NASA ASTRONAUT in Genesee County!


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UM-Flint/GenNET Special Collaborative ITV Event held with Dr. Josh A. Cassada

Dr. Commander Josh A. Cassada was on the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint for a full day of activities on campus for a "Super Science Friday" on April 29, 2016. During the day he inspired students in the Flint area about work and careers in science and industry, including aeronautical interests.

Dr. Cassada grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota where he graduated from White Bear High School followed by attendance and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Albion College, in Michigan and then a masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

As part of the day on April 29th, Dr. Cassada met via distance learning/interactive television with classrooms students at GenNET sites to share his educational journey and professional career at the NASA Space Center as an astronaut and naval aviator.

Participation Details

The itinerary for the event was as follows;

  • 12:45 pm Registered GenNET sites report to their ITV rooms with their teacher(s)
  • 1:00 pm: Live presentation began with Dr. Cassada
  • 2:00 pm: Presentation Concludes

Connections for GenNET ITV sites were established by the Genesee ISD Technology and Media Services for complete interaction with four sites

Participating school sites were:

  • Goodrich Oaktree Elementary (26 students)
  • Grand Blanc Middle School West (39 students)
  • Lakeville Columbiaville Elementary (28 students)
  • Flint Brownell STEM Academy (24 students)

Technology and Media Services (TMS)

For additional information or assistance with planning for this program, contact staff at the TMS department at the Genesee ISD by telephone or via email.
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