Biology student excels during NASA internship
Dayana Abdullah – Smoot was one of NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Program students selected to work at the NASA Johnson Space Center. She was placed in the Education Department. At the end of the 10 weeks, Abdullah – Smoot had organized and executed a teacher’s workshop for 6th - 8th grade STEM disciplined educators. She was also selected to be the Sustainability Champion for her idea to create an Educator Guide for the NASA Johnson Space Center Sustainability Team.
In 2015, she was brought back to create the guide. The Educator Guide follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which is the base curriculum for all Texas public schools. The guide will be used to promote Environmental Sustainability while informing the community of what NASA Johnson Space Center is doing to lower their Carbon Footprint. If given the opportunity, Abdullah – Smoot would like to use this guide as an outreach tool to share her story about the wonderful opportunities at TSU and NASA.
Abdullah – Smoot will graduate in August with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology.