ADRIAN — In mid-January, Adrian will present Adrian with endless possibilities in the form of an educational program for teens designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Go launch! Lenawee wants to be Jan. 13th and 14th at Adrian’s Lenawee Intermediate School District Technology Center, 1372 N. Main St. Open to students in grades 8 through 12 in Lenawee County and surrounding areas, the program, through the nonprofit Higher Orbits, will open in 2023 Coming to Adrian last year, the organization creates experiential learning labs for middle school students across the United States, with a focus on space exploration. The plan also has the support of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA), the senator said. Dale Zorn, R-Onsted and Avon Machining.
Go launch! is Higher Orbits’ flagship program that highlights spaceflight and space exploration, providing opportunities for students across the country to develop and strengthen their skills in STEM, teamwork, communication, research design and leadership. Extra boot! Projects have been held at Alpena and Sault Ste. According to a Higher Orbits press release, Marie is part of the Higher Orbits MAMA series in Michigan.
“Talent development and retention are critical to the future of Michigan’s space industry, which is why we are pleased to support the Higher Orbits STEM outreach program. Engaging Michigan youth in an interactive, dynamic learning environment that inspires their interest in participating in the U.S. space program, This is critical to our state’s success as a space state,” Gavin Brown, executive director of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, said in a news release.
Brown appeared with Adrian this fall and he came up with the idea of Go for Launch! Come to Adrian – possibly with PlaneWave Instruments. During Zorn’s state representative campaign rally, Brown spoke to a group of Zorn supporters at the PlaneWave campus across from LISD’s Technology Center campus.
Part of the program is a competition among student teams to be selected to launch biology experiments into space where astronauts conduct their experiments.
“It’s a two-day program that uses STEM education and hands-on team-building exercises for kids to demonstrate their understanding of launching a space vehicle into low-Earth orbit,” Brown previously told The Daily Telegraph. said in the interview. “…it’s about engaging our young people and their passion for being involved in the space program in a program where they can really feel like they’re doing what’s happening today, as they Same launch as seen on TV.”
In a speech to Zorn supporters in October, Brown said there would be no limit to the number of students who could attend and that donations from area businesses would be sought to pay for the program. Interested students can register online at higherorbits.org/go-for-launch/. Financial aid is available to students who need assistance to participate in activities.
“Go! provides a fun and memorable opportunity for children in Lenawee County and throughout the region to explore the possibilities of space while using their imaginations and teamwork,” Zorn said in a press release from Higher Orbits . “Space can be the next frontier for our nation and our children. This event can help encourage future generations to consider careers in space-related industries and develop high-tech talent for new aerospace opportunities in our state.”
In a presentation to Zorn’s supporters, Brown said 90 percent of Michigan’s aerospace engineering graduates leave the state to find work. He said the R&D work could be done in Michigan.