Becky Kamas, a NASA educator who is involved with the International Space Station, will give a guest lecture at Temple College on Thursday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in room 301 of the Newton Science Building.
The title of the lecture is “Let’s Work the Problem, People,” which is a quote from former NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz. The talk will focus on how NASA “works the problem” and how interested students can become part of the expertise, ingenuity, and creativity that makes spaceflight happen.
Kamas is the Activity Manager for the STEM on Station program, which is based at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Her job is to help get students interested in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by engaging them in real-life activities related to the International Space Station.
Kamas first became involved in NASA education programs as a participant in the High School Aerospace Scholars Program and Texas Fly High during her junior year of high school. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in educational technology from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining NASA in 2009, she taught high school math in Central Texas.
The talk is part of Temple College’s annual Math Enrichment Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.