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Celena Miller

Senior Outreach/Education Coordinator
SEEC Crew - Center for Space Research
Participates in 1 Session

Celena Miller is the Senior Outreach Program Coordinator for the Texas Space Grant Consortium in Austin, Texas. She has worked for over twelve years in education. During that time, Celena has worked in the Texas public school system, promoting earth and space education to students, teachers and the community through curriculum, professional development, science nights, and career exploration.

Celena has been recognized for our excellence in science teaching. She was the national recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2014. Since that time, Celena was also recognized as the 2014 HEB Excellence in Education "Rising Star" Recipient, 2014 University of Texas - RGV Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2015 ATPE Educator of the Year, 2015 Texas Academy of Science - Outstanding Texas Educator, and the 2019 HEB Excellence in Education "Leadership" Recipient. She is a NASA MAVEN Ambassador, a SCH Space Education Educator Crew Member, a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, and a Rio Grande Valley Science Association Board Member. Additionally, she also participated in four missions with the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education for the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program to the International Space Station.

She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Teacher Association of Texas, National Science Teacher Association, Rio Grande Valley Science Association, and NASA Network of States.

Celena received her Bachelor of Science degree and master's at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She also completed post-graduate work with the NASA Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project in STEM Education at Columbia University.

Sessions in which Celena Miller participates

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Celena Miller attends

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:15 AM
8:15 AM CST - 9:15 AM CST | 1 hour

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 i...

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:00 AM
8:00 AM CST - 9:00 AM CST | 1 hour

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. MatherDr. Mather is the Senior Proje...

11:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM CST - 10:00 PM CST | 4 hours
Community EngagementSEEC Virtual Banquet

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 act...

Saturday 6 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
3:15 PM
3:15 PM CST - 4:15 PM CST | 1 hour

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, allowe...