Testing Terror- Technology for Inspiration: Engineering a Satellite
Wednesday 10/18/2017 
5:00 pm ET

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-10

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Materials going into space encounter extremely harsh conditions not normally encountered on Earth..  Depending on which side of a spacecraft is facing the sun, it may be either very hot or very cold. There’s no air and very little gravity. Probes dropped into the atmosphere of a planet like Jupiter or Saturn’s moon Titan may encounter tremendous pressures, temperatures, and corrosive gases. It’s not friendly out there! This webinar will focus on tp engineering design challenges.  One is a materials design challenge and another is in the design of a satellite.



Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.