Earth Right Now: Engineering at NASA
Monday 03/13/2017
4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Engineers draw the cutting edge for NASA, and come from a multitude of backgrounds such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, materials science and physics. This webinar allows participants to hear from one of NASA's Planetary Protection engineers. These unique engineers support projects that have to be biologically clean before launch so that they do not contaminate another planet or moon with earth life.

Join us to discover NASA engineering, educational activities, and help inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

A special welcome to our pre-service teachers who will attend MEI 2017, and also to our friends working with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in the NASA BEST program!

Planetary Protection

Ms. Lalime is a NASA Planetary Protection Engineer and scientist with a broad range of experience in planetary protection, microbiology, NASA hardware life cycle, planetary spacecraft, public health, infectious disease, and international cooperation in both academic research and engineering settings.

Kelly is a NASA Education Professional Development Specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She works to support education in eleven East Coast states ranging from Virginia to Maine. Kelly started at NASA as an Informal Educator, which coordinated various programs and events intended to inspire teachers, students and families in grades K-8 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) while bringing together NASA missions, engineers, and scientists at NASA Goddard’s Visitor Center. Prior to joining the education team at NASA, Kelly’s professional career consisted of 10 years of teaching Earth and Physical Sciences in various school systems and grade levels in the state of New Jersey. The districts have ranged from urban to suburban, as well as private and public schools. Outside of teaching in the United States, Kelly spent time during the summer as a volunteer English teacher in Costa Rica. She has pursued a career in teaching STEM and professional development workshops for NASA and has earned a Master’s degree in Science Leadership and Management.