NASA STEM Exploration: Engineering Challenge: Mars Helicopter
Thursday 07/23/2020
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.

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars' thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future. Make a Rotorcraft at home or in school.


Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.