David Bydlowski

Principal Investigator, AREN Project - Wayne RESA

What first sparked your interest in space and science?

Science"The Living Sea"Jacque Cousteau SpaceThe Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.

How did you end up working in the space program?

I have been fortunate enough to receive two NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice Awards.

Tell us about your job. What do you do?

I am a science consultant for Wayne RESA, servicing K-12 students in Wayne County Michigan. My primary responsibility is be the Principal Investigator (PI) for the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) project. As PI, I am the projects manager and leader who makes the final decisions, and supervises funding and expenditures.

What's one piece of advice you would give to others interested in a similar career?

I have always been involved in science education. I feel very fortunate in that I have a career that I really enjoy and feel that education provides the opportunity to "give back" to the community.

Who inspires you?

My wifeBeverly; My sonJosh; My dadFrank; My grandchildrenHarper and Justin

Additional Links

AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN)

The AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) introduces NASA technologies and practices in authentic, experiential learning environments. Low-cost instrumented systems for in-situ and remotely sensed Earth observations include kite-based “AEROKATS”, and remotely controlled aquatic and land-based “ROVERS”.

Where are they from?

Planetary science is a global profession.