Space Horizons - educational STEM program in underserved communities
Jun 04, 2019 7:00 AM
Kevin Gebert
Space Horizons - educational STEM program in underserved communities

The program is called Space Horizons, a coalition of professionals from business, academia, science and entertainment dedicated to promoting interest in higher education, particularly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields for at-risk students in underserved communities.  Space Horizons created an after-school program that kicks off with day of celebrity inspirations in a university auditorium setting.  University of Denver hosted the last session.  The program then involves the kids meeting after school with science teachers and aerospace engineer-volunteers to design a satellite launch (weather balloon) with a student designed payload of experiments.  The launch, tracking and recovery is the highlight of the program.  This truly inspires high school students to enter engineering fields.

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