Ota Lutz is the lead of the STEM Elementary and Secondary Education Group for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lutz earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. Dr. Lutz taught high school mathematics for eleven years before joining the NASA education team. Before joining the JPL team, Dr. Lutz worked as an Aerospace Education Specialist at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (Edwards, CA) and NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Lutz is interested in inspiring students to become lifelong learners of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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