools to teach your students basic Arduino-based coding skills. Then, take what you learn to build and design sample sensors that can be used to understand the elements of life support systems.
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An interactive session on constructive and destructive interference of waves. We will use live chameleons to see how important physics concepts are part of so many aspects of life and nature.
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Join this session and gain experience developing and applying criteria used to identify landforms on Earth as well as landforms and processes that may have shaped surfaces of other worlds. Model comparative planetology processes, connect with a scientist, and help students gain skills thinking scientifically using evidence to support interpretations.


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Learn how primary source analysis can spark innovation with Project Based Learning- through the engineering lens. During this session, we will look at primary sources available at the Library of Congress and how we can use them to develop historical understanding, while encouraging students to engineer the future. Resources shared from the Library of Congress will include pieces from the Historic American Engineering Record collection that includes NASA measured and interpretive drawings, written histories, and large-format photographs, some of which are available digitally. Session will introduce a variety of Library of Congress resources that can be used in the classroom to engage students and demonstrate ways in which the resources can be integrated into a wide variety of grade levels for hands-on learning.

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Isolation is one of the most significant hazards astronauts confront as they explore space. Given these difficult and stressful times here on Earth, how can we counter the negative human impacts of isolation ushered in by COVID? Join SCH’s Strategy Advisor Jim Oswald and Stanford Business School Lecturer Dan Klein in this high energy, “how-to” session to elevate your ability to work more positively with your peers, students, administrators, and community, and bring a “glass half FULL” energy and optimism to your everyday encounters. Using simple exercises, Dan Klein will discuss the science of creativity and the value of improvisation techniques to bring higher levels of creativity and energy to your relationships. Jim will help you develop a Personal Re-Connection RoadMap and tools to connect, work, and live more creatively!

Jim is an organizational strategist and facilitator who has been working closely with Space Center Houston to develop the Strategic Plan, Facilities Master Plan, and Master Interpretive Plan. He works closely with the SCH Education Team and is a Strategy Advisory Officer for SCH’s Corporate/Executive Ed Program, the Human Performance Accelerator Lab (HPAL).

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Dan Klein teaches Improvisation full time at Stanford University, where he is on the faculty of the Drama Department and the Graduate School of Business and teaches at the d.school (Stanford Design School). Dan has consulted extensively here in the US and around the globe for a wide range of firms and organizations including Cisco, Oracle, Nestle, Visa, ING, Barclay’s Global Investments, Randstad, and Nobel Biocare.
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The Cosmic Calendar allows students to see the evolution of the Universe as it unfolds in an understandable 12 month calendar. The timeline begins with the Big Bang and explores such critical events within the Universe as the emergence of the Milky Way Galaxy, the birth of our Sun and celestial objects in the Solar System including Earth. Students will discover the evolution of life on our planet through the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras in an engaging way that will eliminate misconceptions and instill wonder and curiosity of humankind's place within the universe.
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Join us for this hands-on activity session to gain experience and insight into the process of selecting an asteroid to investigate as part of past, present, and future exploration missions. Participants will also connect with a scientist who will share details about the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 missions to asteroids.


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In this session, participants will look at NASA STEM Resources related to Artemis Missions through the diversity lens. We will inform and educate about unique challenges facing underrepresented groups in STEM fields and offer NASA Artemis resources along with culturally relevant best practices for using them effectively in classrooms.


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Struggle no more when teaching about the electromagnetic spectrum! Want something more than the usual gas tubes and diffraction grating? See the electromagnetic spectrum in new ways.Check out how NASA uses electromagnetic energies in the search for exoplanets, star investigation and to identify the composition of our moon including other moons. Hands-on activities will help you have a stronger understanding of spectroscopy. Giveaways from the Canadian Space Agency & NASA.


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Presenters will share their experience working on a Stellar Spectroscopy Research Project using the 2.1 meter Otto Struve telescope at McDonald Observatory, TX, which has greatly affected their classroom teaching and their students’ understanding of the nature of science. Attendees will be guided through a spectroscopy lesson suitable for 8th-12th grade students in Chemistry, Physics, or Astronomy. Participants will be provided with resources to participate and conduct authentic research projects with students that promotes inquiry and collaboration, including learning to access NASA telescope data and collecting data with students using remote telescopes. Professional development research opportunities will be presented as well.
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Astronauts train in water to prepare for space travel and buoyancy of the water is used to simulate the weightlessness of space. You can bring this same model to the classroom environment by using underwater robotics in your classroom. In this presentation, you will learn how to design, build, and test a remote-controlled unit with your students. Attendees will learn the engineering design process, aligned with the NGSS, using hands-on exploration while learning about the future of space research. All participants will receive a supply list of common and readily available materials to build your own Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) and an underwater robot, as well as additional information to take back to their classrooms and share with their students.


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The purpose of the Expedition: Space Lab is to empower and equip teachers to utilize the multitude of resources available as a result of the science and research that occurs on the International Space Station. To the extent that the available resources, both free and expense related, are under-utilized, Expedition: Space Lab will serve as a vehicle to bring authentic learning opportunities to teachers and students alike. Through the organization and implementation of Space Station Explorer partner programs such as Story Time From Space, Tomatosphere, ExoLab, and ARISS, the Expedition: Space Lab will serve as an easy to implement, standards aligned, and highly engaging program to bring space education to schools and other educational organizations.
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Take a ride through our Solar System with fun hands-on NASA activities that your upper elementary students will love! Education Coordinators from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement will provide educators with classroom-ready activities as well as tips on how to make these lessons practical virtual learning events.


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We introduce basic philosophy of JAXA Space Education Center. It include three spirits, Curiosity, Adventure and Craftsmanship. In this session, you will explore the experiment of Kepler's Third Law and Symmetry of Origami by space yacht, IKAROS.


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We introduce basic philosophy of JAXA Space Education Center. It include three spirits, Curiosity, Adventure and Craftsmanship. In this session, you will explore the experiment of Kepler's Third Law and Symmetry of Origami by space yacht, IKAROS.


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Point your students towards a future in STEM careers with Civil Air Patrol’s K-12 aerospace-related products and programs. Hands-on participation and take-home materials collected during this session will make it a snap for you to use in your classroom.


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This session will inform teachers on how LEGOS can become a great teaching tool when teaching kids about the space shuttle launches and how specifically Apollo Saturn V was designed. The other goal of this session is to teach educators how to incorporate literacy after completing the hands-on portion of this unit. Teachers will see how this specific LEGO kit will get students excited and become more curious about NASA's space launch history while it will also open students eyes to learning about astronauts through Scott Kelly's book, Endurance.
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How did we get here from the Big Bang? Astronomers, geologists, and biologists all look back in time to work out the picture. I will show the history of the universe from the Big Bang to now, and how we found out. I will show the basic forces leading to complexity, from hurricanes to life. And how far can we go? That depends on our ingenuity, and on what Nature gives us to work with. Let’s get on with it!


John C. Mather

Dr. Mather is the Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The JWST, planned for launch in 2021, will extend the discoveries of the great Hubble Space Telescope, reaching farther back in time, farther out into space, to show us how the expanding universe led to galaxies, stars, planets, and the possibility for life on our tiny Earth. As a 28-year-old postdoc he led the effort to propose the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE), and then served as its Project Scientist, leading the COBE team to success and to the Nobel Prize in Physics (2006). The COBE measurements started the era of precision cosmology, confirming the expanding universe theory to extraordinary accuracy. Dr. Mather speaks widely on the history of the universe and the astonishing possibilities of our shared future.


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Do you have what it takes to work together and escape? Using STEM thinking, you will solve a series of galactic puzzles to unlock a breakout box filled with out of this world treasures. Content is math and logic, but easily adapted to any subject, provided electronically for you to recreate and adapt, and a generic virtual escape room template.
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Virtual learning can be a challenge, so why not gamify it for your students! In this presentation, learn about Goosechase, a virtual scavenger hunt app that provides a unique way to connect students to NASA content and education resources in a fun and engaging platform.


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Play a collaborative game that teaches children in grades 3rd-5th about space hazards. It's part of a free, NASA-funded STEM curriculum that is research-based in OST (Out-Of-School Time) programs and easy to follow. See how to access three different units integrate engineering and planetary science and find out about online support materials designed for and with OST educators.


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SCH team will be available tonight to answer any SEEC questions.  Log in if you need assistance.
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This presentation will detail a how teachers can implement a Mars colony classroom simulation game. In the simulation student groups represent private sector companies on a gameboard attempting to colonize Mars for profit. The student lead cooperation and friendly competition is fun and results in highly motivated engaged learners.
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Interested in hosting a school or community Space Night but don’t know where to start? Need activities, community involvement, and resources? The presenter will share everything learned in planning her school’s space night. She created enough excitement to have close to 1000 people participate! She will also share ideas for her current project, a virtual space night.


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This session will present information about NASA's Artemis Program and Space Launch System, NASA’s rocket for launching humans to the Moon. Participants will then build their own Space Launch System using readily available classroom materials. The activity handout will include a materials list, building instructions, and fun facts about the Space Launch System rocket, Orion, and Exploration Ground Systems at Kennedy Space Center.

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Inspiring students to be curious and engaged is one of the most challenging tasks that a teacher can accomplish. The goal of this session is to provide resources to teachers that allow students to explore innovation challenges in and out of the classroom.
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A simple web search of NASA, ISS, or STEM can result in an overwhelming number of resources, creating the daunting task of sifting through myriad links to find the most effective for enhancing the robustness of instruction. Educators will be availed of what and where to find the top web resources.
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Imagine a physical model of ISS in your classroom – which rotates its solar panels to match the real ISS in "realtime." It lights up the truss to tell you if ISS is currently in sun or shadow, can detect when a spacewalk has started, and has an interactive screen for students to control the model and dig deeper into the wonders of human spaceflight. Created by volunteers for educators.


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Can you escape Mars? Working with a team, who collaborates with mission control, engineers and astronauts, navigate this escape room to solve math problems, decipher code and program your Sphero out of the Mars maze. Additionally, in this session you will receive the complete STEM unit on operations with decimals.


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NASA’s first Artemis mission will take place this year! Are you ready for Artemis I? Meet an engineer from the Artemis Mission Management team and learn how NASA is preparing for future Artemis missions. Participants will demo activities from the new Artemis Mission STEM kit and learn how to plan Artemis Launch and Splashdown events at schools, libraries and museums.


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During these challenging times, we ALL need to better navigate the paths and situations that lie before us and seek out the opportunities therein. Join SCH’s Human Performance Lab (HPAL) Strategy Advisor, Jim Oswald and Program Manager, Ann Hernandez as they guide session participants through a discussion of HPAL’s three mindsets rooted in NASA’s space exploration which are needed to successfully lead teams, manage uncertainty, and maximize human performance. Leveraging insights from NASA’s 50+ years of space exploration, Jim and Ann will guide participants in applying the tools and skills required to Be an Explorer, Take a Broader View, and Embrace Change in their everyday work environments.
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How does a satellite orbit the Earth? Why do circular orbits follow a sinusoidal path? We will answer these questions and more using Systems Toolkit (STK) software, which is used in StellarXplorers, a national space competition. Finally, we will show Space Career possibilities.
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One of the traditional Japanese games played by students is Crest Cutting. In this session, you will learn how to fold paper and cut according to a pattern with an end result of various crests. Additionally, you will learn about celestial bodies and symmetry by making your crest with the motif of the space.
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The honeycomb structure consist of many hexagonal cells. When a lot of hexagons are spread the gaps close and it can be made stronger, with few materials. Honeycomb sandwich structure is thin, light and strong and it is used in payload fairing of the rocket! These activities are Hands-on and include making a honeycomb structure using only paper and also make honeycomb-ball toy.


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ANGELA TO VERIFY?
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What do field trips look like when students can’t physically visit museums during the COVID-19 global pandemic? How can museums foster and support learning during virtual and hybrid learning? Guided by these driving questions, the school programs team at the National Air & Space Museum is pivoting from a hands-on approach to learning on site at our museums (the National Mall and the Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center) to consider how to leverage this platform to support school learning within a digital environment. Join the National Air & Space Museum and take a deeper dive into the changes in school programming and get a chance to "visit" the museum for yourself!
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Participants will be actively engaged in two hands-on STEAM-based activities designed to aid their students’ understanding of the phases of the moon: 1) the creation of a diorama which puts the participant’s head into the “moon-phase game” and 2) a bubble solution moon phase activity. Literature connections included!


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This session is designed for middle school educators who are looking to implement NASA design challenges into their classrooms. This session will incorporate 2 hands-on activities, a digital component, and a current NASA mission which can be incorporated into classroom applicable STEM curriculum.


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Take a look into new developments with NASA's Mars lander and learn about how your students can bring STEM experiences into the classroom with Girls STEM Pathway programs.

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Future missions to Mars will require astronauts to be farmers; but what about soil? Come explore characteristics of regolith and modifications needed for plant growth. Test out your ideas and develop arguments for the suitability for plant growth. Modifications provided for face to face and virtual instruction, plus literacy connections included!
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How can we provide engaging experiences for our students during virtual and online learning? How can we help them get immersed in our experiences? During this session, participants will simulate and experience the collaborative process between astronauts and mission control to encourage critical-thinking and use of the engineering design process in a simulation based lesson.
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How can we provide engaging experiences for our students during virtual/online learning? How can we get them immersed in our experiences? During this session, participants will simulate and experience the collaborative process between astronauts and mission control to encourage critical-thinking and the engineering design process in a simulation based lesson.
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Engage the Artemis Generation with activities in NASA’s new Moon to Mars Educator Guides. Meet a NASA Gateway engineer and learn how NASA is preparing for the Artemis missions. A face to face and virtual NASA team from Johnson, Kennedy and Langley Space Centers will lead activity demos and share multimedia resources to enhance your classroom experience.


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What is dark energy? What is dark matter? No one knows, but students can still get excited learning about it! Hands-on activities include building models of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, and the universe itself. These standards-based activities can easily be modified for students in K-5th grade.
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In this session, participants will engage in two activities from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement to help students understand the key causes of sea level rise attributed to climate change. The activities will provide a vivid visual representation of the phenomena and clear up common misconceptions among students.


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NASA In-Flight Education Downlinks are live conversations between students on Earth and astronauts on the International Space Station. Learn how to write a competitive proposal for a downlink with your school from a NASA Activity Coordinator!


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Every mission has history. Every mission has an archive. This is the human story behind the Gemini and Mercury missions. These missions intersected with the former aircraft carrier Intrepid. Now the Intrepid Museum holds archival records of these missions. Come learn about these and walk away with great lesson ideas!


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NASA’s Perseverance Rover is about to land on Mars! Engage in a unique virtual team engineering investigation using the online Padlet Application to explore NASA Rovers and engage in the engineering design process to produce a team Rover prototype build as Perseverance prepares to land on the surface of Mars on Feb 18!
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover is about to land on Mars! Engage in a unique virtual team engineering investigation using the online Padlet Application to explore NASA Rovers and engage in the engineering design process to produce a team Rover prototype build as Perseverance prepares to land on the surface of Mars on Feb 18!


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NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is sending American astronauts in American spacecraft from American soil once again! Participants will use the engineering design process to design and build parachutes to slow the descent of an egg and minimize the force of impact upon landing.


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Traveling to Mars requires advances in technology. Join us as we use 21st Century technology tools to learn about the solar system and teach hands-on science. Let's network and collaborate so you can go back to your classrooms ready to use Nearpod, Padlet, Flipgrid and other amazing tools!


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An exploration of the Otoliths and Vestibular System in humans, and how space and gravity play an interesting role in their function. We'll take a look at ways this was incorporated in a demonstration of how the systems function on Earth and in space for Astronauts.

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This session will provide information about the various ways educators - both formal and informal, and caregivers can engage students in STEM Learning with resources related to NASA's Artemis Mission. We will cover individual hands-on activities, student challenges, and digital badges which provide varying levels of engagement.
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Experience the innovative teaching method of combining music and STEM through space exploration. Learn song about lunar expedition and facts for SpaceX versus SLS rockets and create new lyrics. Receive digital resources to spark unexpected reserves of student creativity and engagement in and out of the STEM classroom.


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Beyond the event horizon- The basic nature of black holes

Have you ever wondered what a black hole is or where it goes? The specific construction of black holes seems to be one of the most consistently asked questions regarding the basic nature of the cosmos.
This presentation will cover the basics of what a black hole is, why it’s “black”, and what that means for the structure of the universe as we understand it. We will also cover some classroom activities that can be used to model and demonstrate black holes for students.

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Do you want to find out about the latest NASA innovation for human exploration? Then this is the panel for you. Learn about the upcoming Artemis Mission and all of the innovation being developed to explore the Moon and keep our astronauts safe.

Dr. Kathleen Boggs serves as the Capability Integration Strategy Lead in Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA. She leads strategic planning for development and demonstration of capabilities critical for long duration deep space missions to destinations such as the Moon and Mars. Prior to her work at NASA, Dr. Boggs served in several roles analyzing operations and technology issues for the Marine Corps.

Erika Alvarez is the Acting Systems Engineering and Integration Director for the Advanced Exploration Systems Division at NASA Headquarters. She began her career at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, in 2004 as a turbopump engineer for the Space Shuttle Main Engine. On a daily basis, Alvarez is chiefly responsible for ensuring programs such as the Human Landing System, Lunar Gateway, and Lunar Terrain Vehicle are openly and effectively communicating and working with the technical authorities and crew to successfully integrate near-term lunar surface and cis-lunar operational missions.

Kelsey Young is a Research Space Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Young’s research focuses on the integration of science into human exploration. Specifically, Young investigates the science questions, tools and instruments, and operational concepts for the crewed exploration of other planetary surfaces. She conducts and leads fieldwork in impact cratered and volcanic terrains, investigates the incorporation of handheld and field portable technologies into human exploration, and serves as a classroom and field instructor for NASA’s astronauts. Young has served in leadership roles in several of NASA’s analog missions, which simulate human exploration in high-fidelity analog environments (from volcanic fields in Arizona to underwater habitats off the coast of Florida), and is currently preparing for the exploration of the lunar surface with the Artemis program.

Patricia Moore experienced her first taste of STEM education and aerospace outreach while working at Space Center Houston. She began her career with NASA in 2009 when she joined Johnson Space Center’s Digital Learning Network. Patricia currently serves as a Communication Strategist and the Museum Liaison for NASA’sArtemis Communication Team. She travels the country integrating human exploration resources at museums, science centers, planetariums, libraries and other informal education groups. Her continuous efforts to provide resources, individualized support, and authentic NASA experiences enables valued community partners to inspire the next generation of explorers.

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Join us for a special panel on the research being conducted on the International Space Station. The event will be led by Dr. Liz Warren, Ph.D., Senior Program Director, ISS National Laboratory.


Lucie Low

Dr. Lucie Low is a Scientific Program Manager for the NIH Tissue Chips (also known as ‘organs-on-chips’) program at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is also the NIH-NASA Liaison Point of Contact at NIH, working with colleagues across the government and beyond to discuss and facilitate collaborations between NIH and NASA.

Prior to joining NCATS, Dr. Low was a Staff Scientist performing neuroscience research on chronic pain at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at NIH. Dr. Low obtained her Masters and PhD in Neuroscience from University College London in the UK and completed postdoctoral training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. When not working, Dr. Low enjoys attempting to train her cat to “fetch” (a new pandemic hobby) and skydiving.

Rihana Mungin

Rihana Mungin is a mechanical engineering graduate student studying microgravity capillary fluidics at Portland State University. Notably, she worked with Nickelodeon and NASA to support the Slime in Space demonstrations aboard the International Space Station (ISS). She went on to co-host Slime in Space: A Virtual Field Trip and created an exciting educational STEM environment for grade school children to engage with the low-gravity gooey slime content. Additionally, while working alongside NASA scientists and engineers, she applies her research to develop novel and autonomous liquid delivery methods for the Plant Water Management (PWM) project and studies the fundamentals of evaporation in the absence of gravity to support the Capillary Structures for Exploration Life Support (CSELS) experiments. She will graduate with a M.S. in March 2021.

Liz Warren

Warren, Ph.D. is a Senior Program Director for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.  She has been involved in spaceflight research for over 25 years.Dr. Warren was born and raised in the San Francisco BayArea, and attended the University of California at Davis for both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in physiology. For her doctoral work, she investigated the effects of gravity as a continuum on energy balance in rats. She completed post-doctoral work in cancer biology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Laboratory of Cell Growth, and in the Neuroscience Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  She has performed a variety of roles at NASA, including serving as Deputy Project Scientist for the NASA Bed Rest and Artificial Gravity Projects.  Dr. Warren also spent several years as an Operations Lead in Mission Control for the ISS Medical Project.  Liz is a passionate science communicator and an advocate for human spaceflight and STEM.

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The newest Mars rover is landing in just a few weeks! Find out the latest, innovative technology that has gone into this rover to explore the red planet.

Clara O’Farrell
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, O'Farrell moved to the US on her 19th birthday to start college. After studying Aerospace Engineering at Princeton, she completed a Ph.D. at Caltech where her research was focused on the fluid dynamics of jellyfish swimming. In 2013, O'Farrell joined JPL, where she works on problems related to parachutes, aerodynamics, and trajectory simulation for Entry, Descent, and Landing.

Jeffrey Carlson
Jeff keeps busy between working in robotics at JPL and living as an artist in Hollywood. He recalls career highlights from several spheres:

Engineer - He loved working on the small team which built the "neck and head" A.K.A. the "Remote Sensing Mast" for the Perseverance Rover. Jeff was the entry-level engineer on the team, responsible for writing procedures, assembling hardware, counting screws, and even designing the paint job.
Film making - After landing in Hollywood, he worked on the Art Dept on several films including Sharkando III and IV. It was zany and invigorating.
Musician - He reflects on one morning in Paris, singing before Mass in Notre Dame cathedral. As he walked out of the chapel, he was robbed of his belongings, but nonetheless remembers the beautiful harmonics fondly.
Modeling - In his spare time, he models sustainable desert clothing, and even walked the runway for a fashion show in Hollywood (pre-COVID).

Michael Sondheim
I studied mathematics in college and was planning to be a high school teacher. I took an engineering job while getting my Master's degree and fell in love with the discipline. I started my career working on many airborne projects, mostly imaging systems for high-altitude planes. But after I finished my Master's degree I took a job at JPL to work on the Mars 2020 Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL).

PIXL is an exciting, challenging, and complex system. I was fortunate enough to join the project in the design phase, so I was able to contribute to the development in areas like instrument Fault Protection, Verification and Validation, instrument-level Integration and Test, delivery to the Rover, and Rover-level Integration and Test (at the Kennedy Space Center! Super cool!). I am also supporting early operations and surface commissioning activities. Go PIXL and go Mars2020!!
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In the microgravity environment of space, changes to the human body can affect muscles, bones and balance. To test how gravitational environments may affect balance and stability, astronauts go through a variety of tests before and after space travel. To understand how to counter the effects of space on balance, we need to know more about balance on Earth and how it changes with age. Join us and learn about the vestibular system and how you can contribute to the understanding of how balance changes with age through the research collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine and Space Center Houston.
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In this session, participants will learn about the ongoing Mars 2020 mission and explore ways to modify existing activities to fit a given set of variables. Participants will also dig into the Mars 2020 Tool Kit and its many evolving pieces and parts.

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Let your classroom join along as NASA goes forward to the Moon and on to Mars with a new card game intended for educational audiences. This interactive card game involves research, resources, and environment-specific hazards NASA will face with each mission to the Moon and beyond.


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Teach students transportable skills necessary for success in the aerospace industry. The curriculum culminates in a mission to Mars; this entails choosing a crew, rocket, and spacecraft, scheduling the crew using Gantt charts, choosing a landing site using Google Mars, and designing, constructing, and testing a Mars lander. This session will offer a hands-on water filtration activity.


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Are you looking for innovative techniques to inspire inner-city youth and young women to gain footholds in the space industry?In this highly interactive session you will gain hands-on experience with the outreach methodology used to successfully incorporate astronomy into academic curriculums and enrichment programs in Nigeria.You will interact directly with a young Nigerian student teacher who benefited from this program. In addition,you will learn from one of the co-authors about the inspiring new bookThe Intrepids: Costa Rican Women in Science and Technologywhich showcases 18 up and coming Costa Rican scientists and engineers.


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Build your own Space Camp! Whether it's a day or week, you can host it in person or virtually online. Learn how to book not just one NASA speaker but engage with different aerospace experts and create an out of this world camp experience for Space Seekers!
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Experience hands-on STEM that combines using Lego WeDo robotics, classroom-friendly software, and engaging standards-based activities which can be taught for Kindergarten through 5th grade. You will learn discovery-based approaches, designed with collaboration in mind, to help foster computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.


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Remote sensing has helped humans understand our Earth for many decades. Come learn how remote sensing will help us now tackle Global Climate Change.


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Rockets are a hot topic amongst NASA’s recent commercial launch with Space X and the upcoming Artemis missions. Participants will experience how to engage students with the chemistry behind rocketry while experiencing hands-on activities demonstrating both the chemistry and physics which propel a rocket above and beyond Earth’s atmosphere!


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Ever wondered how NASA launches rockets into space? In this interactive experiment students will learn about rocket fuels and then experiment with pseudo-rocket fuels. Excite students by exploring different types of “fuels”, conducting experiments to test each one, and then choosing their favorite to launch a larger scale rocket!


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In this session, participants will participate in a variety of hands-on rocket lessons. Come along for a journey through each of our rocket missions! From experimenting with design to calculating angles and trajectory, each activity will introduce and build upon new concepts. Great for scaffolding and multi-level classrooms!
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Have you ever wondered how rover tires are made? How they test tires in different types of soil? Join Colin Creager, mechanical engineer, in the SLOPE Lab (Simulated Lunar Operations Lab) at NASA Glenn Research Center. We will take a virtual tour of the SLOPE Lab and learn how Colin Creager’s team is designing the SMA Spring Tires for a potential 2026 rover mission to Mars. Denise Duke will then have a “rolling” activity for you to do with your students using EV3, Vex, or other robots.

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Explore ways to create 3D rover models using free online CAD software! This session will have you imagining ways to design the next rover using 3D design. The session will guide you through activities that can be done alongside the project, introducing your students to Mars Rovers.
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Ever wonder if astronauts participate in Design Challenges while in space? This session will challenge participants to engineer a solution to solve a real world problem that NASA astronauts faced aboard STS-51D by creating a "fly-swatter" for a satellite in this motivating and adaptable STEAM lesson connected to NASA history.


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Persevering with innovation is a consistent theme in science fiction and in real life. Join us as author Andy Weir, astronaut Cady Colman, and IntelChief Data Scientist Melvin Greer, discuss ScienceFiction, ScienceFuture, and ScienceNow through the lens of space exploration and Andy’s new book Project Hail Mary.

Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California. Photo credit: Aubrie Pick ©

Cady Colman is a former NASA astronaut – the veteran of two space shuttle missions and six months living aboard the International Space Station as the lead robotics and lead science officer. During her 24-year career at NASA, she has gained deep insight into how to establish trust, build teams, and collaboratively solve problems when failure is not an option. She currently serves as Global Explorer in Residence at Arizona State University and is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM and STEAM. Cady recently co-anchored ABC’s Launch America coverage of the historic SpaceX launch. An amateur flute player, she is best known for her “Space Duet” from orbit with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Find Cady on Instagram and Twitter at: @Astro_Cady and on Facebook at @astrocady

Melvin Greer is Chief Data Scientist, Americas, Intel Corporation. He is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Public Sector and commercial enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing, Synthetic Biology and IoT Bio-sensors for edge analytics. He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies, including Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing and Gamification. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, GUIRR. Melvin has been appointed to Senior Advisor and Fellow at the FBI IT and Data Division. Melvin is charged with acceleration of the FBI mission by supporting appropriate data collection, data analytics, discovery and visualization via advanced data science and AI techniques.

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One of the leading candidates for having an environment where life could exist due to liquid water is Jupiter’s moon, Europa. A thick, icy crust surrounds the moon with a large, salt water ocean underneath. This lesson simulates a future, robot submarine (aka. Cryobot) mission to Europa creating a real life 3D cross-section model of Europa in class.


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A highlight of SEEC is the Friday evening banquet, and this year will be no exception. The evening will kick off with a heartfelt welcome and thank you to all organizers, presenters, and participants. This will be followed by the announcement of the Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award. The evening’s celebrations will continue in special Virtual Lounges where guests can mingle, chat and try their hand at our offerings. Be sure to pop in and out of any lounges to enjoy all the amazing activities.


Lounges can be accessed from the "Schedule" as well as from the "Lounges" pages at the top of the SEEC event home page from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm CT. Included will be:

Cosmic Cocktail Pub: Join us in the Ingenuity Lounge for an important early, and probably late, stop will be our cosmic cocktail pub! Grab your shaker and join mixologists Jennifer Cheesman and Brian Ewenson as they guide you through making the perfect planetary potion. Link to Room

Galaxy Games: Pop into our game room (Zarya Lounge) and try your hand at space and STEM games! Our hosts, Ann Hernandez, Machin Norris, Debbie Reynolds, and Heidi Ragsdale will put forth an offering of challenges for the galactic gamer. Link to Room

Artist's Studio: SEEC educators are not only stellar scholars but artists! A big hit last year was our educator’s Space Art Exhibit showcasing your work. Join SciArt Exchange Director, Jancy McPheein, in our Artist's Studio and chat, share your art, and find inspiration for your next masterpiece in our Leonardo Lounge. Link to Room

Space Moves Dance Club: It couldn’t be a banquet without a dance. Put on your dancing shoes (or bunny slippers), clear your dance space and join us in Kibo Lounge with our host Chaka Jaliwa for some gravity-defying moves (probably not Zero-G, but we like giving him a challenge).Link to Room

International Conversations: One of the great pleasures at the SEEC banquet is to visit the Canada table for a quick “Eh?” and pick up some smarties and aero bars in the Zvezda Lounge. Then it’s off to catch up with our friends from Mexico, a visit with the educators from JAXA, and beyond. Our international room hosted by Dianea Phillips will welcome you and share virtual treats and customs from around the globe. No passport required. Link to Room

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Space Center Houston and Partner Tours
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Space Center Houston and partner tours.
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Put the human in human spaceflight! Define values to unite your classroom based on flight operation qualities and characteristics of current spaceflight heroes. Solve an everyday problem… in space. Act out a song and chant that demonstrate important Artemis mission objectives. For in-person/virtual learning, diverse ages, abilities, and budgets.


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Learn what it means to “Train like an astronaut,” on-site and virtually with Space Center University!
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Can we teach our high school students to be the next Elon Musk? Space entrepreneurs exploit the opportunity to solve problems which have not been solved before. In this session, you will hear how to bring the space high-tech accelerator to the class, how to work internationally, and how to attract more girls to aerospace.

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We will be investigating the spectral analysis of a star to determine its composition, temperature, and age. Analyzing the causes of various spectra as well as using frequency shifts to determine the relative movement of stars.


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Looking to spice up your lessons with a STEM Challenge? Add some hands-on interactive challenges that use readily available household items. These lessons are good for classroom and at-home learning. Join us as we offer and demonstrate some great ideas.


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There is an asteroid headed towards Earth and your team is our last hope! Working collaboratively, students will design, build, and test a shield to protect Earth. This is a very engaging, hands-on lesson that can be easily adapted to any content and age level.


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Art students in the SBISD district rendered 10 current topics in space with street painting. They partnered with UrbanCanvas, an international decision to explore these topics with artists from all over the world.


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This session will highlight NASA's Parker Solar Probe. Students will view Parker in Augmented Reality, analyze its data, and create an infographic. An extension activity includes students building a shield to protect its instruments. Any of these concepts can be used to teach about any of the NASA's space missions.


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Assistem Test
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Mindfulness can only be learned through experience. Teachers will participate in attention building activities, focusing on the breath, sound, and body sensation. Mindfulness, we bring our senses to the present moment experience. Teachers will engage in mindful space quilt art exploring creativity through our sense of sight and touch.


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Having launched nine student experiments to ISS, iLEAD Schools--with guidance from Dr. Jacob Cohen, Chief Scientist, NASA Ames--has pioneered a framework to engage students throughout the process. From inception, experiment optimization through post-flight analysis, iLEAD ensures students across its network are engaged in the process of doing real spaceflight experimentation.


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Take away new ideas on how to effectively teach Astrobiology and integrate flexible regrouping practices with your grade level students with ease. Students have an opportunity to be an explorer (discovery based), an engineer (design based), an artist (including multiple mediums), or a researcher (information based).
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November 2, 2000 was the last time all living humans were on our planet, together. People from 16 countries banded together to build and operate the world's largest object in space. With perseverance and determination we overcame the challenges of living and working in space. Come along on a fantastic voyage to the ISS and back.
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Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad and returned to the U.S. to complete his education and earn a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Colorado. He is board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine. After serving as the Deputy Crew Surgeon for STS-130 and Expedition 24, he was selected as an astronaut in June 2009 as one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class. Dr. Lindgren flew on Expedition 44/45 and logged 141 days in space. He participated in two spacewalks and in more than a hundred different scientific experiments.
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Join Space Center Houston's expert staff, Steve Swanner and others as they guide you through our Independence Plaza Exhibit. You will explore the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and the Space X Falcon 9 exhibit.
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Get a behind-the-scenes tour of amazing places at JPL and get an unprecedented view from the floor of the JPL clean room!

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A live, narrated tour of the Stennis Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center with some incredible experts at these amazing facilities. Q&A session to follow.

Karma Snyder:Karma graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Aerospace Engineering also from Auburn University. After her undergrad degree she went to work for Pratt & Whitney on the RL 10 engine program as a Design and Project Engineer. In 2001, she left P & W to work for NASA as a System Integration Engineer, Test Operations Engineer and Systems Analyst for numerous test programs.

Hugh Crate:Hugh C. Cate III (Trey) graduated from West Point in 1987 as a Lieutenant of Artillery and retired from the military 21 years later as a Senior Public Affairs Officer. Trey currently serves as the Deputy Manager for Strategic Communication for NASA’s Space Launch System. He coordinates all external and internal communication, messages, stakeholder engagements, congressional engagements and products for America’s next great ship. Trey has a Masters of Journalism from the University of Alabama and an Aerospace and Defense Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee

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Get to go where very few people get to go...The Floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. Talk to experts about Orion!
 

Joshua Santora, Public Affairs Specialist, Launch Commentator, and past SEEC presenter, will provide a LIVE tour through portions of the VAB, where he and two subject matter experts will provide an update on the Artemis program and current KSC activities. The session will include live Q&A.

Amanda Stevenson: Artemis II Crew Module Adapter (CMA) Assembly Operations Lead. Amanda leads the team for the assembly of the crew module adapter, which is the structure that connects the crew module, to the European-built service module on the Orion spacecraft.

Yves Lamothe: Exploration Ground Systems, Communication Systems Project Manager. Yves is responsible for providing communication services, including voice, imagery, and transmission services, to support the launch of the Space Launch System, including launch teams at KSC, the Johnson Space Center, and the Marshall Spaceflight Center.

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Behind the scenes tours of the Goddard/Wallops Flight Facility.
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Along with your guide, Stephanie McMahon take a journey and exlpore Space Center Houston's Saturn V building and Rocket Park.
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Our sister planet Venus could serve as a model for many exoplanets soon to be discovered in the upcoming era of new space telescopes, such as James Webb and others. Venus may have been far more Earth-like than its present climate state, which is inhospitable and more like that inside a pressure-cooker oven with surface temperatures of 450 C (842 F) and pressures equivalent to 1,000 meters (0.62 miles) under the sea. How did Venus evolve from a past "habitable" state to its present one, and how does that help us understand our own destiny?
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Join our virtual tours of Space Center Houston as well as other partner tours.

SEEC 2021 Space Center Houston Virtual Tour
Overview of Space Center Houston including Independence Plaza, the Main Plaza, Destiny Theater, Starship Gallery, Lunar Diorama, Lunar Sample Vault, Touch the Moon Exhibit, Skylab 1G Trainer, Astronaut Gallery, and Rocket Park.

Falcon 9 Tour
The future of space travel is reusable rockets. In our newest exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 core, or first stage, B1035 is displayed horizontally and elevated 14 feet off the ground near Independence Plaza. It’s one of only two SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters on display and the first commercial space exhibit for Space Center Houston. Go on a virtual tour of this marvel of reusable space technology and learn more about how it is making space more accessible.

Independence Plaza Tour
Independence Plaza, our international landmark exhibit, is home to the historic shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA) NASA 905 with shuttle-replica Independence mounted on top. Get a rare glimpse into the historic shuttle era and its impact on current and future exploration. In this virtual tour, relive the history of creating this experimental aircraft and explore the cockpit of SCA, which is not on display to guests.

Apollo Mission Control Tour
Take a tour of Johnson Space Center’s historic Apollo Mission Control Center and see the room where NASA experts monitored the first moon landing and guided Apollo 13 home safely to avert disaster, fully restored back to the way it looked during the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s. Featuring the authentic consoles used to monitor nine Gemini, all Apollo moon missions, and 21 space shuttle missions, no detail was spared in the restoration. Due to COVID-19 security restrictions at Johnson Space Center, the Apollo Mission Control Center has been closed to the public since March 2019, so this tour will offer behind-the-scenes access even our guests are not currently able to enjoy.

Additional Tour Information Coming Soon: Kennedy Space Center, JPL, JSC, and Stennis/Marshall Centers!

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The lead for Protocol at JSC will take participants on a virtual tour of JSC’s Mission Control and Building 9.
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Great and exciting things are happening in the Virtual Reality industry every day, especially at NASA. Explore how The Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRlab) trains astronauts for space missions @NASA JSC which trigger solutions to produce Virtual Reality simulations for your classroom from scratch without previous experience with free tools. Bring a laptop and a phone.


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What happens to the garbage on the ISS? They can't just "take out the garbage" like we do! We will explore how the NASA astronauts recycle and conserve materials on the ISS and what does actually happen to the bits that are not recyclable? We will also explore how NASA astronauts and scientists on the ground collaborate to find solutions to problems.


Please click feedback on the side of the page to fill out the survey or by clicking this link. https://spacecenter.grenadine.co/en/seec2021/form/sessionevaluation

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This session will help teachers use the fascination of humans in space to create analogies for biological habitats, ecological systems, civil engineering, infrastructure, complexity, collaboration, communication, and many other concepts, all with the same hands-on design challenge.


Session materials that have been uploaded can be accessed by clicking on the presenters name.

Please fill out the session survey on the side of the page or by clicking this link. https://spacecenter.grenadine.co/en/seec2021/form/sessionevaluation

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How can classroom educators engage learners with visual impairments if the students cannot see the amazing lessons across the digital expanse? Science engagement does not have to be limited by ability. In this interactive session, participants will explore descriptive language, effective practices for images and audio, storytelling, and more!
How can classroom educators engage learners with visual impairments if the students cannot see the amazing lessons across the digital expanse? Science engagement does not have to be limited by ability. In this interactive session, participants will explore descriptive language, effective practices for images and audio, storytelling, and more!
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How can informal educators engage learners with visual impairments if they cannot see the amazing exhibits or programs across the digital expanse? Science engagement does not have to be limited by ability. In this interactive session, participants will explore descriptive language, effective practices for images and audio, storytelling, and more!
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How can informal educators engage learners with visual impairments when they cannot see the amazing exhibits or programs across the digital expanse? Science engagement does not have to be limited by ability. In this interactive session, participants will explore descriptive language, effective practices for images and audio, storytelling, and more!
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From the depths of underwater caves to the frozen tundra, join explorers Dr Jill Yager and Terri Mynatt as they take you with them on their grand adventures! As we seek life on other planets, investigate how we describe new discoveries here on Earth among the most remote and unforgiving environments. Learn how exploring inner space prepares us for outer space.
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Have you ever thought about what would go into establishing a medical system on another planet? When 911 is 9 months away, how do you solve medical challenges for a Mission to Mars? This session offers an expert's and educator's insight into get teachers thinking about this topic in an interactive and informative presentation. Come away with activities to use in your own classroom!
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