Explore Humans in Space: Space Food & Nutrition ISS
Tuesday 06/15/2021
1:00 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.

Astronauts face a lot of new challenges when they travel in space, and one of those challenges is figuring out how to eat. Space food research meets the challenge of providing food that tastes good and travels well in space. Come and learn about the many NASA STEM hands-on, minds-on student engagement activities that explore the unique problems of keeping astronauts happy and healthy in space. Attendees will have access to instructional powerpoint that includes embedded videos, links, NGSS alignments, and resources ready to use in the classroom, at home, or virtual learning.


LaTina Taylor is a NASA Education Specialist with NASA EPDC at Texas State University and is deeply committed to providing STEM Education to students and families in urban communities. A native of Chicago, Illinois, LaTina has over 24 years of experience in education with the Chicago Public Schools and is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. During her tenure with CPS LaTina has received several grant awards (i.e. iPads, 3D printers, and LEGO Robotics) for students at the schools she has serviced.

Ms. Taylor has worked in STEM Education in various capacities - as a STEM Technology Specialist, STEM professional developer, and Program Director with the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). She has designed and implemented STEM curriculum (K-12), trained families on STEM and innovative technology tools, and provided professional development to teachers on effective research-based STEM integration pedagogy into their curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

LaTina has also been a presenter at numerous science, math, and technology conferences at the local, state, and national levels.