NASA Goddard Distance Learning Series Highlights Black History Month

At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the Office of Education is hosting a series of free and interactive distance learning events throughout the month of February in recognition of Black History Month and to highlight science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at Goddard. The virtual programs will highlight the application of STEM at Goddard by featuring engineers and scientists who will talk about their technical work. Presenters will also explore the “M” in STEM as a tribute to the legacy of Katherine Johnson’s work featured in the new film “Hidden Figures,” the story of African-American women behind the John Glenn’s pioneering Project Mercury flight.

The educational series will highlight the many talented men and women who work at Goddard. Presenters will share their academic and career paths, personal stories and talk about how they apply STEM in NASA research and mission work.

“We are hoping to engage students about STEM topics in order for them to hear about many options and ways to pursue STEM studies and careers,” said Nick Greene, education program coordinator at Goddard. “This program will also ideally encourage students to want to know more.”

Programs will be broadcast on NASA’s Digital Learning Network. The series is aimed for students in grades 6 through 12. To register for the events, please visit: https://nvite.jsc.nasa.gov/RSVP/?id=rbg5h

For more information about NASA Goddard Education programs, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/education

For more information on NASA’s Digital Learning Network, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/dln


By Sarah Schlieder and Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Photo Credit: NASA

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