Explore Space Tech: BEST Rover and the Engineering Design Process
Tuesday 08/04/2020
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a free 60-minute webinar for K-12 educators on at 6:30pm EST. Participants will learn about the Mars Rover as well as the Artemis Program which plans to take the first woman and the next man back to the moon.

Participants will learn about the Beginning Engineering Science & Technology (BEST) curriculum and use the Engineering Design Process to create a Rover and to test it. This webinar is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. This educational activity support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA Education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities.



Barbie Buckner is a 20+ year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville. Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior. Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development. Barbie sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbie says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”