Computer Science Education with NASA
Monday 12/07/2020
12:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Computers are the backbone of all NASA missions. The missions rely on computers for everything – from creating simple user interfaces to carrying out complex commands that control the spacecrafts. This fact only means that NASA needs people with varying expertise with computers- from effectively using computers as tools to expert computer scientists who can control hardware and analyze data. NASA is a great real-world context for teaching students computational thinking and computer science. Please join us for a 1-hr webinar to explore various NASA Educational Resources that can be used to teach computer science and computational thinking at all grade levels.

Deepika is a NASA Education Specialist at Texas State University. She works to support NASA EPDC efforts nationally - both face-to-face and virtually. Deepika has worked in STEM Education in various capacities – as a researcher, educator, outreach coordinator, member of a non-profit startup, and K-8 Educator. She has enjoyed building diverse experiences in STEM education and hopes to add unique value to Educator Profession Development at NASA. Deepika has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Mysore, India (Bachelors), University of Maryland, College Park (Maters), and Purdue University (Ph. D.) where she researched how to teach fundamental disciplinary concepts in Electrical Engineering.