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Destination SPACE Satellite Week 2020: West Virginia

GST, Destination SPACE, Inc., and the NASA IV&V ERC seek to inspire and empower students to become the next generation of STEM leaders.

Space Camp from Home!

In coordination with NASA IV&V Education Resource Center (ERC), Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) and Destination SPACE, Inc. are offering a hands-on STEM Space Camp to high school students in Fairmont, West Virginia July 20-24, 2020.


This four-day camp is able to provide an engaging, hands-on technical education opportunity for students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields. The camp will be hosted online. Destination SPACE Camps focus on the following: principles of weather, climatology, space weather, satellite engineering, remote sensing, programming, and robotics. Students will be part of teams that each build, test, and program their own in-situ weather stations. From the stations, students are able to analyze and report the data they collect from their homes. Students do not have to have prior knowledge in these fields in order to participate. The Destination SPACE Team leaders will gladly walk each student step-by-step through each assignment and topic!


Students will gain a solid foundation of research experience and leadership skills along with establishing a professional network. We aim that through this camp, it will contribute to their confidence to pursue education and careers in the STEM fields. 

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Space Camp Highlights

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  • Learn about remote sensing applications, satellites, electrical engineering, weather, and climate
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Develop a professional network of mentors
  • Form friendships with fellow students
  • Hands-on experience using remote sensing instruments 
  • Build your own programmable robot and in-situ Weather Station.
  • Perform data analytics on data collected from a remote sensing instrument attached to a weather balloon
  • Use remote sensing data collected in your backyard for an applied project 
  • Present results to NASA, Space Camp mentors, and fellow students.

Logistics

  • Camp  9:00 – 5:00
  • Monday  7/20/20 – Friday 7/24/20
  • Camp will be Online / at-home
  • 16-18 Students
  • Cost – FREE - to all students, includes all camp materials, facilities, and instructors.
  • Required materials delivered prior to camp.

Contact Us For More Information

L. DeWayne Cecil  () 801-891-1161

    (GST / Destination SPACE)

info@destinationspace-stem.org 

Norman Gundersen (GST) 

     304-368-6197

SpaceCampWV@gst.com 

Todd Ensign (NASA-ERC) 

    304-367-8438 

tensign@fairmontstate.edu