Artemis Learning Pathway: Prepped for Launch
Wednesday 10/19/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

Artemis Learning Pathway

Prepped for Launch

In this online PD session, you will learn how to bring the excitement of Artemis- an ongoing space mission ran by NASA with the goal of safely landing and returning the first female astronaut, first person of color, and the next male astronaut on the Moon's South Pole by 2024. In this new era of Artemis, the twin sister of Apollo and the Goddess of the Moon, we are going back to the Moon so please come and join us as we prepare for the launch of Artemis I!

We invite all educators and their students to join in with us for an hour of engagement as we highlight the Choose Your Landing Site hands-on activity taken from Landing Humans on the Moon Educator Guide. This session will allow participants to determine the most suitable landing site using NASA topographic maps and data.

The material list for this session can be found here:




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.