Amy Johnson
NASA Langley Research Center
757-864-7022 / 757-272-9859

Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, N.C.
NASA Invites Media to Second Annual STEM Workshop Series
HAMPTON, Va. -- A series of free educational workshops for educators who share a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will include talks about space rocks, robots, moon math, moon munchies, and even a meeting with an astronaut.

NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are sponsoring the second annual NASA STEM Educator Workshop Series, Feb. 23-25 at the IBM Center in Charlotte, N.C. The workshop series will showcase STEM-education resources relating to NASA's research and technology developments.

"The event supports the development of effective teachers," said Dynae Fullwood, aerospace education specialist at NASA Langley. "We plan to demonstrate how NASA content is aligned with North Carolina standards and assessments. We hope to continue to equip teachers who share a high concern for preparing students to succeed in college and later in the workplace."

The three-day workshop includes approximately 40 sessions, each designed for specific teaching levels including elementary, middle and high school. Sessions last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and media is welcome to attend at any time. Fullwood recommends the following sessions for media on Thursday, Feb. 25:
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    Commercial Space Transportation, Astro Venture, The Moon, Robots in Education
  • 2:30 - 3:50 p.m.
    Classroom of the Future
Astronaut Leland Melvin, who has logged 565 hours in space, will talk with teachers about his space travels during a special lunch presentation on Thursday, Feb. 25, at noon. The presentation is also open to the media.

The IBM Center in Charlotte is located at 8501 IBM Drive, Building 201, 28262.

Reporters interested in attending, should visit the following Web sites for schedule information:

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