Explore Moon to Mars: Landing Humans on the Moon
Thursday 07/29/2021
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

After NASA's very first successful crew launch into space, President Kennedy made an audacious statement. He challenged us to put a man on the Moon and return him safely to the Earth. We achieved that in July of 1969 with Apollo 11. We are now embarking upon that journey again. But, now we have different goals and a team that more accurately represents us a nation. The challenges we face are many as we embark upon landing the first woman and first person of color on the southern pole of the Moon. Explore NASA resources that will allow you to take your students along on this journey and even help us solve some of the problems we face along the way in this webinar.



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.