ITEEA 2017 Conference

Teacher Excellence General Session

In this technological world, students use technology in every aspect of their lives. And engineering design is critical to explain and understand their world around them. NASA has been, and continues to be, at the cutting edge in engineering and technology. NASA Education continues its mission as a leader in exciting students in STEM and encouraging interest in pursuing engineering and technology careers. Explore how NASA Education continues to move forward in ensuring that students are technologically and engineering literate as we advance to better understand our Earth, the neighborhood around us, and our journey to Mars. The journey begins in your classroom.

Steve Culivan is the NASA STEM Education Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) Specialist at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Mr. Culivan develops and provides NASA STEM online and face-to-face professional development programs for in-service, preservice, and informal educators. Mr. Culivan was the Principal Investigator for two International Space Station (ISS) in-flight education demonstrations. He additionally developed and co-developed several NASA curriculum products and engineering design challenges. Prior to his current 28-year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and space sciences, life science, English, art, and coached several sports. He holds a current Louisiana teaching certificate in science and English. Mr. Culivan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Science degree in Education from Oklahoma State University.