John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Summer 2023 DEIA & NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

*Registration for this event closed on June 1, 2023.

The IDEAS (Innovative Differentiated Exploration Activities in Space Science) Team announces the Summer 2023 Educator Professional Development Workshop.

What: Professional Development Workshop for Educators focused on Accessibility of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) and NASA Activities & Resources

Who: Pre-K, K-12, and Informal In-service and Pre-service Educators

When: July 10 – 13, 2023

Where: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory | Laurel, MD

Facilitators: Troy Cline, JHU APL | Dr. Cass Runyon, SCSGC | Jobi Cook, NCSGC | Dr. Caitlin Milera, NDSGC

Link to Draft Agenda (Subject to Change)

Registration/Notice of Interest*: Deadline: June 1, 2023.

*Educators interested in attending, please complete the Registration Notice of Interest Form. Note, attendance is limited to 30 participants. Educators selected to attend will be notified after the registration deadline.


Details: The IDEAS Team is comprised of the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium (SCSGC), North Carolina Space Grant Consortium (NCSGC), and the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC). This hands-on workshop is funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The overall goal of this workshop is to center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in NASA and STEM lessons and activities for both K-12 and informal education settings. Participants will be eligible to earn two Professional Development credits (30 hours) through the University of North Dakota. Interested educators are highly encouraged to contact their local Space Grant Consortium to inquire about potential funding sponsorship to attend the workshop.


Dr. Caitlin Milera, NDSGC (

Jobi Cook, NCSGC (

Dr. Cass Runyon, SCSGC (

Troy Cline, JHU APL (