David Lockett

David Lockett
I’m the STEM/robotics teacher at Edward W. Bok Academy in Lake Wales, FL. I’m passionate about technology, aerospace, astronomy, and robotics. I was part of the winning team in the NASA Space App Challenge and am currently helping design an app to track international rocket launch information. I help students become independent, confident learners through programs offered by NASA’s JPL Education and by teaching programming skills. I also have written articles for “STEM Magazine,” “USA Today,” and “NSTA Reports.”

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Astronaut Job Fair: Launching interest, excitement, and learning

Posted by David Lockett on June 26, 2019

Editors Note: This blog was written by Pitsco TAG Teacher and NASA Space Ambassador David Lockett. He shares an inside look at the what and why of this unique and important event.

Tomorrow’s jobs are in space! But future ready begins now! In mid-March, as part of the Atlanta Science Festival, the Fernbank Science Center opened its doors to the community for the Astronaut Job Fair (AJF) as means to promote the importance of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). The daylong event was designed like a real professional job fair and career day. A diverse group of Atlanta’s students were directed through training to foster career-building skills while engaging with a staff of top space industry professionals.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Science, Technology, STEM, Careers, 21st Century Skills, STEAM, Workforce Development