DURANT – Helena Guidry, a mathematics education major from Lewisville, Texas, was recently named Educator of the Year by the NASA OKSG (Oklahoma Space Grant) Stellar (STEM Teachers Experience Linking Learners to Aerospace Research).
Guidry is a senior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a graduate of Hebron High School. She is a member of the Honors Program, and has been involved with the SE Alumni Legacy organization and debate team.
“Attending Southeastern has opened some doors and definitely broadened my career plans and opportunities,’’ she said.
Guidry said she would like to pursue a career with NASA, or possibly teach.
The purpose of the NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium is to give prospective and currently serving STEM educators the opportunity to work with NASA educators, researchers, and scientists in aerospace research applicable to their classrooms. Participants must have at least a 2.9 GPA, and were chosen from 10 colleges and universities and three public school districts in the Oklahoma City area.