Explore Flight: Flying Beyond the Earth
Thursday 05/06/2021
7:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar


For as long as humans have been around, we have dreamed of flying. The Wright Brothers opened the floodgates and within 60 years from that historic moment, human beings left their footprints on the Moon. In addition to amazing new strides in flying here on Earth, NASA is spreading its wings on other planets.

In this webinar we will look at the ins and outs of flying through atmospheres that are not our own and participants will get an in depth look at activities that explore flight on Mars, in particular.

 
 

Steven is a NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaborative) Specialist housed in the LBJ Institute of STEM Education and Research at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuropsychology from Georgia College and State University. Steven is beginning work on his PhD in Biology in the Fall. The primary focus of his current work is in supporting Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in inspiring the next generation of NASA scientists from among historically disenfranchised groups. Steven helps to develop, package, and deliver STEM curriculum that translates the work and discoveries of NASA for use in the classroom and helps teachers to make it more accessible to all students. He is working with university pre-service educators, in-service, pre-service, and informal teachers to help them create culturally responsive lessons that will create engagement with students that have previously felt left out of the amazing work that NASA is doing. Steven worked in K-12 education for nearly 20 years, most recently as Life Sciences Chair at a minority serving inner city school in Georgia. He has taught Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical science to special education, regular education, honors, and AP students in Georgia, Washington, and New Jersey.