Artemis Learning Pathways: Why We Wait
Wednesday 07/13/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

The public is often frustrated with delays and launch push backs. All to often delay is equated with failure. NASA has done and continues to do amazing things. We are known for making the impossible a reality.

But, exploration is never without risk. Our people are willing to take those risks, because the benefit to us all is so great. At the same time it is our responsibility to make every effort to ensure the highest possible margin of safety for our astronauts.

In this webinar we will look at the tragedies of our past. We will talk about ways that we mitigate dangers and plan for the expected and the unexpected. We will also look at two activities that challenge students to design for astronaut safety (MEDLI and "Design a Crew Module).


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.