Paper Title

Launching Student Passion about STEM through Exciting Higher Orbits Programs

Presenter Information

Michelle L. Lucas, Higher Orbits

Presentation Type

PowerPoint only (no paper)

Location

Bass Auditorium

Start Date

27-2-2019 2:00 PM

Abstract

Due to the statistical decline in aerospace professionals graduating secondary institutions in the western world, a focused effort of recruitment is required to bolster interest and spark creativity to excel in space. The inception of human space flight inspired multiple generations to great deeds in aerospace. However, as the general public's knowledge and interest in human spaceflight waned, so did the corresponding interest of our youth. This motivation vector can be corrected through crafted experiences for students that may not have yet developed a specific interest.

Few things in the world can capture student attention like Human Spaceflight so we must leverage this interest to launch student engagement with STEM, STEAM, Leadership, Teamwork and Communications. Higher Orbits exists to do exactly this. Using the wonder of spaceflight, Higher Orbits has created several programs that gives students actual access to experimentation onboard ISS. Founder/President Michelle Lucas will share insights into these programs that are effectively igniting student pursuit of STEM.

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Feb 27th, 2:00 PM

Launching Student Passion about STEM through Exciting Higher Orbits Programs

Bass Auditorium

Due to the statistical decline in aerospace professionals graduating secondary institutions in the western world, a focused effort of recruitment is required to bolster interest and spark creativity to excel in space. The inception of human space flight inspired multiple generations to great deeds in aerospace. However, as the general public's knowledge and interest in human spaceflight waned, so did the corresponding interest of our youth. This motivation vector can be corrected through crafted experiences for students that may not have yet developed a specific interest.

Few things in the world can capture student attention like Human Spaceflight so we must leverage this interest to launch student engagement with STEM, STEAM, Leadership, Teamwork and Communications. Higher Orbits exists to do exactly this. Using the wonder of spaceflight, Higher Orbits has created several programs that gives students actual access to experimentation onboard ISS. Founder/President Michelle Lucas will share insights into these programs that are effectively igniting student pursuit of STEM.