We’re headed to the littleBits Store to chat with NASA about hardware in space and tinker with littleBits. Check out the itinerary below!
6:30-7:00 Mingle & Check out littleBits Store 7:00-7:15 Kristin Salomon tells her journey from little sister to littleBits Electrical Engineer 7:15-8:00 Ginger Butcher, STEM/STEAM specialist with NASA’s Aura mission leads a Grappler Arm Workshop with NASA activities and littleBits Space Kit
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Ginger Butcher is an award-winning Science Writer and accomplished Education product developer with over 17 years experience working as a contractor for NASA Headquarters and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ginger has over a decade of experience creating unique education products that teach NASA science concepts to young children. This includes spearheading a Space Act Agreement between NASA and littleBits for the creation of the littleBits Space Kit with NASA STEM activities. She also has an extensive background translating complex scientific concepts for students, educators and the general public through various media such as videos, interactive displays, books, brochures, and websites including NASA’s Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum and the Adventure of Echo the Bat. Her undergraduate work focused on remote sensing and cartography and her Masters in Instructional Systems Design involved exploring techniques to teach kindergartners abstract concepts involved in satellite data interpretation. She translated this work into various interactive websites for K-4 students for NASA. Ginger continues her work developing education and outreach experiences for NASA’s Aura and Landsat satellite missions.
Kristin Salomon is an electronics engineer at littleBits. She received her undergraduate degree form Northeastern University and has a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. As an undergrad she co-founded the first college chapter of Science Club for Girls, a Massachussetts organization that focuses on fostering excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls. She was inspired to utilize her background to help inspire and empower others in STEM, and now works on hardware and firmware designs of littleBits' easy-to-use electronic building blocks.
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