"The Technologies of Light"
2015 is classified as "The International Year of Light" and to commemorate the occasion Mike Nofziger, PhD Professor and Outreach Coordinator College of Optical Sciences University of Arizona will show us some of the applications of Light Technologies. Dr. Nofziger helped establish the undergraduate program in Optical Sciences & Engineering at the U of A, in 1989. As part of that effort, he developed lab experiments and wrote curricula for 6 semesters of undergraduate optics labs. In addition, he is the Outreach Coordinator for the College, and has led a wide variety of optics outreach over the years.

El año 2015 se clasifica como "El Año Internacional de la Luz y las Tecnologías Basadas en la Luz" y para conmemorar la ocasión el Dr.Mike Nofziger, profesor y coordinador de Investigación de la Facultad de Ciencias Ópticas de la Universidad de Arizona nos mostrará algunas de las aplicaciones de la tecnología de la luz. El Dr. Nofziger ayudó a establecer el programa de bachillerato en  Ciencias Ópticas  e Ingeniería de la Universidad de Arizona, en 1989. Como parte de ese esfuerzo, desarrolló experimentos de laboratorio y escribió el currículo de 6 semestres del laboratorio de óptica a nivel de bachillerato. En adición, él coordina la divulgación de la información al público en general y hoy estará ofreciendo una charla para Puerto Rico Science Teacher Association.

Dr. Lester Morales is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Kennedy Space Center and serves the states of GA and FL and the US territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

Previously, Dr. Morales worked with the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project and the INSPIRE project. Dr. Morales taught middle school science, anatomy, physiology, algebra, and geometry for the Miami Dade County Public School System in Miami, FL. He holds a current Florida teaching certificate in mathematics and biology.

Dr. Morales received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Florida International University and a Medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.


Kelly is a NASA Education Professional Development Specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She works to support education in eleven East Coast states ranging from Virginia to Maine. Kelly started at NASA as an Informal Educator, which coordinated various programs and events intended to inspire teachers, students and families in grades K-8 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) while bringing together NASA missions, engineers, and scientists at NASA Goddard’s Visitor Center. Prior to joining the education team at NASA, Kelly’s professional career consisted of 10 years of teaching Earth and Physical Sciences in various school systems and grade levels in the state of New Jersey. The districts have ranged from urban to suburban, as well as private and public schools. Outside of teaching in the United States, Kelly spent time during the summer as a volunteer English teacher in Costa Rica. She has pursued a career in teaching STEM and professional development workshops for NASA and has earned a Master’s degree in Science Leadership and Management.