NASA is With You When You Fly: Winging It
Thursday 04/30/2015
7:00 pm ET (4 pm PT)
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades PreK-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Did you know that NASA is with you when you fly? 

Participants in this "Winging It" webinar will learn about motions and forces, transfer of energy, and the abilities of technological design as they engage in standards-aligned mathematics, science and engineering activities with the basic concepts of flight, including the three axes of flight and the control surfaces that guide the aircraft.  Learn about real world connections with NASA research and the airplanes that are flying today, in particular the X-56A  Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT), an active research project at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Barbara Buckner is a 20-year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville.  Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior.  Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate under the supervision of Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development.Barbara sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbara says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”