Senior Outreach Program Coordinator
(512) 471-3585 (fax)
Celena Miller is the Senior Outreach Program Coordinator for the Texas Space Grant Consortium in Austin, Texas. She has worked for over twelve years in education. During that time, Celena has worked in the Texas public school system, promoting earth and space education to students, teachers and the community through curriculum, professional development, science nights, and career exploration.
Celena has been recognized for our excellence in science teaching. She was the national recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2014. Since that time, Celena was also recognized as the 2014 HEB Excellence in Education "Rising Star" Recipient, 2014 University of Texas - RGV Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2015 ATPE Educator of the Year, 2015 Texas Academy of Science - Outstanding Texas Educator, and the 2019 HEB Excellence in Education "Leadership" Recipient. She is a NASA Solar System Ambassador, NASA MAVEN Ambassador, a SCH Space Education Educator Crew Member, a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, and a Rio Grande Valley Science Association Board Member. Additionally, she also participated in four missions with the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education for the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program to the International Space Station.
She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Teacher Association of Texas, National Science Teacher Association, Rio Grande Valley Science Association, and NASA Network of States.
Celena received her Bachelor of Science degree and master's at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She also completed post-graduate work with the NASA Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project in STEM Education at Columbia University.