CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — High school students from across Coastal Bend got hands-on experience at a NASA camp Saturday hosted by Del Mar College at their Windward campus.
All thanks to a $1,200,000 multi-year grant between Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The universities have partnered with the goal of providing improved and streamlined services to students at both institutions.
About 18 campers worked alongside current Del Mar students enrolled in STEM programs to launch rockets, fly drones and learn about careers in aerospace engineering.
John Nelson was one of the hosts of the event. He is the lead instructor for the Geographic Information Systems and Unmanned Aircraft Systems programs at Del Mar College.
“It’s not just important to our community here in South Texas, but it’s vitally important to our nation as a whole in terms of being able to keep up with technology around the world. , in a very competitive market,” explained Nelson.
Students who participated said it was fun to work with others who share their interest in STEM subjects. They also enjoyed learning about the technology they were able to try and how it is used in the field.
Those interested in participating in future NASA Camps are encouraged to contact Del Mar Science Departments to register.
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