Twenty-eight St Norbert College students have departed for the USA to train at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Advanced Space Academy, as part of a 16-day science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) tour in the USA.
The trip was first envisioned three years ago, and this is the first time a group of students from St Norbert College have embarked on an overseas STEM tour, where students will spend time in Alabama, Florida and California. The school’s Head of Mathematics, Bridget Murphy, said everyone involved was very excited.
“After a lot of hard work, fundraising and many hours of preparation, we are finally ready for launch.”
One of the most exciting features of the tour will be five days of training at NASA’s Advanced Space Academy. Students will learn about space history, undergo a variety of astronaut training, and take part in simulated space missions.
The tour will also include visits to Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Centre. After spending Easter in the USA, the group will return on April 19.