Humans in Space: Human Health and Radiation
Wednesday 05/12/2021
1:00 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.

Human Exploration of Space hinges very critically on Human Health. NASA spends extensive effort in ensuring we completely understand and are prepared for effects of radiation on human health. This webinar deals with interdisciplinary concepts of biology and electromagnetic radiation called Radiation Biology. The content presented will closely follow a NASA EPDC digital badge (micro credential) of the same name for 9-12 educators. At the end of this webinar, you will be able to bring the concepts of radiation biology to your students with NASA and Cultural context using Culturally Responsive Teaching strategies. Please join us for this free 1-hr webinar!

PS: Feel free to explore this digital badge prior to the webinar to come prepared with questions and ideas on how to implement this topic in your classroom.

Deepika is a NASA Education Specialist at Texas State University. She works to support NASA EPDC efforts nationally - both face-to-face and virtually. 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.