Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Resources in Action

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The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA program, part of NASA’s Universe of Learning, provides resources and experiences that enable youth, families, and lifelong learners to explore fundamental questions in astrophysics, experience how science is done, and discover the universe for themselves. In this webinar recording, hear directly from this year’s 2023 GSAWN stipend recipients who are using these free resources and get ideas to implement in your own programs.

The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Resources in Action webinar was hosted by NGCP on October 17, 2023.

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Lisa Broomall

Anna Porter Public Library

Lisa is a native of New Jersey but officially calls Tennessee home.  She has worked as a Youth Services Coordinator at the Anna Porter Public Library for only 9 months and every aspect of her job. Lisa is enjoying life in the mountains with her boyfriend, her boxer hound, Princess Leia, and her pug, Teddy E Bear. Lisa enjoys sitting back drinking a good cup of coffee by the fire and reading a good book. Lisa also enjoys Star Wars, anything Disney, photography, puzzling, and writing.

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Matt Kirschner

South Brunswick Public Library

Matt Kirschner is the head of Children’s Services at South Brunswick Public Library, his hometown library, where he has worked for over 25 years. He’s spent the last 15 years working in Children’s Services and loves teaching, reading to, and introducing kids to reading and all the library has to offer the community. He lives in Bucks County, PA with his wife and two hilarious, smart, and stubborn kids. In his spare time he enjoys being a dad, hiking, reading (of course) and watching far too much soccer.

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Lindsay M Rowe

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

Lindsay M. Rowe is the STEM Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carson. She has over 10 years of experience developing and facilitating STEM curriculum to students from historically and colonially underserved communities across Southern California. Prior to her time at the Boys and Girls Clubs, she developed and lead outdoor education programming for multiple outdoor non-profit organizations. Her passion is re-diversifying the outdoors, and providing a safe space for students to engage their scientific curiosity. When Lindsay is not learning about science with students, she can be found photographing insect species across Los Angeles and practicing her Bird Dancing at powwows. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Astrophysics from UC San Diego.

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Dr. Martha Saladino

Space Telescope Science Institute

Dr. Martha Saladino is the Education & Outreach Scientist at the DDr. Martha Irene Saladino is an Education & Outreach Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. She is involved in the outreach efforts of NASA's Universe of Learning, the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST, and the upcoming Nancy Grace Space Telescope. Martha is deeply invested in promoting diversity in astronomy and engaging the new generations–especially minorities and underrepresented groups–in science.

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Laura Woody

Sequatchie County Public Library

Laura Woody is from southeastern Tennessee - just a few miles north of Chattanooga. She completed a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies at Middle Tennessee State University and went on to work for the State of Tennessee in an administrative capacity for several years. In 2015, she took a position in the youth services department at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library in Cleveland, Tennessee. Six years later she became the Assistant Director at the Sequatchie County Public Library. In her free time, she likes to crochet, watch 80s horror films, and read science fiction novels. She currently lives with her two cats, Mocha and Sweetie. She is also an enthusiastic fan of the Oxford Comma.

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