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Ashlie Smith

Phy Science Educator l SEEC Crew Member, '21 Nat TOY 2nd place for Air Force Assoc. l Michigan Air Force Assoc VP of Aerospace Edu l Limitless Educator
Cranbrook Schools

Ashlie Smith instructs physical science at Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She uses space science to encourage her students to dream big and cites inspiring young girls to develop an interest in STEM and consider STEM careers as driving passions. Smith is a TEDx speaker, Alan Shepard Technology in Education Awardee, ISS US National Lab exemplary educator, and Michigan's Air Force Association Teacher of the Year and Runner-Up Air Force National Teacher of the Year. Smith's sixth-year run of facilitating the Cubes in Space program at her school has helped over 100 students develop and launch 41 experiments in space. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, Smith took her passion for space science to China and taught a 10-day workshop for middle-school-aged students on the International Space Station and Mars. In 2022, she was appointed as the Michigan Air Force Association Vice President of Aerospace Education and became a Limitless Space Institute Educator. She is thrilled to continue her Space Center Houston SEEC Crew member journey.

Sessions in which Ashlie Smith 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
11:00 AM CST - 12:30 PM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
Grades K-12Expert/ Educator
2:00 PM
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
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
12:15 PM CST - 1:15 PM CST | 1 hour
Grades K-12