EPDC News

NASA EPDC Hosts Solar Eclipse Event at Texas State University

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across North America came together to witness one of the most awe-inspiring sights known to mankind: a total solar eclipse.  The solar eclipse marked a historic moment unseen for almost 40 years being that the last solar eclipse to cross the continental United States occurred in 1979.  Although the state of Texas was not ...

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An Out of this World Experience: NASA MEI 2017

Overview This past summer, hundreds faculty and pre-service STEM educators from minority serving institutions from around the country visited one of the 10 NASA Centers to engage in a one of a kind, extraordinary learning experience. For many of the participants, the opportunity to receive professional development at a NASA Center facilitated by an NASA educat...

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EPDC Specialist John Weis presents at Kenwood Middle School

EPDC Specialist John Weis talks about solar eclipse, its contribution to science and a remarkable opportunity for us to learn more about it. John Weis also covers safety to properly and safely see a solar eclipse withour damaging your eyes.  

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NASA Armstrong Hosts Solar Eclipse Educator Workshop

August 21st, 2017 represents a new opportunity to see a solar eclipse as it would travel accross all of North America. Depending on your location, expect to see a partial view or total view if you are within its path. EPDC Specialist Dr. Barbie Buckner talks about this great experience during a workshop she delivered at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. &nbs...

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Morgan State University team visit to NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center

A team from Morgan State University visited NASA-Goddard Space Center providing faculty and students an inside look at NASA generated research and the opportunity to experience STEM fields hands on by touring the NASA facilities and workshops lead by NASA Educators and Scientists.

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One Giant Leap

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research was featured prominently in the most recent issue of Hillviews. the Texas State University magazine published by the University Advancement division.  In the feature titled One Giant Leap, the activities of the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative are described. The LBJ Institute has a 5-yea...

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Jessica Parsons

Jessica Parsons is the SLS integration lead within the GSDO program at KSC. She is responsible for the technical integration between SLS and GSDO in support of processing and operations of the launch vehicle for EM-1. For four years she served as the CPIT (cross program integration team) Systems Integration Lead. Parsons managed a group of cross-discipline and cro...

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Mark Rodriguez

Mark Rodriguez was born in the small farming town of Watsonville, California to two migrant parents originally from Mexico. Growing up, my parents worked in labor intensive jobs and had very little schooling. With that said, it was difficult to get through grade school as my parents were unable to help me complete my homework. However, this did not stop me from ...

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Cesar Tapia

Cesar was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the city of Mount Vernon, New York at the age of four. His parents moved the entire family out of Peru as Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement brought terrorism to their home country from the early 80s until the mid-90s. He began his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College (MC) in Riverdale,...

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