Inspiration All Stars

Students participating in VEX Competitions encounter “Inspiration All-Stars” each and every day. Some are teachers and mentors who work with individual teams to make a robotics program work. Others are volunteers who help make events happen. They all are devoted individuals who put in many hours of hard work with persistence and passion. Whether these individuals help students achieve goals that may have seemed out of reach or provided opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and solve problems in the worlds of STEM, these all-stars show true leadership and dedication to the VEX Competition experience.
Dave Lavery
B.S., Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnics Institute. M.S., Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence, George Mason. Program Executive for Solar System Exploration at NASA, oversight of design & development for next gen. Mars exploration spacecraft. Responsible for 2 Mars Rover missions & Euro-U.S. Mars Rover missions. Lead creation of 2016 Mars Rover Mission & Mars Advanced Technology Program. Founded & directs NASA Robotics Alliance Project.
When I was younger I admired people like Neil Armstrong, Chuck Yeager, and John Glenn. Their exciting accomplishments inspired me and led to my career in space exploration. Today, I continue to be inspired and humbled by the achievements of those around me. These Hall of Fame inductees will inspire the next generation of heroes, and I am honored to be included among them.
Program Executive for Solar System Exploration
NASA
Washington, DC, USA
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