Free Educator Workshop: Journey to M*A*R*S* — Being Mobile on Mars

Are you ready to go on a Journey to Mars? Join NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Office of Education for a free educator professional development workshop on Being Mobile on Mars. Through hands-on experiments and physical demonstrations, educators will learn how to design and construct a rover for Mars using the Beginning Engineering Science & Technology, or BEST, curriculum and the engineering design process. 

Participants will engage in hands-on, standards-aligned mathematics, science and engineering activities as they construct a rover, predict its performance and chance of mission success, and test drive it. Learn about real-world connections with NASA research and our Journey to Mars.

The workshop will take place Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 4:30-6 p.m. PDT at NASA’s Armstrong Educator Resource Center at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, California. 

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Please direct questions about this workshop to Sondra Geddes at

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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