Hawaii Educators Participate in NASA Educational Workshop

Twenty-five educators from Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu were supported by Hawaii Space Grant to attend a NASA Educational Workshop at Dryden Flight Research Center, July 31 to August 11, 2000. Dryden’s Education Office, directed by Dr. Marianne McCarthy, worked with Hawaii State Science Supervisor, Justin Mew, and Future Flight Hawaii leaders Art and Rene Kimura, to design a workshop for Hawaii’s science, math, and technology teachers.

The classroom teachers attended the workshop with school administrators and/or district officials with decision-making capabilities. According to NASA’s Dr. McCarthy, helping to create a network of educators and enlisting state level support with the state superintendent’s office and Department of Education can be most effective in creating positive systemic change in math, science, and technology education statewide. The photo shows Hawaii educator Annalisa Rivera in one of the Dryden aircraft simulators.

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