Why Space?

As a teacher and scientist, I am often asked, “Why space?” or “Why is space education/exploration/research so important to you?” There are many scientific reasons space education/exploration/research is important. In fact, there are too many to list. But it isn’t those scientific reasons that attract  scientists to this subject initially. It is the human reasons. There is something…

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From the Kite to Mars: How a New Immersive Learning Center Will Help Put Philadelphia Back on Top in K-12 STEM Education

Philadelphia is no stranger to innovation, cutting-edge scientific research, technological advancements, and world renowned scientists. From Benjamin Franklin, to Nobel Prize winning virologist Howard Martin Temin, to the first African American in space Guy Bluford, Philadelphia has a long history of producing some of the best and the brightest in the STEM fields. In fact,…

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