Kroger donates toward Lost in Space summer adventure at San Jacinto College

04.11.2014 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

(left to right) Sara Malloy, San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy project coordinator; Dr. Sarah Janes, San Jacinto College vice president of Continuing and Professional Development; Emily Savino, Aerospace Academy senior administrative assistant; Angie Hughes, Aerospace Academy director; and Enrique Morales, Kroger Consumer Affairs Specialist. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

 

 

PASADENA, Texas – The Aerospace Academy at San Jacinto College is sending high school students on a geocaching adventure thanks to support from the Kroger Foundation.

Recently, Kroger donated $5,000 to the Aerospace Academy to assist in supporting the Lost in Space camp, July 14-16, 2014. This camp will offer students activities in GPS tracking and mapping of the International Space Station, geocaching, basic electronics instruction, tours of NASA-Johnson Space Center, and professional speakers.

"By supporting such activities as the Lost in Space camp, Kroger aims to play a role in the enrichment of the community’s science and math education," said Enrique Morales, Kroger Consumer Affairs Specialist.

This will be the first year of the Lost in Space camp through the Aerospace Academy, which collaborates with education, industry, government, economic development and community groups to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career development. Sara Malloy, Aerospace Academy project coordinator, said the Academy is looking for 30 area students to participate in the camp this year.

"Lost in Space will be an exciting scavenger hunt to teach students about GPS and geocaching, while also educating them about the International Space Station and what NASA has to offer in their own backyard," said Malloy.

The Aerospace Academy is rolling out a variety of upcoming events for area school students this summer. In addition to Lost in Space, the Academy also is hosting the underwater robotics camp, Water Bots, in June and July. For more information, or to register for any activity through the San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy, visit http://www.sanjac.edu/aerospace-academy.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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