Pat Monteith received a BA in Math with the hope of working in Mission Control for NASA. But, as happens with most of us, life took a different turn and she ended up managing a public radio station. Over the years, her interest in Earth and Space science stayed strong largely as a result of her son’s interest in paleontology; she accompanied him on fossil digs in Montana, Colorado and Arizona.
After retirement, in addition to creating a Makerspace for the Brockton Library, Pat started working with middle and high school students to assist with the preparation of their science fair projects - some about ion rocket thrusters and comets. With her passion for space science never wavering, Pat has taken several educator workshops from NASA/JPL and conducts hands-on presentations for grades 3+, families and adults on asteroids, the ISS, Women of NASA, and is preparing one about the Moon for summer 2019
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Current NASA Missions Bentley University
Asteroid Day Celebration Brockton Public LIbrary
Space Station Explorers Out-of-School Time Open House McAuliffe Center for Integrated Learning, Framingham State University
Global Rocket Launch to Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Launch in 1969 Brockton Public LIbrary
Hidden Figures and Other Women of NASA Brockton Public LIbrary