EDWARD Victor GONZALES (He,Him)

EDWARD Victor GONZALES (He,Him)

  • HELIOPHYSICS DEIA LEAD
  • 301.286.3337
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 670
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA
  • Brief Bio

    Edward Gonzales began his work in Pasadena, California at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 2001 in the former Office of Education Office (now Office of STEM engagement) working with Underserved, Underrepresented Communities.  Edward also supported the Office of Education and Public Outreach for the Science Mission Directorate with a focus on Planetary Science. 


    He was selected as a detailee at NASA Headquarters in 2008, working on backend development and training the staff at each NASA center on educational metrics and evaluation.


    In 2011, Edward returned to JPL where he began to co-manage various programs under NASA’s Minority Undergraduate Research Education Program (MUREP)   .


    In 2014-2015, He was selected to complete a Fellowship and returned to NASA HQ in the Office of STEM Engagement and returned to JPL at the end of 2015.


    In 2018, he was promoted to  Network and Diversity Facilitator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is a team member of NASA Space Science Education Consortium as well as serving on a council for Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEIA). And in 2021, Edward became the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lead for his Division. 


    Edward has been a keynote speaker at dozens of Universities, Community Colleges, Trade Techs and High Schools across the nation and Internationally as well as a panelist and moderator for various National STEM Conferences, Organizations and other STEM related events around the globe


    Edward now resides on the East Coast. He mentors dozens of Students and is passionate about his work, and enjoys helping others.  He loves to spend time with his New Wife, enjoys reading, traveling and is a lifelong learner.

    Professional Service

    ·       Lead, NASA Agency Participation at Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week (HESTEC), University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, 2005 thru 2015

    ·       Lead, NASA Agency Participation at Society of Hispanics and Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Conference, 2009-2017

    ·       Lead, NASA Agency and on the board of SHPE’s Industry Partnership Council 2009-2017

    ·       Lead NASA Science Mission Directorate (Planetary Science) at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2005-2017

    ·       Co-Lead, NASA Agency Participation at Great Minds in STEM/HENAAC National Conference, 2011 thru 2017

    ·       Co-Lead NASA Agency Participation at Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) 2006-2009, 2014-2015

    ·       Co-Lead NASA Agency Participation at The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics on behalf of Planetary Sciences (AIAA), 2009,2010

    ·       Co-Lead NASA Agency Participation at Data Planetary Science (DPS), 2007-2011, 2014-2017

    ·       Co-Lead NASA/JPL Participation at National Society of Black Engineers regional conference 2010-2013

    ·       Co-Lead NASA Agency Participation at National Society of Black Engineers National conference 2011-2017

    ·       Participated in NASA Agency Participation at Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) 2014-2017

    ·       Participated in NASA Agency Participation at American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) 2014-2017

    ·       Participated in NASA Agency Participation at Society of Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2013-2017


    Awards

    NASA Silver Achievement Medal, Parker Solar Probe

    NASA Individual Achievement Directors Award

    NASA Mariner Award for Smithsonian Folk Life Festival

    NASA Group Achievement Award for Higher Education for MUREP

    NASA Recognition for Achievement in Metrics

    NASA Group Achievement Award for New Horizon Mission (JPL)

    NASA Group Achievement Award for Voyager Mission (JPL)

    NASA Group Achievement award for Gemini Mission (JPL)

    NASA Solar System Team Award

    NASA Goddard Peer Award

    Brief Bio

    Edward Gonzales began his work in Pasadena, California at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 2001 in the former Office of Education Office (now Office of STEM engagement) working with Underserved, Underrepresented Communities.  Edward also supported the Office of Education and Public Outreach for the Science Mission Directorate with a focus on Planetary Science. 


    He was selected as a detailee at NASA Headquarters in 2008, working on backend development and training the staff at each NASA center on educational metrics and evaluation.


    In 2011, Edward returned to JPL where he began to co-manage various programs under NASA’s Minority Undergraduate Research Education Program (MUREP)   .


    In 2014-2015, He was selected to complete a Fellowship and returned to NASA HQ in the Office of STEM Engagement and returned to JPL at the end of 2015.


    In 2018, he was promoted to  Network and Diversity Facilitator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is a team member of NASA Space Science Education Consortium as well as serving on a council for Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEIA). And in 2021, Edward became the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lead for his Division. 


    Edward has been a keynote speaker at dozens of Universities, Community Colleges, Trade Techs and High Schools across the nation and Internationally as well as a panelist and moderator for various National STEM Conferences, Organizations and other STEM related events around the globe


    Edward now resides on the East Coast. He mentors dozens of Students and is passionate about his work, and enjoys helping others.  He loves to spend time with his New Wife, enjoys reading, traveling and is a lifelong learner.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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