Yes, mom, it is rocket science!
On a sunny day last June, students at OpenWorld Learning's Tech Camp were aiming for the moon. Okay, maybe the moon was a little ambitious. But the students got an up-close look at rocketry with the help of the United Launch Alliance (ULA).
Located in Centennial, ULA is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. The company provides space launch services for the U.S. government. It designs, builds and launches Atlas and Delta rockets that carry critical missions for the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other commercial customers. As part of their community participation activities, company representatives shared their knowledge and expertise with OWL summer camp participants on Denver's Metropolitan State University campus June 20.
Founded in 2000, OWL offers after-school educational programs centered on teaching advanced computer technology to Denver area elementary and middle school students. The group also offers summer camp programs aimed at grades 3-8. The ULA visit was part of OWL's three-week Tech Summer Camp at Metro State program. Each week students explore a new theme and a new technology to inspire a love of learning.