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Go For Launch!

August 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016

Go For Launch!

Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC)
August 5-7, 2016
9am-5pm Daily
High School Students

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Go For Launch! is a 3-day program (8 hours each day) organized by Higher Orbits that uses Space Exploration as a platform to launch student involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), STEAM (Art), Teamwork, Communication, and Leadership.

Students will participate in the following activities:

• Educational & Inspirational Talks delivered by experts in the fields of space & STEM – such speakers have included an Astronaut, Former International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Flight Controllers, Astronaut Instructors, Scientists, and Engineers

• Insight and feedback from experienced space & STEM professionals whose goals are to illustrate the numerous possibilities that exist in the world of STEM

• Face-to-face interaction with an astronaut for two, if not all three, days

• Collaborative activities where team members must work together to complete tasks for daily awards. These tasks are designed to build leadership and teamwork skills, as well as enhance team communication

• A culminating design project, where each team must define and design
a space experiment for competition by a panel of judges from the space & STEM fields, who will choose a Go For Launch! winner. This winning experiment design will be competed against others in the same Go For Launch! Division and the overall winning experiment will be launched to ISS.

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Details

Start:
August 5, 2016
End:
August 7, 2016
Event Category:
Website:
http://higherorbits.org/student-programs/go-for-launch/lexington-february-2016/

Organizer

Higher Orbits
Phone:
(707) 893-STAR
Email:
goforlaunch@higherorbits.org
Website:
http://higherorbits.org/

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