Comment from Sandy Dueck, NAI Education & Public Outreach Lead
I am the education and public outreach (EPO) lead for the NAI Ames Team. I was tasked by NAI Central to host a lecture series on the NASA Digital Learning Network that focuses on Ames Astrobiology post-docs. Your post-doc Colin Goldblatt was today’s speaker. (4/1/09)
The purpose of this lecture series (today’s was 3 out of 5) is to inspire middle school through high school students toward careers at NASA, and to encourage students to stay in school and study science, technology, engineering and math.
Colin’s lecture today was by far THE BEST that has been delivered to date. There were more questions asked by students than ever before. Questions were even asked of Colin after the lecture was over, by staff members who run the digital learning network at both Ames and JPL. It was truly a learning experience for everyone!
Thank you for allowing Colin to participate in EPO activities for our team. He has a true gift for taking complicated subject matter and making it easy to understand, and for making it truly interesting and relatable to students’ everyday lives.
Colin is a true inspiration and I look forward to working with him again!