UofL President Dr. Greg Postel, Speed School Dean Dr. John Usher, and engineering students spoke to more than 350 middle and high school students at Central High School on March 22 at the “NASA: Engineering Beyond Earth” event, aimed at promoting engineering education in underrepresented areas.
Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton, along with officials from JCPS, and NASA Kentucky also encouraged attendees to take courses in the STEM fields and to enter engineering as a career.
After the program, students participated in hands-on activities, engaged in demonstrations, and examined student-designed rockets from the UofL rocket team, River City Rocketry. To honor the day, Mayor Gregory Fischer proclaimed the date to be Commitment to Engineering Education.
Video from the event is included below: