Artemis Learning Pathway: Getting There
Wednesday 09/28/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
K-12 Educators 

In this online PD session, participants will learn how to bring the excitement of how NASA is going to get back to the Moon in your class. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will be the world's most powerful rocket for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space. Orion is NASA’s spacecraft that will carry the astronauts back to the Moon. To bring this concept to reality in your classroom join us for an hour of engagement as we highlight the Design a Crew Module hands-on activity taken from the Crew Transportation with Orion Educator Guide. This session will allow participants to understand the engineering design process and build a model of Orion’s Crew Module. 


Dr. Vemitra White, a native of Crawford, Mississippi, graduated with her Ph.D. in 2016 from Mississippi State University in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development. She is currently a STEM Education Specialist for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA Stennis Space Center in Alabama and Mississippi respectively. Also, Vemitra is an Assistant Professor for the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University. She is very passionate about helping students matriculate through the STEM pipeline and enjoys developing programs that help students build their self-efficacy in STEM. Her areas of specialization are: teacher and student professional development, engineering education, project management, K-12 and university collaborator, workforce readiness, and STEM engagement/preparation. Vemitra is a member of the Columbus Lowndes County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the recent award recipient of the 2019 Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award , the 2019 Bagley College of Engineering Service Award, and a newly elected executive committee member of the Pre-College Engineering Education Division, member of Phi Theta Kappa, Women's Basketball Collegiate Association, and Mississippi Educators Association. Her active participation in these organizations reveals her passion in helping others succeed. Vemitra is also a former collegiate basketball player where she played 2 years of women’s basketball at Bevill State Community College in Fayette AL and her last 2 years at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton GA. She was a 4 year Academic All American.