Humans in Space: Effects of Microgravity
Thursday 01/27/2022
5:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

As NASA and its astronauts move farther out into our solar system, those astronauts will be spending more and more time in low or microgravity environments. NASA has to learn how to protect our astronauts from bone loss, and muscle atrophy along the way so that they can get themselves out of their vehicle and do work when they arrive at their celestial destinations.

In this webinar we'll talk about functional fitness and share activities that you can do with your students to help us think of ways to mitigate those problems as part of the Artemis Generation of explorers.


Steven is a NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaborative) Specialist housed in the LBJ Institute of STEM Education and Research at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuropsychology from Georgia College and State University. Steven is beginning work on his PhD in Biology in the Fall. The primary focus of his current work is in supporting Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in inspiring the next generation of NASA scientists from among historically disenfranchised groups. Steven helps to develop, package, and deliver STEM curriculum that translates the work and discoveries of NASA for use in the classroom and helps teachers to make it more accessible to all students. He is working with university pre-service educators, in-service, pre-service, and informal teachers to help them create culturally responsive lessons that will create engagement with students that have previously felt left out of the amazing work that NASA is doing. Steven worked in K-12 education for nearly 20 years, most recently as Life Sciences Chair at a minority serving inner city school in Georgia. He has taught Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical science to special education, regular education, honors, and AP students in Georgia, Washington, and New Jersey.