Episode 10: Katie Budinger, B.R.I.D.G.E. Program
Lowell has some terrifically talented and enthusiastic educators, and today we are fortunate to speak with Kathryn "Katie"Budinger who works with at-risk 7th and 8th grade students in Lowell's B.R.I.D.G.E. program. Katie has a passion for science and teaching through hands-on activites. Her enthusiasm comes through during this conversation about her participation in Honeywell's Educator Space Academy Program.
This past summer, Katie traveled to Huntsville, Alabama a second time as one of four ambassadors for the program. In our conversation with Katie, she enthusiastically describes her experiences at the Educator Space Academy program and tells us about some of the ways she engages her students using her knowledge and experiences from Space Academy. Fair warning: her enthusiasm is contagious!
Today, we are delighted to highlight Katie Budinger and her experiences with Honeywell Educator Space Academy. Be sure to check the links below for more information about the program.
For More Information
Katie has established a crowd sourcing website for anyone interested in helping to fund her students' project. To donate, please click on this link to her project, "Come Soaring" on GoFundMe by clicking this link.
For more information on NASA resources link to nasa.gov here. Teachers in the Lowell, Massachusetts: Katie notes the the International Space Station will make a pass over Lowell this Fall. Check the link for details on this and other "space happenings".
Honeywell Educator Space Academy in on the web at Educators at Space Academy.
Katie's work email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Katie is happy to speak with anyone interested in applying to Honeywell Educator Space Academy or to answer questions about her experiences and integrating these experiences into the curriculum
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