Explore Moon to Mars: NASA Lunar Rovers and the Engineering Design Process
Tuesday 08/03/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.
Through NASA's Artemis lunar exploration missions, NASA will use innovative new technologies and lunar rovers to explore more of the Moon than ever before. Come and discover NASA's Lunar Rovers and how engineering in the classroom is a great way to support, improve, and enhance the teaching of science. Attendess will be provided with many of NASA's STEM engagement resources to help promote engineering mindsets in students, Engineering Design Challenges (EDP) , and ways to inspire our next generation of innovators. The session will end with sharing NASA EDPC resources, educator and student digital badges.
An illustration of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER.
VIPER is a mobile robot that will roam around the Moon’s south pole looking for water ice.
Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter

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.