This month's featured panelist represents how a teacher can contribute to the success or the destruction of a child's innovation and space dreams as early as elementary school. Aerospace Engineer and Educator Valerie Brown Gill was told by her third grade teacher that she would amount to nothing because she read slow; however, thanks to her tenacity, a strong parent support system, and the advantage of being a slow reader, Valerie was able to graduate from a 5 year engineering program in 3.5 years and went on to pursue her space dreams as an officer in the US Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base, during the time of and at the location of the historic Enterprise landings. Hear her story and think tank with other passionate educators to further the conversation about the influence on educators in fostering the ingenuity and talents of their students. Let's use what we discover to promote space for the next generation.
Join us and a panel of expert educators in elementary through graduate school on our mission to introduce students to space as a real possibility!
"The barriers that have been used to keep nurses out of the space program are the same barriers that are used to discourage youth from seeing themselves as an integral part of space reality – especially those in marginalized communities. CCBN Space Talks aims to change that!"
The third CCBN Space Talks session jettisons the mission to promote space for the next generation on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 5pm – 6:30pm MT. Stick around for a networking opportunity from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm MT.
The CCBN Space Talks are a series of action oriented and solution-based conversations that will explore breaking barriers in space discovery for the next generation, and are hosted by the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN) in a virtual environment.
Tuesday, May 25th is the third in a 6-talk series, taking place every last Tuesday of the month from March – August, culminating with the September launch of the Space Expo! A 5-day virtual assembly focusing on physical and applied sciences for preschool, elementary, middle and high school students, the Space Expo will start September 27, 2021 and culminate on October 1 – the 63rd anniversary of NASA’s opening!
CCBN’s Space Talks and Space Expo is one small step to encourage everyone, however able, to donate or influence the donation of resources so that children can be part of the giant leap for mankind and the greater good. Let’s promote space as a reality for the next generation.