NASA will come to Great Plains Technology Center on Thursday, May 2nd. NASA’s famous Drive To Explore mobile exhibit features three billion year old moon rocks that can be touched, space food, interactive multi-media presentations and museum quality wall displays about space exploration. Great Plains Science, Technology and Space Day event is intended to elevate attention to academically rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education.
Several Great Plains programs, including Pre-Engineering, Biomedical Science and Medicine, Cyber Security and 3-D Animation will provide robotics, biomedical and information technology related demonstrations respectively and will be available for tours.
U.S. Representative Tom Cole will be on hand to address key funding for STEM education and its importance to the nation’s defense and economy. Panel discussions will be offered on several STEM topics and will feature key education and business leaders from across Oklahoma.
The event will also provide an opportunity to meet NASA astronaut Michael Foreman who has “space walked” during three different missions.
The general public is invited to attend the event and tour the NASA and other exhibits, from 3p.m. to 7P.m. There is free admission to the event. Students from several schools across southwest Oklahoma will participate in the events earlier in the day.
For more information about STEM and Information Technology education offered at Great Plains Technology Center, please contact Joelle Jolly, Director of Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.