Explore Space Tech: CubeSat
Monday 07/26/2021
7:30 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.

NASA has many Earth science satellites that help NASA study the oceans, land, and atmosphere. One class of research spacecraft, CubeSats are called Nanosatellites. Participants will hear from Ames Research Center Subject Matter Expert (SME), Ali Guarneros Luna, senior NASA aerospace engineer supporting the Small Satellite Technology (SST) Program at The Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), managing Tipping Points program and other small satellites providing her expertise in leading this research. Several relevant instructional resources including pdf instructions for students to build their own paper satellite, creating their own satellite using the engineering design process, and links to build it yourself satellite game will be included.

Sara Garcia-Torres currently serves as an EPD Specialist at NASA Ames Research Center. She works with educators, families, and community members to support STEM efforts. Her research interests include STEM education. She holds degrees from TSU (MEd), and UTSA (BA). Sara is also pursuing PhD studies at Texas State University.