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Marilé Colón Robles

AESP Specialist
Langley Research Center


Posed studio photograph of Marilé Colón Robles

Marilé Colón Robles is an Aerospace Education Specialist with the Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP) currently at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. She is responsible for professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as informal educators for the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. She is available to offer these services in English and in Spanish.

Before becoming a NASA Aerospace Education Specialist, Marilé worked for three years in NASA Langley’s Office of Education as an Informal Educator, with emphasis in NASA’s Hispanic Education Initiative. Her biggest role was co-managing NASA’s partnership with Univision Communications Inc., our nation’s premier Spanish-language media company. In addition to curating and developing content for the Initiative’s bilingual website, Marilé also organized and taught teacher professional development workshops, museum events, STEM summer camps for middle school students and has developed interactive STEM games for these events. She has also given STEM interactive lessons in Spanish to K-12 classrooms all over the country through NASA’s Digital Learning Network.

Marilé was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and an MS and PhD (All But Dissertation) in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been an adjunct instructor and an award winning teaching assistant teaching meteorology to undergraduate science and non-science majors.