|Krissy also creates images like these. See link below.|
I’ve not met this week’s STEM Girl in person, but based on her blog, Krissy Venosdale is a caring, gifted educator (a double entendre). Krissy seems like someone who brings a great deal of enthusiasm and passion to her classroom and personal learning communities. And let’s not foget her dedication to gifted education. In fact, I think I first came across Krissy on Twitter’s #GTChat, Twitter being just one way she embraces new media and technology.
Among her many talents* and interests, Krissy is something of a space geek and worked with her students to submit an experiment to NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Program. They did not get accepted.
She re-applied and recently received word that they made the cut this time. According to her blog, she and her students will perform the experiment in their classroom and then go to Houston and test it out on the Zero G Plane!
This is more than a lesson in persistence, though. It’s creating an opportunity of a lifetime for her students. Amazing.
I believe I’ve heard the plane referred to as “the vomit comet,”so I’ll happily watch from afar, something that should be easy to do because Krissy is so savvy with social media. (And NASA’s not bad, either.)
*Check out Krissy’s inspirational images available for free downbload via her Flickr page.
Hat tip to Jen for first calling attention to Krissy’s post.
Kudos if you noticed that I accidentally published this on a Thursday night. Welcome to my week. Sigh.