LBJ SHIP Webinar Series 2023_Virtual Mini-Institute
FREE WEBINAR with Professional/Continuing Education Credit
LBJ Space Health Inclusion Project (LBJ SHIP)
2023 Informational Webinar Series
A TRISH Diversity Project
Tuesday, April 4,  6:30 EST
Tuesdays, April 11,18, 25 
7:00 PM EST 

Hosted by:
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
at Texas State University
Presented in Collaboration with:
Translational Research Institute in Space Health (TRISH)

Target Audience: USA-based Underrepresented Doctoral Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, and Early-career STEM & Business Research Professionals

This FREE 4-part webinar series is presented to offer information and opportunties for NASA, its Human Research Program (HRP), and TRISH programming. It aims to enhance the personal and professional development  of STEM researchers and scholars in higher education.  

A diversity of award-winning Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and pioneers in the field will be featured and share personal testimonies and tips for buillding a research agenda related to NASA, space exploration, funding sources and/or other STEM areas of study. Presentations also focus on the importance of actively engaging in culturally sustaining mentoring, networking, and branding within the STEM career pipeline. In addtion, participants will learn more about LBJ institute, its potential collaboration opportunities, and the growing “ambassadors” program. 

Webinar 1: TRISH Programming & Post-Doctoral Fellows’ Experience Highlights  (April 4, 6:30-8:00 PM EST)
Webinar 2: HRP Perspective (April 11, 7:00-8:00 PM EST) 
Webinar 3: Space Medicine & Biology (April 18, 7:00-8:00 PM EST)
Webinar 4: Space Health and/or Other STEM Research Concerns (April 25, 7:00-8:00 PM EST)

The LBJ Institute serves an
Official NASA MAA (MUREP Aerospace Academy) Site
Providing NASA OSTEM support and regional NASA-relevant outreach to schools and community. 


Lisa M. Hanson
LBJ SHIP Project Manager
Texas State University

Lisa Hanson, M.S., has degrees in Biology, Accounting and Education. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Mathematics and Science Education, with a research focus on mentoring Black women doctoral students in STEM. She has served as a science educator in K-16 for over a decade. She is an alumna of Texas State University and serves as the LBJ Space Health Inclusion Partnership program manager.

Dr. Kristina Henry Collins

Kristina Henry Collins, Ph.D, boasts over 30 years of experience in STEM research, education, and career work.  She serves as the Associate Director for the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Associate Professor of Talent Development at Texas State University. Dr. Collins’ leading role in currently funded work includes PI for (1) LBJ Space Health Inclusion Project (LBJ SHIP) and (2) FAMA 3: HS IDEAS project, Co-I for (3) NASA’s M-STTR (MUREP-Small-business Technology Transfer planning grant; (4) DEI&A Officer for USDOT UTC1 Grant; and senior personnel, collaborator, and/or advisor for several other funded projects. Dr. Collins developed and facilitates an award-winning graduate-level multicultural, multi-perspective, and service-learning designated course on Mentoring Across the Lifespan, which also integrates a university-wide informal hybrid STEM mentoring program and workforce development training for university faculty, PK-12 educators, industry partners, and post-secondary students (UG, Master’s and Doctoral levels).