Rockets 2 Racecars: Session 2 - Race Suits Space Suits
Tuesday 09/22/2015
4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 3-9

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

Get your students revved up with NASA's Rockets 2 Racecars (R2R) STEM Education webinar series! Discover similarities in NASA spacesuits and race suits used by racecar drivers. Learn the technologies developed by NASA that are used by the racing industry and investigate how technology development is linked to processes of the human body.

WhoTwelve educators trained online on September 28th at 4:00pm ET in Rockets to Racecars activities for students.

What:  The selected teachers will work alongside NASA specialists (around one hour) to provide NASA R2R activity implementation
at the Dover Speedway track during the Jimmie Johnson/NASA Ticket package on October 4th, 2015
Certificate, professional development hours and one free ticket included!

How do I join at Dover Speedway?
Register for the September 28th online training at this link if you are able to come to the track! 

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.

Marilé Colón Robles is the Educator Professional Development Specialist at NASA Langley Research Center and serves the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. She creates and teaches professional development workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as informal educators all over the country, delivering these opportunities in both English and Spanish and is part of the Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line (S’COOL) team delivering professional development on clouds and climate. Marilé began her career with NASA in 2010 as an Informal Educator where she curated and developed content for the Hispanic Education Initiative’s bilingual website, organized and hosted teacher professional development workshops, museum events, and STEM summer camps. She has also developed interactive STEM games and taught virtual lessons in Spanish to K-12 classrooms all over the country through NASA’s Digital Learning Network. Prior to joining NASA, Marilé was a graduate research assistant examining interactions between clouds and aerosols and their impact on Earth’s energy balance while earning her graduate degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.