INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – An Indianapolis science teacher is about to go on a big adventure and she’s taking us all along on social media.

Mrs. Megan Schaller is a 5th and 6th grade science teacher at St. Barnabas School on Indy’s south side. She was chosen as one of only 50 people across the country to head to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch the rocket launch next week.

Schaller was chosen as part of a special program where space enthusiasts share their journeys on social media. Schaller also heads the STEM program at St. Barnabas, so she has been using her upcoming trip to inspire her students.

“The idea that this launch isn’t just for astronauts, it’s mathematicians, and mechanics, engineers, project managers, there’s all of these different pieces going in, I’m able to bring that to my students to show them this is real. This is a place you can work, these are people and there’s a demand,” Schaller said.

“I thought it was super empowering because I’ve never really seen people go into NASA and see those types of things. I’ve just heard stories so to see my own teacher is amazing,” said St. Barnabas 6th Grader Clare Oelker.

The shuttle is scheduled to take off next Thursday or Friday on a cargo re-supply mission to the International Space Station.

You can follow Schaller at @TheSTEMstronaut on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

She will be asking questions from her students and going live on social media from the launch.

Indianapolis teacher inspires STEM students with trip to NASA by: Elie Abi Younes published:


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