Windward Community College and Space Grant Activities

Windward Community College is busy with Space Grant related activities. To summarize:

  • A team of undergraduate students, Premo Ames, Todd Esposito and Joleen Iwaniec, participated in the annual ARLISS launch competition at Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada (ALRISS program website) in mid-Septermber. The team also drove the 100 miles over to Reno to present their work at the Western Region NASA Space Grant Conference.
  • Undergraduate rocketry student, Joleen Iwaniec, participated in the NASA University Student Launch Initiative as well as ARLISS as well as winning the Miss Congeniality distinction in the 2009 Miss Hawai‘i pageant. Congratulations on all these outstanding achievements! Read more about Joleen in this Malamalama o Koolua article.
  • Celebrating Aerospace Week in Hawai‘i with a teacher workshop, LCROSS Mission–Lunar Impact–observing session at Lanihuli Observatory, and guest speakers. See the list of special events, from the WCC Hokulani Imaginarium website or read more about the events in this Malamalama o Koolua article.
  • The Center for Aerospace Education (website) acquired a new digital video globe called Magic Planet, which will be used as a teaching tool for school groups, WCC students, K-12 teacher training programs and the general public. Read more about the Magic Planet in this Malamalama o Koolua article.
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