A Cherokee County School District teacher has been selected for NASA’s teacher professional development program!
Lana Glaus, who teaches astronomy and physical science at Cherokee High School, will participate this summer in the LiftOff Alumni Summer Institute at the Kennedy Space Center in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The program is sponsored by NASA, its Texas Space Grant Consortium, University of Texas Center for Space Research and industries. Teachers are selected to participate in the nationally competitive program, which offers workshops, hands-on activities, field investigations and presentations by NASA scientists and engineers working on various missions.
This is the second consecutive year that Ms. Glaus has been chosen to participate. The costs associated with participating will be paid by NASA’s Georgia and Texas Space Consortiums.
“Congratulations to Lana on earning this amazing opportunity to expand her STEM knowledge to benefit our students,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We’re so proud she was selected and can’t wait to see how she will share the lessons learned this summer with her classes and colleagues.”
Workshops topics are drawn from NASA’s diverse engineering and scientific research programs. This year’s theme is “Planetary Defenders,” and teachers will learn more about NASA’s study of asteroids and comets and how to protect earth from their impact.