NASA STEM at Home and School: Biomimicry, Design a Robotic Insect.
Monday 01/25/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 2-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.


NASA draws inspiration for its robots from insects and nature. Some of these robots stay on Earth, but some travel far off into our Solar System. Learn more about some of these nature-inspired robots.  The challenge is to draw a design for a robotic insect that has special structures to work in a given environment.  We will explore a SCRATCH activity as a method to integrate technology and deepen understanding while applying what is learned to new situations to extend skills.

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.