NASA Aeronautics: The Science of Flight Workshop
Thursday 02/23/2017
9:00 am CT
FREE 5-hour Workshop
Educators in Grades 4-8

The NASA Stennis Space Center Office of Education is providing a 5-hour educator professional development STEM workshop.

NASA Aeronautics: The Science of Flight Workshop

Date: February 23, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT (30-minute lunch)

Audience: In-service, pre-service, home school and informal STEM educators of grades 4-8

Location: Infinity Science Center (Map); Classroom B (upstairs)


NASA puts stock in the importance that active hands-on engineering challenges provide students the opportunity to create, design, and build experiences with real-life applications. In this workshop you will be provided background information on the science of flight to inspire future scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Explore basic principles of flight, construct aircraft models and use the engineering design process to make these activities educationally challenging. NASA aeronautics technology will also be introduced. Come see how these inquiry-based lessons presented will help your students develop concepts, practice data analysis skills, and relate their investigations to real-world applications in NASA Aeronautics research.


Online pre-registration is required to participate.

Registration will be limited to the first 30 educators.

Registration will close February 19, 2017 (or, when 30 educators are registered).

CEU's/CLU's will be provided for 5.0 hours of attendance.


Steve Culivan is the NASA STEM Education Professional Development Collaborative Specialist at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Mr. Culivan develops and provides NASA STEM online and face-to-face professional development programs for in-service, pre-service and informal educators. Mr. Culivan was the Principal Investigator for two International Space Station (ISS) in-flight education demonstrations. He additionally developed and co-developed several NASA curriculum products. Prior to his current twenty-eight year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Science, life science, English, art and coached several sports. He holds a current Louisiana teaching certificate in science and English. Mr. Culivan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Science degree in Education from Oklahoma State University.