Moon: Hazards of Deep Space to Astronauts
Tuesday 10/19/2021
7:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

As NASA astronauts move farther away from our home here on Earth, we have to take a whole new set of hazards into account. Our amazing STEM Engagement team has created an educator guide to help you bring your students along on the journey.

In this webinar we will walk through the guide and talk about the included activities to dig into how to use these to reach your young members of the Artemis Generation. The presenting specialist, also a CrossFit Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach, will highlight the "Gravity" activity which talks about the functional fitness issues that come with prolonged weightlessness and how to mitigate that.



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.