Modern Figures - OSIRIS REx - Launch Windws
Monday 07/09/2018
6:30 pm ET (3:30 pm PT)
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades PreK-12

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

Join us for an educator professional development webinar on the Modern Figures – OSIRIS-REx – Calculating Launch Windows. Look back at the history of human computers like Katherine Johnson, and then look forward toward exploration of the solar system with the AFRC's Office of Education. Learn about OSIRIS-REx and its search for asteroids using modern-day technology to calculate launch windows and orbits. Participants will receive hands-on activities for students that combine math, science, engineering and social studies.

This activity aligns to Performance goal 2.4.2 - Continue to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA Education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities

Barbara Buckner is a 20-year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville.  Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior.  Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate under the supervision of Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development.Barbara sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbara says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”