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Melissa Pore

STEM Club Mentor and Global Studies Faculty
Bishop O'Connell High School
Participates in 1 Session

Melissa Pore, M.Ed. KM4CZN is a STEM educator at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. She has taught for over 25 years in Texas, Maryland, and Virginia with a focus on technology and wireless communications. Melissa has led 3 student satellite missions to orbit and is a licensed Amateur Radio operator and an Ambassador for the Education Committee for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). She serves on the US ARISS Ops team at Goddard Space Flight Center, known as the original Space Shuttle Retransmission Station, performing antennae operations for ARISS education downlinks between schools and astronauts LIVE on the ISS. She was recently recognized by the Air & Space Forces Association (AFA) as Virginia State Teacher of the Year for 2022. She continues to expand her impact on education through work with commercial space partners and with government agencies focused on expanding access to all students, teacher retention/support, and student driven goals around equity. Her involvement outside the classroom includes such groups as SEEC Educator Crew, Space Station Explorers Ambassadors, Growing Beyond Earth Ambassadors, and as an active member of the User Advisory Committee (UAC) Education Subcommittee for the International Space Station National Laboratory (ISSNL) since 2020. 

Sessions in which Melissa Pore participates

Thursday 4 February, 2021

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

Sessions in which Melissa Pore 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
Keynote

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
Keynote

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
12:45 PM
12:45 PM CST - 1:45 PM CST | 1 hour
Panel
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)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM CST - 11:55 PM CST | 16 hours 55 minutes
Networking Lounges and Tours
10:30 AM
12:15 PM
12:15 PM CST - 1:15 PM CST | 1 hour
Grades K-12