||Who: Eric Brunsell, Director of Education Programs for Space Education Initiatives
What: Live Online Chat about Comets and NASA's Stardust Mission
When: Tuesday, December 2, 2003
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
Mission Background: The goal of NASA's Stardust mission is to return both particle samples from a comet and interstellar dust. By returning these samples to Earth for analysis, scientists expect to learn a great deal about the composition of the early universe.
Biography: Eric is a former high school physics/physical science teacher with an MS in Education Leadership (Educational Technology Emphasis), and is currently working on his doctorate in Science Education at Montana State University - Bozeman.
Over the past three years, Brunsell has conducted more than 50 professional development workshops. He has been instrumental in the development of Space Explorers, Inc.'s Moonlink®, NEARlink®, Marslink®, and Orbital Laboratory® educational programs. Currently he is helping develop educational materials for Space Explorersí Mission: Solar System and Portal space science programs.
Eric Brunsell is also the program manager for the NASA Solar System Educator Program, Wisconsin Initiative for Math Science and Technology Education Project, and Launching Milwaukee Public Schools' Student Achievement in Space Science grant.