Mission Control to Your Classroom: Bring NASA to Your Space
Thursday 04/12/2018
7:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Educators in Grades K-12

It is widely known that NASA has advanced our understanding of the universe, pioneered technological breakthroughs, improved life on earth, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. But did you know that NASA also plays an essential role in educationpreparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the workforce of tomorrow? This webinar will explore how you can bring NASA experiences to your classroom.

You are in a unique position to inspire future scientists and engineers by offering a glimpse into the universe beyond planet Earth, with the help of NASA. NASA’s Office of Education works collaboratively with NASA’s mission directorates to include education as an integral component of every research and development mission. These efforts result in innovative educational materials that engage students’ interest in space while facilitating effective STEM learning.

By attending this webinar, participants will learn:

  •   About NASA’s educational programs

  •   How to navigate various resources

            How to effectively integrate NASA resources

Keywords: NASA, STEM

Deepika 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. Deepika has worked in STEM Education in various capacities – as a researcher, educator, outreach coordinator, member of a non-profit startup, and K-8 Educator. She has enjoyed building diverse experiences in STEM education and hopes to add unique value to Educator Profession Development at NASA. Deepika has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Mysore, India (Bachelors), University of Maryland, College Park (Maters), and Purdue University (Ph. D.) where she researched how to teach fundamental disciplinary concepts in Electrical Engineering.