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David Black


Ambassador Since 1999

Orem, Utah 84058
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador David Black David Black has over twenty years of teaching experience in high schools in Utah and California. He currently teaches courses in the physical sciences (astronomy, astrobiology, chemistry, physics, earth science) and digital media (video production, graphic design, and 3D animation). He has participated in several NASA educational programs. He has been an Educator Facilitator for the NASA Explorer Schools program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a mentor for the Mars Exploration Student Data Team program. His students have built 3D models of the surface of Mars using MOLA data, have created animations on the origin and features of the Moon for the NASA Lunar Science Institute, and have filmed and edited a video lesson plan on finding the distances to stars for the MIT BLOSSOMS project. He is currently an Airborne Astronomy Ambassador for SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, and is a frequent presenter at state and national educator conferences. He and his students are also participating in the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) at Caltech, where they will work with mentor astronomers to analyze images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.



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