EPDC News

NASA MUREP Educator Institutes (MEIs) in 2016 – 2018

NASA MUREP Educator Institutes (MEIs) Funding from the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project in 2016 - 2018 provided the opportunity for Minority Serving Institutions, or MSIs, to participate in five-day MUREP Educator Institutes at each of the 10 NASA centers starting summer 2016. Institutes were composed of student-centered classroom activities ...

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Langley Inspires Professionals at the 78th Society of Allied Weight Engineers International Conference

Image and article, Credit NASA   Dr. Anne Weiss, Educator Professional Development Specialist (EPDC) at NASA Langley Research Center contributed to the 78th Society of Allied Weight Engineers International Conference. On May 20, the 78th Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) International Conference for Mass Properties Engineering took place in Norfol...

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Marshall Educator John Weis Shares NASA Messages with Illinois Students

Image and article, Credit NASA   The Marshall Star included a post highlighting the work of John Weis, Educator Professional Development Specialist (EPDC) at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Mr. Weis is the education outreach Liaison for Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee responsible for: professional development of in-service and pre-servi...

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2018 NASA EPDC Annual Report

Through the use of NASA-unique assets, NASA STEM EPDC’s commitment is to conduct educational research and provide high-quality STEM professional development to educators and thereby enhance their skills and repertoire of resources with which they can engage and teach their students. Our efforts collectively support the goals of NASA and the Office of STEM Eng...

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2019 Space Day at Texas Capitol

On February 26th Space Day Texas 2019 was launched at the Capitol with over 2500 people in attendance. Texas State University participated by hosting two tables at the event where educators were encouraged to take advantage of the NASA lessons along with EPDC materials & resources made available. Close to 70 students of all ages created rovers and parachutes and...

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STEAM Night at Cactus Ranch Elementary

A team from Texas State University, to include our EPDC Specialist at Johnson Space Center, Steven Smith, took part in STEAM Night hosted by Cactus Ranch Elementary in Round Rock, TX. Elementary teachers, students and their parents engaged in a variety of STEAM related activities. Over 420 attendees took one small step in the Space Race as they experienced the Apoll...

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Small Steps to Giant Leaps – Middle School STEM Pilot

NASA STEM opportunity for Middle School Educators through the NASA Office of STEM Engagement NASA Office of STEM Engagement is launching a new pilot called Small Steps to Giant Leap focusing on the future of NASA aeronautics innovation and the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Aircraft (QueSST). Through this pilot multiple activities will be offered, including: • Three e...

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Ronnie Rodriguez

Ronnie Rodriguez John F. Kennedy Space Center Ronnie Rodriguez is the associate director for Engineering at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In this capacity, he develops the Engineering Directorate’s resources necessary to ensure the Launch Services, International Space Station (ISS), Commercial Crew, and Ground Systems Development and Operati...

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Rey N. Diaz

Dr. Rey N. Diaz John F. Kennedy Space Center  Rey N. Diaz is the deputy chief of the Integration Office at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He provides leadership for Kennedy’s management systems and implementation of management’s focus on strategic and effective change management. Dr. Diaz assists the center’s Senior Managemen...

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Carlos Garcia-Galan

Carlos Garcia-Galan NASA Johnson Space Flight Center  Carlos is a Deputy System Manager - Orion - Vehicle Systems Management at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). He started his career as an International Space Station (ISS) flight controller participating in twelve ISS-Shuttle assembly missions and ISS increment operations. He also served as an Operat...

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