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Webinars: Connecting Audiences with Scientists & NASA Facilities


Webinar with Andrea Mosie

Webinars provide an efficient and effective way to share NASA science, exploration, and research being facilitated by scientists within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division with audiences across the nation. Our interactive webinars are designed to connect educator–led student groups in formal and/or informal education environments with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to generate interest, excitement, and awareness of NASA science.

Join us for an upcoming webinar or watch an archived webinar!  



Educator Comment:
"These experiences motivate our students, promote their curiosity, and help them understand the bigger picture of science.
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Educator Comment:
"We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The opportunity to engage with a real scientist working in such a thrilling capacity is immeasurable.
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Educator Comment:
"Thank you so much for sparking an interest in my students! It's hard in a rural area to expose them to a variety of careers and experiences.
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OVERVIEW OF WEBINAR EVENTS:

  • Webinar Sessions:
    • Scientists share their STEM career path as well as NASA science they are involved in.
    • Sometimes includes a virtual tour of specialized NASA facilities.
    • Scheduled for 1 hour.
    • Bonus time (15-20 minutes) allotted for additional questions and interaction.
  • Technical Requirements are minimal:
    • Internet-connected computer
    • Computer speakers
  • Capturing and Keeping the Attention of Participants:
    • Image intensive slides with little text
    • Interactive questions promoting scientific thinking
  • Webinar Topics:
    • Chosen based on Subject Matter Expert (SME) area of expertise.
    • Topics and content geared to help teachers address NGSS and other standards.
    • Authentic means in which to enable students to experience scientific practices through current scientific research being shared by STEM expert.

What Educators Are Saying:

  • "These experiences motivate our students, promote their curiosity, and help them understand the bigger picture of science."
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The opportunity to engage with a real scientist working in such a thrilling capacity is immeasurable"
  • "Thank you so much for sparking an interest in my students! It's hard in a rural area to expose them to a variety of careers and experiences.""
  • "My students loved everything, but they were wowed by hearing their school name shouted out and hearing their responses and questions shared with the whole audience.""
Liz Rampe and Paige Graff viewing a webinar

Students Participating in Webinar