Diversifying STEM Workforce: Using Culturally Responsive Practices to Engage with Diverse Public Audiences and Students
Tuesday 04/27/2021
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.

 

Welcome to Diversifying STEM Workforce webinar series! NASA EPDC is offering a 4-part webinar series on using NASA STEM resources to teach students of diverse backgrounds. These webinars are designed to be both stand-alone and as part of series that explore this topic with different strategies and resources. They offer various levels of engagement that address issues of diversity and equity in STEM education and workforce – from highlighting NASA role models from underrepresented groups in STEM to in-depth exploration of research and practical strategies using NASA resources in our webinars and digital badges.

This live webinar, final one of the series, will inform and educate about unique challenges facing underrepresented groups in STEM fields and offer culturally relevant NASA resources and best practices for instruction.

 

Deepika is a NASA Education Specialist at Texas State University. She works to support NASA EPDC efforts nationally - both face-to-face and virtually. Deepika has worked in STEM Education in various capacities – as a researcher, educator, outreach coordinator, member of a non-profit startup, and K-8 Educator. She has enjoyed building diverse experiences in STEM education and hopes to add unique value to Educator Profession Development at NASA. Deepika has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Mysore, India (Bachelors), University of Maryland, College Park (Maters), and Purdue University (Ph. D.) where she researched how to teach fundamental disciplinary concepts in Electrical Engineering.