Exploring Ocean Worlds: Europa Clipper Mission
Wednesday 05/29/2019 
6:00 pm ET 

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

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

In this webinar, special guest Hared Ochoa, a Thermal Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide an overview of NASA's Europa Clipper Mission. Mr. Ochoa will share his role in the project and field questions from webinar participants. The webinar will also highlight NASA educational resources and engineering design projects related to the Europa Clipper Mission.

Dr. Samuel García Jr. serves as a NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice for the LBJ Institute for Education and Research. Dr. García helps facilitate professional development to both formal and informal STEM educators utilizing NASA resources with a specific focus on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. He also works with faculty serving in Minority Serving Institutions in developing STEM educational tools and resources for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Dr. García’s research agenda is geared towards community and educational change by creating healthy, equitable, and culturally responsive learning environments for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. García. earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas Pan American and holds a doctorate degree in School Improvement from Texas State University.