Teaching your Robot to Fetch: NASA Robotic Systems for ISRU Missions
Wednesday 07/31/2019
3:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

NASA Centennial Challenges and the NASA STEM Engagement and Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University are providing a 1-hour, informational webinar.

Participants will get an overview of the current state of technology and long-term goals for ISRU and robotic systems targeted for lunar applications; an overview of NASA Centennial Challenges program; and an introduction to Phase 2 of the Space Robotics Challenge.

The webinar will include time for open Q&A related to In-situ resource utilization, robotic efforts and the Space Robotics Challenge.

John Weis has been an Education Specialist with NASA for the last 10 years. He is currently stationed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to providing online professional development for educators, John is responsible for educational outreach including professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers, community programs and liaising with state and local education agencies in the Marshall region of Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee. John earned a BS in Science and Mathematics Teaching with an emphasis in Mathematics and Physics from the Florida State University and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton. Before joining NASA education, he spent 10 years as a secondary science teacher in Volusia County, Florida. His areas of specialization include Mathematics, Physics, Earth/Space Science, and Astronomy.