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Destination SPACE

July 8 - July 12

This graphic has the title "Destination SPACE" with the date July 8-12th under it a photo of the earth with space in the background to the right of the title and date.

Destination SPACE is a 5-day residential summer camp for high school students (rising 9th grade – 12th).  This year students will focus on building, soldering, coding, and testing their own personal weather station as well as learning about weather and climate, data collection, satellites, and remote sensing from atmospheric scientists Dr. DeWayne Cecil and Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, NASA Education Specialists Dr. Todd Ensign and Josh Revels, and a stellar team of interns and experts.  Students will be part of a team that builds, tests, and launches their own weather stations, while analyzing and reporting the data they collect. Most students have little to no prior background in aerospace engineering or weather and climate. While at Destination SPACE’s camp, they will gain a solid foundation of knowledge, research experience, leadership skills, and the beginnings of a professional network that will develop their ability and confidence. We will be taking field trips to The Clay Center and the National Weather Service in Charleston, WV and the WV Geologic and Economic Survey and WVU in Morgantown, WV.

This camp is a collaboration between the NASA IV&V Education Resource Center (ERC), Destination SPACE, Inc., and Fairmont State University to host a hands-on STEM Space Camp to high school students across Appalachia. The goal of the program is to cultivate a long-term interest in STEM by providing engaging, hands-on remote sensing educational opportunities for students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields.


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July 8
July 12


Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
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