NASA, Creativity and the Future of STE[A]M Education

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm EST

  • Location:5 MetroTech Center, Pfizer Auditorium

Dr. Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan

The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture & NYU Tandon Center for K12 STEM Education Presents:

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan, NASA Scientist

NASA scientist Dr. Anna Maria Rivas McGowan hails from Hidden Figures’ NASA Langley. She is NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design. Dr. McGowan received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and her doctorate focused on questions of education and research into creativity.

Dr. McGowan will discuss her own work as a scientist and engineer at NASA Langley with students and teachers. Work at NASA demonstrates the necessity of an education which begins with unleashing the imagination, and then fulfilling its design.  Read Dr. McGowan’s full biography.

The NYU Tandon Center for K12 STEM Education offers programs in robotics, mechatronics, and other engineering disciplines for teachers and K12 students. Our programs are based on real-time research conducted by faculty and researchers from NYU Tandon. Our curricula is created utilizing hands-on lessons aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Science math, and CTE teachers interested in our PD and research programs click on these links ITEST and RET to apply. Generous stipends are provided.

Dr. McGowan's visit is sponsored by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture, which focuses 5 Weeks Summer Program on allowing students to discover by themselves the relation of classical music and science, encouraging students breakthroughs in both.