Author Gregory Cecil, M.A.S. worked as a paramedic for 22 years before changing careers and becoming an aerospace technician. Gregory went to work as a Senior Aero-composite Technician for the Space Shuttle Program 3 months after graduating from school, and worked on all three remaining space shuttles.
During his time there, Gregory earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After he was laid off from the Space Shuttle Program, Gregory became a Florida State Certified Educator and taught high and middle school science in both public and private schools.
In 2014, Gregory started a aerospace education consulting company called AeroSTEM Consulting to assist aerospace companies with their K-12 outreach. In April of 2015, SpaceTEC contracted with Gregory and AeroSTEM Consulting to create and implement their outreach program to secondary school students called Schools-to-Space and to run it as their National Coordinator.
Schools-to-Space’s mission is to introduce students to the STEM career of an Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician and has taught several teacher workshops and presented to schools all across the nation.
Gregory is also an adjunct professor for the Everglades University Aviation Graduate Program.
Gregory is the author of the book, “Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space: Introducing the Mini-Cube Program,” a book that gives a step-by-step guide for STEM instructors (both public and private), and home school parents that allows their students to send experiments/technology projects to the “edge of space” 100,000 feet in altitude (20 miles).
Gregory currently resides in Clearwater Florida with his wife Linda, and their cat Commander Merlin. Gregory has been a fan of the Survival Podcast since Jack’s commuting days in Texas.
Resources for today’s show…
- Join the Members Brigade
- The Year 1992
- Join Our Forum
- Walking To Freedom
- TSP Gear
- The Granddaddy’s Gun Club
- Bullhead Fishing Forum – A new little site I started
- Beyond Survival – Gerald Coffee
- First Offical GDGC – Meet Up, Camp Out and Shoot
- Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space – Greg’s Book
- AeroSTEM.net – Greg’s Website
- Cats In The Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe
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