Intro to STEM Technologies: Session 2: Robotics
Saturday 03/28/2020 
6:30 pm PT 

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-8
Given the current health situation with COVID-19, NASA Ames has gone into restricted access effective immediately. We are committed to doing our part to help protect our staff and EPDC Maker Space. Because of this, professional development face to face sessions and face to face activities will be offered virtually until further notice. 
This event will not longer be a 3 hour face to face event, and instead will be offered as a 1 hour webinar.
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour online professional development session.

Participants will hear about the latest NASA program and learn a variety of different robotic kits, 3D printers and design software in two professional development sessions. Session 2 will focus on Robotics. The training will include useful resources from NASA, LEGO robotics and others. Workshop is appropriate for grades 4-8 teachers and pre-service teachers. 


Sara Lisa Garcia-Torres is a NASA Education Specialist currently housed at Texas State University where she is also pursuing her PhD. Sara worked in public schools for the past 16 years as a bilingual and inclusion teacher, Gifted & Talented Facilitator, and as a STEM teacher. She has over 140 hours of science training through the University of Texas Hands on Regional Collaborative, in addition to 96 hours of science training through the Texas Natural Science Center. Sara works with educators, families, and community members to support STEM efforts in public schools, homes, and communities. She has been awarded several local grants and recognitions. Among them she has received a grant for utilizing green spaces at public elementary schools to begin a science outdoor classroom. Sara was recognized by her peers earning a Teacher of the Year award and receiving a national White House Initiative on Educational recognition. Her research interests include STEM education, both the delivery to underrepresented students (K-20), and culturally relevant preparation of teachers through traditional and non-traditional methods. Sara holds degrees from Texas State University (MEd), and University of Texas at San Antonio (BA).