‘Houston, we have good news’: Dallas ISD teacher selected for NASA LiftOff Institute


Gilbert Cuellar, Sr. Elementary School teacher Ruth Torres has been selected for the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects teachers who will increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math through space education.

Liftoff 2019’s theme is The Legacy of Apollo. The workshops provide teachers the opportunity to spend a week working with professional scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of space exploration.

LiftOff is a collaborative effort of Texas Space Grant Consortium members and affiliates, NASA, and industry. Teachers apply for LiftOff and are selected competitively. The workshops are organized around an aerospace or space science theme drawn from NASA’s diverse engineering and scientific research programs. The weeklong institute features a series of workshops, hands-on activities, field investigations, and presentations by NASA scientists and engineers working on various missions.

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