NASA STEM: Gaining Traction on Mars: GRC Engineering Design Challenge
Thursday 06/24/2021
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 6-12

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



During this webinar educators will explore a variety of hands-on, project-based activities using the engineering design process. The focus will be on the importance of working in engineering design teams to create and test various wheel designs and materials on a standard test vehicle to determine which are most effective on a simulated Martian surface.   Four lead-up investigations will present challenges to design the inner-workings that make-up the rover. The webinar will include  a virtual Tour of the NASA Glenn Research Center SLOPE lab.



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.