Education: March 2016 Archives

H.R.4755 Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act

"Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a plan for how NASA can best facilitate and support both current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, including early career female astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, to engage with K12 female STEM students and inspire the next generation of women to consider participating in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to pursue careers in aerospace."

Keith's note: H.R 4755 passed the House today 380-3

Nepal Robotics/Bullis-Kanjirowa STEM Update 20 March 2016, NepalRobotics

Keith's note: Mike Kronmiller and his father Ted are in Nepal with for their latest adventure: "Day two was much busier than day one. In the morning I had a meeting with the wildlife warden for the park at Kala Pathar (where I will be testing my drone) This meeting was critical for gaining approval to fly at Everest Base Camp. Luckily the warden was supportive of the project and stated he looked forward to a long term relationship with his park and the drone project. After that I went to Kanjirowa (our partner school) to pick up batteries for my drone. I had to have them made in Nepal because I am not allowed to ship the LiPo batteries from the US."

Nepal Robotics/Bullis-Kanjirowa STEM Update 21 March 2016

"In the evening I had dinner with american diplomats to talk about the future of STEM in Nepal. They talked about Nepal's first ever Maker Faire that they are supporting in September."

Janelle Monae Will Co-Star in a Movie About the Women Behind the Space Program, Gizmodo

"This is amazing. One of our favorite musicians, Janelle Monae is co-starring in a movie about the African American women who helped launch America into space, alongside Person of Interest's Taraji P. Henson. Hidden Figures comes out in January 2017, on Martin Luther King Day weekend, and it's based on a new book that comes out in September called Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. Henson is playing Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer is playing Dorothy Vaughan, and Monae is playing the youngest of the three, Mary Jackson. The film is being directed by Ted Melfi."

Keith's note: NASA PAO confirms that they have been involved in his project from its onset.



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