The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners, and create more channels for partners to share their work and learn from each other directly.
Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Virtual Tour of a NASA Mission Prototyping and Testing Lab with Special Guest, George Gorospe from NASA Ames (Part 1)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020; 2 - 3pm Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific
How do scientists and engineers design and test components for missions to space? This online workshop will cover the science behind two of the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit activities – Design, Build, Test and Mission to Space. After a brief overview of each activity and its resources, our guest presenter, George Gorospe, a research and control systems engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, will show us his lab and answer your questions about how he designs, builds, and tests equipment for current and future missions to space. What can break on a spacecraft—and how can testing procedures on Earth reproduce the harsh conditions of space?
Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 2 - 3pm Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific
- Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Using your toolkit to present the life cycle of stars (Part 2)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 2 - 3pm Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific
- Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Asteroid Mining (Part 3)
Darrell Porcello, Children's Creativity Museum
Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science
George Gorospe, NASA Ames
This material is based upon work supported by NASA under grant or cooperative agreement award number 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)