Explore Moon: Protecting the Astronauts
Wednesday 06/22/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
As NASA missions move farther into the Solar System, we have to find ways to keep our astronauts and future explorers safe and comfortable for longer and longer periods of time, and in environments that cover a range of extremes. Astronauts will confronted with new challenges, both mental and physical.

In this webinar we will explore the various technologies that NASA is exploring to protect our astronauts. We will also highlight two hands-on activities from our Educator Guides that allow students to think about and design their own concepts. 


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.