The Crew Dragon Design, Testing & Pre-launch Processing
Tuesday 05/19/2020
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
This is the second in a series of four webinars that will be focused explanations that engage audiences and highlight the science, technology, engineering, mathematics content and processes involved in designing, planning, testing, and launching a human crew in assessment of spaceflight launch capabilities in conjunction with the DM2 launch. In this webinar we will focus on the design, development and testing of Space X flight hardware destined to make history by launching a crewed spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center since 2011.

Dr. Samuel García Jr. serves as a NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice for the LBJ Institute for Education and Research. Dr. García helps facilitate professional development to both formal and informal STEM educators utilizing NASA resources with a specific focus on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. He also works with faculty serving in Minority Serving Institutions in developing STEM educational tools and resources for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Dr. García’s research agenda is geared towards community and educational change by creating healthy, equitable, and culturally responsive learning environments for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. García. earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas Pan American and holds a doctorate degree in School Improvement from Texas State University.