In appreciation for all their hard work during our 21st Century Explorer NASA Camps this Summer, these two amazing young women received personal letters from the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The girls worked all 5 days, setting up the NASA 21st Century activities, preparing fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks and lunches, helping the counselors with activities, and they facilitated one of the science activities together. They led girls through an activity that explored rocket propulsion using baking soda and vinegar, and water and Alka-Seltzer tablets. They worked with the campers to determine which mixture provided the most propulsion, and therefore, the most thrust.
Mostly, the girls demonstrated strong character and determination. When our technology was not working as planned, they found creative solutions for the groups; when activity locations had to be shuffled due to the hot weather, they took the initiative to set up the new sites.
Jasmine’s plans for future studies is a PhD in Astronomy and Sara has her sights on a PhD in Applied Mathematics.
You can read their letters below: