NASA recognized two UHCL professors for their contribution
July 16, 2012
The NASA Human Health and Performance Center at Johnson Space Center recognized two University of Houston-Clear Lake professors for their contribution to STELLAR (Science, Technology, Engineering and Life Science Lessons for Assembly and Reasoning), an education outreach program teaming NASA with academic universities and industry to help ignite interest in space exploration among young students. Last year, a NASA intern created school lesson plans that focused on space life sciences and human space exploration. As part of the project verification process UH-Clear Lake School of Education Assistant Professor of Science Education Vanessa Dodo Seriki and School of Science and Computer Engineering Professor of Computer Engineering Liwen Shih were requested by NASA to provide an educational assessment. Their work was recognized as essential to the substantiation of the lessons’ value. Pictured during an appreciation ceremony (l to r) are NASA Director of University Research, Collaborations and Partnership Kamesh Lulla, UHCL Dean of Science and Computer Engineering Zbigniew Czajkiewicz, NASA Human Systems Academy Deputy Pamela Denkins, Dodo Seriki, Shih, UHCL Provost Carl Stockton and Wyle Education and Strategy Coordinator Kevin Rosenquist.