Embassy Space Camp winners meet NASA Administrator
On July 12, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden wished the US Embassy Space Camp competition winners “good luck” on their upcoming adventures in Huntsville, Alabama. The winners are:
- Ralph Moran from Belvedere College, 6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
- Mairéad Kelly from Holy Faith Secondary School, Clontarf, 1 Belgrove Road Clontarf, Dublin 3
- Aislinn McCabe from Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
The competition prizes, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, will include fully funded trips to Space Camp® in Huntsville, Alabama during the summer of 2012.
SPACE CAMP® was founded in 1982 as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum’s education program to promote the study of math, science, and technology. This educational program couples classroom instruction with hands-on activities and teaches teamwork, decision-making, and leadership. Space Camp has become known as one of the premier math/science/technology educational programs in the United States.
Mairéad Kelly and Ralph Moran submitted winning photo captions for a series of photos posted on the U.S. Embassy website. Aislinn McCabe won the teacher category based on her interactive lesson plan for 5/6th year classes. This competition is part of the U.S. Embassy’s science outreach in 2012. With special thanks to Dublin City University.