It’s been a fantastic first 2 days of our second annual Go For Launch! Austin at St. Edward’s University. We are excited to hear all the brilliant ideas the students who participated this year will present and want to invite you to join us for this!
You are welcome to join us for any, or all, of the following TODAY in Carter Auditorium (JBWS):
1:30-2:15 Talk From Astronaut Don Thomas
2:15-3:50 Student presentations of their experiment ideas
3:50 – 4:00 Overview of St. Edward’s University
4:00-4:30 Break with refreshments
4:30-5:00 Award Ceremony
A former research assistant of Dean Gary A. Morris, Natalie Ferrari is now on the weather team at KXAN here in Austin and is helping to promote our upcoming Go-For-Launch! event at St. Ed’s.
As an undergraduate at the University of Houston, Natalie took Dr. Morris’ GEOL 4397 course on “Advanced Atmospheric Data Analysis and Laboratory” while he was a Visiting Professor for one semester in the Spring of 2008 and was on the launch team for Dr. Morris’ ozonesonde project. Natalie made her way through the small-town broadcast meteorology market to arrive in Austin last Fall.
She kindly picked up and promoted our Go-For-Launch! event, scheduled for 11 – 13 July 2016 – the summer camp for high school students focused on leadership and team-building. Students at the camp will design an experiment to be performed in space, with the winning project earning the chance to be built, flown to the space station, and conducted by the astronauts there.
Retired astronaut, Michael Foreman, will be in attendance for the entire 3-day event, serving as a mentor to the student teams. You can follow him on Twitter.
For more information on Go-For-Launch! including scholarships and how to register, click here. Space is still available. Our registration deadline is 1 July!