Blast Off into the New School Year with NASA Next Gen STEM: Innovative Tools and Resources for Students
Tuesday 08/30/2022
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

Get ready to blast off into the new school year with NASA’s NextGen STEM! NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement executed a series of efforts to develop STEM products and opportunities that provide a platform for students to contribute to NASA’s endeavors in exploration and discovery.  In this session, participants will be introduced to NASA’s Next Gen STEM themes and explore a wealth of NASA educational resources designed to stimulate student interest in STEM learning and help inspire, motivate, and engage students both at home and school.


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.