Explore Earth: Satellites and the Engineering Design Process
Tuesday 09/06/2022
5:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.
NASA missions collect scientific data to help scientists and engineers better understand the features and environment of Earth and other planets and objects in our solar system. NASA sends three types of robotic explorers into our solar system: satellites, landers and rovers. These missions will ultimately help NASA determine the best locations for future human exploration and lunar bases. 
Come and discover how engineering in the classroom is a great way to support, improve, and enhance the teaching of science. The webinar will include hands-on inquiry activities, NASA STEM K-12 videos, educator guides and instructional Power Point presentation. The session will end with sharing exciting NASA STEM resources, engineering design challenges, and ways to inspire our next generation of innovators.
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission is an orbiting observatory that measures the amount of water in the surface soil everywhere on Earth. Image Credit: NASA

LaTina Taylor is a NASA Education Specialist with NASA EPDC at Texas State University and is deeply committed to providing STEM Education to students and families in urban communities. A native of Chicago, Illinois, LaTina has over 24 years of experience in education with the Chicago Public Schools and is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. During her tenure with CPS LaTina has received several grant awards (i.e. iPads, 3D printers, and LEGO Robotics) for students at the schools she has serviced.

Ms. Taylor has worked in STEM Education in various capacities - as a STEM Technology Specialist, STEM professional developer, and Program Director with the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). She has designed and implemented STEM curriculum (K-12), trained families on STEM and innovative technology tools, and provided professional development to teachers on effective research-based STEM integration pedagogy into their curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

LaTina has also been a presenter at numerous science, math, and technology conferences at the local, state, and national levels.