NASA STEM: Explore Talking to Perseverance: Engineer a Satellite
Thursday 02/18/2021
6:00 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.




After landing on Mars, the Perseverance rover will rely on the Mars Relay Network orbiters overhead to keep in touch with engineers on Earth, just like the two current NASA missions already on the surface of the Red Planet--the Curiosity rover and InSight lander. As the orbiters circle Mars, they can “talk” to the rover when they fly over it and relay messages home. This webinar will explore the engieering of a satellite.    Engineering Design Challenges Lesson Plans will include:

1. So you want to make a satellite ( Engineering Design Challenge)

2. Testing Materials for a satellite.

3. Shoebox Sartellite

4. Beginning Enginnering  Satellite

5.. Mars Relay- Talking to Perserverance 




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.