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Go For Launch! event at St. Edward’s University

July 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Go For Launch! event at St. Edward’s University

July 10-12, 2017
9am – 5pm Daily
High School Students & College Freshmen

The three-day camp will run July 10 – 12 at St. Edward’s University and is open to high school students and college freshmen.  Students will spend three days with an astronaut and other mentors in residence designing an experiment to fly to the International Space Station (ISS).  The projects will be judged before the end of the camp, and the winner has a chance to get built, flown to the ISS, and conducted on the ISS!  St. Ed’s is the ONLY university in Texas hosting a Go-for-Launch camp this summer!  Go-for-Launch gives new meaning to St. Ed’s slogan:  “Take on Your World!”

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WHAT IS IT? A 3-day program, running 9am-5pm each day, that uses Space Exploration as a platform to launch student involvement in: • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) • Teamwork • Communication • Leadership

WHAT CAN I EXPECT? Learn about human spaceflight directly from experts in the fields of space & STEM including: • An Astronaut and Astronaut Instructor • International Space Station Flight Controller • Scientists and Engineers Get personalized insight and feedback from experienced space and STEM professionals whose goals are to illustrate the numerous possibilities that exist in the world of STEM. Work with a real live astronaut for all three days.

ARE THERE HANDS ON ACTIVITIES? Student teams will work together on collaborative activities before or after nearly every talk to earn daily awards. Each team will work together over the three days to define and design their own space experiment & present their ideas to a panel of judges from the Space & STEM fields. The judges will choose a winner from each Go For Launch! event. The experiment will go on to compete against other projects from the same division and the winning experiment will be launched into space!

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND? Go For Launch! is a unique and memorable experience. Space inspires! The Go For Launch! experience gives students experience and skills that can lead to success in any venture that requires imagination, leadership, teamwork, and problem solving skills.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE? Higher Orbits is looking forward to bringing Go For Launch! to Austin! For further details, visit www.GoForLaunch.Space, email GoForLaunch@HigherOrbits.org or call 707.893.STAR.


July 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am
July 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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St. Edward’s University
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St. Edward University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, 78704 United States
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