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Camp attendees to learn rocket launch planning at Heartland

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[June 21, 2014]  NORMAL ĖParticipants in Heartlandís upcoming Rocket Girls camp will enjoy personal coaching from Karolyn Young, Principal Director at The Aerospace Corporation. During her visit to HCC, she will teach about the importance of setting and attaining goals during a rocket launch - lessons girls can apply to their present and future aspirations.

Young is scheduled to speak at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23 at the Challenger Learning Center on Heartlandís Normal campus, 1500 W. Raab Road.  

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Young holds B.S and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering. In her role at The Aerospace Corporation, Young plans rocket launches and supports strategies related to the design, test, operation and procurement of launch systems. She is also an instructor at The Aerospace Institute and guest lecturer at the Air Force Institute of Technology and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. 

Young received the Emerald Honors Award for Professional Achievement from the U.S. Black Engineer and Technology magazine in 2011. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Aerospace Corporationís Herndon Black Image Award.



About Rocket Girls Camp

Heartlandís Rocket Girls runs June 23-26 and teaches girls in grades 4-8 about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. With the theme of Engineer Your Future Adventure, attendees will engage in a variety of hands-on activities, such as engineering challenges, computer programming, a space launch and do-it-yourself projects. 

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