Diversifying STEM Workforce: Exploration of STEM Careers and Career Pathways at NASA
Tuesday 04/13/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Students and Educators in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Welcome to Diversifying STEM Workforce webinar series! NASA EPDC is offering a 4-part webinar series on using NASA STEM resources to teach students of diverse backgrounds. These webinars are designed to be both stand-alone and as part of series that explore this topic with different strategies and resources. They offer various levels of engagement that address issues of diversity and equity in STEM education and workforce – from highlighting NASA role models from underrepresented groups in STEM to in-depth exploration of research and practical strategies using NASA resources in our webinars and digital badges.

This live webinar, first of the series, second of the series, may be of interest to various audiences and will share STEM career insights and recommendations to students interested in STEM careers using NASA as a context and inspiration.

Other webinars in series:


04/20/2021, 6-7 pm EST, Diversifying STEM Workforce: NASA STEM-related Mission Resources that Celebrate Diversity 

04/27/2021, 6-7 pm EST, Diversifying STEM Workforce: Using Culturally Responsive Practices to Engage with Diverse Public Audiences and Students 




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.