Sunday, March 13, 2016

El Telgrafo Newspaper Article RE: EXA and Academia Cotopaxi (March 13, 2016)

El Tel├ęgrafo Newspaper elaborates on the 9 year relationship between the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA) and three Ecuadorian schools; one being our Academia Cotopaxi. Mentioned are ways in which space education has been successfully used to engage students to pursue STEM, both inside and outside of the classroom.
See more at: 
  • http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/septimo-dia/1/la-agencia-exa-busca-sus-futuros-talentos-en-los-colegios-del-pais
  • http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/images/cms/Septimo-dia/Marzo/12-03-16/13-03-16-tec-exa-info.jpg

   


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Space Exploration Educators Conference at NASA's Johnson Space Center - Feb. 2016Af

After my presentation (see slide in background), I had the honor of meeting the vice president of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Dr. John Horack.

Sitting in Gene Krantz's historic flight director seat (Apollo 13)...amazing.

Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL).

Astronaut Alan Bean (Apollo 12 - second to man a lunar landing, and Skylab).

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Kjell Lingren (Expeditions 44 and 45), Alan Bean and Mike Foreman (STS-123 and 129).



From my presentation on after school space clubs, educators get hands-on experience with the Design Process by creating landers, and then...

...have fun competing in teams.


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Skype Chat with Ecuadorian Astronautical Club Students


Skype chat with students from the Astronautical Club at Colegio Nuestra Madre de la Escuela Aborada, along with their teacher Roberto Falconi, (in Guayaquil, Ecuador) regarding space exploration and contributions made by the Ecuadorian Space Agency.