Explore Tech: Maker Space & X-Planes
Wednesday 03/13/2019
4:00 pm
FREE Workshop
Educators in Grades K-12

You must attend this workshop in person in Palmdale, CA.

This free workshop is offered through the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, which provides formal and informal educators with NASA resources and materials that support STEM learning. 

Come learn about NASA's X-57 Maxwell Electric Plane while learning about the basics of how circuits work.  Educators will engage in mathematics, science and engineering activities about circuits, circuitry, alternative energy, and batteries.  They will create, build and test simple circuits. Educators will take back hands-on activities for students that combine math, science, engineering, and technology. 

This educational activity aligns to the Co-STEM Priority Goal to improve STEM Instruction by supporting the existing STEM teacher workforce.

The workshop is being held in collaboration with the Antelope Valley Unified High School District

Prior to attending, check out these Maker friendly websites
we will be exploring during the workshop:

Come learn about real world connections with NASA research and X-planes.  Leave with ideas and inspiration to integrate hands-on learning into multiple subject areas to keep your students engaged. This workshop will be led by an education specialist from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Office of STEM Engagement.

The address for the event is
AVUHSD PCC 1156 East Avenue S, Palmdale, CA 93550



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.”