It has been a long and strange road for Janel Kerr to get the opportunity to teach about space. She has been very interested in space since building her first model of the Space Shuttle and read about real and imagined technologies in science and science fiction. At the time, she considered scientists to be "guys in white coats" who lived in labs. Janel knew that wasn't the kind of science she wanted, so she set off to study visual art. This was where she first came to teaching, and in a desire to expand her materials capabilities, found herself in technology education. In technology education, Janel can teach everything from space to engineering design to communications technologies. In the course of a day, she teaches students about the programming required for their robot to accomplish a task, about what materials could be used for a Space Shuttle components or how and why we teach in the way that we do. All of these areas inform our everyday lives and will inspire future generations to dream, create and reach again to touch the stars.
You see things and say "Why?" But I see things and say "Why not?"
- G. B. Shaw